Andrew Johnson

Dr Andrew Johnson

  • 01202 965977
  • andjohnson at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology
  • Poole House P126A, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

In 2004, I completed a BSc in Psychology at Cardiff University. I remained in the Welsh capital and, under the Frank Zappa-inspired supervision of Dr. Chris Miles, completed an Experimental Psychology PhD at Cardiff University in 2007. The thesis examined olfactory short-term memory in the context of a modular conceptualisation of working memory. Following completion of my PhD, I worked as a lecturer in the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Coventry University before moving to Bournemouth University in the spring of 2012.

Research

An Experimental Cognitive Psychologist, my current work examines modularity in short term memory. Specifically, I explore whether different types of memory (e.g. visual, verbal etc.) operates in a similar or divergent manner. In addition, I investigate the (relatively) neglected domains within memory (e.g. olfactory, gustatory, tactile memory) and how they fit within models of working memory. To investigate these questions, I examine the pattern of performance (e.g. serial position effects), factors that might induce forgetting (e.g. interfering secondary tasks), and adherence to established memory effects (such as the Hebb Repetition Effect).

Favourites

Journal Articles

Conferences

  • Martin, E. and Johnson, A., 2016. Older adults exhibit intact verbal and non-verbal-visual supra-span Hebb repetition learning. In: BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference 31 August-2 September 2016 Barcelona, Spain.
  • Skinner, R. and Johnson, A., 2016. Cross-modal Ranschburg effects. In: 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6) 17-22 July 2016 Budapest, Hungary.
  • Johnson, A., Dygacz, A. and Miles, C., 2016. Characteristics of non-verbal visual Hebb repetition learning. In: 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6) 17-22 July 2016 Budapest, Hungary.
  • Roe, D. and Johnson, A., 2016. Tactile Ranschburg effects: facilitation and inhibitory repetition effects analogous to verbal memory. In: 6th International Conference of Memory (ICOM6) 17-22 July 2016 Budapest, Hungary.
  • Johnson, A., Skinner, R. and Miles, C., 2016. Random order reconstruction: a novel order memory task appropriate for cross-modal comparison. In: 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6) 17-22 July 2016 Budapest, Hungary.
  • Moss, A., Johnson, A., Elsley, J. and Miles, C., 2016. Evidence for an independent olfactory working memory that is not reliant on verbal or visual recoding. In: 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6) 17-22 July 2016 Budapest, Hungary.
  • Moss, A., Johnson, A., Elsley, J. and Miles, C., 2016. Remembering and knowing in olfactory working memory. In: 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6) 17-22 July 2016 Budapest, Hungary.
  • Johnson, A., High, C. and Miles, C., 2015. Hebb repetition learning for tactile sequences. In: Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society 8-10 April 2015 University of Leeds.
  • Moss, A., Johnson, A., Elsley, J. and Miles, C., 2015. Odorant verbalisability influences strategy refinement in olfactory working memory: Investigation using the n-back task. In: Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society 8-10 April 2015 University of Leeds.
  • Johnson, A. and Miles, C., 2014. Global Hebb repetition effects for tactile sequences. In: Cognitive Section of the British Psychological Society 3-5 September 2014 Nottingham Trent University.
  • Moss, A., Johnson, A., Elsley, J. and Miles, C., 2014. Categorisation of olfactory perception: normative data for a large set of odours. In: Cognitive Section of the British Psychological Society 3-5 September 2014 Nottingham Trent University.
  • Moss, A., Johnson, A., Elsley, J. and Miles, C., 2014. Proactive interference in short term olfactory memory. In: Cognitive Section of the British Psychological Society, Nottingham Trent University 3-5 September 2014 Nottingham Trent University.
  • Johnson, A. and Miles, C., 2014. Order learning for tactile sequences: further cross-modal equivalence in sequence learning. In: International Conference of Working Memory 9-11 July 2014 Cambridge, UK.
  • Johnson, A., 2013. Sexual promiscuity and attentional bias for sexualised stimuli. In: Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health 19-21 September 2013 Boston, USA.
  • Johnson, A., 2013. Sexual promiscuity and attentional bias for sexualised stimuli. In: CogDev 4-6 September 2013 Reading.
  • Johnson, A. and Miles, C., 2013. Hebbian learning for tactile sequences. In: CogDev 4-6 September 2013 Reading.
  • Johnson, A. and Miles, C., 2012. Short-term memory for wine displays qualitatively different characteristics to that of other non-verbal stimuli. In: British Psychological Society Annual Conference 18-20 April 2012 London.
  • Johnson, A., 2012. Reversing racism and the elite conspiracy: strategies used by the leader of a far right political party in the justification of policy. In: British Psychological Society Annual Conference 18-20 April 2012 London.

PhD Students

  • Andrew Moss (Forgetting Odours: Evidence for the Independence of Olfactory Memory)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Advanced Statistics

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Memory and Decision Making
  • Cognition and Language
  • Controversies, Issues, and Psychological Skills
  • Experimental Methods and Statistical Analysis 1a

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology (1st class) (Cardiff University, 2004)
  • PhD in Modularity in Short-Term Memory (Cardiff University, 2007)
  • PG Cert in Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Profe (Coventry University, 2009)

Memberships

  • British Psychological Society, Member,
  • Experimental Psychology Society, Member (2016-),
  • Psychonomic Society, Member (2014-),
  • The Higher Education Academy (HEA), Fellow,
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