School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am an applied cognitive scientist and lecturer in the School of Psychology. My most recent research has examined the effect of sequential lineup presentation on witness memory for perpetrators and their tendency to choose from a lineup. I teach a number of topics in both face-to-face and on campus programs, including statistics, intelligence, and memory.
In my research, I address applied problems using rigorous methods adapted from theoretical research. I am currently working on projects in eyewitness memory, mis/disinformation detection, and conspiracy theory beliefs. I am also generally interested in the problem of how to measure psychological constructs, like the strength of a person's memory, that cannot be directly observed and must be inferred from observed behaviour. I enjoy programming in R and other languages, and I like thinking about probability and statistics and how they are used in psychology.
Date Position Institution name 2022 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide 2022 - 2022 Associate Lecturer University of Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title 2016 - 2021 Univeristy of Adelaide Australia Ph. D. in Psychology 2015 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Psychological Science 2014 - 2014 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma in Psychological Sciences 2007 - 2009 Univeristy of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance)
Year Citation 2019 Kaesler, M. P., Dunn, J. C., Ransom, K., & Semmler, C. (2019). Discriminability and Suspect Position in the Sequential Lineup. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition XIII. Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 2018 Kaesler, M., Dunn, J., & Semmler, C. (2018). Evaluating signal detection models for eyewitness identification. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Mathematical Psychology Conference 2018 (AMPC18): program. Perth, Western Australia.
Year Citation 2018 Semmler, C. A., & Kaesler, M. (2018). R Code for Eyewitness Data (Version 1.0) [Computer Software]. Online: Open Science Framework.
Bachelor of Psychological Science:
- Psychology IA/IB (teach)
- Perception and Cognition (coordinate and teach)
- Doing Research in Psychology: Advanced (teach)
- Big Picture Psychology (coordinate and teach)
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons):
- Research Methods (teach)
Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Online):
- Foundations of Psychology (coordinate)
- Learning and Behaviour (coordinate)
- Perception and Cognition (partial author)
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