Department of Psychology

Dr Lorna Goddard BSc PhD

Position held:
Lecturer

Phone:
+44 (0)20 7919 7908

Fax:
+44 (0)20 7919 7873

Email:
l.goddard (@gold.ac.uk)

Address:
Room 308 Whitehead Building,
Psychology Department,
Goldsmiths, University of London,
New Cross, SE14 6NW

Summary of research

Autobiographical memory and social problem-solving, cognitive processes in depression, mood and exercise

Grants & awards

Goddard, L., Howlin, P. & Dritschel, B. Autobiographical memory and social problem-solving in young adults with Asperger syndrome. ESRC. £42,000 (Oct 2002 - Sept 2003).

Research interests

My main research interests are in how autobiographical memory functions in personal problem-solving. One focus is on depression where problem-solving skills are often poor and retrieval from autobiographical memory is characteristic of certain biases (e.g. negative and over-general). A main aim has been to identify optimal retrieval strategies for successful problem-solving performance and to attempt to improve problem-solving in depression by encouragement towards such strategies.

I am currently extending this work in two directions. First by examining social problem-solving deficits in Aspergers syndrome and how these may relate to autobiographical memory retrieval style and how this maps on to different problem-solving styles. For example, our research shows that gender differences exist with females favouring a more specific memory retrieval style and detailed problem-solving style in contrast to males.

Finally I also have research interests in the general area of cognitive processes in depression and in how depressed mood may be improved with certain exercise techniques ú particularly those which foster greater body awareness such as Pilates technique.

Selected publications

Number of items: 20.

Article

Jones, L, Goddard, Lorna, Hill, Elisabeth L., Henry, L and Crane, Laura. 2014. Experiences of receiving a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder: A survey of adults in the United Kingdom. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, pp. 1-2. ISSN 0162-3257 [Article]

Goddard, Lorna, Dritschel, Barbara and Howlin, Patricia. 2014. A Preliminary Study of Gender Differences in Autobiographical Memory in Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, pp. 1-9. ISSN 0162-3257 [Article]

Crane, Laura, Pring, Linda, Jukes, Kaylee and Goddard, Lorna. 2012. Patterns of autobiographical memory in adults with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, pp. 1-13. [Article]

Dritschel, Barbara, Wisely, Mary, Goddard, Lorna, Robinson, Sally and Howlin, Pat. 2010. Judgements of self-understanding in Vo adolescents with Asperger syndrome. Autism, 14(5), pp. 509-518. ISSN 1362-3613 [Article]

Crane, Laura, Goddard, Lorna and Pring, Linda. 2010. Brief Report: Self-defining and Everyday Autobiographical Memories in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(3), pp. 383-391. ISSN 0162-3257 [Article]

Robinson, Sally, Goddard, Lorna, Dritschel, Barbara, Wisley, Mary and Howlin, Pat. 2009. Executive functions in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Brain and Cognition, 71(3), pp. 362-368. ISSN 02782626 [Article]

Anderson, Rachel J., Goddard, Lorna and Powell, Jane H.. 2009. Social problem-solving processes and mood in college students: an examination of self-report and performance-based approaches. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33(2), p. 175. ISSN 0147-5916 [Article]

Crane, Laura, Goddard, Lorna and Pring, Linda. 2009. Sensory processing in adults with autism spectrum disorders. Autism, 13(3), pp. 215-228. ISSN 1362-3613 [Article]

Crane, Laura and Goddard, Lorna. 2008. Episodic and semantic autobiographical memory in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(3), pp. 498-506. ISSN 15733432 [Article]

Crane, Laura and Goddard, Lorna. 2008. Episodic and semantic autobiographical memory in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(3), pp. 498-506. ISSN 0162-3257 [Article]

Goddard, Lorna, Dritschel, B., Howlin, P. and Patel, T.. 2002. Autobiographical Memory and Social Problem-solving in Asperger Syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37(2), pp. 291-300. ISSN 15733432 [Article]

Brown, Gary, Macleod, Andrew, Tata, Philip and Goddard, Lorna. 2002. Worry and the simulation of future outcomes. Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 15(1), pp. 1-17. ISSN 1061-5806 [Article]

Goddard, Lorna, Dritschel, B. and Burton, A.. 2001. The effects of specific retrieval instruction on social problem-solving in depression. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 40(3), pp. 297-308. ISSN 01446657 [Article]

Goddard, Lorna and Pring, Linda. 2001. Autobiographical memory in the visually impaired: initial findings and impressions. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 19(3), pp. 108-113. ISSN 0264-6196 [Article]

Goddard, Lorna, Dritschel, Barbara and Burton, Andrew. 2001. The effects of specific retrieval instruction on social problem-solving in depression. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 40(3), pp. 297-308. ISSN 01446657 [Article]

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