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Professor Peter Rendell

BSc Monash, DipEdPsych Monash, MEd Monash, PhD Monash.

Peter Rendell

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

email : Peter.Rendell@acu.edu.au
Homepage : https://apps.acu.edu.au/staffdirectory/?peter-rendell
ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4829-4322

External Address

School of Psychology
Australian Catholic University

Profile

Professor Peter Rendell is director of the Cognition and Emotion Research Centre at Australian Catholic University. The centre conducts experimental psychology research in the field of cognitive and neuropsychology. He has a focus on cognitive aging with a particular interest in prospective memory (memory for future intentions such as keeping appointments and taking medication) and episodic future thinking (ability to imagine future events and show foresight). He is also interested in memory in various other groups including autism, chronic heart failure and substance users. In addition, he is currently investigating emotional processing and social cognition in older adults and various clinical groups.

Recent External Appointments

  • Ethics Board, Mercy Hospital. (2015 continuing)
  • Fellow, The Psychonomic Society. (2014 continuing)
  • Board Member, Consulting Editors of Journal of Clinical & Experimental Neuropsychology. (2009 continuing)
  • Member, Australian Association of Gerontology. (2001 continuing)
  • Member, APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. (1992 continuing)
  • Member, Member of APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group. (1992 continuing)
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS). (1980 continuing)

Recent Grants Awarded

  • ARC Linkage Project, [LP150100140] (2015 - 2018) "Acting with the future in mind." Rendell, P., Henry, J., Doyle, C., Kliegel, M., & Rose, N.S. ($242,000)
  • Australian Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant (2014 - 2015) "Prospective memory training to improve heart failure self-care: A feasibility study." Cameron, J., Rendell, P.G., Thompson, D., & Prior, D. ($75,000)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant [DP140101341] (2014 - 2016) "Episodic foresight and ageing." Henry, J.D., Suddendorf, T., Rendell, P.G., & Corballis, M.C. ($248,000)
  • Australian Catholic University Research Funding Scheme Program Grant (2014 - 2018) "Innovations in psychological assessment and intervention: Cognition and emotion." Rendell, P.G., McLennan, S.N., Terrett, G., Vercammen, A., Willis, M.L., Henry, J.D., Kliegel, M., Curran, H.V., & Ruffman, T. ($1,230,000)
  • Australian Catholic University, Collaborative Research Network Program Research Funding (2014 - 2018) "Cardiovascular health and wellbeing." Thompson, D., Ski, C., Cameron, J., Rendell, P. G., Kure, C., & Prior, D. ($2,900,000)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant [DP130101420] (2013 - 2015) "Ageing, trust, and financial exploitation: Social, emotional and cognitive mechanisms." Bailey, P.E., Rendell, P.G., Ruffman, T., & Slessor, G. ($420,000)
  • Australian Catholic University Faculty Research Grant Scheme (2012) "The psychophysiological indices of implicit and explicit facial expression processing." Willis, M.L., Terrett, G., & Rendell, P. ($5,044)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant [DP110100652] (2011 - 2013) "Imagining and realising the future: Limits and potentials in older adulthood." Rendell, P.G., Kliegel, M., Phillips, L.H., & Altgassen, M. ($246,610)
  • Discovery Project Grant [DP0984844] (2009 - 2011) "Everyday cognition in older adulthood: Mechanisms contributing to the age-prospective memory paradox." Henry, J.D., Rendell, P.G., Phillips, L.H., & Kliegel, M. ($330,000)

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Kliegel, M., Rendell, P. G., & Altgassen, M. (2008). The added value of an applied perspective in cognitive gerontology. In M. Hofer & D. F. Alwin (Eds.), Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 587-602). Thousand Oaks, USA: Sage Publications.
  • McDaniel, M.A., Einstein, G.O., & Rendell, P.G. (2008). The puzzle of inconsistent age-related declines in prospective memory: A multiprocess explanation. In M. Kliegel, M.A. McDaniel, & G.O. Einstein (Eds.), Prospective Memory: Cognitive, Neuroscience, Developmental and Applied Perspective (pp. 141-160). Mahwah, USA: Erlbaum.

