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Journal articles

  • 2014
    • Van den Hurk., W., Jaensch, W. M.,. Dzhelyova,  M., Hahn, A. C., Perrett, D. I., Richards, A. & Smith, M. L. (in press). Don’t look back in anger: the rewarding value of a female face is discounted by an angry expression. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
    • Richards, A., Hannon, E., Vohra, S. I. & Golan, J. (2014). Tales of the unexpected: attentional awareness; goal-relevance and prior exposure to an unexpected change. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice. DOI - 10.1037/cns0000021
    • Papera, M., Cooper, R. P. & Richards, A. (2014). Artificially created stimuli produced by a genetic algorithm using a saliency model and its fitness function show that Inattentional Blindness modulates performance in a visual search paradigm. Vision Research.
    • Richards, A., Gunnarsson Hellgren, M., & French, C.C. (2014). Inattentional blindness, absorption, working memory capacity and paranormal belief. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice.
  • 2013
    • Richards, A., Holmes, A., Pell, P. & Bethell, E. (2013). Adapting effects of emotional expression in anxiety: Evidence for an enhanced Late Positive Potential. Social Neuroscience. 8:6, 650-664, DOI: 10.1080/17470919.2013.854273
    • Breggren, N., Richards, A., Taylor, J., Derakshan, N. (2013). Affective attention under cognitive load: Reduced emotional biases but emergent anxiety-related costs to inhibitory control. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Special Issue. DOI:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00188
    • Pell, P. J. & Richards, A. (2013). Cross-emotion facial expression aftereffects are identity-dependent. Vision Research, 79, 1-7.
    • Blanchette, I. & Richards, A. (2013). Is emotional Stroop interference linked to affective responses? Evidence from skin conductance and facial electromyography. Emotion, 13, 129-138.
  • 2012
    • Richards, A., Hannon, E. & Vitkovitch, M. (2012). Distracted by distractors: Eye movements in an inattentional blindness task. Cognition and Consciousness, 21, 170-176.
  • 2011
    • Pell, P. J. & Richards, A. (2011). Cross-emotion facial aftereffects. Vision Research, 51, 1889-1896.
  • 2010
    • Richards, A., Hannon, E. & Derakshan, N. (2010). Predicting and manipulating the incidence of inattentional blindness. Psychological Research, 74, 513-523.
    • Hannon, E. & Richards, A. (2010). Is inattentional blindness relate to individual differences in visual working memory or executive functioning? Perception, 39, 309-319.
    • Blanchette, I. & Richards, A. (2010). The influence of affect on higher level cognition: A review of research on interpretation, judgment, decision making and reasoning. Invited Review, Cognition and Emotion, 24(4), 561-595.
  • 2009
    • Hadwin, J. A. Donnelly, N., Richards, A., French, C. C. & Patel, U. (2009). Childhood anxiety and attention to emotion faces in a modified Stroop task. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 27, 487-494.
  • 2008
    • Derakshan, N., Ansari, T. & Richards, A. (2008). Effects of anxiety on task-switching: Evidence from the mixed antisaccade task. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. 8, 229-238.
  • 2007
    • Blanchette, I., Richards, A., Melnyk, L. & Lavda, A. (2007). Reasoning about emotional issues following shocking terrorist attacks: A comparison of three samples. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. 13, 47-56.
    • Richards, A., French, C. C., Nash, G., Hadwin, J. & Donnelly, N. (2007). A comparison of selective attention and interpretation processing biases in typically developing children high and low in self-report trait anxiety. Development and Psychopathology.
    • Blanchette, I., Richards, A. & Cross, A. (2007). Anxiety and the interpretation of ambiguous facial expressions: The influence of contextual cues. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
    • Richards, A., Blanchette, I. & Munjiza, J. (2007). Contextual influences in the resolution of ambiguity in anxiety. Cognition and Emotion.
  • 2006
    • Holmes, M., Richards, A. & Green, S.E. (2006). Anxiety and sensitivity to eye gaze versus neutral faces. Brain and Cognition. 60, 282-294.
  • 2004
    • Blanchette, I. & Richards, A. (2004). Reasoning about emotional and neutral materials: Is logic affected by emotion? Psychological Science, 15(11), 745-752.
    • Richards A. & Blanchette, I. (2004). Independent manipulation of emotion in an emotional Stroop task using classical conditioning. Emotion, 4(3), 275-281.
