Speaker: Professor Michael Smithson Research School of Psychology
What do we know about how people predict heretofore unobserved but extreme events? How about a war or pandemic that kills 50 million persons? Or indeed, how likely do people t
Speaker: Steven B Most, UNSW Sydney
Visual cognition and clinical science have much to say to each other, often offering mutually informative views of a given topic.
Speaker: Dr Jennifer Allen, Lecturer, & Clinical Psychologist Department of Psychology & Human Development, University College London
This presentation includes findings from two studies examining callous-unemotional (CU) traits in children and school-related outcomes using a mixed methods approach.
Speaker: Dr Seamus Donnelly Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Individual differences in the speed with which toddlers recognize spoken words predict overall vocabulary size both prospectively and retrospectively.
Speaker: Professor Nyla R Branscombe, University of Kansas USA
Reminders of human suffering in its many forms can be threatening to observers’ belief in justice.
Speaker: Dr Alison Calear
Suicide is a significant public health problem, and is currently the leading cause of death in young Australians aged 15-24 years.
Speaker: Dr Raymond Lovett BN RN BHSc MAppEpi PhD National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health, Research School of Population Health
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural factors are key determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.
Speaker: Dr Kathleen Klik
Abstract: As immigration rates continue to rise, ethnic diversity within communities is a central issue for political leaders and policy makers.
Speaker: Dr Alison Calear, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Mental Health Research ANU
Speaker: Dr Moyra Mortby, NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow, CRAHW, ANU
Dementia is a leading cause of disability in Australians above the age of 65 and the third leading cause of death in this country, costing the health and aged care sectors aroun
Speaker: Dr Rachel Robbins, Western Sydney University
Decades of previous research has shown that faces are processed holistically; that is, information is integrated across the face rather than single features being used.
Speaker: Dr Amy Dawel, Research School of Psychology, ANU
Dr Amy Dawel, Research School of Psychology, The Australian National University
Speaker: Professor Tom Frame, Director, Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society, UNSW
Australian uniformed personnel returning from recent operations abroad appear to have been affected morally by their experiences.
Speaker: Dr Phil Batterham, Centre for Mental Health Research, ANU
Mental health problems place a significant burden on individuals and society.
Speaker: Dr Alex Holcombe, School of Psychology, University of Sydney
Reading the words on a page, attending to signs and hazards on the road, and other tasks involve selecting relevant information from a changing stream of sensory stimulation.
Speaker: James C Coyne, Professor of Health Psychology at University Medical Center, Groningen, the Netherlands
The Open Science Collaboration: Psychology (OSC) showed that the evidence for many claims in psychology is exaggerated.
Speaker: Dr Andy Hogg, ANU Research School of Earth Sciences
Dr Andy Hogg is a physical oceanographer who works on understanding the dynamics of global-scale ocean circulation, particularly in the Southern Ocean.
Speakers: Rebecca Randall,
PhD candidate, Young and Well CRC, and the Centre for Mental Health Research, ANU
In this seminar Rebecca Randall presents an overview of the development and findings of her PhD research.
Speaker: Dr Scott Griffiths, Sessional Lecturer at the University of Canberra
Muscularity distinguishes the male and female experience of eating disorders and body dissatisfaction.
Speaker: Professor Michael Platow Research School of Psychology
A social identity analysis of voice desires and voice usage in group settings
Speaker: Dr Emma Axelsson BA Hons, PhD - Lecturer Research School of Psychology
Learning to comprehend and produce words is hugely important in human development not only because it helps children learn to communicate, but it subserves several other aspects
Speaker: Dr Ashok Jansari MA (Cantab), DPhil (Sussex), CPsychol, AFBPsS Goldsmiths College, University of London
The fascinating world of face-blindness, super-recognition and everyday face-recognition
Speaker: Professor David J Cooke, Glasgow Caledonian University
Prof David Cooke is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist and former head of the Forensic Clinical Psychology service in Glasgow.
Speaker: Professor James Coyne, University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands
Registered replication reports and reproducibility initiatives represent important milestones in the struggle against the untrustworthiness of psychological sci
Speaker: Dr Deborah Apthorp, NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow
We tend to think of our awareness of the world as a continuous stream, without interruptions.
