Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Dr Rebecca Michelle Nichols

Lecturer, School of Social Sciences

Dr Rebecca Michelle Nichols

Dr. Rebecca (Becky) M. Nichols is a lecturer in the Division of Psychology and the University Scholars Programme (USP) at Nanyang Technological University. Becky earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine (Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth F. Loftus) where she studied memory distortion at the intersection of cognitive, social, and personality psychology. While at UC Irvine, she also cultivated her passion for teaching and served the university as a Pedagogical Fellow. Just prior to joining NTU, she worked in industry as a trial consultant studying jurors’ attitudes and decision-making with respect to legal cases and assisting attorneys with jury selection at trial. She is thrilled to be at NTU and is especially proud to be a part of the USP family.
Research Interests
Human Memory
Memory Distortion
Eyewitness Identifications
Cognitive Errors & Biases
Individual Differences
Pedagogy in Higher Education
Current Projects
  • The implementation and Evaluation of an Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship Programme
Selected Publications
  • Nichols, R.M. & Loftus, E. F. (2019). Who is susceptible in three false memory tasks?. Memory, 27(7), 962-984.
  • Nichols, R. M., Bogart, D., & Loftus, E. F.(2015). False Memories. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition)(709–714). Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Nichols, R. M. (2014). Not all false memories are created equalProQuest.
  • Patihis, L., Frenda, S. J., LePort, A. K. R., Petersen, N., Nichols, R. M., Stark, C. E. L., McGaugh, J. L., & Loftus, E. F. (2013). False memories in highly superior autobiographical memory individuals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 110(52), 20947–20952.
  • Frenda, S. F., Nichols, R. M., & Loftus, E. F. (2011). Current Issues and Advances in Misinformation Research. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20(1), 20-23.

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