Stuart Ritchie

Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Ageing

  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

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Room F1, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
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Selected publications

Ritchie, S. J., Bastin, M.E., Tucker-Drob, E. M., Muñoz Maniega, S., Engelhardt, L. E., ... & Deary, I.J. (2015). Coupled changes in brain white matter microsructure and fluid intelligence in later life. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(22), 8672-8682.

Ritchie, S. J., Bates, T. C. & Deary, I. J. (2015). Is education associated with improvements in general cognitive ability, or in specific skills? Developmental Psychology, 51(5), 573-582.

Ritchie, S. J., Tucker-Drob, E. M., & Deary, I. J. (2014). A strong link between speed of visual discrimination and cognitive ageing. Current Biology, 24(15), R681-R683. 

Ritchie, S. J., Bates, T. C., & Plomin, R. (2014). Does learning to read improve intelligence? A longitudinal multivariate analysis in identical twins aged 7-16. Child Development, 86(1), 23-36.

Ritchie, S. J., Bates, T. C., Corley, J., McNeill, G., Davies, G., Liewald, D. C., Starr, J. M., & Deary, I. J. (2014). Alcohol consumption and lifetime change in cognitive ability: A gene × environment interaction study. AGE, 36(3), 9638.

Ritchie, S. J., Della Sala, S., & McIntosh, R. D. (2013). Retrieval practice, with or without mind mapping, facilitates fact learning in primary school children. PLoS ONE, 8(11), e78976.

Ritchie, S. J., & Bates, T. C. (2013). Enduring links between childhood mathematics and reading ability and adult socioeconomic status. Psychological Science, 24(7), 1301-1308.

Ritchie, S. J., Bates, T. C., Der, G., Starr, J. M., & Deary, I. J. (2013). Education is associated with higher later life IQ scores, but not with faster cognitive processing speed. Psychology and Aging, 28(2), 515-521.

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Research summary

Human intelligence differences (between people and with age), and their relation to the brain, genetics, and education.