Mercedes Sheen


  • EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom

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Social Cognition

False Memories



Dr Mercedes Sheen, Associate Professor (Dubai). Mercedes joined Heriot Watt in August 2019 and has taken over the role as Academic Head of Psychology in Dubai.  Mercedes received her PhD at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand on false memories where she coined a new type of memory error “disputed memories” which resulted from many arguments about her shared past with her identical twin sister!  Her main research interests now like in the field of Social Cognition, particularly how it relates to perception of human facial attractiveness.


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