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Professor Christopher Barry

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Department of Psychology
Professor Christopher Barry
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    +44 (0) 1206 874174

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    4.707, Colchester Campus

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Biography

Professor Chris Barry joinedour Department in November 2003. From 2000 to 2003, he was professor of cognitive psychology at the University of Kent (at Canterbury) and, from 1989 to 2000, was a lecturer, and then senior lecturer, in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University. He has a BSc Psychology from the University of London and a PhD from the University of St. Andrews

Research and professional activities

Research interests

The cognitive psychology (and neuropsychology) of aspects of language production Lexical selection in spoken word production (eg, picture naming, reading aloud) Stroop and picture-word interference tasks Bilingual word production and language control Written and typed word production

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Discovering Psychology: The Science Behind Human Behaviour (PS111)

  • Preparing for University Psychology (PS116)

  • Memory Attention and Language (PS415)

  • Cognitive Neuropsychology (PS481)

  • Advanced Memory, Attention and Language (PS922)

  • Research Methods & Statistics in Cognitive Neuropsychology & Neuroscience (PS948)

Previous supervision

Yue Shen
Yue Shen
Thesis title: Lexical Organisation in Chinese Spoken Word Production: Evidence From Studies of Homophones.
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 4/6/2019
Abdullah Abdulrahman A Alasmari
Abdullah Abdulrahman A Alasmari
Thesis title: Language-Switching and Cognitive Control in Arabic-English Bilinguals
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 9/9/2015
Andreas Sotiropoulos
Andreas Sotiropoulos
Thesis title: Surface and Phonological Developmental Dyslexia Among Greek University Students in Both Greek and English
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 3/7/2015
Devon Wybrow
Devon Wybrow
Thesis title: Subtypes of Developmental Dyslexia
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 27/8/2014
Alexandra Dylman
Alexandra Dylman
Thesis title: Lexical Selection in Bilingual and Monolingual Naming
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 24/1/2013

Publications

Journal articles (49)

Dylman, AS. and Barry, C., (2018). When having two names facilitates lexical selection: Similar results in the picture-word task from translation distractors in bilinguals and synonym distractors in monolinguals. Cognition. 171, 151-171

Clahsen, H., Paulmann, S., Budd, MJ. and Barry, C., (2018). Morphological encoding beyond slots and fillers: An ERP study of comparative formation in English. PLoS ONE. 13 (7), e0199897-e0199897

Budd, M-J., Paulmann, S., Barry, C. and Clahsen, H., (2015). Producing morphologically complex words: An ERP study with children and adults. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 12 (1), 51-60

Budd, M., Paulmann, S., Barry, C. and Clahsen, H., (2013). Brain potentials during language production in children and adults: An ERP study of the English past tense. Brain and Language. 127 (3), 345-355

Bonin, P., Méot, A., Millotte, S. and Barry, C., (2013). Individual differences in adult handwritten spelling-to-dictation. Frontiers in Psychology. 4 (JUL), 402-

Martin, DH. and Barry, C., (2012). Writing nonsense: the interaction between lexical and sublexical knowledge in the priming of nonword spelling. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 19 (4), 691-698

Bonin, P., Roux, S., Barry, C. and Canell, L., (2012). Evidence for a limited-cascading account of written word naming.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 38 (6), 1741-1758

Johnston, RA., Dent, K., Humphreys, GW. and Barry, C., (2010). British-English norms and naming times for a set of 539 pictures: The role of age of acquisition. Behavior Research Methods. 42 (2), 461-469

Bonin, P., Méot, A., Mermillod, M., Ferrand, L. and Barry, C., (2009). Short article: The effects of age of acquisition and frequency trajectory on object naming: Comments on Pérez (2007). Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 62 (6), 1132-1140

Dewhurst, SA., Holmes, SJ., Swannell, ER. and Barry, C., (2008). Beyond the text: Illusions of recollection caused by script-based inferences. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 20 (2), 367-386

