Ben R Newell

Summary

Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Unconscious influences on decision making: A critical review
    Ben R Newell
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia http www2 psy unsw edu au Users BNewell Index html
    Behav Brain Sci 37:1-19. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Probability matching in risky choice: the interplay of feedback and strategy availability
    Ben R Newell
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052, Australia
    Mem Cognit 41:329-38. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Think, blink or sleep on it? The impact of modes of thought on complex decision making
    Ben R Newell
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 62:707-32. 2009
  4. doi request reprint The dimensionality of perceptual category learning: a state-trace analysis
    Ben R Newell
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Mem Cognit 38:563-81. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Speeded induction under uncertainty: the influence of multiple categories and feature conjunctions
    Ben R Newell
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Psychon Bull Rev 17:869-74. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint On the role of recognition in decision making
    Ben R Newell
    Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution, University College London, London, UK
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 30:923-35. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Re-visions of rationality?
    Ben R Newell
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:11-5. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of experience in decisions from description
    Ben R Newell
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Psychon Bull Rev 14:1133-9. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint On the immunity of perceptual implicit memory to manipulations of attention
    Ben R Newell
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Mem Cognit 36:725-34. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Challenging the role of implicit processes in probabilistic category learning
    Ben R Newell
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Psychon Bull Rev 14:505-11. 2007

