Deanne Green

Deanne Green


School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

I am a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. I am currently course coordinating Research Methods in Psychology, and the online Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced Research Project. I also teach into various courses on campus and online within Psychology. My current research work involves close collaboration with researchers in the Forensic and Clinical Cognition Lab at Flinders University, where I held a postdoctoral appointment from 2019-2021. My research involves investigating the circumstances that lead people to misperceive or misremember complex visual stimuli. Many factors can contribute to visual perception and memory errors, including attention, arousal, and emotional valence.

I undertook my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Neuroscience at Flinders University. I completed both my Honours (2015) and PhD (2019) in the Forensic and Clinical Cognition Lab. My PhD thesis work focussed on the Boundary Restriction effect, whereby people misremember the periphery of a scene as being less expansive than it actually was. This pattern means that people tend to recall being closer to the scene than they actually were. Understanding memory for proximity is important, particularly in the criminal justice system. If the emotion a person feels at the time of an event can vary their memory for proximity, then two witnesses to the same event may recall different proximities. This discrepancy would be reflected in their testimony, potentially affecting the outcome of trials.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Bridgland, V. M. E., Moeck, E. K., Green, D. M., Swain, T. L., Nayda, D. M., Matson, L. A., . . . Takarangi, M. K. T. (2021). Why the COVID-19 pandemic is a traumatic stressor. PLOS ONE, 16(1), 1-15.
    DOI Scopus267 Europe PMC195
    2019 Bridgland, V. M. E., Green, D. M., Oulton, J. M., & Takarangi, M. K. T. (2019). Expecting the worst: Investigating the effects of trigger warnings on reactions to ambiguously themed photos. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 25(4), 602-617.
    DOI Scopus22 Europe PMC3
    2019 Green, D. M., Wilcock, J. A., & Takarangi, M. K. T. (2019). The role of arousal in boundary judgement errors. Memory & Cognition, 47(5), 968-982.
    DOI Scopus2
    2016 Takarangi, M. K. T., Oulton, J. M., Green, D. M., & Strange, D. (2016). Boundary Restriction for Negative Emotional Images Is an Example of Memory Amplification. Clinical Psychological Science, 4(1), 82-95.
    DOI Scopus12
    2016 Green, D. M., Strange, D., Lindsay, D. S., & Takarangi, M. K. T. (2016). Trauma-related versus positive involuntary thoughts with and without meta-awareness. Consciousness and Cognition, 46, 163-172.
    DOI Scopus9 Europe PMC2
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133182
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 5
  • Org Unit: Psychology

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