Dewhurst, SA., Barry, C., Swannell, ER., Holmes, SJ. and Bathurst, GL., (2007). The effect of divided attention on false memory depends on how memory is tested. Memory & Cognition. 35 (4), 660-667

Barry, C., Johnston, RA. and Wood, RF., (2006). Effects of age of acquisition, age, and repetition priming on object naming. Visual Cognition. 13 (7-8), 911-927

Johnston, RA. and Barry, C., (2006). Age of acquisition and lexical processing. Visual Cognition. 13 (7-8), 789-845

Bonin, P., Chalard, M., Méot, A. and Barry, C., (2006). Are age-of-acquisition effects on object naming due simply to differences in object recognition? Comments on Levelt (2002). Memory & Cognition. 34 (5), 1172-1182

Delattre, M., Bonin, P. and Barry, C., (2006). Written spelling to dictation: Sound-to-spelling regularity affects both writing latencies and durations.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 32 (6), 1330-1340

Johnston, RA. and Barry, C., (2006). Repetition priming of access to biographical information from faces. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 59 (2), 326-339

Dewhurst, SA. and Barry, C., (2006). Dissociating word frequency and age of acquisition: The klein effect revived (and reversed).. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 32 (4), 919-924

Phelps, FG., Macken, WJ., Barry, C. and Miles, C., (2006). Primacy of Functional Knowledge in Semantic Representations: The Case of Living and Nonliving Things. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 59 (11), 1984-2009

Dewhurst, S., Barry, C. and Holmes, S., (2005). Exploring the false recognition of category exemplars: Effects of divided attention and explicit generation. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 17 (6), 803-819

Johnston, RA. and Barry, C., (2005). Age of acquisition effects in the semantic processing of pictures. Memory & Cognition. 33 (5), 905-912

Bonin, P., Barry, C., Méot, A. and Chalard, M., (2004). The influence of age of acquisition in word reading and other tasks: A never ending story?. Journal of Memory and Language. 50 (4), 456-476

Barry, C. and Gerhand, S., (2003). Both concreteness and age-of-acquisition affect reading accuracy but only concreteness affects comprehension in a deep dyslexic patient. Brain and Language. 84 (1), 84-104

Johnston, RA. and Barry, C., (2001). Best Face Forward: Similarity Effects in Repetition Priming of Face Recognition. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A. 54 (2), 383-396

Barry, C., Hirsh, KW., Johnston, RA. and Williams, CL., (2001). Age of Acquisition, Word Frequency, and the Locus of Repetition Priming of Picture Naming. Journal of Memory and Language. 44 (3), 350-375

Gerhand, S., McCaffer, F. and Barry, C., (2000). Surface or deep dyslexia? A report of a patient who makes both regularization and semantic errors in oral reading. Neurocase. 6 (5), 393-401

Gerhand, S. and Barry, C., (2000). When Does a Deep Dyslexic Make a Semantic Error? The Roles of Age-of-Acquisition, Concreteness, and Frequency. Brain and Language. 74 (1), 26-47

Treiman, R. and Barry, C., (2000). Dialect and authography: Some differences between American and British spellers.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 26 (6), 1423-1430

Gerhand, S. and Barry, C., (1999). Age of acquisition, word frequency, and the role of phonology in the lexical decision task. Memory & Cognition. 27 (4), 592-602

Johnston, RA. and Barry, C., (1999). Repetition Priming of the Recognition of Familiar Proper Names. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A. 52 (1), 47-65

Gerhand, S. and Barry, C., (1999). Age-of-acquisition and frequency effects in speeded word naming. Cognition. 73 (2), B27-B36

Barry, C., Johnston, RA. and Scanlan, LC., (1998). Are Faces “Special” Objects? Associative and Sem antic Priming of Face and Object Recognition and Naming. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A. 51 (4), 853-882

Gerhand, S. and Barry, C., (1998). Word frequency effects in oral reading are not merely age-of-acquisition effects in disguise.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 24 (2), 267-283

Dewhurst, SA., Hitch, GJ. and Barry, C., (1998). Separate effects of word frequency and age of acquisition in recognition and recall.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 24 (2), 284-298

