School of Psychology

Prof Maryanne Garry

School of Psychology

Phone: 04 463 5769
Location: Room 508, , Kelburn Campus

Prof Maryanne Garry

Teaching in 2016

PSYC 322 - Memory
Course Coordinator

PSYC 413 - Advanced Cognitive Psychology
Course Coordinator

PSYC 435 - Traumatic Memories and Repression
Course Coordinator


PhD University of Connecticut

PSYC 101 course enquiries

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Research Interests

Real-life memory distortions, especially as they apply to legal settings

Maryanne is interested in experiences that never happened, how we can come to believe we saw or did something that we never did, and how we decide whether our memories are true or false. She has testified in court and consulted with defence attorneys on the legal implications for these issues (for instance, the accuracy of eyewitness testimony and "recovered" memories of childhood sexual abuse).

You can also find Maryanne Garry on Google Scholar and Research Gate

A picture is worth a thousand lies 1A picture is worth a thousand lies 2

Photograph from Wade, K.A, Garry, M, Read, J.D, and Lindsay, D.S. (2002). A Picture is Worth a Thousand Lies. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 9, 597-603.


Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science;

Past President,  Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition


Selected Publications