publications

working manuscripts

Vadillo, M. A., Gold, N., & Osman, M. (2017). Searching for the bottom of the ego well: Failure to uncover ego depletion in Many Labs 3. Retrieved from psyarxiv.com/ja2kb


in press

Beesley, T., Hanafi, G., Vadillo, M. A., Shanks, D. R., & Livesey, E. J., (in press). Overt attention in contextual cuing of visual search is driven by the attentional set, but not by the predictiveness of distractors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Blanco, F., Perales, J., & Vadillo, M. A. (in press). ¿Puede la ciencia psicológica rescatarse a sí misma? Incentivos y sesgos de decisión en la crisis de credibilidad. [Can psychological science save itself? Incentives and decision biases in the credibility crisis.] Anuari de Psicologia.

Luque, D., Vadillo, M. A., Gutiérrez-Cobo, M. J., & Le Pelley, M. E. (in press). The blocking effect in associative learning involves learned biases in rapid attentional capture. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

O’Donnell, M., Nelson, L. D., Ackermann, E., Aczel, B., Akhtar, A., Aldrovandi, S., Alshaif, N., Andringa, R., Aveyard, M., Babincak, P., Balatekin, N., Baldwin, S. A., Banik, G., Baskin, E., Bell, R., Bialobrzeska, O., Birt, A., Boot, W. R., Braithwaite, S. R., Briggs, J. C., Buchner, A., Budd, D., Budzik, K., Bullens, L., Bulley, R. L., Cannon, P. R., Cantarero, K., Cesario, J., Chambers, S., Chartier, C. R., Chekroun, P., Chong, C., Cleeremans, A., Coary, S., Coulthard, J., Cramwinckel, F. M., Denson, T. F., Díaz-Lago, M., DiDonato, T. E., Drummond, A., Eberlen, J., Ebersbach, T., Edlund, J. E., Finnigan, K. M., Fisher, J., Frankowska, N., García-Sánchez, E., Golom, F. D., Graves, A. J., Greenberg, K., Hanioti, M., Hansen, H. A., Harder, J. A., Harrell, E. R., Hartanto, A., Inzlicht, M., Johnson, D. J., Karpinski, A., Keller, V. N., Klein, O., Koppel, L., Krahmer, E., Lantian, A., Larson, M. J., Légal, J.-B., Lucas, R. E., Lynott, D., Magaldino, C. M., Massar, K., McBee, M. T., McLatchie, N., Melia, N., Mensink, M., Mieth, L., Moore-Berg, S., Neeser, G., Newell, B. R., Noordewier, M. K., Özdoğru, A. A., Pantazi, M., Parzuchowski, M., Peters, K., Philipp, M. C., Pollmann, M. M. H., Rentzelas, P., Rodríguez-Bailón, R., Röer, J. P., Ropovik, I., Roque, N. A., Rueda, C., Rutjens, B. T., Sackett, K., Salamon, J., Sánchez-Rodríguez, À., Saunders, B., Schaafsma, J., Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M., Shanks, D. R., Sherman, M. F., Steele, K. M., Steffens, N. K., Sun, J., Susa, K. J., Szaszi, B., Szollosi, A., Tamayo, R., Tinghög, G., Tong, Y.-Y., Tweten, C., Vadillo, M. A., Valcarcel, D., Van der Linden, N., van Elk, M., van Harreveld, F., Västfjäll, D., Vazire, S., Verduyn, P., Williams, M. N., Willis, G. B., Wood, S. E., Yang, C., Zerhouni, O., Zheng, R., & Zrubka, M. (in press). Registered Replication Report: Dijksterhuis & van Knippenberg (1998). Perspectives on Psychological Science.

West, G., Vadillo, M. A., Shanks, D. R., & Hulme, C. (in press). The procedural learning deficit hypothesis of language learning disorders: We see some problems. Developmental Science. [See the video abstract.]


2017

Barberia, I., & Vadillo, M. A. (2017). Contingency. In J. Vonk & T. K. Shackelford (Ed.), Encyclopedia of animal cognition and behavior. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing.

Cubillas, C. P., Vadillo, M. A., & Matute, H. (2017). Changes in cue configuration reduce the impact of interfering information in a predictive learning task. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:2050.

Ferrero, M., West, G., & Vadillo, M. A. (2017). Is crossed laterality associated with academic achievement and intelligence? A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE12:e0183618.

Garaizar, P., & Vadillo, M. A. (2017). Metronome LKM: An open source virtual keyboard driver to measure experiment software latencies. Behavior Research Methods, 49, 1686-1695.

Luque, D., Vadillo, M. A., Le Pelley, M. E., & Beesley, T. (2017). Prediction and uncertainty in associative learning: Examining controlled and automatic components of learned attentional biases. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 1485-1503.

