Graduate Student Publications

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Underline = undergraduate students


Eastwood, J., Snook, B., & Luther, K. (in press). On the need to ensure better comprehension of interrogation rights. Canadian Criminal Law Review.

Freedman, S., Eastwood, J., Snook, B., & Luther, K. (2014). Safeguarding youth interrogation rights: The effect of grade level and reading complexity of youth waiver forms on the comprehension of legal rights. Applied Cognitive Psychology.

Hebert, M., Licursi, M., Jensen, B., Baker, A., Milway, S., Malsbury, C., Grant, V.L., Adamec, R.E., Hirasawa, M., Blundell, J. (2014) Single rapamycin administration induces prolonged downward shift in defended body weight in rats. PLOS one.

Luther, K., Snook, B., Barron, T., & Lamb, M. E. (in press). Child interviewing practices in Canada: A box score from field observations. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.

Luther, K., Snook, B., & Luther, E. (in press). Mesure de la complexité de lecture des formulaires de déclaration et renonciation aux droits pour adolescents québécois. Revue canadienne de criminologie et de justice pénale.

Luther, K., Snook, B., MacDonald, S., Barron, T. (in press). Securing the admissibility of witness statements: An estimation of the complexity and comprehension of Canadian "KGB Warnings". Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.

Rector, M.E., Walsh, C.J., Kouwenberg, A.-L., Fitzsimmons, M.G., and Storey, A.E. (2014) Signals of need and quality: Atlantic puffin chicks can beg and boast. Behavioral Ecology. Published online February 15, 2014

Skinner, D. M., Martin, G. M., Wright, S. L., Tomlin, J., Odintsova, I. V., Thorpe, C. M., Harley, C. W., & Marrone, D. F. (2014) Hippocampal spatial mapping and the acquisition of competing responses. Hippocampus.

Snook, B., Luther K., Eastwood, J., Collins, R., & Evans, S. (in press). Advancing legal literacy: The effect of listenability on the comprehension of interrogation rights. Legal and Criminological Psychology.

Snook, B., Luther, K., & MacDonald, S. (forthcoming). Linking crimes with spatial behaviour. In C. Bennell & J. Woodhams (Eds.), Crime linkage: Theory, research, and practice. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press

Wille, M., Huang, Y., Robertson, G.J., Ryan, P., Wilhelm, S.I., Fifield, D., Bond, A.L., Granter, A., Munro, H., Buxton, R., Jones, I.L., Fitzsimmons, M.G. , Burke, C., McFarlane Tranquilla, L., Rector, M.E., Takahashi, L., Kouwenberg, A-L. , Storey, A.E , Walsh, C.J., Hedd, H., Montevecchi, W.A., Runstadler, J., Ojkic, D., Whitney, H, and Lang, A.S. (2014) Evaluation of seabirds in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, as hosts of influenza A viruses. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 50:701-708


Deibel, S., & Thorpe, C. M. (2013). The Effects of Response Cost and Species Typical Behaviors on a Daily Time-Place Learning Task. Learning & Behaviour, 41, 42 - 53.

Dwyer, J. A., Ingram, M. L., Snow, A. C., Thorpe, C. M., Martin, G. M., & Skinner, D. M. (2013). The effects of bilateral lesions to the dorsal tegmental nucleus on spatial learning in rats. Behavioral Neuroscience (127), 867-877.

Eastwood, J., Snook, B., & Luther, K. (in press). Measuring the reading complexity and oral comprehension of Canadian youth waiver forms. Crime and Delinquency. doi:10.1177/0011128712453689

Fifield, K., Hebert, M., Angel, R., Adamec, R., Blundell, J. (2013). Inhibition of mTOR kinase via rapamycin blocks persistent predator stress-induced hyperarousal. Behavioral Brain Research.

Frizzell, L. M. & Canning, P. M. (accepted for publication). Stabilization of the prevalence of overweight and obesity in a Canadian provincial preschool population. Canadian Journal Public Health.

Kouwenberg, A. L., Hipfner, J. M., McKay, D.W., Storey, A. E. (2013). Corticosterone and stable isotopes in feathers predict egg size in Atlantic puffins Fratercula arctica. Ibis, 155, 413-418.

MacCallum, P., Hebert, M., Adamec, R., Blundell. J. (2013). Systemic inhibition of mTOR kinase via rapamycin disrupts consolidation and reconsolidation of cued fear memories. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.

