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Emma Preece

Doctorial Researcher and Sessional Lecturer

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details

email: e.preece@worc.ac.uk

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Qualifications: 

BSc First Class (Hons) Psychology. University of Worcester, 2007.

 

Thesis

‘The Loci of Age of Acquisition and Word Frequency Effects: Evidence from Contemporary Experimental Paradigms and Eye-Tracking’

 
Emma’s PhD investigates how the average age at which words and concepts are learnt and their frequency of occurrence within a language community influence adults subsequent perceptual, semantic and lexical processing. This research is incorporates a wide variety of experimental techniques including picture-category verification, picture-name verification, picture naming, reading and eye-tracking.

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Emma has regularly taught on a wide variety of topics in Psychology including Research Methods, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Language. She also worked for the University of Worcester as a research assistant for several years and contributed towards projects in health psychology, cognitive psychology, educational psychology and occupational psychology.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Publications

Publications

Catling, J., Dent, K., Preece, E., & Johnston, B. (in-press). Age of Acquisition effects in novel picture naming: A laboratory analogue. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Preece, E.L. (2012). Psychology Express: Biological Psychology. London: Prentice Hall.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Emma is currently working as an Instructor in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham.