My research and training are in memory and cognition. I completed my PhD at Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand and from 2012-2015 I spent four years at the University of California, Irvine as a Fulbright Scholar and then Postdoc. During this time I studied human memory and forensic science communication/jury decision-making. From 2015-2017 I trained as a Research Associate/Postdoc at the University of Southern California, studying social-cognitive perspectives on assessments of truth and memory. In early 2018 I joined the ANU as a Lecturer in the Research School of Psychology.
Newman, E. J., & Schwarz, N. (2018). Good sound, Good Research: How the audio quality of talks and interviews influences perceptions of the researcher and the research. Science Communication
- Scientific American: Bad audio can hurt scientist credibility. https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/bad-audio-can-hurt-a-scientists-credibility/
- ABC News: How sound quality affects our perception of facts. http://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/am/how-sound-quality-affects...
Sanson, M., Newman, E. J., & Garry, M. (2018). The characteristics of Directive Future Experiences and Directive Memories. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research & Practice. doi:10.1037/cns0000136
Newman, E. J., Azaad, T., Lindsay, D. S., & Garry, M. (2018) Photos promote rose-colored truthiness for claims about the future. Memory & Cognition, 1-11. doi:10.3758/s13421-016-0652-5.
Silva, R., Chrobot, N, Newman, E. J., Schwarz, N., & Topolinski, S. (2017). Make it Short and Easy: Username Complexity Determines Trustworthiness Above and Beyond Objective Reputation. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 2200.
Schwarz, N., & Newman, E. (2017). How does the gut know truth? The psychology of truthiness. APA Science Brief, http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2017/06/gut-truth.aspx
New York Times: A superhero power for our time: how to handle the truth. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/upshot/a-superhero-power-for-our-time-how-to-handle-the-truth.html?_r=0
Cardwell, B. A., Newman, E. J., Garry, M., Mantonakis, A., & Beckett, R. (2017). Photos That Increase Feelings of Learning Promote Positive Evaluations. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition, doi: 10.1037/xlm0000358
Schwarz, N., Newman, E., & Leach, W. (2016). Making the truth stick and the myths fade: Lessons from cognitive psychology. Behavioral Science & Policy, 2, 85-95. doi: 10.1353/bsp.2016.0009
The Washington Post: Democracy requires trust. But Trump is making us all into conspiracy theorists. https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/03/07/democracy-requires-trust-but-trump-is-making-us-all-into-conspiracy-theorists/?utm_term=.1e44036da077
BBC: Why are people so incredibly gullible? http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160323-why-are-people-so-incredibly-gullible
Cardwell, B. A., Henkel, L. A., Garry, M., Newman, E. J., & Foster, J. L. (2016). Nonprobative photos rapidly lead people to believe claims about their own (and other people’s) pasts. Memory & Cognition, 1-14. doi: 10.3758/s13421-016-0603-1.
Newman, E. J., Garry, M., Unkelbach, C., Bernstein, D. M., Lindsay, D. S., & Nash, R. A. (2015). Truthiness and falsiness of trivia claims depend on judgmental contexts. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41, 1337. doi: 10.1037/xlm0000099.
Slate.com: The Science of Truthiness http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/09/truthiness_research_cognitive_biases_for_simple_clear_conservative_messages.html
Thompson, W. C., & Newman, E. J. (2015). Lay understanding of forensic statistics: Evaluation of random match probabilities, likelihood ratios, and verbal equivalents. Law and Human Behavior, 39, 332-349. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000134
Newman, E. J., Sanson, M., Miller, E. K., Quigley-McBride, A., Foster, J. L., Bernstein, D. M., & Garry, M. (2014). People with Easier to Pronounce Names Promote Truthiness of Claims. PLOS ONE, 9, e88671.
NPR “All things considered:To Command Respect, Try Using Your Middle Initial"http://kwbu.org/post/study-command-respect-try-using-your-middle-initial#stream/0
Scientific American: What does your name say about how believable you are? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-your-name-says-about-how-believable-you-are/
Michael, R. B., Newman, E. J., Vuorre, M., Cumming, G., & Garry, M. (2013). On the (non)persuasive power of a brain image. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 20, 720-725. doi: 10.3758/s13423-013-0391-6
Fenn, E., Newman, E.J., Pezdek, K., & Garry, M. (2013). The Effect of Nonprobative Photographs on Truthiness Judgments Persists Over Time. Acta Psychologica, 144, 207-211, doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.06.004
Newman, E. J., & Loftus, E. F. (2012). Updating Ebbinghaus on the science of memory. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 8, 209–216. doi:10.5964/ejop.v8i2.453
Newman, E. J., & Loftus, E. F. (2012). Clarkian logic on trial. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 260-263. doi: 10.1177/1745691612442907
Newman, E. J., Garry, M., Bernstein, D. M., Kantner, J., & Lindsay, D. S. (2012). Nonprobative photographs (or words) inflate truthiness. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19, 969-974. doi: 10.3758/s13423-012-0292-0
- The Colbert Report: “Who's Honoring Me Now? - Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. ”Scientists discover truth behind Colbert’s “truthiness.” http://bit.ly/QkTbRa
Newman, E. J., Berkowitz, S., Nelson, K. J., Garry, M., & Loftus, E. F. (2011). Attitudes about memory dampening drugs depend on context and country. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25, 675-681. doi:10.1002/acp.1740
Newman, E. J., & Lindsay, D. S. (2009). False memories: What the hell are they for? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23, 1105-1121. doi: 10.1002/acp.1613
- PSYC 2011 Introduction to Forensic & Criminal Psychology
- PSYC 1005 The Wellbeing Formula: The Science and Practice of Making a Good Life