Professor Christopher Mitchell
Profiles

Professor Christopher Mitchell

Professor in Psychology

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)

Role

I am a cognitive psychologist working in the areas of learning, memory and attention. My main research focus has been on the role of high-level cognitive processes in human associative learning. I have also published on perceptual learning and liking. My current research concerns human instrumental learning and Pavlovian-instrumental interactions.

 

2015

Griffiths, O., Mitchell, C.J., Bethmont, A., & Lovibond, P.F. (2015). Outcome predictability biases learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Cognition and Learning.

2014

Mitchell, C.J., & Hall, G. (2014). Can theories of animal discrimination explain perceptual learning in humans? Psychological Bulletin, 140, 283-307.

2013

Mitchell, C.J., Griffiths, O., More, P., & Lovibond, P.F. (2013). Contingency bias in probability judgment may arise from ambiguity regarding additional causes. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 1675-1686

de Zilva, D., Mitchell, C.J., & Newell, B.R. (2013). Eliminating the mere exposure effect through changes in context between exposure and test. Cognition and Emotion, 27, 1345-1358.

Le Pelley, M.E., Mitchell, C.J., Johnson, A., & Pearce, N.S. (2013). Outcome value influences attentional biases in human associative learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 39, 39-55.

Lovibond, PF., Chen, S.X., Mitchell, C.J., Weidemann, G. (2013). Competition between an avoidance response and a safety signal: Evidence for a single learning system. Biological Psychology, 92, 9-16.

2012

Wang, T., Lavis, Y., Hall, G., & Mitchell, C.J. (2012). Location and salience of unique features in human perceptual learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 38, 407-418.

de Zilva, D. & Mitchell, C.J. (2012). Effects of exposure on discrimination of similar stimuli and on memory for their unique and common features. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 1123-1138.

Weidemann, G., Broderick, J., Lovibond, P.F., Mitchell, C.J. (2012). Both trace and delay conditioned eyeblink responding can be dissociated from outcome expectancy.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 38, 1-10.

Mitchell, C.J., Griffiths, O., Seetoo, J., Lovibond, P.F. (2012). Attentional mechanisms in learned predictiveness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 38, 191-202.

2011

Chang, B., & Mitchell, C.J. (2011). Discriminating between the effects of valence and salience in the Implicit Association Test. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 2251-2275.

Wang, T, & Mitchell, C.J. (2011). Attention and relative novelty in human perceptual learning.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 37, 436-445.

Griffiths, O., Johnson, A., & Mitchell, C.J. (2011). Negative transfer in human associative learning. Psychological Science, 22, 1198-1204.

Lovibond, P.F., Liu, J.C.J., Weidemann, G., Mitchell, C.J. (2011). Awareness is necessary for differential trace and delay eyeblink conditioning in humans. Biological Psychology, 87, 393-400.

Lavis, Y., Kadib, R., Mitchell,C.J., & Hall, G. (2011). Memory for, and salience of, the unique features in perceptual learning.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 37, 211-219.

2010

Mitchell, C.J. & Le Pelley (2010).  Attention and associative learning.  Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Mitchell C.J.  (2010). Learning, memory and attention. In Attention and associative learning, C.J. Mitchell and M.E. Le Pelley (Eds.). Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Mitchell C.J. & Le Pelley, M.E. (2010). Attention and Memory: An overview. In Attention and associative learning, C.J. Mitchell and M.E. Le Pelley (Eds.). Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Mitchell, C.J., Wardle, S., Lovibond, P.F., Weidemann, G., & Chang, B.P.I. (2010). Do reaction times in the Perruchet effect reflect variations in the strength of an associative link? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 36, 567-572.

2009

Chang, B., & Mitchell, C.J. (2009) Processing fluency as a source of salience asymmetries in the Implicit Association Test. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 2030-2054.

Newell, B.R., Mitchell, C.J., & Hayes, B.K. (2009).  Missing the target: A reply to Koehler & Macchi (2009). Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 21, 317-335.

Lovibond, P.F., Mitchell, C.J., Minard, E., Brady, A., Menzies, R.G. (2009). Safety behaviours preserve threat beliefs: Protection from extinction of human fear conditioning by an avoidance response. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 716-720.

Mitchell, C.J.  (2009). Human and animal perceptual learning: Some common and some unique features. Learning and Behavior, 37, 154-160.

Mitchell, C.J., De Houwer, J., & Lovibond, P.F. (2009). The propositional nature of human associative learning.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 183-198.

Mitchell, C. J., De Houwer, J., & Lovibond, P.F. (2009). Link-based learning theory creates more problems than it solves. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 230-246.

Weidemann, G., Tangen, J., Lovibond, P.F., & Mitchell, C.J. (2009). Is Perruchet’s dissociation between eyeblink conditioned responding and outcome expectancy evidence for two learning systems? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes.

2008

Griffiths, O., & Mitchell, C.J. (2008). Selective attention in human associative learning and recognition memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137, 626-648.

Mitchell, C.J., Harris, J.A., Westbrook, R.F & Griffiths, O. (2008). Changes in cue associability across training in human causal learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 34, 423-436.

