Kara Moore

Kara Moore
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater | Oklahoma State · Department of Psychology

Experimental Psychology, Ph.D.

About

19
Publications
4,775
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
160
Citations
Introduction
Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University studying adults' and children's eyewitness memory and how people search for missing and wanted persons (i.e., prospective person memory). PI of the Cognition, Attention, Law & Memory (CALM) lab.
Additional affiliations
August 2019 - present
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2017 - August 2019
Knox College
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2012 - present
University of Arkansas
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
August 2012 - May 2017
University of Arkansas
Field of study
  • Experimental Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition, Psychology, and Law

Publications

Publications (19)
Article
Full-text available
Objectives Prospective person memory refers to situations where one is asked to be on the lookout for a missing or wanted individual. Some researchers have hypothesized that because people see missing person alerts for multiple people over a period of time, that people habituate to missing persons alerts much like they do to car alarms. The purpose...
Article
Full-text available
Prospective person memory refers to the search for a missing or wanted person. Performance on prospective person memory tasks has been found to be poor in field-based experiments. Prior research suggests that the size of the search space may influence success on prospective person memory tasks. In the present research, we gave participants randomly...
Article
Full-text available
This is the first reported study of children's use of two metacognitive strategies, recollection rejection and diagnostic monitoring, to reject misinformation. Recollection rejection involves the retrieval of details that disqualify an event, whereas diagnostic monitoring involves the failure to retrieve expected details. First (n = 56, age 7 years...
Article
People have difficulty sighting missing persons, partially because people's limited cognitive resources are required for searching. As a result, people sometimes do not devote resources to searching. This research will examine whether empathy increases the resources devoted to searching and search performance. In Experiment 1, we will manipulate em...
Article
Full-text available
We examined the development of memory editing to avoid false recollection. Pre-K/Kindergarteners (M = 5;11), 1st graders (M = 6;11), 3rd graders (M = 8;2) and adults (M = 18;9) studied words and pictures and took recollection tests. In the non-exclusive condition, some items were studied in both formats, so that test performance required the select...
Article
Full-text available
We examined how prior experience encountering targets affected attention allocation and event-based prospective memory. Participants performed four color match task blocks with a difficult, but specified prospective memory task (Experiment 1) or an easier, but unspecified prospective memory task (Experiment 2). Participants were instructed to searc...
Article
Recollection rejection (a form of memory monitoring) involves rejecting false details on the basis of remembering true details (recall to reject), thereby increasing memory accuracy. This study examined how recollection rejection instructions and feedback affect memory accuracy and false recognition in 5-year-olds, 6- and 7-year-olds, 8- and 9-year...
Article
People have difficulty sighting missing persons, partially because the task requires people's limited cognitive resources. We examined whether empathy increases search behaviors and performance. We manipulated empathy felt toward a formerly (E1) and actively (E2) missing person. We measured willingness to volunteer to search for missing people in g...
Preprint
Research on eyewitness identification often involves exposing participants to a simulated crime and later testing memory using a lineup. We conducted a systematic review showing that pre-event instructions, instructions given before event exposure, are rarely reported and those that are reported vary in the extent to which they warn participants ab...
Article
Full-text available
We examined the role of memory and attention in a simulated search for a missing person. Participants saw a mock missing person alert. We offered a cash prize for sightings. Participants encountered the missing person during a separate distractor study. We manipulated attention by having some participants pay attention to the missing person. We man...
Article
Full-text available
Prospective person memory refers to the task of being on the lookout for a missing or wanted person. In both laboratory and field‐based tasks, prospective person memory performance has been poor. In the current study, we examined two factors that could be manipulated in the real world to increase successful recovery of missing or wanted persons: ex...
Article
We tested the effects of repeated testing and feedback on recollection accuracy in first graders, third graders, and adults. All participants studied a list of words and pictures, and then took three recollection tests, with each test probing different words and pictures from the earlier study phase. On the first and third tests no feedback was giv...
Chapter
Prospective person memory occurs when an individual sees a missing person or wanted person alert and then later encounters and recognizes the person. In this chapter, we outline a model of the factors that impact prospective person memory and describe research related to each of the factors. We use this model to help explain why prospective person...
Article
Full-text available
The purpose of this research was to determine the role of recollection rejection in the rejection of misinformation. In Experiment 1, we examined the use of recollection rejection to reject contradictory and additive misinformation. We measured recollection rejection by comparing misinformation acceptance rates, graphing confidence-accuracy data us...
Article
Full-text available
The own race bias (ORB) refers to a finding that faces of members of one’s own racial or ethnic group are easier to recognize. Holistic processing theories suggest that the ORB might be moderated by viewing distance. Participants studied photographs of own and other race individuals and then took a recognition memory test. Viewing distance was simu...
Article
Full-text available
The current meta-analysis compared younger and older adult eyewitness identification accuracy and includes analyses designed to determine what witness and event factors might moderate any differences found. Results showed that, regardless of lineup type and perpetrator age, older eyewitnesses are reliably worse at making correct lineup decisions th...
Article
Eyewitnesses sometimes view faces from a distance, but little research has examined the accuracy of witnesses as a function of distance. The purpose to the present project is to examine the relationship between identification accuracy and distance under carefully controlled conditions. This is one of the first studies to examine the ability to reco...

Questions

Question (1)
Question
I ask because I've recently been made privy to issues with difference scores (i.e., Cronbach & Furby, 1970, Edwards, 1994, etc.) and was advised not to use d' (hits-false alarms on a recognition memory test) because it is a 'difference score'. I'm scouring the literature but don't see any references to d' or critiques of it.

Network

Cited By