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Aging & Memory

Our lab has been testing models of age-related memory performance in the criminal justice context, such as the maturation hypothesis, which proposes that discrimination accuracy improves with development. We also have been studying age-related decline in memory performance, and testing models of meta memory performance, such as during police lineups in which the police ask witnesses to evaluate their confidence that their memory is accurate. 

Aging and Memory
Articles
Colloff, M. F., Wade, K. A., Wixted, J. T., & Maylor, E. A. (2017). A signal-detection analysis of eyewitness identification across the adult lifespan. Psychology and Aging, 32, 243–258. doi:10.1037/pag0000168
Humphries, J. E., Flowe, H. D., Hall, L., Williams, L., & Ryder, H. (2015). The impact of beliefs about face recognition ability on memory retrieval processes in young and older adults. Memory doi: 10.1080/09658211.2015.1006236
Humphries, J. E., Holliday, R., & Flowe, H. D. (2012). Faces in motion: Age related changes in eyewitness identification performance in simultaneous, sequential, and elimination video lineups. Applied Cognitive Psychology 26, 149-158. doi:10.1002/acp.1808

Presentations

Colloff, M. F., Wade, K. A., Wixted, J. T., & Maylor, E. A. (2016, December). A signal detection analysis of eyewitness identification across the adult lifespan. Internal Seminar Series, Department of Psychology, University of Warwick, UK.

Colloff, M. F., Wade, K. A., Wixted, J. T., & Maylor, E. A. (2017, January). Eyewitness identification across the adult lifespan. Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC), Sydney, Australia.

Colloff, M. F., Wade, K. A., Wixted, J. T., & Maylor, E. A. (2016, December). A signal detection analysis of eyewitness identification across the adult lifespan. Internal Seminar Series, Department of Psychology, University of Warwick, UK.