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Professor John Dunn


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5192
Mobile: 0439 946 225
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO30.204  

John is a Professor within the School of Arts and Humanities.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 1985.
  • Bachelor of Arts First Class Honours in Psychology, The University of Western Australia, 1977.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Dunn, J., Kalish, M., (2018), State-trace analysis., Cham, Switzerland, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-73129-2.

Journal Articles

  • Stephens, RG., Dunn, J., Hayes, BK., Kalish, ML., (2020), A test of two processes: The effect of training on deductive and inductive reasoning. Cognition, 199(June 2020), Article number 104223, DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104223.
  • Hayes, BK., Peggy, W., Dunn, J., Stephens, RG., (2020), Why is logic so likeable? A single-process account of argument evaluation with logic and liking judgment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 46(4), 699-719, DOI: 10.1037/xlm0000753.
  • Osth, AF., Dunn, J., Heathcote, A., Ratcliff , R., (2019), Two processes are not necessary to understand memory deficits. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 42(2019), e294, DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X1900181X.
  • Langsford, S., Stephens, RG., Dunn, J., Lewis, RL., (2019), In Search of the Factors Behind Naive Sentence Judgments: A State Trace Analysis of Grammaticality and Acceptability Ratings. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(20 December 2019), Article number 2886, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02886.
  • Dunn, J., Rao, L., (2019), Models of risky choice: A state-trace and sign difference analysis. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 90(June 2019), 61-75, DOI: 10.1016/
  • Stephens, RG., Dunn, J., Hayes, B., (2019), Belief bias is response bias: Evidence from a two-step signal detection model. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 45(2), 320-332, DOI: 10.1037/xlm0000587.
  • Hayes, BK., Stephens, RG., Ngo, J., Dunn, J., (2018), The dimensionality of reasoning: Inductive and deductive inference can be explained by a single process. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44(9), 1333-1351, DOI: 10.1037/xlm0000527.
  • Stephens, RG., Dunn, J., Hayes, B., (2018), Are there two processes in reasoning? The dimensionality of inductive and deductive inferences. Psychological Review, 125(2), 218-244, DOI: 10.1037/rev0000088.
  • Dunn, J., Anderson, L., (2018), Signed difference analysis: Testing for structure under monotonicity. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 85(August 2018), 36-54, DOI: 10.1016/
  • Semmler, C., Mickes, L., Dunn, J., Wixted, JT., (2018), The role of estimator variables in eyewitness identification. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 24(3), 400-415, DOI: 10.1037/xap0000157.
  • Hayes, B., Dunn, J., Joubert, A., Taylor, R., (2017), Comparing single- and dual-process models of memory development. Developmental Science, 20(6), Article number e12469, DOI: 10.1111/desc.12469.
  • Kalish, M., Newell, B., Dunn, J., (2017), More is generally better: Higher working memory capacity does not impair perceptual category learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(4), 503-514, DOI: 10.1037/xlm0000323.
  • Wixted, J., Mickes, L., Dunn, J., Clark, SE., Wells, W., (2016), Estimating the reliability of eyewitness identifications from police lineups. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, 113(2), 304-309, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1516814112.
  • Kalish, M., Dunn, J., Burdakov, OP., Sysoev, O., (2016), A statistical test of the equality of latent orders. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 70(Februrary 2016), 1-11, DOI: 10.1016/
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