Luque, D., Vadillo, M. A., López, F. J., Alonso, R., & Shanks, D. R. (2017). Testing the controllability of contextual cuing of visual search. Scientific Reports, 7:39645.

Morís, J., Barberia, I., Vadillo, M. A., Andrades, A., & López, F. J. (2017). Slower reacquisition after partial extinction in human contingency learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43, 81-93.

Street, C. N. H., & Vadillo, M. A. (2017). Commentary: Can ordinary people detect deception after all? Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1789.

Vadillo, M. A. (2017). Señalización contextual de la atención visual. [Contextual cueing of visual attention.] In J. Nieto & R. Bernal-Gamboa (Eds.), Estudios contemporáneos en cognición comparada (pp. 81-108). México: Cromo Editores.

Vadillo, M. A., & Barberia, I. (2017). Blocking. In J. Vonk & T. K. Shackelford (Ed.), Encyclopedia of animal cognition and behavior. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing.

Wongkoblap, A., Vadillo, M. A., & Curcin, V. (2017). Researching mental health disorders in the era of social media: Systematic review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19:e228.


2016

Beesley, T., Vadillo, M. A., Pearson, D., & Shanks, D. R. (2016). Configural learning in contextual cuing of visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42, 1173-1185.

Ferrero, M., Garaizar, P., & Vadillo, M. A. (2016). Neuromyths in education: Prevalence among Spanish teachers and an exploration of cross-cultural variation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10:496.

Street, C. H. N., Bischof, W. F., Vadillo, M. A., & Kingstone, A. (2016). Inferring others’ hidden thoughts: Smart guesses in a low diagnostic world. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 29, 539-549.

Street, C. H. N., & Vadillo, M. A. (2016). Can the unconscious boost lie detection accuracy? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25, 246-250.

Vadillo, M. A., Blanco, F., Yarritu, I., & Matute, H. (2016). Single- and dual-process models of biased contingency detection. Experimental Psychology, 63, 3-19.

Vadillo, M. A., & Garaizar, P. (2016). The effect of noise-induced variance on parameter recovery from reaction times. BMC Bioinformatics, 17:147.

Vadillo, M. A., Gold, N., & Osman, M. (2016). The bitter truth about sugar and willpower: The limited evidential value of the glucose model of ego depletion. Psychological Science27, 1207-1214.

Vadillo, M. A., Hardwicke, T. E., & Shanks, D. R. (2016). Selection bias, vote counting, and money priming effects: A comment on Rohrer, Pashler, and Harris (2015) and Vohs (2015). Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145, 655-663.

Vadillo, M. A., Konstantinidis, E., & Shanks, D. R. (2016). Underpowered samples, false negatives, and unconscious learning. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23, 87-102.

Vadillo, M. A., Orgaz, C., Luque, D., & Nelson, J. B. (2016). Ambiguity produces attention shifts in category learning. Learning & Memory, 23, 134-140.


2015

Beesley, T., Vadillo, M. A., Pearson, D., & Shanks, D. R. (2015). Pre-exposure of repeated search configurations facilitates subsequent contextual cuing of visual searchJournal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41, 348-362.

Matute, H., Blanco, F., Yarritu, I., Díaz-Lago, M., Vadillo, M. A., & Barberia, I. (2015). Illusions of causality: How they bias our everyday thinking and how they could be reduced. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:888.

Shanks, D. R., Vadillo, M. A., Riedel, B., Clymo, A., Govind, S., Hickin, N., Tamman, A. J. F., & Puhlmann, L. M. C. (2015). Romance, risk, and replication: Can consumer choices and risk-taking be primed by mating motives? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144, e142-e158.

Vadillo, M. A., Kostopoulou, O., & Shanks, D. R. (2015). A critical review and meta-analysis of the unconscious thought effect in medical decision making. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:636.

Vadillo, M. A., Street, C. H. N., Beesley, T., & Shanks, D. R. (2015). A simple algorithm for the offline recalibration of eye-tracking data through best-fitting linear transformation. Behavior Research Methods, 47, 1365-1376.


2014

Garaizar, P., & Vadillo, M. A. (2014). Accuracy and precision of visual stimulus timing in PsychoPy: No timing errors in standard usage. PLoS ONE, 9:e112033.

Garaizar, P., Vadillo, M. A., & López-de-Ipiña, D. (2014). Presentation accuracy of the Web revisited: Animation methods in the HTML5 era. PLoS ONE, 9:e109812.

Garaizar, P., Vadillo, M. A., López-de-Ipiña, D., & Matute, H. (2014). Measuring software timing errors in the presentation of visual stimuli in cognitive neuroscience experiments. PLoS ONE, 9:e85108.

Matute, H., Steegen, S., & Vadillo, M. A. (2014). Outcome probability modulates anticipatory behavior to signals that are equally reliable. Adaptive Behavior, 22, 207-216.

