Tanjeem Azad

BA (Hons) (University of Calgary); MSc (UVIC); Ph.D (UVIC); Post-Doctoral Research Scholar (Kent State University)
Tanjeem 2023
Surrey Office: 2881-05

Courses taught

  • PSYC 1200: Introduction to Psychology - Areas and Applications

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!

Scholarly Work

  • Azad, T., Lindsay, D. S, & Zaragoza, M. (2020). Can misleading suggestions lead people to not report event details they actually saw? Journal of General Psychology, 149, 349-270.
  • Newman, E, Azad, T., Lindsay, D. S., & Garry, M. (2018). Evidence that photos promote rose-coloured truthiness for claims about the future. Memory & Cognition, 1-11.
  • Scoboria, A., Wade, K., Lindsay, D. S., Azad, T., Strange, D., Hyman, I., & Ost, J. (2017). Recoding and reanalyzing memory reports from eight previously published false memory studies. Memory, 25, 146-163.
  • Bodner, G. E., Huff, M. J., Lamontagne, R. W., & Azad, T. (2017). Getting at the source of distinctive encoding effects in the DRM paradigm: Evidence from signal-detection measures and source judgments. Memory, 25, 647-655