Lecturer
Applied Psychology
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: raegan.murphy@ucc.ie

Dr Raegan Murphy joined the School of Applied Psychology in January 2008, after having left her native country, South Africa, where she was a lecturer at the University of Pretoria. She is a registered Research Psychologist in South Africa, Psychologist with the PSI and chartered Psychologist with the BPS. She is a member of the Psychological Measurement group, is the Undergraduate Board of Studies Chairperson and sits on the both the Departmental Ethics and Research Committees. She manages the Departmental Test Library. She is currently completing an MA in Teaching and Learning at UCC.

She currently co-ordinates and lectures Individual Differences and Research Methods and Data Analysis. She lectures organisational psychology to business students and data analysis to postgraduate students. Her interests are the study of intelligence, the nature of psychological measurement and psychometric assessment. She is a member of a number of international organisations and has presented in the US, UK, Ireland and South Africa.


My area of interest and research is in the domain of intelligence assessment. Included in this is my research into dynamic assessment which up to this point as focused on its use in the South African context. This context has now changed to an Irish one. I conducted the first comprehensive review of dynamic assessment in South Africa and contributed the first meta-analytic results, the latter being a collation of empirical research findings in the domain. In the area of intelligence research, in collaboration with two colleagues, the first South African results for a Flynn effect was introduced. I collaborated on a similar project for South Korean data. The Flynn effect is the rising level of IQ scores across the globe for which there is no current consensus as to its explanation. A paper linking simple reaction time and measured intelligence has indicated that genetic g is declining over time. I have published in the area of neuropsychological test performance, assessment and intelligence.

 ProjectRoleDescriptionStart DateEnd Date
EI - Innovation Voucher - Assessing the feasibility of testing scenario-based behaviour management using ITPrincipal InvestigatorUC01-JUL-0931-JUL-10

