Position

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
School of Psychology

Qualifications

B.A., B.Sc (Hons)., Ph.D. (VUW, New Zealand)

Topic Coordinator:

  • PSYC3008  Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC3235  Applications of Psychological Science

Topic Lecturer:

  • PSYC1107  Psychology of Weird and Wonderful Ideas
  • PSYC3005  Applications to Clinical and Health Psychology
  • PSYC3008  Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC7006  Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • PSYC7007  Applications of Psychology

Research expertise

  • Psychology

Research interests

My research draws on experimental paradigms and theory from clinical psychology and cognitive science in order to understand real-life situations in which memory distortion can be maladaptive. I am particularly interested in autobiographical memory for negative and traumatic experiences, and intrusive and involuntary memories. I am also interested in attitudes towards wrongful conviction, expectancy effects, the relationship between alcohol, crime and memory, and other legal implications of memory distortion.

Supervisory interests

  • Autobiographical memory
  • Cognition
  • Criminal justice
  • Implicit cognitive processing
  • Memory
  • Memory distortion, legal implications of
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic memory

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Memory (4) ;

Associate supervisor : Memory (1) ;

Completion

Associate supervisor : Memory (1) ;

Publications

  • Takarangi, M.K. and Loftus, E.F. (2016). Suggestion, placebos and false memories. In Amir Raz and Cory Harris Eds., ed. Placebo Talks: Modern Perspectives on Placebos in Society. New York, United States of America: Oxford University Press, pp. 204-226.
  • Takarangi, M.K.T. and Flowe, H. (2012). Violent crime: Robbery and assault. In B Winder & P Banyard, ed. A Psychologist's Casebook of Crime From Arson to Voyeurism. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 225-242.
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  • Woodyatt, L.T., Takarangi, M.K. and Wenzel, M. (2016). Does experiencing acceptance help reduce offender's defensiveness. Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Brisbane, Australia. Mar 2016.
  • Flowe, H., Takarangi, M.K. and Humphries, J. (2016). Does acute alcohol intoxication during encoding affect the confidence-accuracy relationship? Experimental Psychology Society. London, UK. Jan 2016.
  • Green, D.M., Takarangi, M.K. and Thomas, N.A. (2015). Do spatial asymmetries influence boundary extension? 5th Annual Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. Auckland, New Zealand. Nov 2015.
  • Green, D.M. and Takarangi, M.K. (2015). Negative emotional stimuli and the boundary restriction phenomenon. 42nd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Sydney Australia. Mar 2015.
  • Moeck, E.K., Takarangi, M.K. and Thomas, N.A. (2015). Lateralized processing of emotional images: The existence of a right hemisphere memory bias. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Jun 2015.
  • Oulton, J.M., Takarangi, M.K., Strange, D. and Quayum, S.N. (2015). Memory amplification for traumatic experiences: Investigating the relationship between memory distortion and PTSD symptoms in the laboratory. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied in Memory and Cognition. Victoria, BC, Canada. Jun 2015.
  • Quayum, S.N., Takarangi, M.K., Strange, D., Nixon, R.D. and Oulton, J.M. (2015). Memory amplification for traumatic experiences: Are people susceptible to post-event information about trauma? Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Victoria, Canada. Jun 2015.
  • Skurray, R.J., Takarangi, M.K., Strange, D. and Foster, J.L. (2015). Failures in meta-awareness for traumatic experiences: Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Victoria, Canada. Jun 2015.
  • Takarangi, M.K. and Thomas, N.A. (2015). Spatial representation of positive and negative autobiographical experiences on the mental timeline. 5th Annual Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. Auckland, New Zealand. Nov 2015.
  • Takarangi, M.K., Green, D.M., Strange, D. and Lindsay, D.S. (2015). Measuring meta-awareness of intrusive thoughts about emotional events. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Victoria, Canada. Jun 2015.
