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Dr Merryn Constable

VC Senior Fellow

Department: Psychology

Merryn Constable

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research bridges human movement and cognitive psychology to examine how social cognitive factors influence our interactions with other people and objects. I am also interested in other areas of psychology such as cognitive fluency, and embodied cognition.

I have held postdoctoral positions at the University of Toronto (Action and Attention Lab, Visual Cognition Lab) and the Central European University (Social Mind and Body Group). I completed my PhD at the University of Queensland.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Relevant for us? We-prioritisation in cognitive processing, Constable, M., Elekes, F., Sebanz, N., Knoblich, G. 1 Dec 2019, In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
  • Ownership status influences the degree of joint facilitatory behavior, Constable, M., Bayliss, A., Tipper, S., Spaniol, A., Pratt, J., Welsh, T. 1 Oct 2016, In: Psychological Science
  • It goes with the territory: Ownership across spatial boundaries, Strachan, J., Constable, M., Knoblich, G. Aug 2020, In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
  • Affective compatibility with the self modulates the self-prioritisation effect, Constable, M., Becker, M., Oh, Y., Knoblich, G. 17 Feb 2021, In: Cognition & Emotion
  • Susceptibility to the fusion illusion is modulated during both action execution and action observation, Welsh, T., Reid, C., Manson, G., Constable, M., Tremblay, L. 1 Mar 2020, In: Acta Psychologica


  • Psychology PhD March 17 2014
  • Arts (general) BA (Hons) November 30 2010
  • Business Studies BA November 30 2008

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