Periodicals

  • Bailey, P.E., Szczap, P., McLennan, S.N., Slessor, G., Ruffman, T., & Rendell, P.G. (2016). Age-related similarities and differences in first impressions of trustworthiness. Cognition and Emotion, 30(5), 1017-1026. doi:10.1080/02699931.2015.1039493
  • Lyons, A.D., Henry, J.D., Rendell, P.G., Robinson, G., & Suddendorf, T. (2016). Episodic foresight and schizophrenia [Special Issue]. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 55(2), 107-122. doi:10.1111/bjc.12092
  • Terrett, G., Rose, N.S., Henry, J.D., Bailey, P.E., Altgassen, M., Phillips, L.H., Kliegel, M., & Rendell, P.G. (2016). The relationship between prospective memory and episodic future thinking in younger and older adulthood. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(2), 310-323. doi:10.1080/17470218.2015.1054294
  • Bailey, P.E., Slessor, G., Rieger, M., Rendell, P.G., Moustafa, A.A., & Ruffman, T. (2015). Trust and trustworthiness in young and older adults. Psychology and Aging, 30(4), 977-986.
  • Cameron, J., Rendell, P.G., Ski, C.F., Kure, C.E., McLennan, S.S., Rose, N.S., Prior, D.L., & Thompson, D.R. (2015). PROspective MEmory Training to improve HEart failUre Self-care (PROMETHEUS): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16, 196. doi:10.1186/s13063-015-0721-2
  • Habota, T., McLennan, S.N., Cameron, J., Henry, J.D., Ski, C.F., Thompson, D.R., & Rendell, P.G. (2015). Prospective memory impairment in chronic heart failure. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21(3), 183-192. doi:10.1017/S1355617715000119
  • Henry, J.D., Joeffry, S., Terrett, G., Ballhausen, N., Kliegel, M., & Rendell, P.G. (2015). Prospective memory function in late adulthood: Affect at encoding and resource allocation costs. PLOS One, 10, e0125124. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125124
  • Mioni, G., Meligrana, L., Rendell, P.G., Bartolomei, L., Perini, F., & Stablum, F. (2015). Event-based prospective memory in patients with Parkinson's disease: The effect of emotional valence [Special Issue]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. From intentions to Actions: Psychological and Neural Processes, 9, 427. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00427
  • Mioni, G., Rendell, P.G., Stablum, F., Gamberini, L., & Bisiacchi, P.S. (2015). Test-retest consistency of Virtual Week: A task to investigate prospective memory. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 25(3), 419-447. doi:10.1080/09602011.2014.941295
  • Mioni, G., Rendell, P.G., Terrett, G., & Stablum, F. (2015). Prospective memory performance in traumatic brain injury patients: A study of implementation intentions. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21(4), 305-313. doi:10.1017/S1355617715000211
  • Thompson, C.L., Henry, J.D., Rendell, P.G., Withall, A., & Brodaty, H. (2015). How valid are subjective ratings of prospective memory in mild cognitive impairment and early dementia? Gerontology, 61, 251-257. doi:10.1159/000371347
  • Willis, M.L., Lawson, D.L., Ridley, N.J., Koval, P., & Rendell, P.G. (2015). The contribution of emotional empathy to approachability judgements assigned to emotional faces is context specific. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1209. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01209
  • Altgassen, M., Rendell, P.G., Bernhard, A., Henry, J.D., Bailey, P.E., Phillips, L.H., & Kliegel, M. (2014). Future thinking improves prospective memory performance and plan enactment in older adults. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68(1), 192-204. doi:10.1080/17470218.2014.956127
  • Bailey, P.E., Slessor, G., Rendell, P.G., Bennetts, R.J., Campbell, A. & Ruffman, T. (2014). Age differences in conscious versus subconscious social perception: The influence of face age and valence on gaze following. Psychology and Aging, 29(3), 491-502. doi:10.1037/a0036249
  • Ballhausen, N., Rendell, P.G., Henry, J.D., Joeffry, S., & Kliegel, M. (2014). Emotional valence differentially affects encoding and retrieval of prospective memory in older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition: A Journal on Normal and Dysfunctional Development, 22(5), 544-559. doi:10.1080/13825585.2014.1001316
