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Research interests

My research interests encompass two main areas: the social psychology of language, and social and personality influences upon aspects of autobiographical memory.  Specifically, I have conducted research in face to face and computer mediated forms of human communication within the theoretical framework of communication accommodation theory, and examined social and personality influences upon communication behaviours.  I also have an interest in the influence of verbal emotional expression, social disclosure, listener behaviour and personality traits upon the Fading Affect Bias, which is a phenomenon of autobiographical memory thought to exist as a result of self-protective processes.  

Currently my research as part of the csalsa project centres around how families understand the concept of cyber-security, and how cyber-security risk is negotiated and managed within the family home.  

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Leeds

Psychology, Bachelor of Science, University of Leeds

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Research Output 2014 2019

A Model of Trust Manipulation: Exploiting Communication Mechanisms and Authenticity Cues to Deceive

Williams, E. & Muir, K., 31 Jan 2019, Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication. Docan-Morgan, T. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 249-265 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

truth theory

Bad guys and barriers: Exploring children’s mental models of security through qualitative analysis of drawings

Muir, K. & Joinson, A., Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

8 Downloads (Pure)

Conversational Patterns and Listener Responses Associated with an Enhanced Fading Affect Bias after Social Disclosure

Muir, K., Brown, C. & Madill, A., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 38, 5 - 6, p. 552-585 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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What is 'Cyber Security'?: Differential Language of CyberSecurity Across the Lifespan

Jones, S., Collins, E., Levordashka, A., Muir, K. & Joinson, A., 2 May 2019, CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, Vol. 2019-May. 6 p. 3312786

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access