2016 - BSc Psychology (Years 2-4)

Graduated with honours from The Scool of Arts, Social Sciences, and Management at Queen Margaret University, UK

Grade: 2.1 (B)


  • Auditory Bilateral Stimulation Effects on Episodic Memory Retrieval for Fearful Events

Although Eye Movement Desensitising and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is regarded as a first-line treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the underlying mechanisms are still under investigation. I investigated the ffects of the crucial bilateral stimulation component of EMDR in a non-PTSD sample of mainly undergraduate psychology students


Employing a between subjects design, 48 participants were randomly allocated into two groups, either receiving alternating- or simultaneous auditory stimuli. The remaining 10 participants were assigned to a separate forced simultaneous group as their scores on the PDS reached clinical levels.


Employing the film clip paradigm, positively shown to elicit emotional arousal of fear,  I thested participants’ recall of film events by free narrative recall and a cued recognition multiple choice questionnaire. The experimental hypothesis predicted that participants in the active condition, receiving alternating auditory bilateral stimuli would elicit enhanced memory recall for the film events, yet this could not be evidenced.


  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Core Areas in Psychology
  • Critical, Historical, and Conceptual Issues in Psychology
  • Critical Review
  • Data Analysis
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Enquiries in Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Professional Applications of Psychology
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychology in Context
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Research in Psychology
  • Risk Behaviours
  • Social Psychology