The memory group studies various areas of memory including

  • working/immediate memory
  • long-term (episodic) memory
  • computational modelling of memory and decision-making processes
  • self-referential memory effects in children
  • memory-related deficits in children at risk of developmental disorders
  • learning and memory in an educational setting

The recent research highlights of the group include the following:

  • People find it hard to update information about climate change when previously misinformed
  • Applying a self-referential encoding to improve children's engagement and attainment in spelling performance

A selection of recent funding grants:

  • Volkswagen Foundation, Germany (2019) Controlling the Jekyll and Hyde of Artificial-Intelligence Assisted Information Architectures: Accepting Customization while Resisting micro-targeted Manipulation. Hertwig, Stephan Lewandowsky, Tina Eliassi-Rad, Stefan Herzog, Awais Rashid, €148,000, 
  • Australian Research Council (Discovery Grant, 2016-2019). The Psychology of Misinformation—Towards A Theory-driven Understanding. (Ullrich Ecker [CI], Stephan Lewandowsky, Gordon Brown). A$440,000
  • Natural Environment Research Council (UK, 2016-2019). Resilient Economy and Society by Integrated SysTems modelling (RESIST). Dawei Han, [CI], Katsu Goda, Liz Holcombe, Stephan Lewandowsky, Xiaojun Wang, Mike Yearworth, £662,000
  • Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST; funded by ESRC, 2019-2020). Inoculating against the spread of Islamophobic and extremist Islamist disinformation. Stephan Lewandowsky, £124,000
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