Biography

Dr Martin Doherty joined UEA as a senior lecturer in Psychology in 2013. He studied Psychology at Bristol, Cognitive Science at Warwick, and took his PhD in Developmental Psychology at the University of Sussex. After postdoctoral work in Japan and Stirling, he worked as a lecturer in Stirling. His research interests include theory of mind, metalinguistic awareness, and children’s understanding of eye gaze.

Indicative publications

Doherty, M.J. (2009). Theory of Mind: How Children Understand Others' Thoughts and Feelings. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.

Doherty, M. J., McIntyre, A. H., & Langton, S. R. (2015). Developmentally distinct gaze processing systems: Luminance versus geometric cues. Cognition, 137, 72-80.

Wimmer, M. C., & Doherty, M. J. (2011). The development of ambiguous figure perception. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 76(1), 1-130.

Doherty, M.J., Campbell, N. M., Tsuji, H., and Phillips, W. A. (2010) The Ebbinghaus illusion deceives adults but not young children. Developmental Science, 13, 714-721.

All Publications

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Wimmer, M. C., Robinson, E. J., Doherty, M.

(2017)

Are developments in mental scanning and mental rotation related?,

in PLoS ONE

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article no. e0171762

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Gollek, C., Doherty, M.

(2016)

Metacognitive developments in word learning: Mutual Exclusivity and Theory of Mind,

in Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

148

pp. 51-69

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Bremner, A. J., Doherty, M. J., Caparos, S., de Fockert, J., Linnell, K. J., Davidoff, J.

(2016)

Effects of culture and the urban environment on the development of the Ebbinghaus illusion,

in Child Development

87

(3)

pp. 962-981

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Best, C. S., Arora, S., Porter, F., Doherty, M.

(2015)

The relationship between subthreshold autistic traits, ambiguous figure perception and divergent thinking,

in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

45

(12)

pp. 4064-4073

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Wimmer, M. C., Maras, K. L., Robinson, E. J., Doherty, M., Pugeault, N.

(2015)

How visuo-spatial mental imagery develops: Image generation and maintenance,

in PLoS ONE

10

(11)

article no. e0142566

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Doherty, M., McIntyre, A. H., Langton, S. R.

(2015)

Developmentally distinct gaze processing systems: luminance versus geometric cues,

in Cognition

137

pp. 72–80

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Tsuji, H., Doherty, M.

(2014)

Early development of metalinguistic awareness in Japanese: Evidence from pragmatic and phonological aspects of language,

in First Language

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(3)

pp. 273-290

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Collins, K., Doherty-Sneddon, G., Doherty, M.

(2014)

Practitioner perspectives on rapport building during child investigative interviews,

in Psychology, Crime and Law

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(9)

pp. 884-901

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Doherty, M.

(2013)

마음의 이론 -: Theory of Mind (Korean Edition),

Hak Jisa

ISBN 978-8963308715

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Doherty, M., Mair, S.

(2012)

Creativity, ambiguous figures, and academic preferences,

in Perception

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(10)

pp. 1262-1266

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Doherty, M.

(2012)

The Theory of Mind account of understanding the self and others,

in The Self and Perspective Taking: Contributions and Applications from Modern Behavioral Science.

Context Press

ISBN 978-1572249950

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Freeman, N., Lewis, C., Doherty, M.

(2011)

Preschoolers' grasp of a desire for knowledge in false-belief prediction: Practical intelligence and verbal report,

in British Journal of Developmental Psychology

9

(1)

pp. 139-157

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Doherty, M.

(2011)

The development of ambiguous figure perception.,

in Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development

76

(1)

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Doherty, M.

(2011)

A Two-Systems Theory of Social Cognition: Engagement and Theory of Mind,

in Perception, Causation, and Objectivity.

Oxford University Press

pp. 305-324

ISBN 978-0-19-969204-0, 978-0-19-969205-7

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Doherty, M., Campbell, N., Phillips, W., Tsuji, H.

(2010)

The Ebbinghaus illusion deceives adults but not young children,

in Developmental Science

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pp. 714-721

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Wimmer, M., Doherty, M.

(2010)

Children with autism's perception and understanding of ambiguous figures: Evidence for pictorial metarepresentation, a research note,

in British Journal of Developmental Psychology

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(3)

pp. 627-641

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Doherty, M., Anderson, J., Howieson, L.

(2009)

The rapid development of explicit gaze judgment ability at 3 years,

in Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

104

(3)

pp. 296-312

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Riby, D., Doherty, M.

(2009)

Tracking eye movements proves informative for the study of gaze direction detection in autism,

in Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

3

(3)

pp. 723-733

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Doherty, M.

(2008)

Theory of Mind: How Children Understand Others' Thoughts and Feelings,

Psychology Press

ISBN 978-1-84169-570-9, 978-1-84169-571-6

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Doherty, M., Tsuji, H., Phillips, W.

(2008)

The context sensitivity of visual size perception varies across cultures,

in Perception

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pp. 1426-1433

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Key Research Interests

Martin Doherty’s research is primarily concerned with the development of theory of mind. Particular themes include how false belief understanding at 4 years relates to metalinguistic and metapictorial understanding, and children’s understanding of gaze direction and its implications for early theory of mind.

Martin is also a current member of the Centre for Japanese Studies.

Get in touch if you would like to discuss possible PhD topics in these areas.

Teaching Interests

PSY-M453-14: 2014/5: Developmental Psychology

PSY-4003Y-14: 2014/5: PSYCHOLOGY OF THE INDIVIDUAL: Development, Personality, Brain and Cognition

PSY-5002A-14: 2014/5: PSYCHOLOGY: Social, Developmental and Conceptual and Historical Issues

PSYP3B1Y-14: 2014/5: RESEARCH PROJECT

Key Responsibilities

Postgraduate Research Director

Coordinator, PSY-M453-14: 2014/5: Developmental Psychology