Dr Andrew ParkerSenior Lecturer

Funded Research Bids

In collaboration with Dr Neil Dagnall. Bial Research Fellowship (December 2008) "The Effect of Paranormal Belief and Cognitive-Perceptual Factors on Mnemonic Performance: An Experimental Investigation" (€40,000). The principal findings were that true and false memory differed as a function of various individual difference variables related to anomalous beliefs. Measurements of memory were based on old/new recognition, signal defection and the remember/know procedure.

Awards & Prizes

RIHSC (awarded by MMU) Exemplary Researcher Award 2010

Specialist Areas

Implicit and explicit memory, false memory, eye movements and memory, inhibition, interference and forgetting, attention and encoding/retrieval processes. Cognitive neuroscience approaches to memory and learning.

Research Interests

Principal interests and knowledge are:
(i) the distinction between explicit and implicit memory
(ii) the influence of eye movements and handedness on memory
(iii) false & autobiographical memory
(iv) cognitive neuroscience of memory

Professional Body Membership and Activity


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Associate member of the College of Preceptors

Editorships and Consultancies


Reviewed for several ESRC projects

Reviewer for:
Applied Cognitive Psychology
Brain & Cognition
British Journal of Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Journal of Experimental Psychology
Learning Memory & Cognition
Memory
Neuropsychology
Psychological Medicine
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

Research Outputs

Chapters

Parker A. 2008. "Memory and Amnesa" in: J. Stirling, R.Elliott (eds) Introducing Neuropsychology 2nd Edition. Psychology Press UK.
isbn: 978-1-841696-54-6

Journal Articles

Parker, A., Dagnall., N., & Munley, G. (2012) "Encoding tasks dissociate the effects of divided attention on category-cues recall & category exemplar generation", Experimental Psychology, 59, 124-31

Drinkwater, K., Dagnall, N., & Parker, A. (2012) "Reality Testing, Conspiracy Theories, and Paranormal Beliefs", Journal of Parapsychology 76, 57-78

Parker, A., & Dagnall, N. (2012) "Effects of saccadic bilateral eye movements on memory in children and adults: An exploratory study", Brain & Cognition, 78, 238-247

Dagnall N., Drinkwater K., & Parker A. (2011) "Alien Visitation, Extra-Terrestrial Life, & Paranormal Beliefs", Journal of Scientific Exploration, 25, 699-721

Bradbury J., Stirling J.D., Cavill J., Parker A. 2010. "Psychosis-Like Experiences in the General Population: An Exploratory Factor Analysis" Personality and Individual Differences, vol.46 no.7, pp.729-734
issn: 0191-8869 doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2009.01.035

Dagnall N.A., Parker A., Munley G., Drinkwater K. 2010. "The Relationship between Belief in Extra-Terrestrial Life, UFOs-Related Beliefs and Paranormal Belief" Society for Psychical Research, vol.74.1, no.898, pp.1-14
issn: 0037-9751 url: http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&CSC=Y&NEWS=N&PAGE=fulltext&D=psyc&AN=2010-05127-001

Dagnall N.A., Parker A., Munley G., Drinkwater K. 2010. "Common Paranormal Belief Dimensions" Journal of Scientific Exploration, vol.24, pp.477-494
issn: 0892-3310

Dagnall N.A., Drinkwater K., Parker A., Munley G. 2010. "Reality Testing, Belief in the Paranormal, and Urban Legends" European Journal of Parapsychology, vol.25, 25-55
issn: 0168-7263

Parker A., Dagnall N.A. 2010. "The Effects of Handedness and Saccadic Bilateral Eye Movements on Autobiographical Recollection" Brain and Cognition, vol.73 no.2, pp.93-101
issn: 0278-2626 doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2010.03.005

Dagnall N.A., Munley G., Parker A., Drinkwater K. 2010. "Paranormal Belief, Schizotypy and Transliminality" Journal of Parapsychology, vol.74 no.1, pp.117-143
issn: 0022-3387

Dagnall N.A., Parker A. 2009. "Schizotypy and False Memory" Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry,
issn: 0005-7916 doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2008.08.001

Dagnall N.A., Parker A., Munley G. 2009. "Assessing Superstitious Belief" Psychological Reports, vol.104 no.2, pp.447-454
issn: 0031-5125 doi: 10.2466/pr0.104.2.446-454

Parker A., Dagnall N.A. 2009. "Concreteness Effects Revisited: The Influence of Dynamic Visual Noise on Memory for Concrete and Abstract Words" Memory, vol.17 no.4, pp.397-410
issn: 0965-8211 doi: 10.1080/09658210902802967

Parker, A., Buckley, S., & Dagnall, N. (2009) "Misinformation Effects and Bilateral Eye Movement", Brain and Cognition, 69, 89-97

Bradbury, D. A., Stirling, J., Cavill, J., & Parker, A. (2009) "Psychosis-like experiences in the general population: An exploratory factor analysis", Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 729-734

Dagnall, N., Parker, A., & Munley, G. (2008) "News Events, False Memory and Paranormal Belief", European Journal of Parapsychology, 23, 2008, 173-188

Parker, A., & Dagnall, N. (2008) "Effects of Retrieval Practice on Conceptual Explicit and Implicit Consumer Memory", Applied Cognition, 23, 188-203
url: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/117880685/PDFSTART
doi: 10.1002/acp.1434

Dagnall N.A., Munley G., Parker A. 2008. "The Effects of Part-Set Cuing on the Recall of General Knowledge Information to Experimental Psychology" Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology,

