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Tanjeem Azad BA (Hons) (University of Calgary); MSc (UVIC); Ph.D (UVIC); Post-Doctoral Research Scholar (Kent State University)
Areas of Interest
I am interested in the scientific study of people’s memories for past events and experiences. To date, my research has examined factors that influence how we misremember past events in applied situations, such as eyewitness testimony. One factor that I have been exploring is the consequences of false denials on memories. If you can clearly recollect a past experience but later are incorrectly informed that the experience did not occur, how does that affect your belief and memory about the experience? I am also collaborating with research scholars around the world to investigate various memory phenomenon, e.g., with colleagues in the United States to examine how non-probative photographs may affect people’s beliefs regarding health claims about COVID-19; with colleagues in the Netherlands to examine various therapeutic practices that may give rise to erroneous beliefs in repressed memories; and, with colleagues in New Zealand to examine the monetary values of memory.
I am interested in supervising honours students!