Doctor Jeff Foster

Doctor Jeff Foster

Senior Lecturer On-Line Social & Behavioural Sciences,
Criminology & Policing


Dr. Foster completed his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Arizona State University before completing his PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. After completing a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Georgia Instiute of Technology, he joined Western Sydney University in 2014. His work lies at the intersection of behavioural sciences and information technology.

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  • PhD Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Criminology & Policing


Phone: (02) 9685 9422
Location: EH.G.13A

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Journal Articles

  • Felez-Nobrega, M., Foster, J., Puig-Ribera, A., Draheim, C. and Hillman, C. (2018), 'Measuring working memory in the Spanish population : validation of a multiple shortened complex span task', Psychological Assessment, vol 30, no 2 , pp 274 - 279.
  • Foster, J., Harrison, T., Hicks, K., Draheim, C., Redick, T. and Engle, R. (2017), 'Do the effects of working memory training depend on baseline ability level?', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, vol 43, no 11 , pp 1677 - 1689.
  • Hicks, K., Foster, J. and Engle, R. (2016), 'Measuring working memory capacity on the web with the Online Working Memory Lab (the OWL)', Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, vol 5, no 4 , pp 478 - 489.
  • Cardwell, B., Henkel, L., Garry, M., Newman, E. and Foster, J. (2016), 'Nonprobative photos rapidly lead people to believe claims about their own (and other people's) pasts', Memory and Cognition, vol 44, no 6 , pp 883 - 896.
  • Bleckey, M., Foster, J. and Engle, R. (2015), 'Working memory capacity accounts for the ability to switch between object-based and location-based allocation of visual attention', Memory and Cognition, .
  • Foster, J., Shipstead, Z., Harrison, T., Hicks, K., Redick, T. and Engle, R. (2015), 'Shortened complex span tasks can reliably measure working memory capacity', Memory and Cognition, vol 43, no 2 , pp 226 - 236.
  • Newman, E., Sanson, M., Miller, E., Quigley-McBride, A., Foster, J., Bernstein, D. and Garry, M. (2014), 'People with easier to pronounce names promote truthiness of claims', PLoS One, vol 9, no 2 .
  • Foster, J., Huthwaite, T., Yesberg, J., Garry, M. and Loftus, E. (2012), 'Repetition, not number of sources, increases both susceptibility to misinformation and confidence in the accuracy of eyewitnesses', Acta Psychologica, vol 139, no 2 , pp 320 - 326.
  • Foster, J. and Garry, M. (2012), 'Building false memories without suggestions', The American Journal of Psychology, vol 125, no 2 , pp 225 - 232.
  • Foster, J., Garry, M. and Loftus, E. (2012), 'Repeated information in the courtroom', Court Review, vol 48, no 1-2 , pp 44 - 47.

Conference Papers

  • Taylor-Jackson, J., McAlaney, J., Foster, J., Bello, A., Maurushat, A. and Dale, J. (2020), 'Incorporating psychology into cyber security education : a pedagogical approach', International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Previous Projects

Title: Socially Engineered Payment Diversion Fraud [via UNSW]
  • The NSW Cyber Security Network
Western Researchers: Alana Maurushat, Abubakar Bello, Jeff Foster and Tomas Trescak
Years: 2018-10-31 - 2021-06-30
ID: P00025126

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