About Stuart J. Ritchie / Publications
I’m a PhD Psychology student in the Psychology Department at The University of Edinburgh. My research focuses on two questions: (a) which educational interventions improve learning, and which don’t work?, and (b) what are the effects of education, anyway? I also have secondary interests in other areas, like the psychology of religion and the paranormal. See below for a list of my ‘real’ (i.e. non-blog) publications – PDFs (usually uncorrected proofs) for personal use only.
Feel free to get in touch by email (stuartjritchie1[at]gmail.com), or on Twitter (@StuartJRitchie).
I’m currently supported by an ESRC +3 PhD Scholarship.
Ritchie, S. J., Della Sala, S., & McIntosh, R. D. (Under review). Retrieval practice, with or without mind mapping, facilitates fact learning in primary school children.
Ritchie, S. J., Luciano, M., Hansell, N. K., Wright, M. J., & Bates, T. C. (Accepted). The relationship of reading ability to creativity: Positive, not negative associations. Learning and Individual Differences.
Ritchie, S. J., & Bates, T. C. (Accepted). Enduring links from childhood mathematics and reading achievement to adult socioeconomic status. Psychological Science.
Ritchie, S. J., Bates, T. C., Der, G., Starr, J. M., & Deary, I. J. (In press). Education is associated with later-life IQ scores, but not with the speed of cognitive mechanisms. Psychology & Aging. [PDF]
Ritchie, S. J., Della Sala, S., & McIntosh, R. D. (2012). Irlen colored overlays in the classroom: A one-year follow-up. Mind, Brain, and Education, 6 (2), 74-80. [PDF]
Ritchie, S. J., Wiseman, R., & French, C. C. (2012). Replication, replication, replication. The Psychologist, 25 (5), 346-348.
Ritchie, S. J., Chudler, E. H. & Della Sala, S. (2012). Don’t try this at school: The attraction of ‘alternative’ educational techniques. In Della Sala, S., & Anderson, M. (Eds.). Neuroscience in Education: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
McIntosh, R. D., & Ritchie, S. J. (2012). Rose-tinted? The use of coloured filters to treat reading disabilities. In Della Sala, S., & Anderson, M. (Eds.) Neuroscience in Education: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Ritchie, S. J., Wiseman, R., & French, C. C. (2012). Failing the future: three failed attempts to replicate Bem’s ‘retroactive facilitation of recall’ effect. PLoS ONE, 7 (3), e33423 [PDF]
Ritchie, S. J., Della Sala, S., & McIntosh, R. D. (2011). Re: Rebuttal: Factors that would account for lack of immediate changes (Response to Helen Irlen). Pediatrics, available here.
Lewis, G. J., Ritchie, S. J., & Bates, T. C. (2011). The relationship between intelligence and multiple domains of religious belief: Evidence from a large adult US sample. Intelligence, 39(6), 468-472. [PDF]
Ritchie, S. J., Della Sala, S. & McIntosh, R. D. (2011). Irlen colored overlays do not alleviate reading difficulties. Pediatrics, 128 (4), e932-e938. [PDF]
Selected media coverage
Religion & IQ
Publishing null results
Replication in Psychology
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