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About

Background

Dr Tan completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Linguistics at the National University of Singapore, before obtaining her MSc and PhD at the University of Essex. She then continued to work with Professor Geoff Ward at Essex for several years as a postdoctoral research fellow. Following this, Dr Tan moved to City University London to take up her present position as lecturer in October 2006.

Research

Dr Tan's research interests are in human memory, investigating memory performance over the short- and long-term using various paradigms such as free recall and immediate serial recall.

Topics of interest include the role of rehearsal and its relationship with recall, the determinants of recall and recall order, and the relationships between the many different paradigms used in memory research and what these relationships tell us about the mechanisms involved in our underlying memory system.

Publications

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  1. Ward, G., Tan, L.H.T. and Bhatarah, P. (2009). The roles of short-term verbal memory in free and serial recall: Towards a recency-based perspective. In Thorn, A. and Page, M. (Eds.), Interactions between short-term and long-term memory in the verbal domain Psychology Press. ISBN 978-1-84169-639-3.

Journal Articles (10)

  1. Tan, L., Ward, G., Paulauskaite, L. and Markou, M. (2016). Beginning at the beginning: Recall order and the number of words to be recalled. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 42(8), pp. 1282–1292. doi:10.1037/xlm0000234.
  2. Grenfell-Essam, R., Ward, G. and Tan, L. (2013). The role of rehearsal on the output order of immediate free recall of short and long lists. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39(2), pp. 317–347. doi:10.1037/a0028974.
  3. Tan, L.H.T., Ward, G. and Grenfell-Essam, R. (2010). Examining the relationship between free recall and immediate serial recall: the effects of list length and output order. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 36, pp. 1207–1241.
  4. Bhatarah, P., Ward, G. and Tan, L.H.T. (2008). Examining the relationship between free recall and immediate serial recall: The serial nature of recall and the effect of test expectancy. Memory and Cognition, 36, pp. 20–34.
  5. Tan, L.H.T. and Ward, G. (2008). Rehearsal in immediate serial recall. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, pp. 535–542.
  6. Singh, R., Yeo, S.E., Lin, P.K.F. and Tan, L.H.T. (2007). Multiple mediators of the attitude similarity-attraction relationship: Dominance of inferred attraction and subtlety of affect. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 29, pp. 61–74.
  7. Tan, L.H.T. and Ward, G. (2007). Output order in immediate serial recall. Memory and Cognition, 35(5), pp. 1093–1106.
  8. Bhatarah, P., Ward, G. and Tan, L.H.T. (2006). Examining the relationship between immediate serial recall and free recall: The effect of concurrent task performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 32, pp. 215–229.
  9. Tan, L.H.T. and Ward, G. (2004). The effects of to-be-remembered and interpolated list length on free recall. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 30, pp. 1196–1210.
  10. Tan, L.H.T. and Ward, G. (2000). A recency-based account of primacy effects in free recall. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 26, pp. 1589–1625.

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