Ullrich Ecker

Associate Professor, Associate Professor, DipPsych PhD Saarland

  • The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1739 Citations
  • 23 h-Index
20022019
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Personal profile

Biography

APD Research Fellow of the Australian Research Council (2011-2015)

PhD (2007) and Dipl.Psych. (2003) from Saarland University, Germany

Roles and responsibilities

Unit coordinator:
PSYC2215
PSYC3315
PSYC4410

Director, Community and Engagement

Chair of School Colloquium Committee

Chair of School Honours Conference Committee

Funding overview

ARC
Australian Department of Social Services
Worldwide Universities Network
UWA

Current projects

2017 Australian Department of Social Services ASELLC Research Project, “Debunking autism treatment myths”, Paynter et al., AU$89k+

2016-2019 ARC Discovery Project, “The psychology of misinformation—Towards a theory-driven understanding”, with S Lewandowsky (Bristol) & G Brown (Warwick), AU$434k+

2013 WUN Research Development Award, Responding and adapting to climate change: Recognizing and managing uncertainty in the physical, social, and public spheres, Lewandowsky et al., GBP13k+

2013 UWA Research Collaboration Award, Memory Models and Neuroimaging, Ecker, Lewandowsky, Bayliss, Jarrold, Farrell, Brooks, Thai, Briscoe, Cook, & Swire, AU$19k

2011 ARC Discovery Project, Memory consolidation-Integrating cognitive science and neuroscience approaches to how we remember and how we forget, with M Maybery (UWA), G Brown (Warwick) & R Henson (Cambridge), AU$422k

Industrial relevance

I am an expert on human memory and the effects of misinformation on reasoning and decision making. My research can inform communication strategies, in particular when trying to debunk myths.

Teaching overview

PSYC2215/3315 - Cognitive Psychology
PSYC4410 - Psychological Research Communication Skills
PSYC1101 - Mind and Brain (Cognition module)
PSYC3311 - Specialist Research Topics (2012-2013)

Research

The psychology of misinformation
Memory updating
Forgetting
Binding in memory

Languages

German
English

Keywords

  • Memory
  • Memory and information processing
  • Long-term memory
  • Short-term memory and working memory
  • Psychophysiology
  • Computational models of memory
  • Misinformation
  • False beliefs
  • Belief change
  • Behaviour change

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Research Output 2002 2019

Evaluation of a template for countering misinformation-Real-world Autism treatment myth debunking

Paynter, J., Luskin-Saxby, S., Keen, D., Fordyce, K., Frost, G., Imms, C., Miller, S., Trembath, D., Tucker, M. & Ecker, U., 30 Jan 2019, In : PLoS One. 14, 1, 13 p., 0210746.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Keeping track of ‘alternative facts’: The neural correlates of processing misinformation corrections

Gordon, A., Quadflieg, S., Brooks, J. C. W., Ecker, U. K. H. & Lewandowsky, S., 1 Jun 2019, In : NeuroImage. 193, p. 46-56 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Communication
Parietal Lobe
Research Personnel
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Refutations of equivocal claims: No evidence for an ironic effect of counterargument number

Ecker, U. K. H., Lewandowsky, S., Jayawardana, K. & Mladenovic, A., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. 8, 1, p. 98-107 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research Personnel
Heuristics

The effectiveness of short-format refutational fact-checks

Ecker, U. K. H., O'Reilly, Z., Reid, J. S. & Chang, E. P., 2 Mar 2019, In : British Journal of Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Communication
Social Media
Recognition (Psychology)
Refutation
Familiarity
57 Downloads (Pure)

Age-related changes in working memory: Age affects relational but not conjunctive feature binding

Kirmsse, A., Zimmer, H. D. & Ecker, U. K. H., 1 May 2018, In : Psychology and Aging. 33, 3, p. 512-526 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Short-Term Memory
Color
Aptitude
Costs and Cost Analysis
Long-Term Memory

Datasets

Processing inaccurate information data

Swire, B. (Creator), Berinsky, A. J. (Creator), Lewandowsky, S. (Creator), Ecker, U. (Creator), Dryad Digital Repository, 3 Feb 2017

Dataset

Projects 2009 2019