Selected Recent Publications

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Scholarly books

Wood, R.E., Cogin, J., & Beckmann J. (2009). Managerial Problem Solving: Frameworks, Tools & Techniques. Australia: McGraw Hill.

Scholarly book chapters

Clarke, I. E., Double, K. S., & MacCann, C. (2017). Commentary on How We Prepare Students for the Workforce. In J. Burrus, K. Mattern, B. Naemi, & R. Roberts (Eds.), Building Better Students.

Loh, V., Griffin, B. (2013). Assessing work performance. In A.Sarris & N. Kirby (Eds.), Organisational Psychology: Research and professional practice (pp. 72-89). Melbourne: Tilde University Press.

Griffin, B., Loh, V., Hesketh, B. (2012). Age, Gender, and the Retirement Process. In Mo Wang (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Retirement, (pp. 202-214). New York: Oxford University Press.

Wood, R.E., Whelan, J., Sojo, V., & Wong., M. (2012). Goals, Goal Orientations, Strategies, and Performance. In E.A. Locke & G.P. Latham (Eds.), New Developments in Goal Setting and Task Performance. New York: Routledge.

Birney, D.P. (2011). Deliberate practice and the trainability of fluid cognitive functions. In N. Tiliopoulos & S. Boag (Eds.), Personality & Intelligence: Theory, assessment, & applications. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Birney, D.P., & Sternberg, R.J. (2010). The development of intellectual abilities: A broad perspective. In M.E. Lamb & M.H. Bornstein (Eds.), Cognitive Development: An Advanced Textbook (pp. 369-404). New York: Psychology Press.

Halford, G.S, Phillips, S., Wilson, W.H., McCredden, J, Baker, R., Andrews, G., Birney, D.P., & Bain, J. (2007). Relational Processing is Fundamental to the Central Executive and it is Limited to Four Variables. In N. Osaka, R.H. Logie & M. D’Esposito (Eds.), The Cognitive Neuroscience of working memory: Behavioural and neural correlates (pp. 261-280). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Birney, D.P., & Stemler, S E. (2006). Intelligence quotient. In N.J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of measurement and statistics (Vol. 2, pp. 473-476). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Birney, D.P. & Sternberg, R.J. (2006). Intelligence and cognitive abilities as competencies in development. In E. Bialystok & G. Craik (Eds). Lifespan cognition: Mechanisms of change (pp 315-330). New York: Oxford University Press.

Stemler, S.E., & Birney, D.P. (2006). Measurement. In N.J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of measurement and statistics (Vol. 2 pp. 582-584). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Birney, D.P., Citron-Pousty, J.H., Lutz, D.J., & Sternberg, R.J. (2005). The development of cognitive and intellectual abilities. In M.E. Lamb & M.H. Bornstein (Eds), Developmental science: An advanced textbook (5th ed.) (pp. 327-358) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Wood, R.E. (2004). Practical Intelligence. In N. Nicholson, P. Audia & M. Pillutla (Eds.), Blackwell Encylopedic Dictionary of Management: Organizational Behavior (2nd Edition). Oxford: Blackwell.

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Refereed journal articles

Birney, D. P., Beckmann, J. F., Beckmann, N., Double, K. S., & Whittingham, K. (2018). Moderators of learning and performance trajectories in microworld simulations: Too soon to give up on intellect!?. Intelligence, 68, 128-140.
Costa, D. S., Loh, V., Birney, D. P., Dhillon, H. H., Fardell, J. E., Gessler, D., & Vardy, J. L. (2017). The structure of the FACT-Cog v3 in cancer patients, students, and older adults. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

Webb, S. L., Loh, V., Lampit, A., Bateman, J. E., & Birney, D. P. (2018). The meta-analytic effect of cognitive training on executive functions: A cross-disciplinary perspective of broad and narrow cognitive factors. Neuropsychology Review. doi:

Wood, R. E., Beckmann, N., Birney, D. P., Beckmann, J. F., Minbashian, A., & Chau, R. (2018). Situation contingent units of personality at work. Personality and Individual Differences.

Double, K. S., Birney, D. P., & Walker, S.A. (2017). A Meta-analysis and Systematic Review of Reactivity to Judgements of Learning. Memory.

