Rory Spanton

Rory Spanton

Teaching and Support Assistant

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)


PhD Psychology, University of Plymouth (2020 - Present)

Research Assistant, University of Plymouth (2019 - 2020)

BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Plymouth (2015 - 2019)

Teaching interests

My main teaching interests involve research methods, statistics, and R programming.

Current Teaching and Marking:

PSYC519/719: Research Methods in Practice 1
PSYC520/720: Research Methods in Practice 2
PSYC413: Debates in Psychology

Research interests

My research investigates the relationship between explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious) forms of memory. I use a mix of behavioural experimentation and mathematical modelling in my work, while adhering to open science practices.

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Spanton RW & Berry CJ (2020) 'The unequal variance signal-detection model of recognition memory: Investigating the encoding variability hypothesis' Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 73, (8) 1242-1260 , DOI Open access