  • Takarangi, M.K., Oulton, J.M., Strange, D. and Quayum, S.N. (2015). Memory amplification for traumatic experiences: a laboratory analogue. 42nd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia. Mar 2015.
  • Thomas, N.A. and Takarangi, M.K. (2015). Going through the emotions on the space-time continuum. 19th Annual European Society for Cognitive Psychology Conference. Paphos, Cyprus. Sep 2015.
  • Thomas, N.A. and Takarangi, M.K. (2015). Going through the emotions on the space-time continuum. 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia. Apr 2015.
  • Moeck, E.K., Takarangi, M.K. and Thomas, N.A. (2015). Lateralised processing of emotional images: The existence of a right hemisphere memory bias. 5th Annual Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. Auckland, New Zealand. Nov 2015.
  • Green, D.M. and Takarangi, M.K. (2015). Negative emotional stimuli and the boundary restriction pehnomenon. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Victoria, Canada. Jun 2015.
  • Takarangi, M. (2014). Changing the categorization labels affects detection of true vs. false events using the autobiographical IAT. 24th Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law. St Petersburg, Russia. Jun 2014.
  • Berkowitz, S. and Takarangi, M.K. (2014). What members of the United States legal community know and understand about wrongful convictions. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, USA. Nov 2014.
  • Takarangi, M., Nayda, R., Nixon, R. and Strange, D. (2014). Metacognitive beliefs and meta-awareness of intrusive thoughts among trauma victims. International Society for Justice Research Annual Conference. New York, USA. Jun 2014.
  • Janssen, S. and Takarangi, M. (2014). The relation between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression symptoms and the psychological distance of positive and negative event. Aarhus, Denmark: Center on Autobiographical Memory. Conference of Comparative Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory. Aarhus, Denmark. Jun 2014.
  • Segovia, D., Strange, D. and Takarangi, M. (2013). Disorganized memories of traumatic events promote intrusions. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Reserch in Memory and Cognition. Rotterdam, Netherlands. Jun 2014.
  • Strange, D. and Takarangi, M. (2013). Manipulations at encoding affect error rates for a traumatic film. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Rotterdam, Netherlands. Jun 2014.
  • Takarangi, M., Flowe, H. and Humphries, J. (2013). The effects of alcohol on the development of intrusive memories for sexual assault. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Rotterdam, Netherlands. Jun 2013.
  • Takarangi, M., Strange, D. and Lindsay, D. (2013). Approaches to measuring intrusive thoughts about trauma. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Rotterdam, Netherlands. Jun 2013.
  • Takarangi, M., Strange, D. and Lindsay, D. (2013). Measuring trauma-related mind wandering and intrusive cognition. 40th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Apr 2013.
  • Flowe, H., Humphries, J., Takarangi, M., Holliday, R. and Cable, N. (2013). Alcohol and women's memory for sexual assault. American Psychology-Law Society Conference. Portland, USA. Mar 2013.
  • Takarangi, M.K.T. (2013). Legal and clinical applications of autobiographical memory distortion. American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Honolulu, USA. Aug 2013.
  • Segovia, D., Strange, D. and Takarangi, M. (2013). Data driven processing at encoding promotes memory distortion for traumatic events. American Psychological Association Convention. Honolulu, USA. Jul 2013.
  • Takarangi, M.K.T., Strange, D. and Lindsay, D. (2012). Meta-awareness of intrusive thoughts about trauma. In 24th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, USA. 24th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Minneapolis, USA. Nov 2012.
  • Takarangi, M.K.T., Palmer, F. and James, H. (2012). Ease of processing affects risky decision making. In 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia. 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia. Apr 2012.
  • Takarangi, M.K.T., Palmer, F. and James, H. (2012). Ease of processing affects risky decision making. In 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, USA. 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, USA. May 2012.