Books

 YearPublication
(2011)Dynamic assessment, intelligence and measurement.
Murphy. R; (2011) Dynamic assessment, intelligence and measurement. London: Wiley-Blackwell. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2013)'The Flynn effect in Korea: Large gains'
te Nijenhuis, J., Cho, S.H., Murphy, R. and Lee, K.H. (2013). (2013) 'The Flynn effect in Korea: Large gains' In: Race and sex differences in intelligence and personality. London: Ulster Institute for Social Research. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2006)'Meta-analysis of dynamic assessment research in South Africa'
Murphy, R., & Maree, D.J.F (2006). ; (2006) 'Meta-analysis of dynamic assessment research in South Africa'. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 6 (1):32-60 [Details]
(2006)'A review of South African research in the field of dynamic assessment'
Murphy, R., & Maree, D.J.F; (2006) 'A review of South African research in the field of dynamic assessment'. South African Journal of Psychology, 36 (1):168-191 [Full Text] [Details]
(2008)'Dynamic assessment precursors: Soviet ideology and Vygotsky'
Murphy, R. ; (2008) 'Dynamic assessment precursors: Soviet ideology and Vygotsky'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 29(3-4) :193-233 [Full Text] [Details]
(2009)'Revisiting core issues in dynamic assessment'
Murphy, R. & Maree, D. J. F.; (2009) 'Revisiting core issues in dynamic assessment'. South African Journal of Psychology, 39 (4):420-431 [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'Temperament and character correlates of neuropsychological performance'
Cassimjee, N; Murphy, R; (2010) 'Temperament and character correlates of neuropsychological performance'. South African Journal of Psychology, 40 (20):125-138 [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'Influence of socio-cultural factors on SRAVEN performance'
Murphy, R., Cassimjee, N. & Schur, C ; (2011) 'Influence of socio-cultural factors on SRAVEN performance'. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 21 (1):91-102 [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'The Flynn effect in South Africa'
Nijenhuis, J,, Murphy, R,van Eeden, R (2011) 'The Flynn effect in South Africa'. Intelligence, 39 :456-467 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'The Flynn effect in Korea: large gains'
te Nijenhuis, J., Cho, S.H., Murphy, R. & Lee, K.H. (2012). ; (2012) 'The Flynn effect in Korea: large gains'. Personality and Individual Differences, 53 :147-151 [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)'Impulsive and rigid temperament subtypes and executive functioning: an exploratory study of temperament configurations and neuropsychological performance'
Cassimjee, N., & Murphy, R (2012) 'Impulsive and rigid temperament subtypes and executive functioning: an exploratory study of temperament configurations and neuropsychological performance'. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 18 (4):769-779 [Details]
(2013)'Methods of Suicide by Women in Ireland 1980-2009'
Murphy, R. & O'Connor, S. (2013) 'Methods of Suicide by Women in Ireland 1980-2009'. Irish Journal of Psychology, [Details]
(2013)'Preliminary psychometric validation data for a non-clinical South African sample using a neuroscience-based computerized battery'
Murphy, R. & Cassimjee, N. (2013) 'Preliminary psychometric validation data for a non-clinical South African sample using a neuroscience-based computerized battery'. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 19 (2):360-369 [Details]
(2013)'Were the Victorians cleverer than us? The decline in intelligence estimated from a meta-analysis of the secular slowing of simple reaction time'
Woodley, M.A; te Nijenuis, J. & Murphy, R. (2013) 'Were the Victorians cleverer than us? The decline in intelligence estimated from a meta-analysis of the secular slowing of simple reaction time'. Intelligence, 41 (6):843-850 [Details]
(2013)'The Victorians were still quicker and cleverer than us: Responding to a quartet of critical commentaries'
Woodley, M.; te Nijenhuis, J & Murphy, R. (2013) 'The Victorians were still quicker and cleverer than us: Responding to a quartet of critical commentaries'. Intelligence, [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2012)42nd Annual PSI conference
Murphy, R. & Cassimjee, N. (2012) Impulsive and rigid temperament subtypes and executive functioning: an exploratory study of temperament configurations and neuropsychological performance 42nd Annual PSI conference [Details]
(2012)42nd Annual PSI conference
Murphy, R. & Cassimjee, N. (2012) Preliminary psychometric validation data for a non-clinical South African sample using a neuroscience-based computerised battery 42nd Annual PSI conference [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2012)Preliminary psychometric validation data for a non-clinical South African sample using a neuroscience-based computerised battery,
Murphy, R. & Cassimjee, N. (2012) Conference paper. [Oral Presentation], Preliminary psychometric validation data for a non-clinical South African sample using a neuroscience-based computerised battery, Cork Ireland , 24-NOV-12 - 25-NOV-12
(2012)Impulsive and rigid temperament subtypes and executive functioning: an exploratory study of temperament configurations and neuropsychological performance,
Murphy, R. & Cassimjee, N. (2012) Conference paper. [Oral Presentation], Impulsive and rigid temperament subtypes and executive functioning: an exploratory study of temperament configurations and neuropsychological performance, Cork Ireland , 24-NOV-12 - 25-NOV-12
(2008)14th South African Psychology Congress,
Cassimjee, N., Murphy R., Maree D., & Le Grange, Z. ; (2008) The relationship between neuropsychological performance, acculturation and personality: A pilot study. [Oral Presentation], 14th South African Psychology Congress, Johannesburg, South Africa , 26-AUG-08 - 29-AUG-08
(2008)Ninth Annual Conference of the International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR),,
Murphy, R., te Nijenhuis, J., & van Eeden, R. ; (2008) The Flynn effect in South Africa. [Oral Presentation], Ninth Annual Conference of the International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR),, Georgia, United States of America , 01-DEC-08 - 03-DEC-08
(2008)Ninth Annual Conference of the International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR,
Nijenhuis, J., Cho, S.H., Murphy, R., & Lee, K.H. ; (2008) The Flynn effect in Korea. [Oral Presentation], Ninth Annual Conference of the International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR, Georgia, United States of America , 01-DEC-08 - 03-DEC-08
(2008)Psychological Society of Ireland Annual conference,
Murphy, R. ; (2008) Neuropsychological performance, acculturation and personality: A South African study. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland Annual conference, Carlow, Ireland , 20-NOV-08 - 20-NOV-08
(2007)13th South African Psychology Congress,
Maree, D.J.F., Cassimjee, N., & Murphy, R. ; (2007) Response latency, attention and change detection with the phenomenon of change blindness. [Oral Presentation], 13th South African Psychology Congress, Durban South Africa , 28-AUG-07 - 28-AUG-07
(2007)XI International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology Conference,
Murphy, R., & Maree, D.F.J. ; (2007) Exploring a meta-theoretical framework for dynamic assessment and intelligence. [Oral Presentation], XI International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology Conference, Tennessee, United States of America , 01-JUL-07 - 03-JUL-07
(2007)13th South African Psychology Congress,
Murphy, R., & Maree, D.F.J. ; (2007) Content of dynamic assessment questionnaires. [Oral Presentation], 13th South African Psychology Congress, Durban South Africa , 28-AUG-07 - 31-AUG-07
(2006)12th South African Psychology Congress,
Murphy, R., & Maree, D.J.F. ; (2006) Meta-analysis of dynamic assessment research in South Africa. [Oral Presentation], 12th South African Psychology Congress, Johannesburg, South Africa , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06
(2003)9th South African Psychology Congress,
Murphy, R., & Maree, D.J.F. ; (2003) A review of South African research in the field of dynamic assessment. [Oral Presentation], 9th South African Psychology Congress, Johannesburg, South Africa , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03
(2013)Child well-being in the UK and Ireland: Comparative analyses of the data from the Growing Up in Ireland Study and the Millennium Cohort Study,
Shore, J. & Murphy, R (2013) Conference paper. [Oral Presentation], Child well-being in the UK and Ireland: Comparative analyses of the data from the Growing Up in Ireland Study and the Millennium Cohort Study, Sligo, Ireland , 06-NOV-13 - 09-NOV-13

