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Alcohol & Memory

Witnesses are often under the influence of alcohol when they witness criminal events. How does this affect their memory accuracy? Does this affect their ability to give valid testimony and make accurate identifications? We have been investigating these questions, along with meta memory, or the monitoring and control decisions that witnesses may use when volunteering testimony. 

Monds, L. A., Cullen, H. J., Kloft, L., van Golde, C., PhD, Harrison, A., & Flowe, H. D. (2021). Memory and Credibility Perceptions of Alcohol and Other Drug Intoxicated Witnesses and Victims of Crime. Psychology, Crine, & Law. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/3afvq
Flowe, H. D., & Schreiber Compo, N. (2021). The lack of robust evidence for the effects of alcohol on false memory. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 127,  332-333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.04.029
Flowe, H. D., Humphries, J., Takarangi, M. K. T.,  Zelek, K., Karoğlu, N., Gabbert, F., & Hope, L. (2019). An experimental examination of the effects of alcohol consumption and exposure to misleading postevent information on remembering a hypothetical rape scenario. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 33, 393-413. doi: 10.1002/acp.3531. 
Jores, T., Colloff, M. F., Kloft, L., Smailes, H., & Flowe, H.D. (2019). A meta-analysis of the effects of acute alcohol intoxication on witness recall. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 33, 334–343. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3533
Flowe, H. D. (2018). Informants under the influence: Can intoxicated informants provide accurate information? CREST Security Review.
Flowe, H. D., Colloff, M. F., Zelek, K., Humphries, J. E., & Takarangi, M. K. T. (2017). The effects of alcohol intoxication on accuracy and the confidence-accuracy relationship in photographic simultaneous lineups. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31,379-391. doi: 10.1002/acp.3332
Colloff, M. F., & Flowe, H. D. (2016). The effects of acute alcohol intoxication on the cognitive mechanisms underlying false facial recognition. Psychopharmacology, 233, 2139-2149.  doi: 10.1007/s00213-016-4263-4.
 
Presentations
Flowe, H. D. (2018). The Effect of Alcohol Intoxication on Misinformation Acceptance and Confidence-Accuracy Calibration. Invited talk, The University of Sydney, School of Psychology, Sydney, Australia
Flowe, H. D., Humphries, J., Takarangi, M., Zelek, K., & Karoğlu, N., Gabbert, F., & Hope, L. (2018). The Effect of Alcohol Intoxication on Misinformation Acceptance and Confidence-Accuracy Calibration. Paper presented at the American Psychology Law Society conference, Memphis, Tennessee, U. S. A. 
 
Flowe, H. D. (2015). The effects of alochol on identification accuracy and the confidence-accuracy relationship. Invited talk, University of Warwick School of Law.
Flowe, H. D., & Colloff, M. F. (2015). The effects of acute alcohol intoxication on the cognitive mechanisms underlying false facial recognition. Experimental Psychology Society, Lincoln, UK.
Flowe, H. D., Humphries, J. E., Cable, N., Takarangi, M. K. T., & Holliday, R. E. (2013). Alcohol and women's memory for sexual assault. American Psychology and Law Society, Portland, US.