student profile: Miss Hayley Cullen


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Thesis work

Thesis title: Inattentional blindness within the legal system

Supervisors: Celine VAN GOLDE , Helen PATERSON

Thesis abstract:

Inattentional blindness refers to a failure to notice an unexpected event when attention is paid to something else (Mack & Rock, 1998). Inattentional blindness can occur in many situations, such as in the case of crime, where both eyewitnesses and police officers may fail to detect a crime occurring due to engagement in another task. However, very little research has explored the factors that influence inattentional blindness for crime, and the effect that inattentional blindness may have on memory accuracy, susceptibility to post-event information, and juror decision-making. The current study aims to investigate the occurrence of inattentional blindness in eyewitnesses, police officers and jurors in order to understand how inattentional blindness impacts the legal system as a whole.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • van Golde, C., Dilevski, N., Deck, S., Cullen, H., Paterson, H. (2018). One statement at a time: How memory research can facilitate prosecution of domestic and family violence. Police Science: Australia and New Zealand Journal of Evidence Based Policing, 3(2), 12-17.

Conferences

  • Cullen, H., Paterson, H., van Golde, C. (2019). "Blind" faith in experts? A systematic review on the effect of expertise and experience on inattentional blindness. Northwest Cognition and Memory Conference (NOWCAM), Victoria, Canada.
  • Cullen, H., Paterson, H., van Golde, C. (2019). Inattentional blindness in police officers: Research challenges and future directions. Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC XIII) Conference, Cape Cod.
  • Cullen, H., Paterson, H., van Golde, C. (2019). Juror perceptions of witnesses who experience inattentional blindness for crime. Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC XIII) Conference, Cape Cod.
  • Cullen, H., Paterson, H., van Golde, C. (2019). Witnesses and the media: The effect of crime re-enactments on eyewitness recall. Society of Australasian Social Psychologists Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Cullen, H., Paterson, H., van Golde, C. (2018). Juror perceptions of witness inattentional blindness during criminal trials. 2018 Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, University of Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Cullen, H., Paterson, H., van Golde, C. (2017). Crime obviousness and awareness: Everyday distractions may reduce awareness even for obvious crime. Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC XII), Sydney: Unpublished.
  • van Golde, C., Paterson, H., Cullen, H., Marsh, A. (2017). Wait! When did he say that again? Adult memory for details of reoccurring events. Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC XII), Sydney: Unpublished.
  • Cullen, H., van Golde, C., Paterson, H. (2016). "Have you seen this child?": The effect of crime re-enactment on eyewitness memory. International Conference on Memory (ICOM-6), Hungary: International Conference on Memory (ICOM-6).

2019

  • Cullen, H., Paterson, H., van Golde, C. (2019). "Blind" faith in experts? A systematic review on the effect of expertise and experience on inattentional blindness. Northwest Cognition and Memory Conference (NOWCAM), Victoria, Canada.
  • Cullen, H., Paterson, H., van Golde, C. (2019). Inattentional blindness in police officers: Research challenges and future directions. Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC XIII) Conference, Cape Cod.
  • Cullen, H., Paterson, H., van Golde, C. (2019). Juror perceptions of witnesses who experience inattentional blindness for crime. Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC XIII) Conference, Cape Cod.
  • Cullen, H., Paterson, H., van Golde, C. (2019). Witnesses and the media: The effect of crime re-enactments on eyewitness recall. Society of Australasian Social Psychologists Conference, Sydney, Australia.

2018

  • Cullen, H., Paterson, H., van Golde, C. (2018). Juror perceptions of witness inattentional blindness during criminal trials. 2018 Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, University of Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • van Golde, C., Dilevski, N., Deck, S., Cullen, H., Paterson, H. (2018). One statement at a time: How memory research can facilitate prosecution of domestic and family violence. Police Science: Australia and New Zealand Journal of Evidence Based Policing, 3(2), 12-17.

2017

  • Cullen, H., Paterson, H., van Golde, C. (2017). Crime obviousness and awareness: Everyday distractions may reduce awareness even for obvious crime. Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC XII), Sydney: Unpublished.
  • van Golde, C., Paterson, H., Cullen, H., Marsh, A. (2017). Wait! When did he say that again? Adult memory for details of reoccurring events. Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC XII), Sydney: Unpublished.

2016

  • Cullen, H., van Golde, C., Paterson, H. (2016). "Have you seen this child?": The effect of crime re-enactment on eyewitness memory. International Conference on Memory (ICOM-6), Hungary: International Conference on Memory (ICOM-6).

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