Contact

Lidia Suárez, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at James Cook University, Singapore

James Cook University

149 Sims Drive, Singapore 387380

E-mail: lidia.suarez@jcu.edu.au

Lab: https://sites.google.com/site/psycholinguisticsandmemorylab/

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5614-6509

Research Interests

Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Word recognition, Linguistic relativity, Foreign language acquisition, Prosody, Lexical stress, Memory

Qualifications

Ph.D. - National University of Singapore, Singapore

MPsych(Clin) Candidate - James Cook University, Singapore

M.Soc.Sci - National University of Singapore, Singapore

MBA - Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC-BarcelonaTech), Spain

B. Psychology (Clinical and Health Psychology) - Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Courses

Graduate Certificate of Education (Academic Practice)James Cook University

E-Prime: Introduction to Programming Computerized Behavioral Tasks - Michigan State University (online course), USA.

NVivo 9 Advanced Level - QSR International NVivo

Register of Supervisors - James Cook University

Diploma in Business Entrepreneurship - University of Barcelona,  Spain

Journal Articles and Chapters in Books

 

Toh, W., & Suárez, L. (submitted). Above, on or shang (上)? Consequences of language on spatial representations among English-Mandarin bilinguals.

Hartanto, A., & Suárez, L. (2016). Conceptual representation changes in Indonesian-English bilinguals. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 45(5), 1201-1217. doi: 10.1007/s10936-015-9399-6

Suárez, L., Elangovan, S., & Au, A. (2016). Cross-sectional study on the relationship between music training and working memory in adults. Australian Journal of Psychology, 68, 38-46. doi:10.1111/ajpy.12087 http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/38123/

Goh, W. D., Suárez, L., & Yeo, K. (2014). Uncovering bilingual memory representations. In H. Winskel & P. Padakannya (Eds.). South and Southeast Asian psycholinguistics (pp. 306-314)Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.  http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/27977/

Suárez, L. (2013). Bilinguals' cognitive enhancement. In C. Speelman (Ed.). Enhancing human performance (pp. 44-70). Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/31474/

Suárez, L., & Goh, W. D. (2013). Recognition memory of foreign language lexical stress. Memory & Cognition, 41(6), 872-885. doi: 10.3758/s13421-013-0305-x http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/25418/

Suárez, L., Koh, A. B. B., & Zhang, D. (2013). English priming effects on spatial decisions in Chinese. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, 3(3), 227-231. doi: 10.7763/IJSSH.2013.V3.233 http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/27792/

Suárez, L., Thio, C. F., & Singh, S. (2013). Why people play massively multiplayer online games? International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning, 3(1), 7-12. doi: 10.7763/JOEBM.2013.V1.184 http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/25797/

Suárez, L., Tan, S. H., Yap, M. J, & Goh, W. D. (2011). Observing neighborhood effects without neighbors. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18(3), 605-611. doi: 10.3758/s13423-011-0078-9. http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/22479/

Goh, W. D., Suárez, L., Yap, M. J., & Tan, S. H. (2009). Distributional analyses in auditory lexical decision: Neighbourhood density and word frequency effects. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16(5), 882-887. doi:10.3758/PBR.16.5.882 http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/22478/

Suárez, L., & Goh, W. D. (2007). Phonological and visual short-term memory codification in English-Mandarin bilinguals. In F. Mansouri (Ed.), Second language acquisition research: Theory-construction and testing (pp. 199-223). Newcastle, England: Cambridge Scholars Press. http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/22467/

 

Conference Proceedings

 

Wong, C. & Suárez, L. (2016). The effects of supernatural belief on cheating behaviour. In D. Chhabra (Ed.), Proceedings of the 5th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2016) (pp. 14-17). doi: 10.5176/2251-1865_CBP16.4

Lim, J. P., Suárez, L., Sim, L., Broekman, B. F. P., Chong, Y. S., Kwek, K., . . . Rifkin-Graboi, A. (2015, February). Cultural differences in mirror self-recognition in 18 month-old Singaporean toddlers. Proceedings of the 4th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2015). In D. Chhabra (Ed.)Proceedings of the 4th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2015) (pp. 70-72). doi: 10.5176/2251-1865_CBP15.33 http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/37729/

Elangovan, S., & Suárez, L. (2014). The interplay between musical training and working memory performance. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 43(9) (supplement), S18.

