Dr Chris Longmore

Dr Chris Longmore

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)



Lecturer in Psychology


  • PhD, University of York
  • MSc, University of Exeter
  • BSc, The Open University
  • 2012 - Present: Lecturer in Psychology, University of Plymouth
  • 2010 - 2012: Lecturer in Psychology, University of Hull
  • 2006 - 2010: Associate Research Fellow and Teaching Fellow, University of Exeter

Professional membership

Member of the British Psychological Society



Teaching interests

Teaching the use of statistics and software package via multimedia content. A number of tutorials on the software packages SPSS, E-Prime and OpenSesame, as well as tutorials on general statistics can be viewed here: http://www.chrislongmore.co.uk/screencasts/



Research interests

I have a strong interest in all aspects of face recognition and processing; in particular, the processes behind how unfamiliar faces become familiar and the recognition and perception of of faces in prosopagnoisa. My current research projects include examining the ability of the face recognition system to generalise to novel viewpoints of a newly learnt face and the ability to generalise across ages. I am also currently working on neuro-correlates of face learning using skin conductance response (SCR) and ERP measures.

Grants & contracts

€40,000 Bial Foundation (36 months from 01/11/09). "Electrophysiological correlates of learning new faces: A study with event-related potentials and skin-conductance responses"



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Longmore CA, Santos IM, Silva CF, Hall A, Faloyin D & Little E (2016) 'Image Dependency In The Recognition Of Newly Learnt Faces' Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology , DOI Open access
Hollins TJ, Lange N, Dennis I & Longmore CA (2015) 'Social influences on unconscious plagiarism and anti-plagiarism' Memory 24, (7) 884-902 Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Longmore CA, Liu CH & Young AW (2014) 'The importance of internal facial features in learning new faces' Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 68, (2) 249-260 Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Longmore CA & Tree JJ (2013) 'Motion as a cue to face recognition: evidence from congenital prosopagnosia' Neuropsychologia 51, (5) 864-875 Author Site , DOI
Wills AJ, Milton F, Longmore CA, Hester S & Robinson J (2013) 'Is overall similarity classification less effortful than single-dimension classification?' Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 66, (2) 299-318 Author Site , DOI
Tree JJ, Longmore C & Besner D (2011) 'Orthography, phonology, short-term memory and the effects of concurrent articulation on rhyme and homophony judgements' Acta Psychologica 136, 11-19
Tree JJ, Longmore C, Majerus S & Evans N (2011) 'SKOOL versus ZOOL: Effects of orthographic and phonological long-term memory on non-word immediate serial recall' Memory 19, 487-500
Slater A, Quinn PC, Kelly DJ, Lee K, Longmore CA, MsDonald PR & Pascalis O (2010) 'The Shaping of the Face Space in Early Infancy: Becoming a Native Face Processor' Child Development Perspectives 4, (3) 205-211
Hayes RA, Slater AM & Longmore CA (2009) 'Rhyming abilities in 9-month-olds: The role of the vowel and coda explored' Cognitive Development 24, 106-112
Milton FN, Longmore, C.A., Wills & A.J. (2008) 'Processes of overall similarity sorting in free classification' Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 34, (3) 676-692 Author Site , DOI
Longmore CA, Liu, C.H., Young & A.W. (2008) 'Learning faces from photographs' Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 34, (1) 77-100 , DOI
McDonald PR, Slater AM & Longmore CA (2008) 'Covert detection of attractiveness among the neurologically intact: evidence from skin-conductance responses' Perception 37, (7) 1054-1060 Author Site , DOI
Conference Papers
Wills AJ, Longmore CA & Milton F (2013) 'Impulsivity and Overall Similarity Classification' 3783-3788
Santos IM, Toyn F, Watson B & Longmore C (2012) 'Attractiveness enhances the perceived familiarity of unfamiliar faces but not familiar faces' 113-113


Conferences organised

Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society, University of Hull, 11th-13th April 2012

Other academic activities


  • Nominated for best coursework feedback for the year 2011/2012 at the University of Hull student led teaching awards. 
  • Voted lecturer of the year 2009/2010 for the School of Psychology, University of Exeter.
  • Voted top 10 of lecturers for the year 2009/2010 at the University of Exeter.
  • K.M. Stott prize from the University of York for the best thesis in Psychology 2006/2007


Personal website: http://www.chrislongmore.co.uk/