  • Cameron, J., Ski, C.F., McLennan, S.N., Rendell, P.G., Whitbourn, R.J., & Thompson, D.R. (2014). Development of the Heart Failure Screening Tool (Heart-FaST) to measure barriers that impede engagement in self-care. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 13(5), 408-417. doi:10.1177/1474515113502461
  • Habota, T., Cameron, J., McLennan, S.N., Ski, C.F., Thompson, D.R., & Rendell, P.G. (2014). Prospective memory and chronic heart failure. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 13(1), 1-9. doi:10.1186/1471-2261-13-63
  • Henry, J.D., Terrett, G., Altgassen, M., Raponi-Saunders, S., Ballhausen, N., Schnitzspahn, K.M. & Rendell, P.G. (2014). A 'Virtual Week' study of prospective memory function in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 127, 110-125. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2014.01.011
  • Hering, A., Rendell, P., Rose, N., Schnitzspahn, K., & Kliegel, M. (2014). Prospective memory training in older adults and its relevance for successful aging. Psychological Research, 6, 892-904. doi:10.1007/s00426-014-0566-4
  • Kretschmer, A., Altgassen, M., Rendell, P.G., & Bölte, S. (2014). Prospective memory in adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders: Exploring effects of implementation intentions and retrospective memory load. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35(11), 3108-3118. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2014.07.052
  • Lyons, A.D., Henry, J.D., Rendell, P.G., Corballis, M.C., & Suddendorf, T. (2014). Episodic foresight and aging. Psychology and Aging, 29(4), 873-884. doi:10.1037/A0038130
  • Mercuri, K., Terrett, G., Henry, J.D., Bailey, P.E., Curran, H.V., & Rendell, P.G. (2014). Episodic foresight deficits in long-term opiate users. Psychopharmacology, 232(7), 1337-1345. doi:10.1007/s00213-014-3772-2
  • Mulgrew, K.E., Volcevski-Kostas, D., & Rendell, P.G. (2014). The effect of music video clips on adolescent boys’ body image, mood, and schema activation. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(1), 92-103. doi:10.1007/s10964-013-9932-6
  • Niedźwieńska, A., Rendell, P.G., Barzykowski, K., & Leszczyńsk, A. (2014). Only social feedback reduces age-related prospective memory deficits in “Virtual Week”. International Psychogeriatrics, 26(5), 759-767. doi:10.1017/S1041610214000027
  • Slessor, G., Bailey, P.E., Rendell, P.G., Ruffman, T., Henry, J.D., & Miles, L.K. (2014). Examining the time course of young and older adults' mimicry of posed and genuine smiles. Emotion, 14(3), 532-544. doi:10.1037/a0035825
  • Terrett, G., McLennan, S.N., Henry, J.D., Biernacki, K., Mercuri, K., Curran, H.V., & Rendell, P.G. (2014). Prospective memory impairment in long-term opiate users. Psychopharmacology, 231(2), 2623-2632. doi:10.1007/s00213-014-3432-6
  • Whitton, A.W., Henry, J.D., Rendell, P.G. & Grisham, J.R. (2014). Disgust, but not anger provocation, enhances levator labii superioris activity during exposure to moral transgressions. Biological Psychology, 96(1), 48-56. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2013.11.012
  • Bailey, P.E., Ruffman, T., & Rendell, P.G. (2013). Age-related differences in social economic decision-making: The ultimatum game. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 68(3), 356-363. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbs073
  • Foster, E., Rose, N.S., Rendell, P., & McDaniel, M. (2013). Prospective memory in Parkinson disease during a virtual week: Effects of both prospective and retrospective demands. Neuropsychology, 27(2), 170-181. doi:10.1037/a0031946
  • Mioni, G., Rendell, P.G., Henry, J.D., Cantagallo, A., & Stablum, F. (2013). An investigation of prospective memory function in people with traumatic brain injury using Virtual Week. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 35(6), 617-630. doi:10.1080/13803395.2013.804036
  • Terrett, G., Rendell, P.G., Raponi-Saunders, S., Henry, J.D. Bailey, P.E., & Altgassen, M. (2013). Episodic memory and episodic future thinking in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(11), 2558-2568. doi:10.1007/s10803-013-1806-y