Barry, C., Morrison, CM. and Ellis, AW., (1997). Naming the Snodgrass and Vanderwart Pictures: Effects of Age of Acquisition, Frequency, and Name Agreement. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A. 50 (3), 560-585

K. Newton, P. and Barry, C., (1997). Concreteness Effects in Word Production but Not Word Comprehension in Deep Dyslexia. Cognitive Neuropsychology. 14 (4), 481-509

Barry, C. and De Bastiani, P., (1997). Lexical priming of nonword spelling in the regular orthography of Italian. Reading and Writing. 9 (5-6), 499-517

Johnston, RA., Barry, C. and Williams, C., (1996). Incomplete Faces Don't Show the Whole Picture: Repetition Priming from Jumbled Faces. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A. 49 (3), 596-615

de Groot, AMB. and Barry, C., (1992). The multilingual community: Introduction. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 4 (4), 241-252

De Bastiani, P. and Barry, C., (1989). A cognitive analysis of an acquired dysgraphic patient with an “allographic” writing disorder. Cognitive Neuropsychology. 6 (1), 25-41

Barry, C. and Seymour, PHK., (1988). Lexical Priming and Sound-to-Spelling Contingency Effects in Nonword Spelling. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A. 40 (1), 5-40

Barry, C., (1988). Modelling Assembled Spelling: Convergence of Data from Normal Subjects and “Surface” Dysgraphia. Cortex. 24 (2), 339-346

De Bastiani, P., Barry, C., Monetti, VC. and Di Palma, G., (1985). A model of writing performance: evidence from a dysgraphic patient with an "allographic" writing disorder.. Bollettino della Societa italiana di biologia sperimentale. 61 (4), 577-582

Marzi, CA., Tassinari, G., Tressoldi, PE., Barry, C. and Grabowska, A., (1985). Hemispheric asymmetry in face perception tasks of different cognitive requirement.. Human neurobiology. 4 (1), 15-20

De Bastiani, P., Barry, C., Granieri, E. and Luongo, L., (1985). A model of spelling production: evidence from phonological dysgraphia in Italian.. Bollettino della Societa italiana di biologia sperimentale. 61 (4), 583-589

De Bastiani, P., Barry, C., Granieri, E. and Luongo, L., (1985). A model of oral reading: evidence from an Italian acquired phonological dyslexic patient.. Bollettino della Societa italiana di biologia sperimentale. 61 (4), 591-598

Barry, C. and De Bastiani, P., (1985). Phonological dyslexia, lexical analogy, and functional models of oral reading: A critique of Bradley and Thomson. Brain and Language. 26 (1), 173-180

Richardson, JTE. and Barry, C., (1985). The effects of minor closed head injury upon human memory: Further evidence on the role of mental imagery. Cognitive Neuropsychology. 2 (2), 149-168

Young, AW., Hay, DC., McWeeny, KH., Ellis, AW. and Barry, C., (1985). Familiarity decisions for faces presented to the left and right cerebral hemispheres. Brain and Cognition. 4 (4), 439-450

Barry, C., (1981). Hemispheric asymmetry in lexical access and phonological encoding. Neuropsychologia. 19 (3), 473-478

Book chapters (1)

(2011). Past, Present, and Future Contributions of Cognitive Writing Research to Cognitive Psychology. In: Past, Present, and Future Contributions of Cognitive Writing Research to Cognitive Psychology. Routledge. 315- 332. 9781848729636

Conferences (2)

Bonin, P., Barry, C., Meot, A. and Chalard, M., (2004). The influence of age of acquisition in word reading and other tasks: A never-ending story? The influence of age of acquisition in word reading and other tasks: A never-ending story?

Barry, C. and Johnston, RA., (2004). Repetition priming of access to biographical information from faces

Grants and funding

2010

Morphological processing in child and adult English

Leverhulme Trust

Morphological proecssing in child and adult Englsih

Leverhulme Trust

Contact

cbarry@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874174

Location:

4.707, Colchester Campus