In refereed journals



Brotherton, R., & French, C. C. (2014). Belief in conspiracy theories and susceptibility to the conjunction fallacy. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28(2), 238-248. 

Richards, A., Hellgren, M. G., & French, C. C. (2014). Inattentional blindness, absorption, working memory capacity, and paranormal belief. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 1(1), 60-69. 


Brotherton, R., French, C. C., & Pickering, A. (2013). Measuring individual differences in belief in conspiracy theories: The Generic Conspiracist Beliefs Scale (GCB). Front. Psychology 4:279. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00279

Ost, J., Wright, D. B., Easton, S., Hope, L., & French, C. C. (2013). Experiences and beliefs regarding recovered memories, satanic abuse, dissociative identity disorder and false memories in the United Kingdom: A Survey of Chartered Clinical Psychologists and Hypnotherapists. Psychology, Crime and Law, 19, 1-19. 


Swami, V., & French, C. C. (eds.). (2012-13). The psychology of belief in conspiracy theories. Frontiers in Psychology: Personality Science and Individual Differences.


Ritchie, S. J., Wiseman, R., & French, C. C. (2012) . Failing the future: Three unsuccessful attempts to replicate Bem’s ‘retroactive facilitation of recall ’ effect. PLoS ONE, 7(3): e33423. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033423

Thompson, T., Keogh, E., Chen, M., & French, C. C. (2012). Emotion-focused coping and distraction: sex differences in the influence of anxiety sensitivity during noxious heat stimulation. European Journal of Pain, 16, 410-420. 


Thompson, T., Keogh, E., & French, C. C. (2011). Sensory focusing vs. distraction and pain: Moderating effects of anxiety sensitivity in males and females. Journal of Pain, 12, 849-858. 


French, C. C., Haque, U., Bunton-Stasyshyn, R., & Davis, R. (2009). The “Haunt” Project: An attempt to build a “haunted” room by manipulating complex electromagnetic fields and infrasound. Cortex, 45, 619-629. 

Hadwin, J. A., Donnelly, N., Richards, A., French, C. C., & Patel, U. (2009). Childhood anxiety and attention to emotion faces in a modified Stroop task. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 27, 487-494. 


Wilson, K., & French, C. C. (2008-2009). Misinformation effects for psychic readings and belief in the paranormal. Imagination, Cognition and Personality,  28, 155-171. 


French, C. C., Santomauro, J., Hamilton, V., Fox, R ., & Thalbourne, M. (2008). Psychological aspects of the alien contact experience. Cortex, 44, 1387-1395 . (Reprinted under the same title in M. D. Smith (ed.). Anomalous Experiences: Essays from Parapsychological and Psychological Perspectives. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. Pp. 136-153.) 

Thompson, T., Keogh, E., French, C. C., & Davis, R.  (2008). Anxiety sensitivity and pain: Generalisability across noxious stimuli. Pain, 134,  187-196. 


Hunt, C., Keogh, E., & French, C. C. (2007). Anxiety sensitivity, conscious awareness and selective attentional biases in children. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 497-509. 

Richards, A., French, C.C., Nash, G., Hadwin, J. & Donnelly, N. (2007). A comparison of selective attention and interpretation processing biases in typically developing children high and low in self- report trait anxiety. Development and Psychopathology, 19, 481-495.


French, C. C., & Wilson, K. (2006). Incredible memories: How accurate are reports of anomalous events? European Journal of Parapsychology, 21, 166-181. [ FrenchWilson2006 (118 KB) ]

Wilson, K., & French, C. C. (2006). The relationship between susceptibility to false memories, dissociativity, and paranormal belief and experience. Personality and Individual Differences, 41, 1493-1502. (DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2006.06.008) [ PAID_Wilson_French2006 (63 KB) ]

Blagrove, M., French, C. C., & Jones, G. (2006). Probabilistic reasoning, affirmative bias and belief in precognitive dreams. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 20, 65-83.


Crawley, S. E., & French, C. C. (2005). Field and observer viewpoint in remember-know memories of personal childhood events. Memory, 13, 673-681.

French, C. C. (2005). A closer look at Sheldrake’s treatment of Rattee’s data. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 12, 92-95.

French, C. C. (2005). Near-death experiences in cardiac arrest survivors. Progress in Brain Research, 150, 351-367.


French, C. C. (2003). Fantastic memories: The relevance of research into eyewitness testimony and false memories for reports of anomalous experiences. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 10, 153-174. Imprint Academic ( [ 2003-french-fantastic (450 KB) ]

Thalbourne, M. A., Crawley, S. E., & Houran, J. (2003). Temporal lobe lability in the highly transliminal mind. Personality and Individual Differences, 34, 1-10. [ 2003-thalbourne-temporal (156 KB) ]

Thalbourne, M. A., Houran, J., & Crawley, S. E. (2003).  Childhood trauma as a possible antecedent of transliminality.  Psychological Reports, 93, 687-694. [ 2003-thalbourne-childhood (22 KB) ]


Crawley, S. E., French, C. C.,  & Yesson, S. A. (2002). Evidence for transliminality from a subliminal card guessing task. Perception, 31, 887-892. [ 2002-crawley-french (4,808 KB) ]

Holden, K. J., & French, C. C. (2002). Alien abduction experiences: Clues from neuropsychology and neuropsychiatry. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 7, 163-178.


French, C. C. (2001). Dying to know the truth: visions of a dying brain, or just false memories? [Invited Commentary] Lancet, 15 December 2001, 358(9298), 2010-2011.


French, C. C., Leadbetter, A. and Dean, G. (1997)  The astrology of time twins: A re-analysis. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 11, 147-155.

French, C. C., Leadbetter, A., and Dean, G. (1997) Reply to Professor Roberts. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 11, 159-161.

Thalbourne, M. A., and French, C. C. (1997) The sheep-goat variable and belief in non-paranormal anomalous phenomena. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 62, 41-45.


Colman, A. M., Blackmore, S., Morris, R. L., Wiseman, R., and French, C. C. (1996). Is the spirit willing? A pentalogue on parapsychology. The Psychologist, 9, 361-363. [ 1996-colman (455 KB) ]


Thalbourne, M. A., and French, C. C. (1995) Paranormal belief, manic-depressiveness, and magical ideation: A replication. Personality and Individual Differences, 18, 291-292. [ 1995-thalbourne-paranormal (177 KB) ]


French, C. C. (1992) Population stereotypes and belief in the paranormal: Is there a relationship? Australian Psychologist, 27, 57-58.

French, C. C. (1992) Factors underlying belief in the paranormal: Do sheep and goats think differently? The Psychologist, 5, 295-299.