Suárez, L. & Sathiasilan, S. (2014). Visuo-spatial memory and language acquisition skills of bilinguals with different writing systems. In  D. Chhabra (Ed.), Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2014) (pp. 30-34). doi: 10.5176/2251-1865_CBP14.21 http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/31473/

Suárez, L., Beevi, I.,  Soh, J. J. H.,  Lim R. P. L., & Teo, S. H. (2013). Visuo-spatial memory advantage of biscriptal bilinguals. In T. J. Jordan & & D. Chhabra (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2013).Singapore: Global Science and Technology Forum. doi: 10.5176/2251-1865_CBP13.33 http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/25177/

Suárez, L., Thio, C. F., & Singh, S. (2012). Attachment styles, motivations, and problematic use of massively   multiplayer online games. International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research: Behavioral, Cognitive, and Psychological Sciences III (BCPS 2012) (pp. 45-49). Singapore: IACSIT Press. doi: 10.7763/IPEDR.2012.V53.10 http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/24029/

Singh, S., Mak, W. A., Ko C., Choo, S. A., & Suárez, L. (2012). The role of morality in driving our social support decisions. International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research: Behavioral, Cognitive, and Psychological Sciences III (BCPS 2012) (pp. 45-49). Singapore: IACSIT Press. doi: 10.7763/IPEDR.2012.V53.13 http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/24031/

Suárez, L., Cheah, K. M., Lee Y. W., & Lim, S. M. H. (2012). The biscriptal language background advantage during foreign language acquisition. In T. J. Jordan & D. Chhabra (Eds.), Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2012) (pp. 51-55). Singapore: Global Science and Technology Forum. doi: 10.5176/2251-1865_CBP36 http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/22481/

 

Conference Papers

 

Wong, C. & Suárez, L. (2016, February). The effects of supernatural belief on cheating behaviour. Paper presented at the 5th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2016), Singapore.

Suárez, L. (2015, May). Recognition memory for new characters and words by bilinguals with different writing systems. Paper presented at the 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB10), New Jersey, USA.

Ng, J., Suárez, L., & Veera, R. (2015, May). Pinyin interference effects during Mandarin word recognition. Paper presented at the 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB10), New Jersey, USA.

Toh, W. X., & Suárez, L. (2015, May). Consequences of language on spatial representations among English-Mandarin Bilinguals. Paper presented at the 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB10), New Jersey, USA.

Hartanto, L., Suárez, L., Lai Y. (accepted). Are bilinguals full-time translators? The evidence of implicit automatic translation in Indonesian-English bilinguals. Paper presented at the National Psychology Graduate Student Conference (NPGSC). Singapore.

Lim, J. P., Suárez, L., Sim, L., Broekman, B. F. P., Chong, Y. S., Kwek, K., . . . Rifkin-Graboi, A. (2015, February). Cultural differences in mirror self-recognition in 18 month-old Singaporean toddlers. Paper presented at the 4th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2014), Singapore.

Elangovan, S. & Suárez, L. (2014, September). The interplay between musical training and working memory performance. Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress, Singapore. Singapore young investigator bronze medal award to Ms Shalini Elangovan.

Suárez, L., Goh, W. D., & Soh, S. M. E. (2014, July). The nature of verbal short-term memory codes in Chinese. Poster session to be presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec, Canada.

Suárez, L. & Sathiasilan, S. B. (2014, February). Visuo-spatial memory and language acquisition skills of bilinguals with different writing systems. Paper to be presented at the Third Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2014), Singapore.