  • Strange, D. and Takarangi, M. (2015). Memory distortion for traumatic events: The role of mental imagery. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6(Article 27)
    [10.3389/fpsyt.2015.00027] [Scopus]
  • Takarangi, M., Lindsay, D. and Strange, D. (2015). Meta-awareness and the involuntary memory spectrum: Reply to Meyer, Otgaar, and Smeets (2015) Consciousness and Cognition, 34 pp. 1-3.
    [10.1016/j.concog.2015.03.009] [Scopus]
  • Flowe, H., Takarangi, M.K., Humphries, J. and Wright, D.S. (2016). Alcohol and remembering a hypothetical sexual assault: Can people who were under the influence of alcohol during the event provide accurate testimony? Memory, 24(8) pp. 1042-1061.
    [10.1080/09658211.2015.1064536] [Scopus]
  • Oulton, J.M., Strange, D. and Takarangi, M.K. (2016). False memories for an analogue trauma: Does thought suppression help or hinder memory accuracy? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30(3) pp. 350-359.
    [10.1002/acp.3208] [Scopus]
  • Oulton, J.M., Takarangi, M.K. and Strange, D. (2016). Memory amplification for trauma: Investigating the role of analogue PTSD symptoms in the laboratory. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 42 pp. 60-70.
    [10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.06.001] [Scopus]
  • Segovia, D.A., Strange, D. and Takarangi, M.K. (2016). Encoding disorganized memories for an analogue trauma does not increase memory distortion or analogue symptoms of PTSD. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 50 pp. 127-134.
    [Scopus]
  • Segovia, D.A., Strange, D. and Takarangi, M.K. (2016). Trauma memories on trial: Is cross-examination a safeguard against analogue traumatic memories? Memory,
    [10.1080/09658211.2015.1126608] [Scopus]
  • Takarangi, M.K., Smith, R.A., Strange, D. and Flowe, H. (2016). Metacognitive and meta-memory beliefs in the development and maintenance of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Clinical Psychological Science,
  • Takarangi, M., Oulton, J.M., Green, D.M. and Strange, D. (2016). Boundary Restriction for Negative Emotional Images Is an Example of Memory Amplification. Clinical Psychological Science, 4(1) pp. 82-95.
    [10.1177/2167702615569912]
  • Strange, D. and Takarangi, M. (2015). Investigating the variability of memory distortion for an analogue trauma. Memory, 23(7) pp. 991-1000.
    [10.1080/09658211.2014.945461] [Scopus]
  • Janssen, S., Hearne, T. and Takarangi, M. (2015). The relation between self-reported PTSD and depression symptoms and the psychological distance of positive and negative events. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 48 pp. 177-184.
    [10.1016/j.jbtep.2015.04.002] [Scopus]
  • Takarangi, M., Strange, D. and Houghton, E. (2015). Event familiarity influences memory detection using the aIAT. Memory, 23(3) pp. 453-461.
    [10.1080/09658211.2014.902467] [Scopus]
  • Takarangi, M., Segovia, D., Dawson, E. and Strange, D. (2014). Emotional impact feedback affects how people remember an analogue trauma event. Memory, 22(8) pp. 1041-1051.
    [10.1080/09658211.2013.865238] [Scopus]
  • Takarangi, M., Strange, D. and Lindsay, D. (2014). Self-report may underestimate trauma intrusions. Consciousness and Cognition, 27(1) pp. 297-305.
    [10.1016/j.concog.2014.06.002] [Scopus]
  • Flowe, H., Palmer, F., Takarangi, M.K.T. and Humphries, J. (2013). Intoxicated witnesses and suspects: An archival analysis of their involvement in criminal case processing. Law and Human Behavior, 37(1) pp. 54-59.
    [10.1037/lhb0000010] [Scopus]
  • Laney, C. and Takarangi, M. (2013). False memories for aggressive acts. Acta Psychologica, 143(2) pp. 227-234.
    [10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.04.001] [Scopus]
  • Takarangi, M., Strange, D., Shortland, A. and James, H. (2013). Source confusion influences the effectiveness of the autobiographical IAT. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 20(6) pp. 1232-1238.
    [10.3758/s13423-013-0430-3] [Scopus]
  • Strange, D. and Takarangi, M.K.T. (2012). False memories for missing aspects of traumatic events. Acta Psychologica, 141(3) pp. 322-326.
    [10.1016/j.actpsy.2012.08.005] [Scopus]
  • Nash, R. and Takarangi, M.K.T. (2011). Reconstructing alcohol-induced memory blackouts. Memory, 19(6) pp. 566-573.
