Agnieszka Jaroslawska

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    I graduated from the University of York in 2011 with a degree in Psychology before earning my PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2016. I worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at Queen's University Belfast and the University of Edinburgh before returning to the School of Psychology, QUB, in late 2018. I was appointed as a Lecturer in Applied Developmental Psychology in September 2019. 

    Research Interests

    I study higher-level cogntion and its development across the lifespan. I am particularly interested in understanding what limits memory for the immediate past, and how those limits change as people grow older. I seek to understand why remembering novel information is notoriously faulty, and discover factors that can help alleviate immediate memory limits.

    I am also interested in how children and adults process information and speculate about events in the past and future. I have studied the impact of temporal information and emotional influences on decision-making, including whether the extent to which individuals focus on the future, or their skills in thinking about the future, affect the quality of their decisions. With Prof. Aidan Feeney (Queen's), Prof. Teresa McCormack (Queen's), Dr Sara Lorimer (Queen's), Mr Matthew Johnston (PhD student, Queen's), Dr Sarah Beck (University of Birmingham), and Prof. Christoph Hoerl (University of Warwick), I am working on a project which seeks to explain how children and adults think about counterfactual alternatives to reality, and how consideration of those alternatives is related to their experience of relief.

    I am also an advocate for open science practices and reproducibility initiatives and work to improve the transparency of research to inform decision-making within and beyond academia.


    PSY2066 Core Psychology II

    PSY2067 Psychological Methods

    PSY3001 Thesis



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    PhD projects

    - Cognitive development across the lifespan
    - Understanding and remediating cognitive learning difficulties
    - Working memory – mechanisms, learning and training
    - Mind-wandering in children and adolescents

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