Professor Rich Masters

Rich Masters

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Otago, MA Otago, DPhil York

About Rich

I am interested in psychological markers of the way in which people learn and perform skills. My primary area of research in implicit motor learning shows that people can learn real-life movement skills with little or no conscious access to the knowledge that underlies the skills. Important performance advantages are associated with such learning. The work crosses discipline boundaries into rehabilitation, surgery, speech sciences, movement disorders, ageing, sports sciences, psychology and developmental disorders and disabilities.

Recent Publications

  • El‐Kishawi, M., Khalaf, K., Masters, R., & Winning, T. (2020). Effect of errorless learning on the acquisition of fine motor skills in pre‐clinical endodontics. Australian Endodontic Journal. doi:10.1111/aej.12464

  • Uiga, L., Poolton, J. M., Capio, C. M., Wilson, M. R., Ryu, D., & Masters, R. S. W. (2020). The role of conscious processing of movements during balance by young and older adults. Human Movement Science, 70. doi:10.1016/j.humov.2019.102566

  • Capio, C. M., Uiga, L., Lee, M. H., & Masters, R. S. W. (2020). Application of analogy learning in softball batting: Comparing novice and intermediate players. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 9(3), 357-370. doi:10.1037/spy0000181

  • Lo, E. S. C., Wong, A. W. K., Tse, A. C. Y., Ma, E. P. M., Whitehill, T. L., & Masters, R. S. W. (2020). Development of a psychometric measure of the propensity to consciously control and monitor speech production. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63(4), 963-982. doi:10.1044/2020_JSLHR-19-00365

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Skill acquisition, implicit motor learning, psychological and perceptual aspects of human learning and performance

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Masters, Prof Rich 6206 rmasters TT.7.09A Te Huataki Waiora - School of Health

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