Ullrich Ecker

Associate Professor, Associate Professor, DipPsych PhD Saarland

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1898 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
20022019
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Research Output 2002 2019

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
1 Citation (Scopus)

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
48 Downloads (Pure)

Not wallowing in misery–retractions of negative misinformation are effective in depressive rumination

Chang, E. P., Ecker, U. K. H. & Page, A. C., 2019, In : Cognition and Emotion. 33, 5, p. 991-1005

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Communication
Rumination
World View

Polarity and attitude effects in the continued-influence paradigm

Gordon, A., Ecker, U. K. H. & Lewandowsky, S., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Memory and Language. 108, 104028.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

paradigm
Research
Data storage equipment
Communication
Research Personnel

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. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Communication
Social Media
Recognition (Psychology)
Refutation
Familiarity

They might be a liar but they’re my liar: Source evaluation and the prevalence of misinformation

Swire-Thompson, B., Ecker, U. K. H., Lewandowsky, S. & Berinsky, A. J., 13 Apr 2019, In : Political Psychology. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Communication
Emotions
evaluation
politician
candidacy
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)
107 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
1 Citation (Scopus)

Does truth matter to voters? The effects of correcting political misinformation in an Australian sample

Aird, M. J., Ecker, U. K. H., Swire, B., Berinsky, A. J. & Lewandowsky, S., 1 Dec 2018, In : Royal Society Open Science. 5, 12, 14 p., 180593.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
voting
politician
election
7 Citations (Scopus)

Political Attitudes and the Processing of Misinformation Corrections

Ecker, U. K. H. & Ang, L. C., 1 Oct 2018, In : Political Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

political attitude
Communication
scenario
worldview
politician
Causality
Health
Placebos
Clinical Trials
Attitude to Health
151 Downloads (Pure)

The Role of Memory and Ideological Biases in the Correction of Misinformation

Swire-Thompson, B., 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

File
familiarity
thesis
effect
information source
1 Citation (Scopus)

Working memory capacity, short-term memory capacity, and the continued influence effect: A latent-variable analysis

Brydges, C. R., Gignac, G. E. & Ecker, U. K. H., 1 Jul 2018, In : Intelligence. 69, p. 117-122 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Short-Term Memory
Communication
Short-term Memory
Working Memory Capacity
Aptitude
2 Citations (Scopus)

Working memory capacity mediates the relationship between removal and fluid intelligence

Singh, K. A., Gignac, G. E., Brydges, C. R. & Ecker, U. K. H., 1 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Memory and Language. 101, p. 18-36 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intelligence
Short-Term Memory
intelligence
Data storage equipment
Fluids
2017
81 Citations (Scopus)
Communication
Economics
Psychology
Research
4 Citations (Scopus)

Exploring the neural substrates of misinformation processing

Gordon, A., Brooks, J. C. W., Quadflieg, S., Ecker, U. K. H. & Lewandowsky, S., 1 Nov 2017, In : Neuropsychologia. 106, p. 216-224 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Communication
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Parietal Lobe
Gyrus Cinguli
Decision Making
3 Citations (Scopus)
31 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Short-Term Memory
Memory Disorders
Rumination
Working Memory
Depression
2 Citations (Scopus)

Letting the Gorilla Emerge From the Mist: Getting Past Post-Truth

Lewandowsky, S., Cook, J. & Ecker, U. K. H., 1 Dec 2017, In : Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. 6, 4, p. 418-424 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Gorilla gorilla
Policy Making
Economics
52 Citations (Scopus)

Neutralizing misinformation through inoculation: Exposing misleading argumentation techniques reduces their influence

Cook, J., Lewandowsky, S. & Ecker, U. K. H., 1 May 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 5, 21 p., e0175799.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
misinformation
Climate change
neutralization
Global warming
Communication
2 Citations (Scopus)

No evidence for a role of reconsolidation in updating of paired associates

Allanson, F. & Ecker, U. K. H., 17 Nov 2017, In : Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 29, 8, p. 912-919 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Associates
Prediction
Reactivation
Experiment
Recognition Memory
28 Citations (Scopus)

Processing political misinformation: Comprehending the trump phenomenon

Swire, B., Berinsky, A. J., Lewandowsky, S. & Ecker, U. K. H., 1 Mar 2017, In : Royal Society Open Science. 4, 3, 160802.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Communication
Politics
32 Citations (Scopus)
Communication
20 Citations (Scopus)
93 Downloads (Pure)

The Role of Familiarity in Correcting Inaccurate Information

Swire, B., Ecker, U. K. H. & Lewandowsky, S., Dec 2017, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 43, 12, p. 1948-1961 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
myth
acceptance
driver
Communication
Recognition (Psychology)

Why rebuttals may not work: the psychology of misinformation

Ecker, U., 2017, Media Asia: an Asian mass communication quarterly operations index 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

2016
7 Citations (Scopus)
Evidence-Based Practice
myth
parents
Communication
communication
2015
10 Citations (Scopus)
96 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Communication
Data storage equipment
cause
event
attitude formation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Memory updating in sub-clinical eating disorder: Differential effects with food and body shape words

Fenton, O. & Ecker, U., Apr 2015, In : Eating Behaviors. 17, p. 103-106

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Short-Term Memory
Pathology
Surveys and Questionnaires
9 Citations (Scopus)
106 Downloads (Pure)

Memory Without Consolidation: Temporal Distinctiveness Explains Retroactive Interference

Ecker, U., Brown, G. D. A. & Lewandowsky, S., Sep 2015, In : Cognitive Science. 39, 7, p. 1570-1593

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Consolidation
Data storage equipment
Information Theory
Information theory
Task Performance and Analysis

Misinformation and how to correct it

Cook, J., Ecker, U. & Lewandowsky, S., 2015, Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource. Scott, R. A. & Kosslyn, S. M. (eds.). Australia: John Wiley & Sons, Vol. unavailable. p. 1-17

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2014

Correcting misinformation: A challenge for education and cognitive science

Ecker, U., Swire-Thompson, B. & Lewandowsky, S., 2014, Processing Inaccurate Information: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives from Cognitive Science and the Educational Sciences. Rapp, D. N. & Braasch, JLG. (eds.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, p. 13-38 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

33 Citations (Scopus)

Do people keep believing because they want to? Preexisting attitudes and the continued influence of misinformation

Ecker, U., Lewandowsky, S., Fenton, O. & Martin, K., 2014, In : Memory & Cognition. 42, p. 292-304

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of Pre-study and Post-study Rest on Memory: Support for Temporal Interference Accounts of Forgetting

Ecker, U., Tay, J. X. & Brown, G. D. A., 2014, In : Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. Online, p. 1-7

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Hippocampal integrity and neurocognition in first-episode schizophrenia: A multidimensional study

Hasan, A., Wobrock, T., Falkai, P., Schneider-Axmann, T., Guse, B., Backens, M., Ecker, U., Heimes, J., Galea, J. M., Gruber, O. & Scherk, H., 2014, In : World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. 15, p. 188-199

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

55 Citations (Scopus)
125 Downloads (Pure)

Removal of information from working memory: A specific updating process

Ecker, U., Lewandowsky, S. & Oberauer, K., Jul 2014, In : Journal of Memory and Language. 74, p. 77-90

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Short-Term Memory
Data storage equipment
Aptitude
Cues
memorandum
39 Citations (Scopus)

The Effects of Subtle Misinformation in News Headlines

Ecker, U., Lewandowsky, S., Chang, E. P. & Pillai, R., 2014, In : JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-APPLIED. 20, p. 323-335

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Citations (Scopus)
109 Downloads (Pure)

Working memory updating involves item-specific removal

Ecker, U., Oberauer, K. & Lewandowsky, S., Jul 2014, In : Journal of Memory and Language. 74, p. 1-15

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Short-Term Memory
Data storage equipment
Aptitude
Automatic Data Processing
Cognition
2013
42 Citations (Scopus)

Binding of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Features in Working Memory

Ecker, U., Maybery, M. & Zimmer, H., 2013, In : JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-GENERAL. 142, p. 218-234

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Removal of Information from Working Memory

Ecker, U., Lewandowsky, S. & Oberauer, K., 2013, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Knauff, M., Pauen, M., Sebanz, N. & Wachsmuth, I. (eds.). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, Vol. N/A. p. 400-405

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

2012
10 Citations (Scopus)

Computational constraints in cognitive theories of forgetting

Ecker, U. & Lewandowsky, S., 2012, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 3, p. 1-5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
15 Citations (Scopus)

Electrophysiological correlates of exemplar-specific processes in implicit and explicit memory

Kuper, K., Groh-Bordin, C., Zimmer, H. D. & Ecker, U., 2012, In : Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. 12, p. 52-64

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

481 Citations (Scopus)

Misinformation and Its Correction: Continued Influence and Successful Debiasing

Lewandowsky, S., Ecker, U., Seifert, C. M., Schwarz, N. & Cook, J., 2012, In : Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Supplement. 13, p. 106-131

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)
2011
73 Citations (Scopus)
2010
82 Citations (Scopus)

A working memory test battery for MATLAB

Lewandowsky, S., Oberauer, S., Yang, L-X. & Ecker, U., 2010, In : Behavior Research Methods. 42, 2, p. 571-585

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
87 Citations (Scopus)

Explicit warnings reduce but do not eliminate the continued influence of misinformation

Ecker, U., Lewandowsky, S. & Tang, D. T. W., 2010, In : Memory and Cognition. 38, 8, p. 1087-1100

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Increased cortical inhibition deficits in first-episode schizophrenia with comorbid cannabis abuse

Wobrock, T., Hasan, A., Malchow, B., Wolff-Menzler, C., Guse, B., Lang, N., Schneider-Axmann, T., Ecker, U. & Falkai, P., 2010, In : Psychopharmacology. 208, p. 353-363

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
132 Citations (Scopus)
2009
37 Citations (Scopus)

Cognitive impairment of executive function as a core symptom of schizophrenia

Wobrock, T., Ecker, U., Scherk, H., Schneider-Axmann, T., Falkai, P. & Gruber, O., 2009, In : World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. 10, 4, p. 442-451

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Executive Function
Schizophrenia
Trail Making Test
Endophenotypes
Psychomotor Performance