Professor M Garry

Qualifications: PhD Connecticut



Human Behaviour; Psychology

Research Interests

Memory, memory distortions, false memories, traumatic memories, (the myth of) repression, memory and its overlap with the law.

Recent Publications

Taylor, R. & Garry, M. (2019). People infuse their passwords with autobiographical information, Memory, 10.1080/09658211.2018.1539499

Sanson, M., Strange, D., & Garry, M. (2019). “Trigger warnings” are trivially helpful at reducing negative affect, intrusive thoughts, and avoidance, Clinical Psychological Science,

Sanson, M., Cardwell, B.A., Rasmussen, A.S., & Garry, M. (2019) Evidence that “voluntary” versus “involuntary” retrieval is a fluency-based attribution. Psychological Reports,

Michael, R. B., & Garry, M. (2019). How do ordered questions bias eyewitnesses? Memory, 27, 904-915. doi:10.1080/09658211.2019.1607388

Garry, M. (2019). Title IX: the Big Mess on Campus comment on Meissner and Lyles. Journal of Applied Research in Memory & Cognition.

Quigley-McBride, A., Franco, G., McLaren, D.B., Mantonakis, A., and Garry, M. (2018). In the real world, people prefer the last whisky when tasting options in a long sequence. PLOS ONE, 0202732

Wade, K.A., Garry, M., & Pezdek, K. (2018). De-constructing Rich False Memories of Committing Crime. Psychological Science, 29, 471-476, http://

Sanson, M., Newman, E. J., & Garry, M. (2017). The characteristics of imagined future experiences and memories that serve a directive function. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, cns0000136

Taylor, R., Burton-Wood, C., & Garry, M. (2017). America was great when nationally relevant events occurred and when Americans were young. Journal of Applied Research in Memory & Cognition, 10.1016/j.jarmac.2017.05.003

Cardwell, B.A., Lindsay, D.S., Garry, M. & Förster, K. (2017). Uninformative Photos Can Increase People’s Perceived Knowledge of Complicated Processes. Journal of Applied Research in Memory & Cognition, 10.1016/j.jarmac.2017.05.002

Cardwell, B.A., Newman, E.J., Garry, M., Mantonakis, A., & Beckett, R. (2017). Photos that increase feelings of learning promote positive evaluations. Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 10.1037/xlm0000358

Cardwell, B. A., Henkel, L. A., Garry, M., Newman, E. J., & Foster, J. L. (2016). Nonprobative photos rapidly lead people to believe claims about their own (and other people’s) pasts. Memory & Cognition, 44, 883-89610.3758/s13421-016-0603-1

Nash, R. A., Wade, K. A., Garry, M., Loftus, E. F., & Ost, J. (2016). Misrepresentations and flawed logic about the prevalence of false memories. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 10.1002/acp.3265

Nash, R.A, Wade, K.A., Garry, M.  & Adelman, J.S. (2016). A robust preference for cheap-and-easy strategies over reliable strategies when verifying personal memories. Memory, 10.1080/09658211.2016.1214280

Newman, E.J., Azad, T., Lindsay, D.S. & Garry, M. (2016). Evidence that photos promote rosiness in predictions about the future. Memory & Cognition, 10.3758/s13421-016-0652-5

Newman, E.J., Garry, M., Unkelbach, C., Bernstein, D.M., Lindsay, D.S., & Nash, R. (2015). Truthiness and falsiness of trivia claims depend on judgmental contexts, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 41,

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Michael, R.B., & Garry, M. (2015). Ordered questions bias eyewitnesses and jurors. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

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Lynn, S.J., Lilienfeld, S.O., Merckelbach, H., Giesbrecht, T., McNally, R.J., Loftus, E.F., Bruck, M., Garry, M. & Malaktaris, A. (2014). The trauma model of dissociation: Inconvenient truths and stubborn fictions: Reply to Dalenberg et al., Psychological Bulletin.

Wade, K.A., Nash, R.A, & Garry, M. (2014). People consider reliability and cost when verifying their autobiographical memories. Acta Psychologica, 146, 28–34.

Newman, E.J., Sanson, M, Miller, E.K., Quigley-McBride A., Foster, J.L., Bernstein, D.B & Garry, M. (2014). People with Easier to Pronounce Names Promote Truthiness of Claims. PLOS ONE, 10.1371/journal.pone.0088671

Michael, R.B., Braniff, G., Garry, M., & Loftus, E.F. (2014). Thinking about regret: Number of memories, not ease of retrieval, influences judgments about regret, Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice.

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Hewitt, L. Y., Kane, R., & Garry, M. (2013). Speaking Order Predicts Memory Conformity After Accounting for Exposure to Misinformation. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10.3758/s13423-013-0377-4

Michael, R. B., Newman, E. J., Vuorre, M., Cumming, G., & Garry, M. (2013). On the (non)persuasive power of a brain image. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10.3758/s13423-013-0391-6

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Zajac, R., Garry, M., London, K., Goodyear-Smith, F., & Hayne, H. (2013). Misconceptions about childhood sexual abuse and child witnesses: Implications for psychological experts in the courtroom. Memory, doi:10.1080/09658211.2013.778287

Fenn, E., Newman, E.J., Pezdek, K., & Garry, M. (2013). The Effect of Nonprobative Photographs on Truthiness Judgments Persists Over Time. Acta Psychologica,

Wade, C., Tavris, C. & Garry, M. (2013). Psychology, 11th edition. New York: Pearson.

Foster, J.L., Garry, M., Huthwaite, T., Yesberg, J. & Loftus, E.F. (2012). Repetition, Not Number of Sources, Increases both Susceptibility to Misinformation and Confidence in the Accuracy of Eyewitnesses. Acta Psychologica, 320-326. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2011.12.004

Foster, J.L & Garry, M. (2012). Building False Memories without Suggestions. American Journal of Psychology. 25, 225-232. doi:10.5406/amerjpsyc.125.2.0225

Michael, R. B., Garry, M., & Kirsch, I. (2012). Suggestion, cognition, and behavior, 21, 151-156. Current Directions in Psychological Science 10.1177/0963721412446369

Newman, E.J., Garry, M., Bernstein, D.M., Kantner, J. & Lindsay, D.S. (2012). Non-Probative Photographs (or Words) Inflate Truthiness. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10.3758/s13423-012-0292-0

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