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Cassandra Bland

Department of Psychology

E: cassandra.bland.1@city.ac.uk

Thesis title: False memories and the effects of negative emotions

Supervisors: Professor Mark L. Howe

Higher education background

MSc (Merit) in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, The University of Nottingham

BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, The University of Nottingham

Overview and research interests

Cassandra currently investigates false memories, and the effects of negative emotion. Research has previously shown that emotions have a significant effect on false memory production; however more research is needed to explore the specific effects of various negative emotions.

Her research will investigate the association between negative emotions and survival relevance. False memory research shows an advantage for survival relevant information. She will extend this line of research to provide a deeper understanding of the effects of social, and physical, survival on false memories.

Cassandra's more general interests extend to how the interaction of false memories and emotions affects reasoning and psychological well-being.

Research interests

  • Memory and Cognition
  • False memories
  • Survival memory
  • Emotions