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Dr Janet Briggs

Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Kent at Medway

Dr Janet Briggs


Research interests

My research interests are in cognitive psychology. I am 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.




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