DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Elliott, John M.
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Elliott, John M.

Associate Professor

Ph.D. (Sheffield), M.A. (Cambridge), B.A. (Hons.) (Cambridge), C.Psychol

I am interested in social, cognitive, and motor development plus various areas of cognitive psychology, especially short-term memory and evolutionary psychology. I also have a number of applied interests, e.g. industrial safety, applications of psychology in the Police Force.

Research Interests:
  • Psychological factors in industrial safety
  • The biological and evolutionary basis of behaviour
  • The development of cognitive and mathematical skills and strategies in children, particularly the effects of linguistic and cultural variation on such development
  • The nature and evolution of hand function, and the measurement and prediction of manual dexterity
Recent/ Representative Publications:
  • Loh, C. Y. & Elliott, J. M. (1998).
    Cooperation and competition as a function of zygosity in 7- to 9-year-old twins.
    Evolution and Human behavior, 19, 397-411.
  • Elliott, J. M., Tong, C. K., & Tan, P. M. E. H. (1997).
    Attitudes of the Singapore public to actions suggesting child abuse.
    Child Abuse & Neglect, 21, 445-464
  • Tong, C. K., Elliott, J. M. & Tan, P. E. M. (1996)
    Public perceptions of child abuse & neglect in Singapore.
    Singapore: Singapore Children's Society.