And from Guru Bob down at the temple:
“A team of lambs led by a lion will beat a team of lions led by a lamb. But a team of donkeys led by a goat – no one is sure.”
Papers just out
Brewer, N., Lucas, C. A., Lim, A., & Young, R. L. (in press, accepted August 24, 2022). Detecting dodgy behavior: The role of autism, autistic traits, and theory of mind. Autism.
Brewer, N., Lucas, C. A., Georgopoulos, M. A., & Young, R. L. (2022). Facing up to others’ emotions: No evidence of autism-related deficits in metacognitive awareness of emotion recognition. Autism Research, 15, 1508-1521.
Georgopoulos, M. A., Brewer, N., Lucas, C. A., & Young, R. L. (2022). Speed and accuracy of emotion recognition in autistic adults: The role of stimulus type, response format and emotion. Autism Research, 15, 1686-1697.
Lim, A., Brewer, N., & Young, R. L. (2022, online ahead of print). Revisiting the relationship between cybercrime, autistic traits, and autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Young, R., Brewer, N., Nah, Y-H., & Lim, A. (in press, 2022). Autism Detection in Early Childhood—2 (ADEC) Manual. ACER Press, Camberwell, Vic.
Others out in 2022
Lim, A., Young, R. L., & Brewer, N. (2022). The effect of autistic behaviors on evaluations of deception and credibility in everyday social situations. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 36, 548-560.
Lucas, C. A., & Brewer, N. (2022). Could precise and replicable manipulations of suspect-filler similarity optimize eyewitness identification performance? Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 28, 108-122.
Lim, A., Young, R. L., & Brewer, N. (2022). Atypical behaviours associated with mental health conditions and disabilities negatively affect judgments of deception and credibility. Australian Journal of Psychology, 74(1), e2067486.
Lucas, C. A., Brewer, N., & Young, R. L. (2022). Pitfalls when using AUC to evaluate item content for early screening tests for autism. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 30, 430-437.
Brewer, N., Young, R. L., Norris, J. E., Maras, K., Michael, Z., & Barnett, E. (2022). A quick measure of theory of mind in autistic adults: Decision accuracy, latency and self-awareness. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 52, 2479-2496.
Lim, A., Young, R. L., & Brewer, N. (2022). Autistic individuals may be erroneously perceived as deceptive and lacking credibility. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 52, 490-507.
Brewer, N., Zweck, T., Lucas, C. A., & Guidolin, M. (2022). Eyewitnesses’ pre-lineup memory strength inferences can influence identification decisions. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 37, 339-350.
Feb 2020 – how to improve police photoarrays and lineups
The paper was commissioned by Division 41 of the American Psychological Association; the 6 authors were invited; and (as well as the normal journal reviewing processes) the various iterations of the manuscript were reviewed in sessions at major international conferences:
Wells, G. L., Kovera, M. B., Douglass, A. B., Brewer, N., Meissner, C., & Wixted, J. (2020). Policy and procedure recommendations for the collection and preservation of eyewitness identification evidence. Law and Human Behavior, 44, 3-36. [see background to the paper here]
BUT, even when done well, they are far from perfect … & our American Psychologist paper from January 2020 (see below) outlines a radical new way of conducting identification tests !
Jan 2020 – major new paper out in American Psychologist on what’s wrong with police lineups and how to fix the problem
Brewer, N., Weber, N., & Guerin, N. (2020). Police line-ups of the future? American Psychologist, 75, 76-91.