Birney, D. P., Beckmann, J. F., Beckmann, N., & Double, K. S. (2017). Beyond the intellect: Complexity and learning trajectories in Raven’s Progressive Matrices depend on self-regulatory processes and conative dispositions. Intelligence, 61, 63-77

Double, K. S., & Birney, D. P. (2017). Are you sure about that? Eliciting confidence ratings may influence performance on Raven’s progressive matrices. Thinking & Reasoning, 23(2), 190-206.

Double, K.S., Birney, D.P. (2016). The effects of personality and metacognitive beliefs on cognitive training adherence and performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 102, 7-12

Kendig, H., Loh, V., O’Loughlin, K., Byles, J., Nazroo, J. (2016). Pathways to Well-Being in Later Life: Socioeconomic and Health Determinants Across the Life Course of Australian Baby Boomers. Journal of Population Ageing, 9(1), 49-67.

Beckmann, N., Beckmann, J., Birney, D., Wood, R. (2015). A problem shared is learning doubled: Deliberative processing in dyads improves learning in complex dynamic decision-making tasks. Computers in Human Behavior, 48, 654-662.

Birney, D. (2015). Challenges for an interdisciplinary consideration of cognitive training. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 147, 21-32

Andrews, G., Halford, G., Shum, D., Maujean, A., Chappell, M., Birney, D. (2014). Verbal learning and memory following stroke. Brain Injury, 28(4), 442-447

Bui, M., & Birney, D. (2014). Learning and individual differences in Gf processes and Raven’s. Learning and Individual Differences, 32, 104-113.

Kendig, H., Byles, J., O’Loughlin, K., Nazroo, J., Mishra, G., Noone, J., Loh, V., Forder, P. (2014). Adapting data collection methods in the Australian Life Histories and Health Survey: a retrospective life course study. BMJ Open, 4(3), 1-9.

Sternberg, R., Jarvin, L., Birney, D., Naples, A., Stemler, S., Newman, T., Otterbach, R., Parish, C., Randi, J., Grigorenko, E. (2014). Testing the theory of successful intelligence through educational interventions in grade 4 language arts, mathematics, and science. Journal of Educational Psychology, 106(3), 881-899

Andrews, G., Halford, G.S., Schum, D., Maujean, A., Chappell, M., & Birney, D. P. (2013). Relational Processing Following Stroke. Brain & Cognition, 81, 44-51.

Beckmann, N, Beckmann, J.F., Minbashian, A., & Birney, D.P. (2013). In the heat of the moment: On the effect of state neuroticism on task performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 447-452.

Fisher, C.D., Minbashian, A., Wood, R.E., & Beckmann, N. (2013). Task appraisals, emotions, and performance goal orientation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98, 364-373.

Loh, V., Andrews, S., Hesketh, B., Griffin, B. (2013). The Moderating Effect of Individual Differences in Error-Management Training: Who Learns From Mistakes? Human Factors, 55(2), 435-448.

Loh, V., Kendig, H. (2013). Productive engagement across the life course: Paid work and beyond. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 48(1), 111-137.

Birney, D.P., Beckmann, J.F., & Wood, R.E. (2012). Precursors to the development of flexible expertise: Metacognitive self-evaluations as antecedences and consequences in adult learning. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 563-574.

Birney, D.P., Bowman, D.B, Beckmann, J., Seah, Y. (2012). Assessment of processing capacity: Latin-square task performance in a population of managers. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 28, 216-226.

Gabales, L., & Birney, D.P. (2011). Are the limits in processing and storage capacity common? Exploring the additive and interactive effects of processing and storage load in working memory. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 23, 322-341.

Gary, M.S. & Wood, R.E. (2011). Mental Models, Decision Rules, Strategies, and Performance Heterogeneity. Strategic Management Journal, 32, 569–594.

Goodman, J.S., Wood, R.E. & Chen, C., (2011). Feedback Specificity, Information Processing, and Transfer of Training. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 115, 253–267.

Birney, D.P., & Bowman, D.B. (2009). An experimental-differential investigation of cognitive complexity. Psychology Science Quarterly, 51, 449-469.

Gardner, D. & Wood, R. (2009). Errors, Feedback, Learning and Performance. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Organisational Psychology, 2, 30–43.

Goodman, J.S., & Wood, R.E. (2009). Faded versus increasing feedback, task variability trajectories, and transfer of training. Human Performance, 22, 64-85.

Sue Chan, C., & Wood, R.E. (2009). The Moderating Effect of Trainee Implicit Beliefs on the Relationship between Cognitive Modeling Orientation and Training Outcomes. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 58, 304–335.