  • Griffiths, A., Hill, R., Morgan, C., Rendell, P.G., Karimi, K., Wanagaratne, S., & Curran, H.V. (2012). Prospective memory and future event simulation in individuals with alcohol dependence. Addiction, 107(10), 1809-1816. doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03941.x
  • Henry, J.D., Rendell, P.G., Phillips, L.H., Dunlop, L., & Kliegel, M. (2012). Prospective memory reminders: A laboratory investigation of initiation source and age effects. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(7), 1274-1287. doi:10.1080/17470218.2011.651091
  • Henry, J.D., Rendell, P.G., Rogers, P., Altgassen, M., & Kliegel, M. (2012). Prospective memory in schizophrenia and schizotypy. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 17(2), 133-150. doi:10.1080/13546805.2011.581536
  • Henry, J.D., Thompson, C., Rendell, P.G., Phillips, L.H., Carbert, J., Sachdev, P., & Brodaty, H. (2012). Perception of biological motion in mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(5), 866-873. doi:10.1017/S1355617712000665
  • Ihle, A., Schnitzspahn, K., Rendell, P.G., Luong, C., & Kliegel, M. (2012). Age benefits in everyday prospective memory: The influence of task importance, use of reminders and everyday stress [Special Issue]. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. Social and motivational compensatory mechanisms for age-related cognitive decline, 19(1-2), 84-101. doi:10.1080/13825585.2011.629288
  • Mioni, G., Stablum, F., & Rendell, P.G. (2012). Using Virtual Week to assess prospective memory in younger and older adults. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 181, 118-122. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-121-2-118
  • Rendell, P.G., Bailey, P.E., Henry, J.D., Phillips, L.H., Gaskin, S., & Kliegel, M. (2012). Older adults have greater difficulty imagining future rather than atemporal experiences. Psychology and Aging, 27(4), 1089-1098. doi:10.1037/a0029748
  • Rendell, P.G., Henry, J.D., Phillips, L.H., de la Piedad Garcia, X., Booth, P., Phillips, P., & Kliegel, M. (2012). Prospective memory, emotional valence and multiple sclerosis. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 34(7), 738-749. doi:10.1080/13803395.2012.670388
  • Margrett, J.A., Reese-Melancon, C., & Rendell, P.G. (2011). Examining collaborative dialogue among couples: A window into prospective memory processes. Journal of Psychology, 219(2), 100-107. doi:10.1027/2151-2604/a000054
  • Rendell, P.G., Phillips, L.H., Henry, J.D., Brumby-Rendell, T., de la Piedad Garcia, X., Altgassen, M., & Kliegel, M. (2011). Prospective memory, emotional valence and aging. Cognition and Emotion, 25(5), 916-925. doi:10.1080/02699931.2010.508610
  • Schnitzspahn, K.M., Ihle, A., Henry, J.D., Rendell, P.G., & Kliegel, M. (2011). The age-prospective memory-paradox: An exploration of possible mechanisms. nternational Psychogeriatrics, 23(4), 583-592. doi:10.1017/S1041610210001651
  • Thompson, C., Henry, J.D., Withall, A., Rendell, P.G., & Brodaty, H. (2011). A naturalistic study of prospective memory function in MCI and dementia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 50, 425-434. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8260.2010.02004.x
  • Henry, J.D., Green, M.J., Restuccia, C., de Lucia, A., Rendell, P.G., McDonald, S., & Grisham, J.R. (2009). Emotion dysregulation and schizotypy. Psychiatry Research, 166(2-3), 116-124. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2008.01.007
  • Henry, J.D., Rendell, P.G., Green, M.J., McDonald, S., & O’Donnell, M (2008). Emotion regulation in schizophrenia: Affective, social and psychopathological correlates of suppression and reappraisal. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117(2), 473-478.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Rendell, P.G. (2017, June). Impact of nasal spray administration of oxytocin versus placebo on theory of mind in young versus older adults. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience Conference (AS4SAN), Melbourne.