Mitchell, C.J., Kadib, R., Nash, S., Lavis, Y. & Hall, G.  (2008). Analysis of the Role of Associative Inhibition in Perceptual Learning by Means of the Same-Different Task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 34, 475-485.

Mitchell, C.J., Nash, S., & Hall, G. (2008).  The intermixed-blocked effect in human perceptual learning is not the consequence of trial spacing.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory & Cognition, 34, 237-242.

Griffiths, O., & Mitchell, C.J. (2008). Negative priming reduces affective ratings. Cognition and Emotion, 22, 1119-1129.

Scully, A., & Mitchell, C.J. (2008). Extinction in learning and memory.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61, 1472-1478.

Lovibond, P.F., Saunders, J.C., Weidemann, G., & Mitchell, C.J. (2008). Evidence for expectancy as a mediator of avoidance and anxiety in a laboratory model of human avoidance learning.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61, 1199-1216.

Newell, B.R., Mitchell, C.J., & Hayes, B.K. (2008) Getting scarred and winning lotteries: Effects of exemplar cuing and statistical format on imagining low probability events. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 21, 317-335.

Barnier, A. J., Dienes, Z., & Mitchell, C. (2008).  How Hypnosis happens: New cognitive theories of hypnotic responding.  In M. Nash & A. Barnier (Eds), Oxford Handbook of Hypnosis. Oxford University Press: Oxford.

2007

Wardle, S., Mitchell C.J. & Lovibond, P.F. (2007).  Flavour evaluative conditioning and contingency awareness.  Learning & Behavior, 35, 233-241.

Mitchell, C. J., Livesey, E. & Lovibond, P.F. (2007). A dissociation between causal judgment and the ease with which a cause is categorized with its effect. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60(3), 400-417.

Sargent, M. J., Kahan, T. A., & Mitchell, C. J. (2007). The mere acceptance effect: Can it influence responses on racial Implicit Association Tests? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43(5), 787-793.

2006

Mitchell, C. J., Lovibond, P. F., Minard, E., & Lavis, Y. (2006). Forward blocking in human learning sometimes reflects the failure to encode a cue-outcome relationship. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59(5), 830-844.

Lavis, Y. & Mitchell, C. (2006). Effects of preexposure on stimulus discrimination: An investigation of the mechanisms responsible for human perceptual learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59(12), 2083-2101.

2005

Mitchell, C. J., Lovibond, P. F., & Condoleon, M. (2005). Evidence for deductive reasoning in blocking of causal judgments. Learning and Motivation, 36(1), 77-87.

Mitchell, C. J., Lovibond, P. F., & Gan, C. Y. (2005). A dissociation between causal judgment and outcome recall. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12(5), 950-954.

Bonardi, C., Graham, S., Hall, G., & Mitchell, C. (2005). Acquired distinctiveness and equivalence in human discrimination learning: Evidence for an attentional process. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12(1), 88-92.

Mitchell, C. J., Killedar, A., & Lovibond, P. F. (2005). Inference-based retrospective revaluation in human causal judgments requires knowledge of within-compound relationships. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 31(4), 418-424.

2004 and before

Mitchell, C. J. (2004). Mere acceptance produces apparent attitude in the Implicit Association Test. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40(3), 366-373.

Mitchell, C. J., Anderson, N. E., & Lovibond, P. F. (2003). Measuring evaluative conditioning using the Implicit Association Test. Learning and Motivation, 34(2), 203-217.

Hall, G., Mitchell, C., Graham, S., & Lavis, Y. (2003). Acquired equivalence and distinctiveness in human discrimination learning: Evidence for associative mediation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 132(2), 266-276.

Lovibond, P. F., Been, S., Mitchell, C. J., Bouton, M. E., & Frohardt, R. (2003). Forward and backward blocking of causal judgment is enhanced by additivity of effect magnitude. Memory & Cognition, 31(1), 133-142.

Mitchell, C. J., & Lovibond, P. F. (2002). Backward and forward blocking in human electrodermal conditioning: Blocking requires an assumption of outcome additivity. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology B: Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55B(4), 311-329.

Heyes, C. M., Ray, E. D., Mitchell, C. J., & Nokes, T. (2000). Stimulus enhancement: Controls for social facilitation and local enhancement. Learning and Motivation, 31(2), 83-98.

Mitchell, C. J., Heyes, C. M., Gardner, M. R., & Dawson G. R. (1999). Limitations of a bidirectional control procedure for the investigation of imitation in rats: Odour cues on the manipulandum. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology B: Comparative and Physiological Psychology. 52B(3), 193-202.

Mitchell, C., & Heyes, C. (1996). Simultaneous overshadowing and potentiation of taste and contextual cues by a second taste in toxicosis conditioning. Learning and Motivation, 27(1), 58-72.

Reed, P., Mitchell, C., & Nokes, T. (1996). Intrinsic reinforcing properties of putatively neutral stimuli in an instrumental two-lever discrimination task. Animal Learning & Behavior, 24(1), 38-45.