MacDonald, S., Snook, B., & Keeping, Z. (2013, November). Taking note of note-taking: A scientific-based investigative tool. Blue Line, 25, 28.

McGrath, D., Dorbeck, A., & Barrett, S. (2013). The influence of acutely administered nicotine on cue-induced craving for gambling in at-risk video lottery terminal gamblers who smoke. Behavioural Pharmacology, 24(2), 124-132.

Ottenheimer-Carrier, L., Anderson, R.E., Walsh, C.J. (in press). Personality, social behavior, and cortisol in dogs visiting a dog park. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research.

Ottenheimer Carrier, L., Cyr, A., Anderson, R.A., & Walsh, C.J. (in press). Exploring the dog park: Relationships between social behaviours, personality and cortisol in companion dogs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2013.04.002.

Peckford, G., McCrae, S.M., Thorpe, C.M., Martin, G.M., & Skinner, D.M. (2013). Rats' orientation at the start point is important for spatial learning in a water T-maze. Learning & Motivation, 44, 1-15.

Peterson, C., Morris, G., Baker-Ward, L., & Flynn, S. (in press). Predicting Which Childhood Memories Persist: Contributions of Memory Characteristics. Developmental Psychology

Peterson, C., Warren, K.L., & Hayes, A.H. (2013). Revisiting the narrative elaboration technique with an ecologically relevant event. Journal of Cognition and Development, 14, 154-174. doi: 10.1080/15248372.2011.638688

Peynircioglu, Z. F., March, J. D, Surprenant, A. M., & Neath, I. (in press, accepted April 10, 2013). Contrast and congruence effects in affective priming of words and melodies. Psychology of Language and Communication.



Bennell, C., Snook, B., MacDonald, S., House, J. C., & Taylor, P. J. (2012). Computerized Crime Linkage Systems: A Critical Review and Research Agenda. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39, 620-634.

Buren, A.D., Koen-Alonso, M. & Montevecchi, W.A. (2012). Predator diet and prey availability: Common murre-capelin link in the Northwest Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 445, 25-35.

Eastwood, J., Snook, B., & Luther, K. (2012). What people want from their professionals: Attitudes toward decision making strategies. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 25, 458-468.

Francis, S. E., Mezo, P. G., & Fung, S. L. (2012). Self-control training in children: A review of interventions for anxiety and depression and the role of parental involvement. Psychotherapy Research, 22, 220-238.

Grant, V. L., McDonald, S., Sheppard, R. C., Caldwell, C. L., Heeley, T. H., Brown, A. R., & Martin, G. M. (2012). Dissociation of conditioned taste avoidance from conditioned disgust reactions induced by wheel running in rats. Behavioural Processes, 90(2), 223-228.

Hipfner, J. M., Morrison, K. W., Kouwenberg, A. L. (2012). Biology of Black Oystercatchers breeding on Triangle Island, British Columbia, 2003-2011. Northwestern Naturalist, 93, 145-153.

Kouwenberg, A-L., Martin, G.M., Skinner, D.M., Thorpe C.M., and Walsh, C.J. (2012). Spontaneous Object Recognition in Animals: A Test of Episodic Memory, Advances in Object Recognition Systems, Ioannis Kypraios (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0598-5, InTech, Available from:

MacKenzie, M. (2012). Safe Patient Handling Programs and Injury Prevention for Eastern Health in Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John's, NL: Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, Memorial University. chrsp/RER_SPHandIP.pdf

MacKenzie, M. B., Mezo, P. G., & Francis, S. E. (2012). A conceptual framework for understanding self-regulation in adults. New Ideas in Psychology, 30, 155 – 165.

Noël, V. A., Francis, S. E., Williams-Outerbridge, K., & Fung, S. L. (2012). Catastrophizing as a predictor of depressive and anxious symptoms in children. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, p. 311-320.

Parke, B., Bornstein, S., Kean, R., MacKenzie, M., McGrath, K. (2012). Age-Friendly Acute Care in Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John's, NL: Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, Memorial University. AFAC_FULL_REPORT_2012.pdf

Peterson, C., & Noel, M. (2012). "I was just screeching!" Comparing child and parent derived measures of stress. Stress and Health, 28, 279-288. doi: 10.1002/smi.1428

Rector, M.E., Kouwenberg, A-L., Wilhelm, S.I., Roberston, G.J., McKay, D.W., Fitzsimmons, M.G., Baker, C.R., Cameron-MacMillan, M.L., Walsh, C.J., and Storey, A.E. (2012) Corticosterone levels of Atlantic puffins vary with breeding stage and sex but are not elevated in poor foraging years. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 178:408-416.