  • Browning, C.A., Harris, C.B., Barnier, A.J., & Rendell, P.G. (2017, January). Collaboration in prospective memory: Are couples better than strangers? Paper presented at the 12th Biennial Meeting for the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC XII), The University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Mercuri, K., Terrett, G., Henry, J.D., Curran, H.V., Bailey, P.E., & Rendell, P.G. (2017, January). Deficits of episodic foresight identified in regular, but not recreational, cannabis smokers. Paper presented at the The New Horizon of Foresight: From Philosophy to Applied Settings Symposium, 12th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition Conference (SARMAC XII), The University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Rendell, P.G., Terrett, G., Lyons, A., Henry, J.D., Ryrie, C., & Suddendorf, T. (2017, January). Long term opiate users are impaired in applying episodic foresight. Paper presented at the The New Horizon of Foresight: From Philosophy to Applied Settings Symposium, 12th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition Conference (SARMAC XII), The University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Browning, C., Harris, C., Barnier, A., & Rendell, P. (2016, July). Collaborative prospective memory in strangers and couples: Identifying successful collaborative processes. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Rendell, P., Sapega, S., Terrett, G., & Rose, N. (2016, July). The contrasting prospective memory performance of young and older adults in laboratory versus naturalistic setting. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Rose, N.S., Szpunar, K.K., Goodin, P., Rendell, P.G., & Schacter, D.L. (2016, July). Decoding the content of thought in younger and older adults during remembering and imagining. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Thompson, C.L., Henry, J.D., Rendell, P., Withall, A., & Brodaty, H. (2016, July). Assessment and cognitive correlates of prospective memory function in mild cognitive impairment and early dementia. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Rendell, P. (2015, December). Contrasting age-related prospective memory performance in laboratory and naturalistic settings. Paper presented at the Memory Day 2015: Memory and Skill Across Time, Otago, NZ.
  • Browning, C.A., Harris, C.B., Barnier, A.J., & Rendell, P.G. (2015, June). Collaborative inhibition in prospective memory. Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Meeting for the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC XI), Victoria, Canada.
  • Willis, M.L., Netscher, C.P., Terrett, C., & Rendell, P.G. (2014, July). Losing the feel for social 4 judgements: Age-­related physiological changes when evaluating the approachability of emotional faces. Poster session presented at the 12th International Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, Brisbane.
  • Rose, N.S., Craik, F.I.M., Hering, A., Rendell, P.G., Moreno, S., Bidelman, G.M., & Kliegel, M. (2012, November). Cognitive and neural plasticity in older adults' prospective memory following training on the virtual week computer game. Poster session presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, USA.
  • Hering, A., Rose, N.S., Craik, F.I.M., Rendell, P.G., Moreno, S., Bidelman, G.M., & Kliegel, M. (2012, April). Differential predictors of prospective memory performance in old age: Laboratory and naturalistic tasks are associated with different cognitive processes. Paper presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, USA.
  • Rose, N.S., Craik, F.I.M., Hering, A., Rendell, P.G., Moreno, S., Bidelman, G.M., & Kliegel, M. (2012, April). Training older adults’ prospective memory with the virtual week video game. Poster session presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, USA.
  • Shelton, J., Scullin, M., Lee, J., Rose, N.S., Rendell, P., & McDaniel, M. (2012, April). Implementation intentions boost prospective memory in healthy and very mildly demented older adults. Paper presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, USA.

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