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2022

Macnamara, B. N., & Burgoyne, A. P. (in press). Do growth mindset interventions impact students’ academic achievement? A systematic review and meta-analysis with recommendations for best practices. Psychological Bulletin.

Barth, M., Güllich, A., Macnamara, B. N., & Hambrick, D. Z. (2022). Predictors of junior versus senior elite performance are opposite: A systematic review and meta-analysis of participation patterns. Sports Medicine, 52, 1399–1416. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-021-01625-4

2021 

Güllich, A., Macnamara, B. N., Barth, M., & Hambrick, D. Z. (2021). Further muddying the waters? A comment on Bell et al.’s 2021 definition of “youth sport specialization.” Journal of Athletic Training, 56(11), 1252–1254. https://doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-1010-21

Jiang, H., Yu, W., Lin, D., Macnamara, B. N. (2021). Resilience of adolescents, though weakened during pandemic-related lockdown, serves as a protection against depression and sleep problems. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2021.1990367

Burgoyne, A. P., & Macnamara, B. N. (2021). Reconsidering the use of the Mindset Assessment Profile in educational contexts. Journal of Intelligence, 9(3), 31. https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence9030039

Güllich, A., Macnamara, B. N., & Hambrick, D. Z. (2021). What makes a champion? Early multi-disciplinary practice, not early specialization, predicts world-class performance. Perspectives on Psychological Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691620974772

2020

Navarro, E., Macnamara, B. N., Glucksberg, S., & Conway, A. R. A. (2020). What influences successful communication? An examination of cognitive load and individual differences. Discourse Processes. https://doi.org/10.1080/0163853X.2020.1829936

Hambrick, D. Z., Macnamara, B. N., & Oswald, F. L. (2020). Is the deliberate practice view defensible? A review of evidence and discussion of issues. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1134. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01134

Frank, D. J., & Macnamara, B. N. (2020). How do task characteristics affect learning and performance? The roles of simultaneous, interactive, and continuous tasks. Psychological Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-020-01394-1

King, M. J., & Macnamara, B. N. (2020). Three visual working memory representations simultaneously control attention. Nature: Scientific Reports, 10. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67455-y

Frank, D. J., Demaree, H.A., & Macnamara, B. N. (2020). The role of individual differences in risk learning: Who learns to place optimal wagers? Learning and Motivation: Individual Differences, 71, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lmot.2020.101633

Burgoyne, A. P., Hambrick, D. Z., & Macnamara, B. N. (2020). How firm are the foundations of mindset theory? Psychological Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797619897588

Macnamara, B. N., & Hambrick, D. Z. (2020). Toward a cumulative science of expertise: Commentary on Moxley, Ericsson, and Tuffiash (2017). Psychological Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-020-01307-2

2019

Macnamara, B. N., & Maitra, M. (2019). The role of deliberate practice in expert performance: Revisiting Ericsson, Krampe, & Tesch-Römer (1993). Royal Society Open Science, 6, 190327, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.190327

Hambrick, D. Z. & Macnamara, B. N. (2019). More confusion about deliberate practice: Commentary on Miller et al. (2018). High Ability Studies, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1080/13598139.2019.1607723

Frank, D. J., & Macnamara, B. N. (2019). Retrieval shifts in spatial skill acquisition are collective rather than item-specific. Memory & Cognition, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-019-00937-1

Moreau, D., Macnamara, B. N., & Hambrick, D. Z. (2019). Overstating the role of environmental factors in success: A cautionary note. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 28-33. doi: 10.1177/0963721418797300

Burgoyne, A. P., Nye, C. D., Macnamara, B. N., Charness, N., & Hambrick, D. Z. (2019). The impact of domain specific experience on chess skill: Re-analysis of a key study. American Journal of Psychology, 132, 27-38. https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/amerjpsyc.132.1.0027

King, M. J., Katz, D. P., Thompson, L. A., & Macnamara, B. N. (2019). Genetic and environmental influences on spatial reasoning: A meta-analysis of twin studies. Intelligence, 73, 65-77. doi: 10.1016/j.intell.2019.01.001

2018

Macnamara, B. N., & Frank, D. J. (2018). How do task characteristics affect learning and performance? The roles of variably mapped and dynamic tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Sisk, V. F., Burgoyne, A. P., Sun, J., Butler, J. L., & Macnamara, B. N. (2018). To what extent and under which circumstances are growth mindsets important to academic achievement? Two meta-analyses. Psychological Science. (open data)

Hambrick, D. Z., Burgoyne, A. P., Macnamara, B. N., & Ullén, F. (2018). Toward a multifactorial model of expertise: Beyond born versus made. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.13586

2017

Frank, D. J., & Macnamara, B. N. (2017). Does the acquisition of spatial skill involve a shift from algorithm to memory retrieval? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43, 1845-1856.