Suárez, L., Koh, A. B. B. & Zhang, D. (2013, June). English priming effects of spatial decisions in Chinese. International Conference on Humanities, Culture and Sociality (ICSCH 2013), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Suárez, L., Beevi, I.,  Soh, J. J. H.,  Lim R. P. L., & Teo, S. H. (2013, February). Visuo-spatial memory advantage of biscriptal bilinguals. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2013), Singapore.

Suárez, L., Thio, C. F., & Singh, S. (2012, November). Attachment styles, motivations, and problematic use of massively multiplayer online games. Paper presented at the International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research: Behavioral, Cognitive, and Psychological Sciences III (BCPS 2012), Bangkok, Thailand.

Singh, S., Mak, W. A., Ko C., Choo, S. A., & Suárez, L. (2012, November). The role of morality in driving our social support decisions. Paper presented at the International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research: Behavioral, Cognitive, and Psychological Sciences III (BCPS 2012), Bangkok, Thailand.

Suárez, L., Cheah, K. M., Lee, Y. W., & Lim, S. M. H. (2012, February). The biscriptal language background advantage during foreign language acquisition. Paper presented at the Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2012), Singapore.

Suárez, L., Tan, S. H., Yap, M. J, & Goh, W. D. (2010, August). Exploring phonological Levenshtein distance effects in auditory lexical decision. Poster session to be presented at the XXXII Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Portland, USA.

Suárez, L., & Goh, W. D.  (2009, November). Implicit learning in foreign language acquisition.  Poster session presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, USA.

Suárez, L., & Goh, W. D.  (2009, July). Lexical stress in foreign language acquisition. Poster session presented at the XXXI Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Goh, W. D., Suárez, L., Yap, M. J., & Tan, S. H. (2008, November). Distributional analyses in auditory lexical decision: Neighbourhood density and word frequency effects.  Poster session presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, USA.

Suárez, L., & Goh, W. D. (2005, September). Chinese and English proactive interference: the role of phonological coding and language dominance. Paper presented at the 5th International Symposium on Processability, Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism. Melbourne, Australia.

Teaching and Supervision

Bilingualism; Second Language Acquisition; Memory and Cognition; Memory: Fields and Applications; Statistics; Research Methods; Biological Psychology; Exploring Psychology; Psychometrics; Learning and Behaviour.

Supervisor of Postgraduate and Honours theses.

Grants

2014 - JCUS014/2014/LSA - Project Title: Benefits of Bilingualism on Cognition. James Cook University 

2014 - JCUS001/2012/LAS - Project Title: The use of logographic language and its effects on visual memory and language acquisition. James Cook University

2011 - JCUS/006/2011/LAS - Project Title: Levenshtein distance effects in foreign language word learning. James Cook University

Awards

2013 - JCUS Best Researcher.

2013 - "My Research in 3 minutes" Competition organised by James Cook University. 3rd prize.

2013 - Best Research Paper award at the 2nd Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology Conference (CBP, 2013).

Scholarships

National University of Singapore, 2004-2010.

Ministry of Education and Science, Spain, 1997-1998.

Professional Activities

Ethics monitor at James Cook University, 2016.

Journal reviewer for Behavioral Research Methods (APA), 2015-2016.

Research funding committee member, James Cook University, 2015-present.

Technical committee member for the International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral

Psychology, 2014-present.

Consultant for the National Council of Social Service, Singapore, 2014-present.

Collaborator in the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, Singapore, 2013-present.

Journal reviewer for The Spanish Journal of Psychology (Cambridge Journals), 2013.

Language and Culture Research Center member, Cairns Institute, 2012-present.

Society for the Teaching of Psychology member, 2010-present.

Association for Psychological Science member, 2009-present.

Cognitive Science Society member, 2009-2011.

Coordinator of the Psychology Seminar of the National University of Singapore, 2004-2005.

 

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