Vadillo, M. A., Ortega-Castro, N., Barbería, I., & Baker, A. G. (2014). Two heads are better than one, but how much? Evidence that people’s use of causal integration rules does not always conform to normative standards. Experimental Psychology, 61, 356-367.

Yarritu, I., Matute, H., & Vadillo, M. A. (2014). Illusion of control: The role of personal involvement. Experimental Psychology, 61, 38-47.


2013

Blanco, F., Matute, H., & Vadillo, M. A. (2013). Interactive effects of the probability of the cue and the probability of the outcome on the overestimation of null contingency. Learning & Behavior, 41, 333-340.

Le Pelley, M. E., Vadillo, M. A., & Luque, D. (2013). Learned predictiveness influences rapid attentional capture: Evidence from the dot probe task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39, 1888-1900.

Luque, D., Flores, A., & Vadillo, M. A. (2013). Revisiting the role of within-compound associations in cue-interaction phenomena. Learning & Behavior, 41, 61-76.

Ortega-Castro, N., & Vadillo, M. A. (2013). Retrieval-induced forgetting and interference between cues: Training a cue-outcome association attenuates retrieval by alternative cues. Behavioural Processes, 94, 19-25.

Vadillo, M. A., De Houwer, J., De Schryver, M., Ortega-Castro, N., & Matute, H. (2013). Evidence for an illusion of causality when using the Implicit Association Test to measure learning. Learning and Motivation, 44, 303-311.

Vadillo, M. A., & Luque, D. (2013). Dissociations among judgments do not reflect cognitive priority: An associative explanation of memory for frequency information in contingency learning. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67, 60-71.

Vadillo, M. A., Matute, H., & Blanco, F. (2013). Fighting the illusion of control: How to make use of cue competition and alternative explanations. Universitas Psychologica, 12, 261-269.

Vadillo, M. A., Orgaz, C., Luque, D., Cobos, P. L., López, F. J., & Matute, H. (2013). The role of outcome inhibition in interference between outcomes: A contingency-learning analogue of retrieval-induced forgetting. British Journal of Psychology, 104, 167-180.


2012

Blanco, F., Matute, H., & Vadillo, M. A. (2012). Mediating role of activity level in the depressive realism effect. PLoS ONE, 7:e46203.

Garaizar, P., Vadillo, M. A., & López-de-Ipiña, D. (2012). Benefits and pitfalls of using HTML5 APIs for online experiments and simulations. International Journal of Online Engineering, 8, 20-25.

Garaizar, P., Vadillo, M. A., López-de-Ipiña, D., & Matute, H. (2012). The web as a platform for e-research in psychology. In A. Juan, T. Daradoumis, M. Roca, S. E. Grasman, & J. Faulin (Eds.), Collaborative and distributed e-research: Innovations in technologies, strategies and applications (pp. 34-61). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Matute, H., & Vadillo, M. A. (2012). Causal learning & illusions of control. In N. M. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the sciences of learning: SpringerReference. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.

Matute, H., Vadillo, M. A., & Garaizar, P. (2012). Web-based experiment control software for research on human learning. In N. M. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the sciences of learning: SpringerReference. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.

Matute, H., & Vadillo, M. A. (2012). Psicología de las nuevas tecnologías: De la adicción a Internet a la convivencia con robots. Madrid: Editorial Síntesis.


2011

Blanco, F., Matute, H., & Vadillo, M. A. (2011). Making the uncontrollable seem controllable: The role of action in the illusion of control. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 1290-1304.

Luque, D., & Vadillo, M. A. (2011). Backward versus forward blocking: Evidence for performance-based models of human contingency learning. Psychological Reports, 109, 1001-1016.

Matute, H., Lipp, O. V., Vadillo, M. A., & Humphreys, M. S. (2011). Temporal contexts: Filling the gap between episodic memory and associative learning. Journal of Experimental psychology: General, 140, 660-673.

Matute, H., Yarritu, I., & Vadillo, M. A. (2011). Illusions of causality at the heart of pseudoscience. British Journal of Psychology, 102, 392-405.

Vadillo, M. A., & Matute, H. (2011). Further evidence on the validity of web-based research on associative learning: Augmentation in a predictive learning task. Computers in Human Behavior, 27, 750-754.

Vadillo, M. A., Musca, S. C., Blanco, F., & Matute, H. (2011). Contrasting cue-density effects in causal and prediction judgments. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 110-115.


2010

Blanco, F., Matute, H., & Vadillo, M. A. (2010). Contingency is used to prepare for outcomes: Implications for a functional analysis of learning. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17, 117-121.