Hambrick, D. Z., Campitelli, G., & Macnamara, B. N. (2017). Introduction: A brief history on the science of expertise and overview of the book. In D. Z. Hambrick, G. Campitelli, & B. N. Macnamara (Eds.), The Science of Expertise: Behavioral, Neural, and Genetic Approaches to Complex Skill. New York: Routledge.

Hambrick, D. Z., Burgoyne, A., Campitelli, G., & Macnamara, B. N. (2017). Working memory, thinking, and expertise. In L. J. Ball & V. A. Thompson (Eds.), International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning. New York: Psychology Press.

Macnamara, B. N., & Rupani, N. S. (2017). The relationship between intelligence and mindset. Intelligence, 64, 52-59.

Sala, G., Burgoyne, A., Campitelli, G., Macnamara, B. N., Hambrick, D. Z., & Gobet, F. (2017). Checking the “academic selection” argument. Chess players outperform non-­‐chess players in cognitive skills related to intelligence: A meta-­‐analysis. Intelligence.

Macnamara, B.N., Hambrick, D. Z., Frank, D. J., King, M. J., Burgoyne, A. P., & Meinz, E. J. (2017). The deliberate practice view: Inconsistent definitions, controversial claims, and empirical evidence. In D. Z. Hambrick, G. Campitelli, & B. N. Macnamara (Eds.), The Science of Expertise: Behavioral, Neural, and Genetic Approaches to Complex Skill. New York: Routledge.

2016

Chow, M., Macnamara, B. N., & Conway, A. R. A. (2016). Phonological similarity in working memory span tasks. Memory and Cognition, 44(6), 937-949. doi:10.3758/s13421-016-0609-8

Gonthier, C., Macnamara, B. N., Chow, M., Conway, A. R. A., & Braver, T. S. (2016). Inducing proactive control shifts in the AX-CPT. Frontiers in Psychology.

Burgoyne, A. P., Sala, G., Gobet, F., Macnamara, B. N., Campitelli, G., & Hambrick, D. Z. (2016). The relationship between cognitive ability and chess skill: A comprehensive meta-analysis. Intelligence, 59, 72-83. doi:10.1016/j.intell.2016.08.002

Macnamara, B. N., Hambrick, D. Z., & Moreau, D. (2016). How important is deliberate practice? Reply to Ericsson (2015). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11(3), 355-358. doi: 10.1177/1745691616635614

Macnamara, B. N., Moreau, D., Hambrick, D. Z. (2016). The relationship between deliberate practice and performance in sports: A meta-analysis. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11(3), 333-350. doi: 10.1177/1745691616635591

Macnamara, B. N. & Conway, A. R. A. (2016). Working memory capacity as a predictor of simultaneous language interpreting performance. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.

Hambrick, D. Z., Burgoyne, A., Campitelli, G., & Macnamara, B. N. (2016). Working memory, thinking, and expertise. In L. J. Ball & V. A. Thompson (Eds.), International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning. New York: Psychology Press.

Hambrick, D. Z., Macnamara, B. N., Campitelli, G., Ullén, F., & Mosing, M. (2016). A new look at expertise: Beyond the experts are born vs. made debate. In B. Ross (Ed.), Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 64(pp. 1-55). Oxford: Elsevier.

Hambrick, D. Z. & Macnamara, B. N. (2016). Expertise. In S. K. Whitbourne (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging (1-6). Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons.

2015

Slow year!

2014

Macnamara, B.N., Hambrick, D.Z., & Oswald, F.L. (2014). Deliberate practice and performance in music, games, sports, and education: A meta-analysys. Psychological Science, 25(8), 1608-1618.

Macnamara, B.N. & Conway, A.R.A. (2014). Novel evidence in support of the bilingual advantage: Influence of task demands and experience on cognitive control and working memory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(2), 520-525.

2013 and earlier

Conway, A.R.A., Macnamara, B.N., & Engel de Abreu, P.M.J. (2013). Working memory and intelligence: An overview, in T. Alloway (Ed.)Working memory: The new intelligence. London: Psychology Press.

Macnamara, B.N., Moore, A.B., & Conway, A.R.A. (2011). Phonological similarity effects in simple and complex span tasks. Memory & Cognition, 39(7), 1174-1186.

Conway, A.R.A., Getz, S.J, Macnamara, B.N., & Engel de Abreu, P.M.J. (2011). Working memory and intelligence. In R.J. Sternberg & S.B. Kaufman (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of intelligence. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Macnamara, B.N., Moore, A.B., Kegl, J.A., & Conway, A.R.A. (2011). Domain-general cognitive abilities and simultaneous interpreting skill. Interpreting, 13(1), 121-142.

Macnamara, B.N. (2009). Interpreter cognitive aptitudes. Journal of Interpretation, 2008-2009, 9-32.