richard oconnor

Dr Richard O'Connor

Lecturer in Psychology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Psychology

Summary

Dr Richard O'Connor is a cognitive developmental psychologist with research interests in cognition from infancy through to adulthood.

Particular areas of interest include theory of mind, representation of objects and actions, and word learning.

Dr O'Connor joined the University of Hull in August 2016, after completing his PhD at the University of Cambridge and teaching positions at Royal Holloway and the University of Oxford.

Journal Article

Why would a special FM process exist in adults, when it does not appear to exist in children"

O’Connor, R. J., Lindsay, S., Mather, E., & Riggs, K. J. (2019). Why would a special FM process exist in adults, when it does not appear to exist in children?. Cognitive neuroscience, 10(4), 221-222. https://doi.org/10.1080/17588928.2019.1574260

Event-related potential evidence for separable automatic and controlled retrieval processes in proactive interference

Bergström, Z. M., O'Connor, R. J., Li, M. K., & Simons, J. S. (2012). Event-related potential evidence for separable automatic and controlled retrieval processes in proactive interference. Brain research, 1455, 90-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2012.03.043

Adult Fast-Mapping Memory Research Is Based on a Misinterpretation of Developmental-Word-Learning Data

O'Connor, R., & Riggs, K. (2019). Adult Fast-Mapping Memory Research Is Based on a Misinterpretation of Developmental-Word-Learning Data. Current directions in psychological science : a journal of the American Psychological Society, https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721419858426

Understanding the effects of one’s actions upon hidden objects and the development of search behaviour in 7-month-old infants

O'Connor, R. J., & Russell, J. (2015). Understanding the effects of one’s actions upon hidden objects and the development of search behaviour in 7-month-old infants. Developmental Science, 18(5), 824-831. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12265

Automatic visual-spatial perspective taking in alcohol-dependence: A study with happy emotional faces

Cox, S., Maurage, P., O'Connor, R., Chandler, C., & Riggs, K. (2018). Automatic visual-spatial perspective taking in alcohol-dependence: A study with happy emotional faces. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 190, 42-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.05.025

Postgraduate supervision

Dr O'Connor welcomes applications in any of the areas of cognition and cognitive development listed in his research interests (above) with applications to investigate theory of mind particularly welcome.