Russell, E., & Hawkins, J. (2012). "The Social Economy: Working Alternatives in a Globalizing Era" – A Book Review. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, 3, 104-106.

Russell, E., Hawkins, J., & Arnold, K. (2012). Guidelines for successful self-scheduling on nursing units. Journal of Nursing Administration, 42, 408-409.

Snook, B., House, J., MacDonald, S., & Eastwood, J. (2012). Police witness interview training, supervision, and feedback: A survey of Canadian police officers. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 54, 363-372.

Snook, B., Luther, K., House, J. C., Bennell, C., & Taylor, P. J. (2012). The violent crime linkage analysis system: A test of inter-rater reliability. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39, 607-619.

Snook, B., Luther, K., Quinlan, H., & Milne, R. (2012). Let 'em talk! A field study of police questioning practices of suspects and accused persons. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39, 1328-1339. doi:10.1177/0093854812449216

Thorpe, C. M., Hallett, D., Murphy, M., Fitzpatrick, C. L., & Bakhtiar, A. (2012). Interval time place learning in young children. Behavioural Process, 91, 198- 201.

Thorpe, C. M., Deibel, S., Reddigan, J., & Fontaine, C. (2012). Strain differences in a high response-cost daily time-place learning task. Behavioural Processes, 90, 384 – 391.

Warren, K.L., Dodd, E., Raynor, G., & Peterson, C. (2012). Detecting children's lies: Comparing true accounts about highly stressful injuries with unprepared, prepared, and coached lies. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 30, 329-341. doi: 10.1002/bsl.1994


Brown, A.R., Penney, A., Skinner, D.M., & Martin, G.M. (2011). Aversive, appetitive and flavour avoidance responses in the presence of contextual cues. Learning & Behavior, 39, 95-103.

Dutton, E. E., Anderson, R. E., Walsh, C. J. (2011). "Do I know you?" Does partner familiarity influence social interactions among dogs in a park setting? Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 6, 6.

Eastwood, J., & Snook, B. (2011). The effect of listenability factors on the comprehension of police cautions. Law and Human Behavior.

Jalbert, A., Neath, I., Bireta, T. J., & Surprenant, A. M. (2011). On the irrelevance of length to the word-length effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 37, 338-353.

Jalbert, A., Neath, I., & Surprenant, A. M. (2011). Does length or neighbourhood size cause the word length effect? Memory & Cognition, 39, 1198-1210.

Kocovski, N. L., MacKenzie, M. B., & Rector, N. A. (2011). Rumination and distraction periods immediately following a speech task: Effect on post-event processing in social anxiety. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 40, 45 – 56.

Martin, G.M., Pirzada, A., Bridger, A., Tomlin, J., Thorpe, C.M. & Skinner, D.M. (2011). Manipulations of start and food locations affect navigation on a foraging task. Learning & Motivation, 42, 288-299.

Mezo, P. G., Hall, J., Duggan, C. M., & Noël, V. A. (2011). An initial comparison of live instruction and immersive video modes of progressive muscle relaxation. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 29, p. 212-223.

Moores, L. & Popadiuk,N. (2011). Positive aspects of international Student transitions: A qualitative inquiry. Journal of College Student Development, 52, 291-306.

Noël, V. A. & Francis, S. E. (2011). A meta-analytic review of the role of child anxiety sensitivity in child anxiety. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 721-733.

Peterson, C., Warren, K.L., & Short, M.M. (2011). Infantile amnesia across the years: A 2-year follow-up of children's earliest memories. Child Development, 82, 1092-1105.

Snook, B., & Keating, K. (2011). A field study of adult witness interviewing practices in a Canadian police organization. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 16, 160–172.

Surprenant, A. M., Bireta, T. J., Brown, M. A., Jalbert, A., Tehan, G., & Neath, I. (2011). Backward recall and the word length effect. American Journal of Psychology, 124, 75-86.

ten Brinke, L., MacDonald, S., Porter, S., & O'Connor, B. (2011). Crocodile tears: Facial, verbal and body language behaviours associated with genuine and fabricated remorse. Law and Human Behavior. Advance online publication.

Walsh, C. J., Howse, M., Green, C., Butler, L., Anderson, R. E. (2011). "Stop that!": People interrupting dog behaviors in a dog park setting. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 6, 7.



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