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Dr Rachel Anderson

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications

  • BSc (Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • PhD (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Summary

Programme Director, Psychology postgraduate research degrees (PhD, MSc by Research, MRes)/ ESRC White Rose DTP Deputy Director - Education, Childhood & Youth Pathway Dr Rachel Anderson joined the University in 2010 after lecturing / post-doctoral positions at Leeds Beckett University and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience. She was awarded her PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2007.

Postgraduate

Dr Anderson welcomes applications in the areas of autobiographical memory and / or prospective cognition. In particular, she is interested in - the cognitive processes underlying memory / future thinking, their similarities and differences - the functional purpose of memory / future thinking, such as their relationship with a sense of self, psychological well-being / distress, and in guiding future goal-oriented behaviour and problem-solving behaviours - the relationship between memory / future thinking impairments and psychological distress - the role of memory / future thinking impairments in chronic health conditions, such as Parkinson's disease - the potential use of memory / future thinking as a tool for promoting psychological / physical well-being and / or alleviating distress Completed PhDs - Alex Taylor (2015) Association between urge incontinence and other non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease. MSc by Thesis Current PhD supervisions- Lydia Grace, Autobiographical Memory and the Self in Dysphoria - Jennifer Boland, Hypothetical Thinking in Depression - David Howe (2nd Supervisor), Healthy consequences of false memories - Katie Oxtoby (2nd Supervisor), Patients and significant others in CFS - Joel Swaine (2nd Supervisor), Emotional self-regulation through music

Journal Article

Simulation, false memories, and the planning of future events.

Dewhurst, S. A., Anderson, R. J., Grace, L., & Howe, D. (2019). Simulation, false memories, and the planning of future events. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 45(1), 26-36. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000575

Individual differences in susceptibility to false memories: The effect of memory specificity

Dewhurst, S. A., Anderson, R. J., Berry, D. M., & Garner, S. R. (2018). Individual differences in susceptibility to false memories: The effect of memory specificity. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(7), 1637-1644. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2017.1345961

A brighter future : the effect of positive episodic simulation on future predictions in non-depressed, moderately dysphoric & highly dysphoric individuals

Boland, J., Riggs, K. J., & Anderson, R. J. (2018). A brighter future : the effect of positive episodic simulation on future predictions in non-depressed, moderately dysphoric & highly dysphoric individuals. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 100, 7-16. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2017.10.010

False memories, but not false beliefs, affect implicit attitudes for food preferences

Howe, D., Anderson, R. J., & Dewhurst, S. A. (2017). False memories, but not false beliefs, affect implicit attitudes for food preferences. Acta psychologica, 179, 14-22. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2017.07.002

Survival processing versus self-reference : a memory advantage following descriptive self-referential encoding

Dewhurst, S. A., Anderson, R. J., Grace, L., & Boland, J. (2017). Survival processing versus self-reference : a memory advantage following descriptive self-referential encoding. Journal of Memory and Language, 94, 291-304. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2017.01.003