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Researcher: Sauer, J (Dr Jim Sauer)

Fields of Research

Forensic Psychology
Computer Perception, Memory and Attention
Decision Making
Educational Psychology
Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Social and Community Psychology
Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychology
Cognitive Science
Computer-Human Interaction
Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
Linguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension)
Information Systems
Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
Law Enforcement
Computer Gaming Software
Substance Abuse
The Media
Marketing
Health

Career Best Publications

Multiple Confidence Estimates as Indices of Eyewitness Memory; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
The Effect of Retention Interval on the Confidence–Accuracy Relationship for Eyewitness Identification; Law and Human Behavior
Using confidence ratings to identify a target among foils; Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
Using ecphoric confidence ratings to discriminate seen from unseen faces: the effects of retention interval and distinctiveness; Psychonomic Bulletin and Review
Video game loot boxes are psychologically akin to gambling; Nature Human Behaviour
Violent video games: The effects of narrative context and reward structure on in-game and postgame aggression; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied

Research Publications

Acute Physical Exercise Can Infuence the Accuracy of Metacognitive Judgments; Scientific Reports
Caffeine cravings impair memory and metacognition; Memory
CCTV observation: the effects of event type and instructions on fixation behaviour in an applied change blindness task; Applied Cognitive Psychology
Children's eyewitness identification performance: Effects of a Not Sure response option and accuracy motivation; Legal and Criminological Psychology
Computer mediated social comparative feedback does not affect metacognitive regulation of memory reports; Frontiers in Psychology
Confidence and accuracy of eyewitness identification; Forensic Facial Identification: Theory and Practice of Identification from Eyewitnesses, Composites and CCTV
Confidence and accuracy of lineup selections and rejections: Postdicting rejection accuracy with confidence; Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
Confidence and varieties of bias; Journal of Mathematical Psychology
Daily videogame use and metacognitive knowledge of effective learning strategies; Psychology of Popular Media Culture
Effects of eye-closure on confidence-accuracy relations in eyewitness testimony; Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
Enhancing endorsement of scientific inquiry increases support for pro-environment policies; Royal Society Open Science
Eyewitness Identification; Psychological Science and the Law
Eyewitness identification procedures for multiple perpetrator crimes: a survey of police in Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands; Psychology, Crime and Law
Eyewitness Memory and Mistaken Identifications; Investigative Interviewing - The Essentials
Face value: testing the utility of contextual face cues for face recognition; Memory
Gaming or gambling: Study shows almost half of loot boxes in video games constitute gambling
How sure are you that this is the man you saw? Child witnesses can use confidence judgments to identify a target; Law and Human Behavior
Is public awareness and perceived threat of climate change associated with governmental mitigation targets?; Climatic Change
Is there a magical time boundary for diagnosing eyewitness identification accuracy in sequential line-ups?; Legal and Criminological Psychology
Loot box limit‐setting: a potential policy to protect video game users with gambling problems?; Addiction
Memory and the operational witness: police officer recall of firearms encounters as a function of active response role; Law and Human Behavior
Mock juror interpretations of ecphoric confidence ratings; American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference
Mock-juror evaluations of traditional and ratings-based eyewitness identification evidence; Law and Human Behavior
Multiple Confidence Estimates as Indices of Eyewitness Memory; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
No evidence that alcohol intoxication impairs judgments of learning in face recognition; Applied Cognitive Psychology
Pirate stealth or inattentional blindness? The effects of target relevance and sustained attention on security monitoring for experienced and naïve operators; PL o S One
Pitfalls in using eyewitness confidence to diagnose the accuracy of an individual identification decision; Psychology, Public Policy, and Law
Registered Replication Report: Schooler and Engstler-Schooler (1990); Perspectives on Psychological Science
Showup identification decisions for multiple perpetrator crimes: testing for sequential dependencies; PloS ONE
The Distinctiveness Effect in the Recognition of Whole Melodies; Music Perception
The Effect of Retention Interval on the Confidence–Accuracy Relationship for Eyewitness Identification; Law and Human Behavior
The effect of the proportion of mismatching trials and task orientation on the confidence-accuracy relationship in unfamiliar face matching; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
The effects of co-witness discussion on confidence and precision in eyewitness memory reports; Memory
The effects of divided attention at study and reporting procedure on regulation and monitoring for episodic recall; Acta Psychologica
The effects of peripheral message cues on clinicians' judgments about clients' psychological status; British Journal of Clinical Psychology
The Infamous Relationship Between Violent Video Game Use and Aggression: Uncharted Moderators and Small Effects Make It a Far Cry from Certain; Video Game Influences on Aggression, Cognition, and Attention
Timesplitters: playing video games before (but not after) school on weekdays is associated with poorer adolescent academic performance. A test of competing theoretical accounts; Computers and Education
Training methods for facial image comparison: A Literature Review
Undermining position effects in choices from arrays, with implications for police lineups; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
Uniforms Affect the Accuracy of Children’s Eyewitness Identifi cation Decisions; Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling (Online)
Using confidence ratings to identify a target among foils; Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
Using ecphoric confidence ratings to discriminate seen from unseen faces: the effects of retention interval and distinctiveness; Psychonomic Bulletin and Review
Video game loot boxes are psychologically akin to gambling; Nature Human Behaviour
Video-games do not negatively impact adolescent academic performance in science, mathematics or reading; PL o S One
Violent video games: The effects of narrative context and reward structure on in-game and postgame aggression; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied

Research Projects

Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC), Canada 24-27 June 2015; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision