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Dr Martin Doherty joined UEA as a senior lecturer in Psychology in 2013. He studied Psychology at Bristol, Cognitive Science at Warwick, and took his PhD in Developmental Psychology at the University of Sussex. After postdoctoral work in Japan and Stirling, he worked as a lecturer in Stirling. His research interests include theory of mind, metalinguistic awareness, and children’s understanding of eye gaze.
Doherty, M.J. (2009). Theory of Mind: How Children Understand Others' Thoughts and Feelings. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
Doherty, M. J., McIntyre, A. H., & Langton, S. R. (2015). Developmentally distinct gaze processing systems: Luminance versus geometric cues. Cognition, 137, 72-80.
Wimmer, M. C., & Doherty, M. J. (2011). The development of ambiguous figure perception. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 76(1), 1-130.
Doherty, M.J., Campbell, N. M., Tsuji, H., and Phillips, W. A. (2010) The Ebbinghaus illusion deceives adults but not young children. Developmental Science, 13, 714-721.
Key Research Interests
Martin Doherty’s research is primarily concerned with the development of theory of mind. Particular themes include how false belief understanding at 4 years relates to metalinguistic and metapictorial understanding, and children’s understanding of gaze direction and its implications for early theory of mind.
Martin is also a current member of the Centre for Japanese Studies.
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Postgraduate Research Director
Coordinator, PSY-M453-14: 2014/5: Developmental Psychology
PSY-M453-14: 2014/5: Developmental Psychology
PSY-4003Y-14: 2014/5: PSYCHOLOGY OF THE INDIVIDUAL: Development, Personality, Brain and Cognition
PSY-5002A-14: 2014/5: PSYCHOLOGY: Social, Developmental and Conceptual and Historical Issues
PSYP3B1Y-14: 2014/5: RESEARCH PROJECT
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- 6 Finished
4/11/17 → 11/11/17
3/01/17 → 8/11/20
Doherty, M. & Sperandio, I.
1/11/16 → 31/12/18
González-Peña, P., Coventry, K. R., Bayliss, A. P. & Doherty, M. J., Mar 2022, In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 215, 105336.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Understanding of spatial correspondence does not contribute to representational understanding: Evidence from the Model Room and False Belief tasksSayer, C. M. & Doherty, M. J., 21 Nov 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Developmental Psychology.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Downloads (Pure)
Rafetseder, E., Schuster, S., Hawelka, S., Doherty, M., Anderson, B., Danckert, J. & Stöttinger, E., Mar 2021, In: Psychological Research. 85, p. 828–841 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile13 Downloads (Pure)
Piecing together the puzzle of pictorial representation: How jigsaw puzzles index metacognitive developmentDoherty, M. J., Wimmer, M. C., Gollek, C., Stone, C. & Robinson, E. J., Jan 2021, In: Child Development. 92, 1, p. 205-221 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)126 Downloads (Pure)
González-Peña, P., Doherty, M. J. & Guijarro-Fuentes, P., 24 Jul 2020, In: Frontiers in Psychology. 11, 1778.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)14 Downloads (Pure)