    [10.1080/09658211.2011.590508] [Scopus]
  • Polaschek, D., Bell, R., Calvert, S. and Takarangi, M.K.T. (2010). Cognitive-behavioural rehabilitation of high-risk violent offenders: Investigating treatment change with explicit and implicit measures of cognition. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24(3) pp. 437-449.
    [10.1002/acp.1688] [Scopus]
  • Takarangi, M.K.T. and Strange, D. (2010). Emotional Impact Feedback Changes How We Remember Negative Autobiographical Experiences. Experimental Psychology, 57(5) pp. 354-359.
    [10.1027/1618-3169/a000042] [Scopus]
  • Takarangi, M.K.T., Polaschek, D., Garry, M. and Loftus, E. (2008). Psychological science, victim advocates, and the problem of recovered memories. International Review of Victimology, 15(2) pp. 147-163.
    [10.1177/026975800801500205]
  • Takarangi, M.K.T., Polaschek, D., Hignett, A. and Garry, M. (2008). Chronic and temporary aggression causes hostile false memories for ambiguous information. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 22 pp. 39-49.
    [10.1002/acp.1327] [Scopus]
  • Clifasefi, S., Takarangi, M.K.T. and Bergman, J. (2006). Blind drunk: the effects of alcohol on inattentional blindness. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 20(5) pp. 697-704.
    [10.1002/acp.1222] [Scopus]
  • Takarangi, M.K.T., Garry, M. and Loftus, E. (2006). Dear diary, is plastic better than paper? I can't remember: Comment on Green, Rafaeli, Bolger, Shrout, and Reis (2006) Psychological Methods, 11(1) pp. 119-122.
    [10.1037/1082-989X.11.1.119] [Scopus]
  • Takarangi, M.K.T., Parker, S. and Garry, M. (2006). Modernising the misinformation effect: The development of a new stimulus set. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 20(5) pp. 583-590.
    [10.1002/acp.1209] [Scopus]
  • Flowe, H., Takarangi, M.K., Humphries, J. and Wright, D.S. (2016). Alcohol and remembering a hypothetical sexual assault: Can people who were under the influence of alcohol during the event provide accurate testimony? Memory, 24(8) pp. 1042-1061.
    [10.1080/09658211.2015.1064536] [Scopus]
  • Oulton, J.M., Strange, D. and Takarangi, M.K. (2016). False memories for an analogue trauma: Does thought suppression help or hinder memory accuracy? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30(3) pp. 350-359.
    [10.1002/acp.3208] [Scopus]
  • Oulton, J.M., Takarangi, M.K. and Strange, D. (2016). Memory amplification for trauma: Investigating the role of analogue PTSD symptoms in the laboratory. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 42 pp. 60-70.
    [10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.06.001] [Scopus]
  • Segovia, D.A., Strange, D. and Takarangi, M.K. (2016). Encoding disorganized memories for an analogue trauma does not increase memory distortion or analogue symptoms of PTSD. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 50 pp. 127-134.
    [Scopus]
  • Segovia, D.A., Strange, D. and Takarangi, M.K. (2016). Trauma memories on trial: Is cross-examination a safeguard against analogue traumatic memories? Memory,
    [10.1080/09658211.2015.1126608] [Scopus]
  • Takarangi, M.K., Smith, R.A., Strange, D. and Flowe, H. (2016). Metacognitive and meta-memory beliefs in the development and maintenance of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Clinical Psychological Science,
  • Takarangi, M., Oulton, J.M., Green, D.M. and Strange, D. (2016). Boundary Restriction for Negative Emotional Images Is an Example of Memory Amplification. Clinical Psychological Science, 4(1) pp. 82-95.
    [10.1177/2167702615569912]
  • Takarangi, M.K.T. and Strange, D. (2010). Emotional Impact Feedback Changes How We Remember Negative Autobiographical Experiences. Experimental Psychology, 57(5) pp. 354-359.
    [10.1027/1618-3169/a000042] [Scopus]
  • Takarangi, M.K.T., Polaschek, D., Hignett, A. and Garry, M. (2008). Chronic and temporary aggression causes hostile false memories for ambiguous information. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 22 pp. 39-49.
    [10.1002/acp.1327] [Scopus]
  • Takarangi, M.K.T., Garry, M. and Loftus, E. (2006). Dear diary, is plastic better than paper? I can't remember: Comment on Green, Rafaeli, Bolger, Shrout, and Reis (2006) Psychological Methods, 11(1) pp. 119-122.
    [10.1037/1082-989X.11.1.119] [Scopus]

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