Dr. Simone Malejka

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Dr. Simone Malejka


2017 Doctorate in Psychology (equivalent to Ph.D., University of Mannheim)
2011 Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to M.Sc., University of Mannheim)

Academic Positions

2020–present Postdoctoral research associate (University of Cologne)
2018–2020 Postdoctoral research associate (University College London)
2011–2018 Graduate research assistant (University of Mannheim)


Vadillo, M. A., Malejka, S., Yu, D. Y. H., Dienes, Z., & Shanks, D. R. (2021). Raising awareness about measurement error in research on unconscious mental processes. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-021-01923-y

Malejka, S., Vadillo, M. A., Dienes, Z., & Shanks, D. R. (2021). Correlation analysis to investigate unconscious mental processes: A critical appraisal and mini-tutorial. Cognition, 212, 104667. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2021.104667

Shanks, D. R., Malejka, S., & Vadillo, M. A. (2021). The challenge of inferring unconscious mental processes. Experimental Psychology, 68(3), 113-129. https://doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000517

Malejka, S., & Bröder, A. (2019). Exploring the shape of signal-detection distributions in individual recognition ROC data. Journal of Memory and Language, 104, 83-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2018.09.001

Starns, J. J., Cataldo, A. M., Rotello, C. M., …, Malejka, S., …, Wilson, J. (2019). Assessing theoretical conclusions with blinded inference to investigate a potential inference crisis. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 2(4), 335-349. https://doi.org/10.1177/2515245919869583

Bröder, A., & Malejka, S. (2017). On a problematic procedure to manipulate response biases in recognition experiments: the case of “implied” base rates. Memory, 25(6), 736-743. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2016.1214735

Malejka, S., & Bröder, A. (2016). No source memory for unrecognized items when implicit feedback is avoided. Memory & Cognition, 44(1), 63-72. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-015-0549-8