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Dyedra K. C. Morrissey (née Just)

Computational Psychopathology (Murphy Lab)

Research Summary

The Psychology of the Planning Fallacy

My research focuses on a phenomenon called The Planning Fallacy, a term coined by Kahneman and Tversky in 1977 which describes the well-known phenomenon that we often underestimate the time it will take us to complete a task. This is true for tasks on short time scales, but is also true for large-scale business projects that often over-run their initial time horizons.

My research investigates the psychological and situational mechanisms underlying this phenomenon in laboratory and real-life settings and aims to uncover how these variables influence future time estimation.

Short Biography

DPhil in Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford (2014-2019)

  • ESRC Studentship
  • Graduate Scholarship, Pembroke College

MSc in Psychological Research, University of Oxford (2013-2014)

  • ESRC Studentship
  • Graduate Scholarship, Pembroke College

BA Hons in Experimental Psychology - First Class - University of Oxford (2010-2013)

Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) Talk - 2nd place for University of Oxford 2019

The Psychology of the Planning Fallacy

Publications

Was Kandinsky a Synaesthete? Examining His Writings and Other Evidence

Just DKC (2017) Multisensory Research, 30, 3-5, 447-460

 

Conferences

Morrissey DKC & Murphy RA. The role of control in human time perception (2019)

Oral presentation: Causal Cognition in Humans and Machines Conference, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford.


Morrissey DKC, Tsvetkov A, Polack CW, Murphy RA, & Miller, RR. How do we learn when nothing happens? The influence of temporal and spatial context on contingency learning during trials without events. (2018)

Oral presentation: International Associative Learning Conference, University of Cardiff, Wales.

 

Just DKC. Time Perception and The Planning Fallac. (2017)

Invited lecture: Cognitive and Brain Science Seminar Series, SUNY Binghamton University, USA.

 

Just DKC & Murphy RA. Does instrument control contribute to time perception? (2016)

Poster presentation: International Associative Learning Conference, University of Cardiff, Wales.

 

Just DKC & Claridge G. Was Kandinsky a Synaesthete? Evidence from his own writings and the psychological and philosophical literature of his time. (2016)

Oral presentation: Synaesthesia and Cross-Modal Perception, an international Conference in conjunction with the UK Synaesthesia Association, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.