Dr Janet Briggs

Senior Lecturer in Psychology,
Deputy Director of Education (Medway),
Library Representative
+44 (0)1227 823542
Dr Janet Briggs


Janet is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology.

University Of Kent Canterbury contact details:

+44 (0)1227 823542

University of Kent at Medway contact details:

+44 (0) 1634 888908 

Research interests

Janet's research interests are in cognitive psychology. She is currently interested in human reasoning, heuristics and biases, particularly individual differences in reasoning and relationships between magical thinking and evidence evaluation. 

Other interests include repetition priming, cognitive skill acquisition, ‘implicit’ memory and ‘implicit’ learning, memory illusions and directed forgetting, hemispheric differences in semantic priming, and the roles of prior knowledge in reasoning and categorisation.

Key publications

  • Heit, E., Briggs, J., & Bott, L. (2004). Modeling the effects of prior knowledge on learning incongruent features of category members. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 30, 1065-1081.
  • Briggs, J., Kirsner, K., & Maybery, M. (1995). Repetition priming and skill acquisition, 30th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Perth, Australian Journal of Psychology (Supplement), 47: p 59.


Modules convened (Medway)

  • SP625 Human Cognition
  • SO551 Research Methods (Psychology)
  • SP630 Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • SP631 Psychology of Social Cognition
  • SP310 Introduction to Psychology
  • SP627 Forensic Psychology
  • SP628  Psychology of Emotion and Motivation
  • SP629  Developmental Psychology
  • SP624 Individual Differences
  • SP622 Psychopathology


Grants and Awards

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