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Dr James Ost

Head of Department



I joined the department in 2001 and I currently hold the posts of Reader in Applied Cognitive Psychology and Head of Department.  I have published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on the topic of remembering, mainly focussing on false memory and memory errors. 

Research Interests

My research focuses on the inherently context-dependent nature of memory and remembering.  I have published work using a variety of paradigms to investigate ‘false memories’ (or memory errors) for childhood events and terrorist attacks (and word lists!).  With Dr Rob Nash (Aston University) I have co-edited a book, entitled False and distorted memories, published in 2017 by Psychology Press. 

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