Mr 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
PSYC413: Debates in Psychology

Research interests

My main research interests are in understanding variability in human memory - in other words, understanding why we remember some things better than others. My research applies insights about memory variability to understanding the relationships 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 R & Berry C 2020 'The unequal variance signal detection model of recognition: Investigating the encoding variability hypothesis' Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology , DOI Open access