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2010)Introduction to psychological assessment in the South African context: Book review.
Murphy, R; (2010) Introduction to psychological assessment in the South African context: Book review. South African journal of psychology, 40(2), 226-227: Book Reviews [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)Dysgenics: Genetic Deterioration in Modern Populations. Second Revised Edition. Richard Lynn. London: . Ulster Institute for Social Research, 2011.
Raegan Murphy; (2011) Dysgenics: Genetic Deterioration in Modern Populations. Second Revised Edition. Richard Lynn. London: . Ulster Institute for Social Research, 2011. Book Reviews [Full Text] [Details]
(2013). Intelligence: A Unifying Construct for the Social Sciences. Richard Lynn & Tatu Vanhanen. London: Ulster Institute for Social Research, 2012.
Murphy, R. (2013) . Intelligence: A Unifying Construct for the Social Sciences. Richard Lynn & Tatu Vanhanen. London: Ulster Institute for Social Research, 2012. Book Reviews [Details]

Conference Paper

 YearPublication
(2003)A review of South African research in the field of dynamic assessment.
¿Murphy, R., & Maree, D.J.F. ; (2003) A review of South African research in the field of dynamic assessment. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006)Meta-analysis of dynamic assessment research in South Africa.
Murphy, R., & Maree, D.J.F; (2006) Meta-analysis of dynamic assessment research in South Africa. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007)Content analysis of dynamic assessment questionnaires.
Murphy, R., & Maree, D.F.J; (2007) Content analysis of dynamic assessment questionnaires. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007)Exploring a meta-theoretical framework for dynamic assessment and intelligence.
Murphy, R., & Maree, D.F.J. ; (2007) Exploring a meta-theoretical framework for dynamic assessment and intelligence. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007)Response latency, attention and change detection with the phenomenon of change blindness.
Maree, D.J.F., Cassimjee, N., & Murphy, R; (2007) Response latency, attention and change detection with the phenomenon of change blindness. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008)Neuropsychological performance, acculturation and personality: A South African study.
Murphy, R., & Cassimjee, N. ; (2008) Neuropsychological performance, acculturation and personality: A South African study. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008)Crossing boundaries and strengthening links: The research-teaching hybrid in psychology.
Murphy, R. ; (2008) Crossing boundaries and strengthening links: The research-teaching hybrid in psychology. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008)The relationship between neuropsychological performance, acculturation and personality: A pilot study.
Cassimjee, N., Murphy, R., Maree, D., & Le Grange, Z. ; (2008) The relationship between neuropsychological performance, acculturation and personality: A pilot study. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008)The Flynn effect in South Korea.
te Nijenhuis, J., Cho, S.H., Murphy, R., & Lee, K.H. ; (2008) The Flynn effect in South Korea. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008)The Flynn effect in South Africa.
Murphy, R., te Nijenhuis, J., & van Eeden, R.; (2008) The Flynn effect in South Africa. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009)Sociodemographic influences on neuropsychological performance in South Africa.
Murphy, R., & Cassimjee; (2009) Sociodemographic influences on neuropsychological performance in South Africa. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009)A comparison of current approaches to usability measurement.
¿Kirakowski, J., & Murphy, R.; (2009) A comparison of current approaches to usability measurement. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009)The Impact of Nature on subjective well-being.
O'Sullivan & Murphy ; (2009) The Impact of Nature on subjective well-being. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010)Memory and depression: investigating the association between memory impairment and depression severity.
Collins, C. & Murphy, R. ; (2010) Memory and depression: investigating the association between memory impairment and depression severity. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010)An Exploratory Study into Psychological Assessment Tool Use and Practices in the Republic of Ireland.
Rickard, E. & Murphy, R; (2010) An Exploratory Study into Psychological Assessment Tool Use and Practices in the Republic of Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010)Relationship between IQ and Deductive Reasoning Ability in Children.
Mc Sweeney, M., Murphy, R. & Kirakowski, J. ; (2010) Relationship between IQ and Deductive Reasoning Ability in Children. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010)The influence of Harm Avoidance and Novelty Seeking on executive performance outcomes.
Cassimjee, N. & Murphy, R., Richter, J, Sommerville, J. & Fletcher, L; (2010) The influence of Harm Avoidance and Novelty Seeking on executive performance outcomes. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010)Neuropsychological performance profiles in groups with Harm Avoidance and Novelty Seeking temperament trait clusters: an exploratory study.
Cassimjee, N., Robbs, N.A., Murphy, R. & Richter, J. ; (2010) Neuropsychological performance profiles in groups with Harm Avoidance and Novelty Seeking temperament trait clusters: an exploratory study. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012)Preliminary psychometric validation data for a non-clinical South African sample using a neuroscience-based computerised battery.
Murphy, R. & Cassimjee, N (2012) Preliminary psychometric validation data for a non-clinical South African sample using a neuroscience-based computerised battery. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012)Impulsive and rigid temperament subtypes and executive functioning: an exploratory study of temperament configurations and neuropsychological performance.
Murphy, R. & Cassimjee, N. (2012) Impulsive and rigid temperament subtypes and executive functioning: an exploratory study of temperament configurations and neuropsychological performance. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013)Differences in executive functioning and emotion processing among Cloninger's Antisocial, Passive Dependant and Obsessional temperament profiles in a non-clinical sample.
Murphy, R., Schur, C. & Cassimjee, N. (2013) Differences in executive functioning and emotion processing among Cloninger's Antisocial, Passive Dependant and Obsessional temperament profiles in a non-clinical sample. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013)Were the Victorians cleverer than us? The decline in intelligence estimated from a meta-analysis of the secular slowing of simple reaction time.
Murphy, R. Woodley, M.A.,& te Nijenhuis, J. (2013) Were the Victorians cleverer than us? The decline in intelligence estimated from a meta-analysis of the secular slowing of simple reaction time. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013)Methods of Suicide by Women in Ireland 1980-2009.
O’Connor, S. & Murphy, R. (2013) Methods of Suicide by Women in Ireland 1980-2009. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010)Temperament and executive functioning: some comparative data.
Murphy, R., Barrett, A. & Cassimjee, N. ; (2010) Temperament and executive functioning: some comparative data. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009)Performance of a multi-ethnic South African group on the computerised version of the SRAVEN.
Murphy, R & Cassimjee, N; (2009) Performance of a multi-ethnic South African group on the computerised version of the SRAVEN. Conference Paper [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
British Psychological Society Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)/
Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Registered as a Psychologist/
British Psychological Society (BPS) Registered as a chartered psychologist/
Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) Registered as a research psychologist/
American Psychological Association (APA) International affiliate member/
Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) Full psychological member/

