Dr Michael Verde

Dr Michael Verde

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)


BA Psychology/History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 
PhD Cognitive Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research interests

Memory & Learning

Memory illusions and false memory.
Metacognition and decision processes in memory.
Retrieval processes: recall, interference, retrieval-induced forgetting.
Quantitative models of recognition and recall.
Emotion and memory.
Effective methods for learning and retention.

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Research groups

  • Centre for Research in Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (CBCB)
  • Cognition

Key publications are highlighted

Stagg BC & Verde MF 2018 'Story of a Seed: educational theatre improves students’ comprehension of plant reproduction and attitudes to plants in primary science education' Research in Science & Technological Education 37, (1) 15-35 , DOI PEARL
Stagg BC & Verde MF 2018 'A comparison of descriptive writing and drawing of plants for the development of adult novices’ botanical knowledge' Journal of Biological Education 53, (1) 63-78 , DOI PEARL
Trippas D, Handley SJ, Verde MF & Morsanyi K 2016 'Logic brightens my day: Evidence for implicit sensitivity to logical validity' Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 42, (9) 1448-1457 , DOI PEARL
Trippas D, Pennycook G, Verde MF & Handley SJ 2015 'Better but still biased: Analytic cognitive style and belief bias' Thinking & Reasoning 21, (4) 431-445 , DOI PEARL
Trippas D, Verde MF & Handley SJ 2015 'Alleviating the concerns with the SDT approach to reasoning: reply to Singnnann and Kellen (2014)' FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY 6, Author Site , DOI
Trippas D, Verde MF & Handley SJ 2014 'Using forced choice to test belief bias in syllogistic reasoning' Cognition 133, (3) 586-600 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Trippas D, Handley SJ & Verde MF 2014 'Fluency and belief bias in deductive reasoning: new indices for old effects' Front Psychol 5, Author Site , DOI
Trippas D, Verde MF, Handley SJ, Roser ME, McNair NA & Evans JSBT 2014 'Modeling causal conditional reasoning data using SDT: caveats and new insights' Front Psychol 5, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Verde MF 2013 'Retrieval-induced forgetting in recall: Competitor interference revisited' Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 35, (5) 1433-1448 , DOI
Verde MF 2013 'Retrieval-induced forgetting in recall: competitor interference revisited' J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 39, (5) 1433-1448 Author Site , DOI
Trippas D, Handley SJ & Verde MF 2013 'The SDT model of belief bias: Complexity, time, and cognitive ability mediate the effects of believability' J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn. 39, (5) 1393-1402 , DOI
Verde MF & Perfect TJ 2011 'Retrieval-induced forgetting in recognition is absent under time pressure' Psychon Bull Rev 18, (6) 1166-1171 Author Site , DOI
Verde MF 2010 'Conjunction errors in recognition: Emergent structure and metacognitive control' JOURNAL OF MEMORY AND LANGUAGE 63, (4) 476-488 Author Site , DOI
Verde MF, Stone LK, Hatch HS & Schnall S 2010 'Distinguishing between attributional and mnemonic sources of familiarity: the case of positive emotion bias' Mem Cognit 38, (2) 142-153 Author Site , DOI
Verde MF 2009 'The list-strength effect in recall: relative-strength competition and retrieval inhibition may both contribute to forgetting' J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 35, (1) 205-220 Author Site , DOI
Rotello CM, Masson MEJ & Verde MF 2008 'Type I error rates and power analyses for single-point sensitivity measures' Percept Psychophys 70, (2) 389-401 Author Site
Verde MF & Rotello CM 2007 'Memory strength and the decision process in recognition memory' Memory & Cognition 35, (2) 254-262
Verde MF, MacMillan NA & Rotello CM 2006 'Measures of sensitivity based on a single hit rate and false alarm rate: The accuracy, precision, and robustness of d ', A(z), and A '' Perception & Psychophysics 68, (4) 643-654
Verde MF, Murphy GL & Ross BH 2005 'Influence of multiple categories on the prediction of unknown properties' Memory & Cognition 33, (3) 479-487
MacMillan NA, Rotello CM & Verde MF 2005 'On the importance of models in interpreting remember-know experiments: Comments on Gardiner et al.'s (2002) meta-analysis' Memory 13, (6) 607-621
Verde MF & Rotello CM 2004 'Strong memories obscure weak memories in associative recognition' Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 11 (6), 1062-1066
Verde MF & Rotello CM 2004 'ROC curves show that the revelation effect is not a single phenomenon' Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 11 (3), 560-566
Verde MF 2004 'Aussociative interference in recognition memory: A dual-process account' Memory & Cognition 32, (8) 1273-1283
Verde MF 2004 'The retrieval practice effect in associative recognition' Memory & Cognition 32, (8) 1265-1272
Verde MF & Rotello CM 2003 'Does familiarity change in the revelation effect?' Journal of Experimental Psychology-Learning Memory and Cognition 29, (5) 739-746
Verde MF 2012 'Retrieval-Induced Forgetting and Inhibition : A Critical Review' Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol 56 Academic Press 47-80