Tabernero, C., & Wood, R.E. (2009). Interaction between self efficacy and initial performance in the predicting the complexity of task chosen. Psychological Reports, 105, 1-14.

Wood, R.E., Beckmann, J.F., & Birney, D.P. (2009). Simulations, learning and real world capabilities. Education+Training, 51, 491-510.

Andrews, G., Birney, D.P., & Halford, G.S., (2006). Relational processing and working memory in the comprehension of complex relative clause sentences. Memory & Cognition, 34, 1325–1340.

Birney, D.P., Bowman, D.B., & Pallier, G. (2006). Prior to paradigm integration, the task is to resolve construct definitions of gF and WM. Behavioral and Brain Science, 29, 127.

Birney, D.P., Halford, G.S., & Andrews, G. (2006). Measuring the influence of relational complexity on reasoning: The development of the Latin Square Task. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 66, 146-171.

Goodman, J., & Wood, R.E. (2004). Feedback Specificity, Learning Opportunities, and Learning. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89, 809-821.

Goodman, J. Wood, R.E., & Hendrickx, M. (2004). Feedback Specificity, Exploration, and Learning. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89, 248-262.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Walker, S.A., Double K., (2017, December). Emotional Intelligence, Performance Anxiety, and Mental Health in Opera Singers. Poster presented at the 2017 Annual Australian Conference on Personality and Individual Differences. Sydney, Australia.

Bateman, J.E., Birney, D. P., & Loh, V. (2017, July). Exploring functions of working memory related to fluid intelligence: Coordination and relational integration. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. London, England, UK.

Loh, V., Kendig, H. (2013). Ageing productively: Longitudinal patterns among older Australians. 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea.

Loh, V., Kendig, H. (2013). Socioeconomic and demographic determinants of future engagement in paid work and other productive activities. 10th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Perth, Australia.

Loh, V. (2009). Individual differences in Error Management Training and the role of error encouragement. 8th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society

Loh, V. (2007). Error training: Individual differences in ability, personality and goal orientation. 7th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Adelaide, Australia: Australian Psychological Society.

Loh, V., Andrews, S., Hesketh, B., Griffin, B. (2007). Person attributes in error training: Who learns from their mistakes? 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York: SIOP (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology).

Loh, V., Griffin, B., Andrews, S., Hesketh, B. (2006). Learning from Errors: An attribute-treatment interaction approach to training outcomes. 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Major Technical Reports

Wood, R.E. (2010). “Transforming Learning in Society”. Report of Expert Working Group, for Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council.


Under Review

Birney, D. P., Beckmann, J. F., Beckmann, N., Double, K. S., & Whittingham, K. (under review). Moderators of learning and performance trajectories in microworld simulations: Too soon to give up on intellect!? Intelligence.

Wood, R.E., Beckmann, N., Birney, D.P., & Beckmann, J.F. (under review). Task-Contingent units of personality at work, Personality and Individual Differences

Brown, L. E. R., Birney, D. P., & MacCann, C. (under review). Conscientiousness and Agreeableness predict the difference between typical-performance and maximum-performance emotion management. Personality & Individual Differences.

Loh, V., Birney, D. P., & Double, K. S. (under review). Motivational and Personal Determinants of Commercial Cognitive Training in a General Population. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality Processes and Individual Differences.

Minbashian, A., Birney, D. P., & Bowman, D. B. (under review). The thinking styles of managers: Dimensionality, profiles and motivational antecedents. Australian Journal of Management.

Double, K. S., & Birney, D. P. (under review). Confidence Ratings Impair the Accuracy of Performance Monitoring. Learning and Instruction.

Double, K. S., & Birney, D. P. (under review). The interplay between self-evaluation, goal orientation, and self-efficacy on performance and learning.

Webb, S. L., Loh, V., Lampit, A., Bateman, J. E., & Birney, D. P., (under review). The meta-analytic effect of cognitive training on executive functions: A cross-disciplinary perspective of broad and narrow cognitive factors. Neuropsychology Review.

Bateman, J., Birney, D. P., & Loh, V. (under review). Exploring Functions of Working Memory Related to Fluid Intelligence: Coordination and Relational Integration. Intelligence.

Double, K. S., & Birney, D. P. (under review). Performance goal-orientation moderates the effect of metacognitive prompting on easy vs. difficult problems.