School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. I am currently developing course materials in the Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) and teaching into the Online Graduate Diploma in Psychology. I also work collaboratively with researchers at the Forensic and Clinical Cognition Lab at Flinders University, where I held a postdoctoral appointment from 2019-2021. My current 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.
Date Position Institution name 2020 - 2021 Supervisor Monash 2019 - 2021 Post doctoral researcher Flinders University 2017 - 2020 Casual Lecturer Flinders University 2015 - 2017 Casual Tutor Flinders University
Language Competency Italian Can read and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2015 - 2019 Flinders University Australia PhD Psychology 2010 - 2014 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
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 January), e0240146.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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