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
CACSSS Research Committee Committee member representative for Applied Psychology2012 / 2013
Undergraduate Board of Studies Chair2009 /
MAAP board of studies Member/
Research Member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC - Applied Psychology College lecturer01-JAN-08 / 17-MAY-10
University of Pretoria (UP, South Africa) - Dept. of Psychology, Lecturer and Researcher01-JAN-06 / 01-JAN-07
Academic Information Services (UP, South Africa) Information Assistant01-JAN-02 / 01-JAN-04
Centre for Academic Development (UP, South Africa) Researcher01-JAN-03 / 01-JAN-04

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1997University of Pretoria, South Africa BAPsychology, English & Anthropology
1998University of Pretoria, South Africa BA HONSPsychology
2002University of Pretoria, South Africa MAResearch Psychology
2007University of Pretoria, South Africa PhDPsychology
2009University College Cork Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher EduPost graduate certificate in teaching and learning in higher education

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Afrikaans FluentFluentFluent

Other Activities

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Submitted Papers

Murphy, R., te Nijenhuis, J. & van Eeden, R. (2011). The Flynn effect in South Africa. Revised manuscript submitted to Intelligence. (March 2011).

Murphy, R. &  McSweeney, M. (2011). Relationship between IQ and Deductive Reasoning Ability in Children. Manuscript submitted to the Irish Journal of Psychology (October 2010)

Murphy, R. & Rickard, E. (2011). An Exploratory Study into Psychological Assessment. Manuscript submitted to the Irish Journal of Psychology (October 2010). Murphy, R. (2011). The Lynn-Flynn effect: How to explain it? Manuscript submitted to Personality and Individual Differences

My main area of research/interest which filters back into the classroom includes areas within intelligence, dynamic assessment and psychometric measurement.

Courses I lecture:AP2107 (Individual Differences); AP2208 Research Methods; AP3399 Psychometric testing, AP6016 Multivariate Data Analysis; AP6023 Psychometrics, AP6149 Market Research, AP6148 Computational data analysis, AP6147 Critical issues.. 

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Applied Individual Differences AP3107Applied Individual Differences
2014Advanced Research Methods in Psychology II AP2208Advanced Research Methods in Psychology II
2014Individual Differences AP2107Individual Differences
2014Advanced Research Methods and Data Analysis AP6016Advanced Research Methods and Data Analysis