Harley, Trevor


  • Emeritus Professor & Personal Chair of Cognitive Psychology, Psychology
  • 143 Citations
  • 6 h-Index

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Personal profile


Level 3 Cognition

Level 4 The psychology of everyday life


I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge, where I also carried out the research for my PhD on speech errors. I moved to Dundee in 1996 from the University of Warwick. I work primarily on the psychology and neuropsychology of speech production, and the representation of word meaning. I focus in particular on lexicalisation, the processes whereby we turn thoughts into sounds. I am also interested in the degradation of semantic memory in dementia, and how it might be computationally modelled. I have recently begun a programme of research into language impairments in people with Parkinson's disease, and this has led to an interest in control processes in language. The fourth edition of my textbook, The psychology of language, will soob be available. More information is available athttp://www.psypress.com/harley. For further information please see www.trevorharley.com.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 1986


  • BF Psychology
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Metacognition
  • Language
  • Self-improvement
  • Dreams

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Harley, T.


Project: Research

Research Output

Under the weather?

Harley, T., Oct 2019, In : The Psychologist. 32, p. 48-49 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Season, weather, and suicide: Further evidence for ecological complexity

Moore, F. R., Bell, M., Macleod, M., Smith, E., Beaumont, J., Graham, L. & Harley, T. A., 1 Dec 2018, In : Neurology, Psychiatry and Brain Research. 30, p. 110-116 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    77 Downloads (Pure)

    Auditory verbal experience and agency in waking, sleep onset, REM, and non-REM sleep

    Speth, J., Harley, T. A. & Speth, C., Apr 2017, In : Cognitive Science. 41, 3, p. 723-743 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    196 Downloads (Pure)

    Prevalence of trauma symptoms in primary care service users referred to psychological services

    Calderwood, S., Rowlands, A. & Harley, T., 1 Jun 2017, In : Clinical Psychology Forum. 294, p. 14-22 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 117 Downloads (Pure)

    Science and psychology

    Wilton, R. & Harley, T., 21 Jun 2017, 1 ed. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis. 176 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook