Recent Publications

Searston, R. A., Tangen, J. M., & Eva, K. W. (under review). Putting bias into context: The role of familiarity in identification.

Wu, W., Tangen, J. M., Vokey, J. R., & Humphreys, M. S. (under revision). On discriminating people: Visual redundancy in categorisation.

Thompson, M. B. & Tangen, J. M. (2014). The nature of expertise in fingerprint matching: Experts can do a lot with a little. PLoS ONE, 9(12): e114759. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114759 [Link]

Edmond, G., Martire, K., Found, B., Kemp, R., Hamer, D., Hibbert, B., Ligertwood, A., Porter, G., San Roque, M., Searston, R., Tangen, J., Thompson, M., White, D. (2014). How to cross-examine forensic scientists: A guide for lawyers. Australian Bar Review, 39, 174-197. [PDF]

Edmond, G., Tangen, J. M., Searston, R. A., & Dror, I. E. (2014). Contextual bias and cross-contamination in the forensic sciences: The implications for investigations, plea bargains, trials and appeals. Law, Probability & Risk. doi: 10.1093/lpr/mgu018 [PDF]

Thompson, M. B. & Tangen, J. M. (2014). Generalization in fingerprint matching experiments. Science & Justice, 54(5), 391-392. doi: 10.1016/j.scijus.2014.06.008 [PDF]

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & Searston, R. A. (2014). Understanding expertise and non-analytic cognition in fingerprint discriminations made by humans. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00737  [PDF]

Edmond, G., Thompson, M. B., & Tangen, J. M. (2013). A guide to interpreting forensic testimony: Scientific approaches to fingerprint evidence. Law, Probability & Risk. doi: 10.1093/lpr/mgt011 [PDF]

Tangen, J. M. (2013). Identification personified. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 45(3), 315-322. doi:10.1080/00450618.2013.782339 [PDF]

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & McCarthy D. J. (2013). Expertise in fingerprint identification. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 58(6), 1519-1530. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12203 [PDF]

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & McCarthy D. J. (2013). Human matching performance of genuine crime scene latent fingerprints. Law and Human Behavior, 38(1), 84-93. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000051 [PDF]

Wu, W., Moreno, A. M., Tangen, J. M., & Reinhard, J. (2013). Honeybees can discriminate between Monet and Picasso paintings. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology, 199(1), 45-55. doi:10.1007/s00359-012-0767-5 [PDF] [Supp 1] [Supp 2] [Supp 3]

Tangen, J. M., Constable, M. D., Durrant, E., Teeter, C., Beston, B. R., & Kim, J. A. (2011). The role of interest and images in slideware presentations. Computers & Education, 56(3), 865-872. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2010.10.028 [PDF]

Tangen, J. M., Murphy, S. C., & Thompson, M. B. (2011). Flashed face distortion effect: Grotesque faces from relative spaces. Perception, 40(5), 628-630. doi:10.1068/p6968 [PDF] [Demo 1] [Demo 2]

Tangen, J. M., Thompson, M. B., & McCarthy D. J. (2011). Identifying fingerprint expertise. Psychological Science, 22(8), 995–997. doi:10.1177/0956797611414729 [PDF][Watch]

Humphreys, M. S., Tangen, J. M., Bettina Cornwell, T., Quinn, E. A., & Murray, K. L. (2010). Unintended effects of memory on decision making: A breakdown in access control. Journal of Memory and Language, 63(3), 400-415. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2010.06.006 [PDF]

Weidemann, G., Tangen, J. M., 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, 35(2), 169-176. doi:10.1037/a0013294 [PDF]

Vokey, J. R., Tangen, J. M., & Cole, S. A. (2009). On the preliminary psychophysics of fingerprint identification. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62(5), 1023-1040. doi:10.1080/17470210802372987 [PDF][Watch]