Parker A., Relph S., Dagnall N.A. 2008. "Effects of Bilateral Eye Movement on the Retrieval of Item, Associative and Contextual Information" Neuropsychology, vol.22 no.4, pp.136-145
issn: 0894-4105 doi: 10.1037/0894-4105.22.1.136

Parker A., Buckley S., Dagnall N.A. 2008. "Reduced Misinformation Effects Following Saccadic Bilateral Eye Movements" Brain & Cognition, vol.69 no.1, pp.89-97
issn: 0278-2626 doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2008.05.009

Dagnall N.A., Parker A., Munley G. 2007. "The Effects of Part-Set Cuing on Reminiscence" Perceptual and Motor Skills,
issn: 0031-5125

Dagnall N.A., Parker A., Munley G. 2007. "Superstitious Belief: Negative and Positive Superstitions" European Journal of Parapsychology, vol.22 no.2, pp.121-137
issn: 0168-7263

Dagnall N.A., Munley G., Parker A. 2007. "Memory Aberrations, Transliminality, and Delusional Ideation" Perceptual Motor Skills, vol.106, no.1, pp.67-75
issn: 0031-5125

Parker A., Dagnall N.A. 2007. "Inhibitory Effects in Consumer Memory" Psychological Reports, vol.101, pp.311-318
issn: 0033-2941 doi: 10.2466/PR0.101.1311-318

Dagnall N.A., Parker A., Munley G. 2007. "Paranormal Belief and Reasoning" Personality and Individual Differences, vol.43 no.6, pp.1406-1415
issn: 0191-8869 doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2007.04.017

Dagnall N.A., Parker A. 2007. "Social Collaboration, Inhibition and Context" Psychological Reports, vol.100 no.3, pp.691-699
issn: 0033-2941

Parker A., Dagnall N.A., Coyle A. 2007. "Environmental Context Effects in Conceptual Explicit and Implicit Memory" Memory, vol.15 no.4, pp.423-434
issn: 1464-0686 doi: 10.1080/09658210701309834

Parker A., Dagnall N.A. 2007. "Effects of Bilateral Eye Movements on Gist Based False Recognition in the DRM Paradigm" Brain and Cognition, vol.63 no.3, pp.221-225
issn: 0278-2626 doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2006.08.005

Drinkwater K., Dagnall N.A., Parker A. 2006. "The Effects of Part-Set Cuing on Experienced and Novice Chess Players: Reconstructing A Typical Chess Mid-Game Position" Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol.102, pp.645-653
issn: 0031-5125

Conference Presentations

Drinkwater, K., Dagnall, N.A. & Parker, A. (2012) "Reality testing, conspiracy theories, and paranormal beliefs", Research Institute for Health and Social Change 8th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 2-3 July

Drinkwater, K., Dagnall, N.A. & Parker, A. (2012) "Reality testing, conspiracy theories, and paranormal beliefs (Poster)", Research Institute for Health and Social Change 8th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 2-3 July

Buckley, S., Parker, A. & Dagnall, N. (2010) "Effects of Bilateral Eye Movements on Memory for Source", Research Institute Health and Social Change Annual Conference

Dagnall, N., Drinkwater, K., Munley, G., & Parker, A. (2010) "The Effect of Paranormal Belief and Cognitive-Perceptual Factors on Mnemonic Performance: An Experimental Investigation", Research Institute Health and Social Change Annual Conference

Dagnall, N., Drinkwater, K., Munley, G., & Parker, A. (2010) "Paranormal Belief and Well Being: An Exploration of Cognitive-Perceptual Bias", 8th Bial Symposium

Dagnall, N., Drinkwater, K., Munley, G., & Parker, A. (2010) "The Effect of Paranormal Belief and Cognitive-Perceptual Factors on Mnemonic Performance: An Experimental Investigation (Poster)", Research Institute Health and Social Change Annual Conference

Dagnall, N., Drinkwater, K., Munley, G., & Parker, A. (2010) "The Effect of Paranormal Belief and Cognitive-Perceptual Factors on Mnemonic Performance: An Experimental Investigation (Poster)", 8th Bial Symposium

Parkin, A. Parker, A. & Dagnall, N. (2010) "Effects of Bilateral Eye Movements on Autobiographical Memory", Research Institute Health and Social Change Annual Conference

Buckley, S., & Parker, A. (2010) "Effects of Bilateral Eye Movements on Memory for Source", RIHSC Presentation

Parkin, A., & Parker, A. (2010) "Role of Hemispheric Interaction in Autobiographical Memory Fluency", RIHSC Presentation

Dagnall, N., Drinkwater, K., Munley, G., & Parker, A. (2009) "Paranormal Belief, Schizotypy, Delusional Ideation and Transliminality", Research Institute Health and Social Change Annual Conference

Supervised Research Student Titles

Source memory and recollection

Perceptual processes in recognition memory

Bilateral eye movements and misinformation effects

Transliminality as mediator of "cognitive transference" in schizotypy

Current Teaching Input


Year 2 cognitive psychology and neuropsychology
Year 3 Psychology, brain and behaviour
Year 3 Applied cognitive psychology
Project supervision for year 3 students and post-graduate students.

Other Responsibilities


Exams officer for the combined honours psychology degree
Unit leader for Psychology, Brain and Behaviour
Unit leader for Memory & Cognitive Processes
Unit leader for Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience

Research Centre

Health, Rehabilitation and Psychology

Department

Psychology Department
Birley Building
Birley Fields Campus
53 Bonsall Street
Manchester
M15 6GX

Tel:
0161 247 2549

Fax: 0161 2476364

Email: a.parker@mmu.ac.uk