Dr. Simone Malejka

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Dr. Simone Malejka


2017 Doctorate in Cognitive Psychology (equivalent to PhD, University of Mannheim)
2011 Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to MSc, University of Mannheim)

Academic Positions

2021–present Postdoctoral research associate (University of Cologne)
2018–2020 Postdoctoral research associate (University College London)
2011–2017 Predoctoral research assistant (University of Mannheim)


Vadillo, M. A., Malejka, S., Yu, D. Y. H., Dienes, Z., & Shanks, D. R. (in press). Raising awareness about measurement error in research on unconscious mental processes. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

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

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

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

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