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Unconscious influences on decision making: A critical review
    Ben R Newell
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia http www2 psy unsw edu au Users BNewell Index html
    Behav Brain Sci 37:1-19. 2014
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Probability matching in risky choice: the interplay of feedback and strategy availability
    Ben R Newell
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052, Australia
    Mem Cognit 41:329-38. 2013
    ..The results illuminate the interplay between "top-down" identification of choice strategies and "bottom-up" discovery of those strategies via feedback...
  3. doi request reprint Think, blink or sleep on it? The impact of modes of thought on complex decision making
    Ben R Newell
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 62:707-32. 2009
    ..The results suggest that we should be cautious in accepting the advice to "stop thinking" about complex decisions...
  4. doi request reprint The dimensionality of perceptual category learning: a state-trace analysis
    Ben R Newell
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Mem Cognit 38:563-81. 2010
    ..The results highlight the potential of state-trace analysis in furthering our understanding of the mechanisms underlying category learning...
  5. doi request reprint Speeded induction under uncertainty: the influence of multiple categories and feature conjunctions
    Ben R Newell
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Psychon Bull Rev 17:869-74. 2010
    ..The results converge with other recent work suggesting that people often rely on feature conjunction information, rather than category boundaries, when making inductions under uncertainty...
  6. ncbi request reprint On the role of recognition in decision making
    Ben R Newell
    Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution, University College London, London, UK
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 30:923-35. 2004
    ..The results provide insight into when, where, and why recognition is used in decision making and also question the elevated status assigned to recognition in some frameworks (e.g., D. G. Goldstein & G. Gigerenzer, 2002)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Re-visions of rationality?
    Ben R Newell
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:11-5. 2005
    ..I argue that in the light of empirical studies carried out since then, it is time this 'vision of rationality' was revised. An alternative view based on integrative models rather than collections of heuristics is proposed...
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of experience in decisions from description
    Ben R Newell
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Psychon Bull Rev 14:1133-9. 2007
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  9. ncbi request reprint On the immunity of perceptual implicit memory to manipulations of attention
    Ben R Newell
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Mem Cognit 36:725-34. 2008
    ..These results qualify claims that the LDT might be immune to manipulations of study phase attention and suggest that the LDT has a lower threshold level of attention at encoding than do other standard implicit tests of memory...
  10. ncbi request reprint Challenging the role of implicit processes in probabilistic category learning
    Ben R Newell
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Psychon Bull Rev 14:505-11. 2007
    ..These findings have important implications for the study of probabilistic category learning in both normal and patient populations...
  11. doi request reprint Dimensions in data: testing psychological models using state-trace analysis
    Ben R Newell
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Trends Cogn Sci 12:285-90. 2008
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  12. doi request reprint Feature-based versus category-based induction with uncertain categories
    Oren Griffiths
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 38:576-95. 2012
    ..Together, these results suggest that an appropriate conceptual representation must be formed through experience with a category before it is likely to be used as a basis for feature induction...
  13. doi request reprint The effectiveness of feedback in multiple-cue probability learning
    Ben R Newell
    University College London, London, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 62:890-908. 2009
    ..The results reconcile the paradoxical contrast between metric and nonmetric MCPL and support previous findings of people's tendency to assume linearity and additivity in probabilistic cue learning...
  14. ncbi request reprint Insight and strategy in multiple-cue learning
    David A Lagnado
    Department of Psychology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Exp Psychol Gen 135:162-83. 2006
    ..Learning analyses suggested that the apparent use of suboptimal strategies emerges from the incremental tracking of statistical contingencies in the environment...
  15. doi request reprint Working memory does not dissociate between different perceptual categorization tasks
    Stephan Lewandowsky
    School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 38:881-904. 2012
    ..Contrary to the predictions of the multiple systems view of categorization, working memory thus appears to underpin performance in both major classes of perceptual category-learning tasks...
  16. doi request reprint Where to look first for an explanation of induction with uncertain categories
    Oren Griffiths
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Psychon Bull Rev 18:1212-21. 2011
    ..These findings question the extent to which category-based reasoning is used for induction when category membership is uncertain...
  17. doi request reprint Personal experience in doctor and patient decision making: from psychology to medicine
    Simon Y W Li
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW, Australia
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:993-5. 2009
    ..We highlight some of the advantages and disadvantages of experiential and description-based information, and how knowledge of these might be used to improve risk communication...
  18. doi request reprint Noncategorical approaches to feature prediction with uncertain categories
    Christopher Papadopoulos
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Mem Cognit 39:304-18. 2011
    ..g., Anderson, (Psychological Review, 98:409-429, 1991)) or the single, most probable category (e.g., Murphy & Ross, (Cognitive Psychology, 27:148-193, 1994)) was found...
  19. doi request reprint Description- and experience-based choice: does equivalent information equal equivalent choice?
    Adrian R Camilleri
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 136:276-84. 2011
    ..The implications for models of risky choice are discussed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Levels of processing effects on implicit and explicit memory tasks: using question position to investigate the lexical-processing hypothesis
    Ben R Newell
    Department of Psychology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Exp Psychol 51:132-44. 2004
    ..In contrast, there was no evidence of such an effect on the priming observed in implicit memory tasks. The results suggest that the role of lexical processing in LOP effects on priming requires further specification...
  21. doi request reprint Rich in vitamin C or just a convenient snack? Multiple-category reasoning with cross-classified foods
    Brett K Hayes
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Mem Cognit 39:92-106. 2011
    ..The results show that multiple categories are more likely to be used for property predictions about cross-classified objects when an object is primarily associated with a category that has low coherence...
  22. doi request reprint Induction with uncertain categories: When do people consider the category alternatives?
    Brett K Hayes
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Mem Cognit 37:730-43. 2009
    ..The results suggest that previous work may have exaggerated the prevalence of single-category reasoning and that people may be more flexible in their use of multiple categories in property inference than has been previously recognized...
  23. doi request reprint When and why rare events are underweighted: a direct comparison of the sampling, partial feedback, full feedback and description choice paradigms
    Adrian R Camilleri
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052, Australia
    Psychon Bull Rev 18:377-84. 2011
    ..Our results suggest that mere sequential experience of outcomes is insufficient to produce reliable underweighting. We discuss when and why underweighting occurs, and implicate repeated, consequential choice as the critical factor...
  24. doi request reprint The expression and interpretation of uncertain forensic science evidence: verbal equivalence, evidence strength, and the weak evidence effect
    Kristy A Martire
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Law Hum Behav 37:197-207. 2013
    ..These findings raise questions about the interpretability of LRs by jurors and appear to support an expectancy-based account of the weak evidence effect...
  25. doi request reprint A quantum of truth? Querying the alternative benchmark for human cognition
    Ben R Newell
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052 NSW, Australia
    Behav Brain Sci 36:300-2. 2013
    ..These issues highlight how QP theory can fall prey to the same problems of arbitrariness that Pothos & Busemeyer (P&B) discuss as plaguing other models...
  26. doi request reprint The effect of feedback delay and feedback type on perceptual category learning: the limits of multiple systems
    John C Dunn
    School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 38:840-59. 2012
    ..These results pose important challenges to models of category learning, and we discuss their implications for multiple learning system models and their alternatives...
  27. pmc Priming intelligent behavior: an elusive phenomenon
    David R Shanks
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e56515. 2013
    ..We encourage others to explore the circumstances in which this phenomenon might be obtained...
  28. ncbi request reprint The uncertain status of Bayesian accounts of reasoning
    Brett K Hayes
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia
    Behav Brain Sci 34:201-2. 2011
    ..These shortcomings are symptomatic of what Jones & Love (J&L) refer to as "fundamentalist" Bayesian approaches...
  29. doi request reprint In conflict with ourselves? An investigation of heuristic and analytic processes in decision making
    Carissa Bonner
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
    Mem Cognit 38:186-96. 2010
    ..The results are consistent with dual-process accounts, but a single-process account in which quantitative, rather than qualitative, differences in processing are assumed fares equally well in explaining the data...
  30. ncbi request reprint Evidence against hyperspecificity in implicit invariant learning
    Ben R Newell
    Department of Psychology, University College, London, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol A 55:1109-26. 2002
    ..We suggest that the term hyperspecific be reserved for cases in which minor format changes result in significant performance impairments--for example, typographical effects in implicit memory...
  31. ncbi request reprint Take the best or look at the rest? Factors influencing "one-reason" decision making
    Ben R Newell
    Department of Psychology, University College London, United Kingdom
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 29:53-65. 2003
    ..The results demarcate some of the heuristic's boundary conditions and also question the validity of TTB as a psychologically plausible and pervasive model of behavior...
  32. ncbi request reprint Evaluating three criteria for establishing cue-search hierarchies in inferential judgment
    Tim Rakow
    Department of Psychology, University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 31:1088-104. 2005
    ..A rational analysis illustrates why such changes in the frequency of acquisition would be beneficial, and reasons for the failure to observe such behavior are discussed...
  33. ncbi request reprint The subliminal mere exposure effect does not generalize to structurally related stimuli
    Ben R Newell
    Department of Psychology, University College London
    Can J Exp Psychol 57:61-8. 2003
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