Dr Joyce Humphries

Dr Joyce Humphries - Senior Lecturer in PsychologyInformation

Research Qualifications
My research falls within the remit of legal / forensic psychology and I am primarily interested in investigating the social and cognitive factors that influence the recall and recognition accuracy of vulnerable witnesses. Other research interests include examining the role of psychosocial factors within the courtroom and the extent to which such factors may impact the impartiality of (mock) jurors’ decision-making as well as examining the way in which deliberating (mock) juries reach their decisions BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Hertfordshire, 2001
Ph.D, University of Kent, 2007
Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society
Teaching Contact
Programme Leader: BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology
PSY1109: Essential Skills for Applied Psychology
PSY1117: Real-World Psychology
PSY3135: Dissertation
PSY3139: Forensic Psychology: Eye-witnesses and Suspects (Module Leader)
PSY3140: Psychology in the Courtroom (Module Leader)
Dr Joyce Humphries
Department of Psychology
Edge Hill University
L39 4QP
Phone: 01695 584097
Email: Joyce Humphries
Office: LP 2.62


Full-text links to these publications available on the Edge Hill University Research Information Repository

Flowe, H. D., Humphries, J., Takarangi, M., Zelek, K., Karoğlu, N., Gabbert, F., & Hope, L. (2019). An experimental examination of the effects of alcohol consumption and exposure to misleading post event information on remembering a hypothetical rape scenario. Applied Cognitive Psychology. doi:10.1002/acp.3531

Smailes, H. L., Humphries, J. E., Ryder, H., Klatt, T., Maltby, J., Pearmain, A. M., & Flowe, H. D. (2018). Age-related differences in spontaneous trait judgments from facial appearance. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 25 (5), 1-10. doi:10.1080/13218719.2018.1477633

Havard, C., Memon, A & Humphries, J. E. (2017). The own race bias in child and adolescent witnesses: Evidence from video lineups. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 19(4), 261-272. doi:10.1177/1461355717731579

Flowe, H. D., Colloff, M. F., Karagolu, N., Zelek, K., Ryder, H., Humphries, J.E., & Takarangi, M. K.T.  (2017). The effects of alcohol intoxication on accuracy and the confidence-accuracy relationship in photographic simultaneous lineups. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31 (4), 379-391. doi: 10.1002/acp.3332

Klatt, T., Maltby, J., Humphries, J. E. Smailes, H. L., Ryder, H., Phelps, M., & Flowe, H. D. (2016). Looking bad: Inferring criminality after 100 milliseconds. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 12(2), 114-125.

Qureshi, A. W., Wall, H. J., Humphries, J. E, & Bahrami Balani, A. (2016). Can Personality Traits Modulate Student Engagement with learning and their Attitude to Employability? Learning and Individual Differences, 51, 349-358

Flowe, H. D., Takarangi, M. K. T., Humphries, J. E., & Wright, D. S. (2016). Alcohol and remembering a hypothetical sexual assault: Can people who were under the influence of alcohol during the event provide accurate testimony? Memory. 24 (8), 1042-1061. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2015.1064536

Humphries, J. E., Flowe, H. D., Hall, L., Williams, L., & Ryder, H. (2016). The impact of beliefs about face recognition ability on memory retrieval processes in young and older adults. Memory, 24 (3), 334-337. doi: 10.1080/09658211.1006236

Humphries, J. E., & Flowe, H. D. (2015). Receiver operating characteristic analysis of age-related changes in lineup performance. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 132, 189-204. doi: 10.1016/jecp.2014.12.009

Flowe, H., Carline, A., Takarangi, M., Humphries, J., French, S., & Prior, M. (2015). Sexual violence and complainant intoxication. Criminal Justice & Law Weekly, 179 (34).

Lansdale, M. W., Humphries, J. E., & Flynn, V. (2013). Cognitive operations on space and their impact on the precision of location memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 9 (5), 1501-1519. doi: 10.1037/a0031838

Palmer, F., Flowe, H. D., Takarangi, M. K., & Humphries, J. E. (2013). Intoxicated witnesses and suspects: An archival analysis of their involvement in criminal case processing. Law and Human Behavior, 37(1), 54-59. doi:10.1037/lhb0000010.

Ward, C., Flowe, H. D., & Humphries, J. E. (2012). The effects of masculinity and suspect gender on perceptions of guilt. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26(3), 482-488. doi: 10.1002/acp.2823

Humphries, J. E., Holliday, R. E., & Flowe, D. H. (2012). Faces in motion: Age-related changes in eyewitness identification performance in simultaneous, sequential, and elimination video lineups. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26, 149-158. doi:10.1002/acp.1808

Holliday, R. E., Humphries, J. E., Brainerd, C. J. & Reyna, V. F. (2012). Interviewing vulnerable witnesses. In G. Davies & A. R. Beech (Eds.), Forensic psychology: Crime, justice, law, interventions (pp. 115-134). Chichester, UK: Wiley.

Holliday, R. E., Humphries, J. E., Milne, R., Memon, A., Houlder, L., Lyons, A., & Bull, R. (2011). Reducing misinformation effects in older adults with Cognitive Interview mnemonics. Psychology & Aging, 27, 1191-1203. doi: 10.1037/a0022031

Flowe, H. D., & Humphries, J. E. (2011). An Examination of Criminal Face Bias in a Random Sample of Police Lineups. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25,265-273. doi:10.1002/acp.1673

Holliday, R. E., Brainerd, C. J., Reyna, V. F., & Humphries, J. E. (2009). The Cognitive Interview. In R. Bull & T. Williamson (Eds). Handbook of the psychology of investigative interviewing (137-160). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.


Research Grants/Awards

Humphries, J. E. (2018). Student-Led Personal Tutor of the Year Award, Edge Hill University.

Humphries, J. E., & Wall, H. J. (2017). Defendant and juror characteristics and their effects of guilt and attributions of blame. Edge Hill University’s Research Investment Fund (£11,664)

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