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I graduated from the University of Stirling with an Honours degree in Psychology. Subsequent to this I completed my PhD in children’s social learning at Glasgow Caledonian University. After completing my PhD I taught at the University of St Andrews for four years, two years as a teaching fellow and two years as a lecturer.

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Research Output 2002 2017

Is the tendency to conform influenced by the age of the majority?

McGuigan, N. & Burgess, V. May 2017 In : Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 157, p. 49-65 17 p.

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Recognition (Psychology)

Do children copy an expert or a majority? Examining selective learning in instrumental and normative contexts

Burdett, E. R. R., Lucas, A. J., Buchsbaum, D., McGuigan, N., Wood, L. A. & Whiten, A. 21 Oct 2016 In : PLOS ONE. 11, 10, e0164698

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Operant Conditioning
Recognition (Psychology)
measurement method

Social learning in the real-world: ‘Over-imitation’ occurs in both children and adults unaware of participation in an experiment and independently of social interaction

Whiten, A., Allan, G., Devlin, S., Kseib, N., Raw, N. & McGuigan, N. 28 Jul 2016 In : PLOS ONE. 11, 7, e0159920

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Interpersonal Relations