    • Keogh, E., Bond, F. W., French, C. C., Richards, A. & Davis, R. (2004). Test anxiety, susceptibility to distraction and examination performance. Advances in Test Anxiety Research, 17(3), 241-252.
    • Richards, A. (2004). The resolution of ambiguity and anxiety. In J. Yiend (Ed.), Cognition, Emotion and Psychopathology: Theoretical, empirical and clinical directions (Festschrift in honour of Andrew Mathews). Cambridge University Press.
  • 2003
    • Blanchette, I. & Richards, A. (2003). Anxiety and the interpretation of ambiguous stimuli: Beyond the emotion-congruent effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 132(2), 294-309.
    • Hadwin, J. A., Donnelly, N., French, C. C., Richards, A., Watts, A. & Daley, D. (2003) The influence of children's self-report trait anxiety and depression on visual search for emotional faces. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 44, 432-444.
  • 2002
    • Richards, A.,  French, C. C., Calder, A. J., Webb, B., Fox, R. & Young, A. W. (2002) Anxiety-related bias in the classification of emotionally ambiguous facial expressions. Emotion, 2(3), 273-287.
    • Vitkovitch, M., Bishop, S., Dancey, C. & Richards, A. (2002). Stroop interference and negative priming in patients with multiple sclerosis. Neuropsychologia, 1389, 1-7.
  • 2000
    • Richards, A., French, C. C., Keogh, E. & Carter, C. (2000). Test anxiety, inferential reasoning and working memory load. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 13, 87-109.
    • Richards, A., Richards, L.C. & McGeeney. (2000). Anxiety-related Stroop interference in adolescents. Journal of General Psychology, 127, 327-333.
  • 1999
    • Richards, A. (1999). The effects of cueing target location and response mode on interference and negative priming using a visual selection paradigm. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 52A, 449-463.
    • Richards, A., French, C. C., Adams, C., Eldridge, M. & Papadopoulou, E. (1999). Implicit memory and anxiety: perceptual identification of emotional stimuli. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 11, 67-86.
  • 1998
    • Richards, French & Harris, P. (1998). Mistakes around the clock: Errors in memory for the orientation of numerals. Journal of Psychology, 132, 42-46.
  • 1997
    • Tower, R. K., Kelly, C. & Richards, A. (1997). Individualism, collectivism and reward allocation: A cross-cultural study in Britain and Russia. British Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 331-345.
    • Reidy, J. & Richards, A. (1997). A memory bias for threat in high-trait anxiety. Personality and Individual Differences, 23, 653-663.
    • Reidy, J. & Richards, A. (1997). Anxiety and memory: A recall bias for threatening words in high anxiety. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 35, 531-542.
    • Hadwin, J., Frost, S., French, C. C. & Richards, A. (1997). Cognitive processing and anxiety in mainstream children: Trait anxiety and interpretation bias. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 106, 486-490.
  • 1996
    • Richards, A., French, C. C. & Randall, F. (1996). Anxiety and the use of strategies in the processing of a  sentence-picture verification task. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 105, 132-136.
    • Richards, A,. French, C. C. & Harris, P.R. (1996). Does clock-watching make you clockwise? Memory, 4, 49-58.
    • French, C. C., Richards, A. & Schofield, E. J. C. (1996). Hypomania, anxiety and the emotional Stroop. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 35, 617-626.

Conference proceedings

  • Richards, A., Hannon, E. M. & Derakshan, N. (2009). Why are some people inattentionally blind and can training reduce its frequency of occurrence? Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Taylor Francis: USA.

  • Hannon, E. & Richards, A. (2008). Inattentional Blindness and the Effects of Working Memory Capacity and Processing Speed - An Individual Differences Approach. Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society: Delphi, Greece, May, 2007.
  • Richards, A., Blanchette, I., Hamilton, V. & Lavda, A. (2008). Cognitive, Emotional and Physiological Components of Emotional Stroop using Associative Conditioning. Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society: Delphi, Greece, May, 2007.
  • Davelaar, E. J., Hannon, E. & Richards, A. (2005). Strategy use in the operation span task. Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society: Stresa, Italy.
  • Blanchette, I. & Richards, A. (2003). The effect of emotion on conditional reasoning. In R. Alterman & D. Kirsh (Eds), Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society: Boston, MA, US.