Musca, S. C., Vadillo, M. A., Blanco, F., & Matute, H. (2010). The role of cue information in the outcome-density effect: Evidence from neural network simulations and a causal learning experiment. Connection Science, 20, 177-192.

Vadillo, M. A., & Matute, H. (2010). Augmentation in contingency learning under time pressure. British Journal of Psychology, 101, 579-589.


2009

Blanco, F., Matute, H., & Vadillo, M. A. (2009). Depressive realism: Wiser or quieter? Psychological Record, 59, 551-562.

Matute, H., & Vadillo, M. A. (2009). The Proust effect and the evolution of a dual learning system. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 215-216.

Vadillo, M. A., & Matute, H. (2009). Learning in virtual environments: Some discrepancies between laboratory- and Internet-based research on associative learning. Computers in Human Behavior, 25, 402-406.


2008

Blanco, F., Vadillo, M. A., & Matute, H. (2008). La pasividad de los depresivos les protege de la ilusión de control. En I. Etxebarria et al. (Eds.), Emoción y motivación: Contribuciones actuales (Vol. 2, Motivación, pp. 79-90). San Sebastián: Asociación de Motivación y Emoción.

Musca, S. C., Vadillo, M. A., Blanco, F., & Matute, H. (2008). Associative and connectionist accounts of biased contingency detection in humans. In R. M. French & E. Thomas (Eds.), From associations to rules: Connectionist models of behavior and cognition (pp. 16-27). Singapore: World Scientific.

Orgaz, C., Luque, D., Vadillo, M. A., López, F. J., & Matute, H. (2008). La interferencia retroactiva entre claves entrenadas por separado: Evidencia empírica y enfoques teóricos. Escritos de Psicología, 2, 85-96.

Vadillo, M. A., Castro, L., Matute, H., & Wasserman, E. A. (2008). Backward blocking: The role of within-compound associations and interference between cues trained apart. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61, 185-193.

Vadillo, M. A., Orgaz, C., & Matute, H. (2008). Overshadowed cues have reduced ability to retroactively interfere with other cues. Learning and Motivation, 39, 313-322.


2007

Matute, H., & Vadillo, M. A. (2007). Assessing e-learning in web labs. In L. Gomes & J. García-Zubía (Eds.), Advances on remote laboratories and e-learning experiences (pp. 97-107). Bilbao, Spain: University of Deusto.

Matute, H., Vadillo, M. A., & Bárcena, R. (2007). Web-based experiment control software for research and teaching on human learning. Behavior Research Methods, 39, 689-693.

Matute, H., Vadillo, M. A., Blanco, F., & Musca, S. C. (2007). Either greedy or well informed: The reward maximization – unbiased evaluation trade-off. In S. Vosniadou, D. Kayser, & A. Protopapas (Eds), Proceedings of the European Cognitive Science Conference (pp.341-346). Hove, UK: Erlbaum.

Matute, H., Vadillo, M. A., Blanco, F., Orgaz, C., & Vegas, S. (Eds.) (2007). En qué se diferencia la danza de la lluvia del barómetro y de las bajas presiones. Bilbao: Universidad de Deusto.

Matute, H., Vadillo, M. A., Vegas, S., & Blanco, F. (2007). Illusion of control in Internet users and college students. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 10, 176-181.

Pineño, O., Vadillo, M. A., & Matute, H. (Eds.) (2007). Psicología del aprendizaje. Badajoz: Abecedario.

Vadillo, M. A., & Matute, H. (2007). Introducción al aprendizaje causal. En O. Pineño, M. A. Vadillo, & H. Matute (Eds.), Psicología del aprendizaje (pp. 301-322). Badajoz: Abecedario.

Vadillo, M. A., & Matute, H. (2007). Predictions and causal estimations are not supported by the same associative structure. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60, 433-447.


2006

Lipatova, O., Wheeler, D., Vadillo, M. A., & Miller, R. R. (2006). Recency-to-primacy shift in cue competition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 32, 396-406.

Vadillo, M. A., Bárcena, R., & Matute, H. (2006). The internet as a research tool in the study of associative learning: An example from overshadowing. Behavioural Processes, 73, 36-40.


2005

Vadillo, M. A., & Matute, H. (2005). Nuevas perspectivas teóricas para el estudio de la extinción en juicios de causalidad. En N. J. Vila y J. M. Rosas (Eds.), Aprendizaje causal y recuperación de la información: Perspectivas teóricas (pp. 31-46). Jaén: Del Lunar.

Vadillo, M. A., Miller, R. R., & Matute, H. (2005). Causal and predictive-value judgments, but not predictions, are based on cue-outcome contingency. Learning & Behavior, 33, 172-183.


2004

Vadillo, M. A., Vegas, S., & Matute, H. (2004). Frequency of judgment as a context-like determinant of predictive judgments. Memory & Cognition, 32, 1065-1075.

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