Job: Senior Lecturer
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 207 8426
My career in experimental psychology has been largely spent fighting a formidable tyrant, the cognitive unconscious. Within a psychological science that embraces a mind outside our awareness, I seek to promote the marginalized conscious mind by exploring methods of valid introspective access to explanatory conscious contents. Using theory-driven analytic methods of verbal report, my work has demonstrated our awareness of controlling thoughts and resulting behavioural influences assumed to be unconscious cognitions by the prevailing dual-process architecture. Alone and with students, my work has uncovered the predictive validity of conscious contents in the domains of rule-based learning, repetition priming, self-esteem, environment-related attitudes, and the hindsight bias.
Institute for Psychological Science
Consciousness and Cognition
Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
History of Philosophy of Mind
Educational Psychology, University students
Personality and Health Psychology
Memory and Cognition
Research Methods in Psychological Science
Learning and Behaviour
General Empirical Psychology
Philosophy of Psychological Science
Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology
BA (California State University, Northridge)
MA (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
PGCE equivalent (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
PhD (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Entire undergraduate psychology curriculum
Delmar C. Nicks Scholar, May 1986, Outstanding Baccalaureus (CSUN)
Outstanding Service Achievement, April 2003, Bellarmine University (USA)
Student Advocate of the Year, May 2005, Bellarmine University
Summer Research Fellowship Award, June 2011, University of Oxford
Tutor of the Year (Nominee), June 2015, Edge Hill University, Lancashire
Institutional Review Board Development Committee, 2001-03, Chairperson
Expert Member for Academic Roles in International Education, ISEP, 2017.
Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Member of the Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Member of the APA's History of Psychology Society
Member of the APA's Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Member of TSC group, The Science of Consciousness
Human Research Protections Certification, 2003, Bellarmine University (USA)
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