Dr Melanie Takarangi

  • 399 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
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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.

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Research Output 2006 2019

  • 399 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 36 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Paper
4 Citations (Scopus)

An experimental examination of the effects of alcohol consumption and exposure to misleading postevent information on remembering a hypothetical rape scenario.

Flowe, H., Humphries, J., Takarangi, M., Zelek, K., Karoglu, N., Gabbert, F. & Hope, L., May 2019, In : Applied Cognitive Psychology. 33, 3, p. 393-413 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Alcohol Drinking

Current PTSD symptomatology distorts memory for past symptoms

Nahleen, S. N., Nixon, R. D. V. & Takarangi, M. K. T., 1 Apr 2019, In : Psychiatry Research. 274, p. 330-334 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Social Adjustment

Memory Consistency for Sexual Assault Events

Nahleen, S., Nixon, R. D. V. & Takarangi, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries

The role of arousal in boundary judgement errors

Green, D. M., Wilcock, J. A. & Takarangi, M. K. T., 15 Jul 2019, In : Memory and Cognition. 47, 5, p. 968-982 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


When more is not merrier: Shared stressful experiences amplify

Nahleen, S. N., Dornin, G. G. & Takarangi, M. K. T., 25 Mar 2019, In : Cognition and Emotion. 33, 8, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Theory of Mind