Speaker: Associate Professor Jeffrey Pfeifer, Department of Psychological Sciences, Swinburne University
This presentation will review the current definitions of forensic psychology employed around the world and argue that the Australian definition should embrace a more inclusive a
Speaker: Dr Stephanie Goodhew, Lecturer, Research School of Psychology, ANU
One of the single most important divisions in brain function is between the dorsal and ventral cortical streams.
Speaker: Dr Vanessa Beanland, ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher, Research School of Psychology, ANU
Australian state and territory road authorities have adopted a “Safe System” approach.
Speaker: Dr Daniel Skorich, Lecturer, Research School of Psychology, ANU
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a pervasive developmental disorder characterized by a variety of social and communication difficulties, as well an array of other cognitive and
Speaker: Dr Neil Thomas, Director of the eTherapy Research Unit, Swinburne University
Dr Neil Thomas is a researcher and clinical psychologist with extensive experience of working with specialist mental health services and expertise in psychological models and in
Speaker: Professor Susan Rossell, Director of the Swinburne University Neuroimaging Facility
Susan Rossell is a Professorial Research Fellow at Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre, Swinburne University and has adunct positions at Monash Alfred Psychiatry re
In August 2011 ‘riots’ swept across the UK to a scale and intensity not witnessed for over thirty years.
Speakers: Associate Professor Martin Sellbom,
Professor Michael Smithson, Professor Elinor McKone, Dr Dirk Van Rooy,
“Is null hypothesis testing a dark art that should be banned?"
Speaker: Professor Andy Hill
Andrew Hill is Professor of Medical Psychology, Head of the Academic Unit of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences at Leeds University School of Medicine. Andrew was Chairman o
Speaker: Professor Kate Reynolds
Since 2007 ANU Psychology has been involved in a research partnership with the ACT Education and Training Directorate.
Speaker: Professor Mike Smithson, Research School of Psychology, ANU
While much has been written about the consequences of zero-sum (or fixed-pie) beliefs, the nature of these beliefs has received almost no systematic attention.
Speaker: Dr Kirsten Dalrymple, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota
The human visual system is remarkable in its ability to piece together complex information from the environment to create a rich and coherent perceptual experience.
Speaker: Professor Adam Radomsky, Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal
Although memory deficit theories of OCD have been proposed to explain why some people repeat some actions over and over again, the evidence for memory deficits in OCD is inconsi
Speaker: Professor Miles Hewstone, Oxford University
Professor Miles Hewstone (University of Oxford) will begin by considering the pessimistic conclusion of political scientist, Robert Putnam that living in ethnically diverse area
Speaker: Dr James C. Coyne, Professor of Health Psychology, University Medical Center, Groningen, the Netherlands
In 2005, John Ioannidis made the controversial assertion in a now famous PLoS Medicine paper that
Speaker: Stanley Feldman and Leonie Huddy, Stony Brook University
The social safety net is one of the foundations of the modern social welfare state: Old age pensions, health care, financial support for the unemployed, assistance to those affe
Speaker: Dr Mike Regan, Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research Group, School of Aviation, University of New South Wales
There is converging evidence that driver distraction is a significant contributing factor in vehicle crashes and incidents.
Speaker: Dr Yoshihisa Kashima, University of Melbourne
Culture is often construed as a set of static beliefs, attitudes, and values shared by people.
Speaker: Dr Vincent Daria, Neurophotonics Group, ANU
In this talk, I will describe our efforts to use light in order to understand information processing in the brain using light.
Speaker: Dr Tristan Bekinschtein, Clare College, University of Cambridge
Almost five years ago we showed that patients with pathologies of consciousness, such as the vegetative state, are able to learn the association between a tone and an airpuff to
Speaker: Dr Clifford Stott, Security and Justice Research Group, University of Leeds
This presentation is focused on applying a social psychological analysis of intergroup relations and conflict to understanding police-crowd dynamics (riots, peaceful protest).
Speaker: Winthrop Professor David Badcock, School of Psychology, University Western Australia
A team of researchers at UWA have evaluated the assertion that individuals with Autism, and those showing high, non-clinical levels on the Autism Quotient (AQ), demonstrate poor
Speaker: Professor Martin Davies, Faculty of Philosophy and Department of Experiment Psychology, University of Oxford
Martin Davies is Wilde Professor of Mental Philosophy at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College.
Speaker: Dr David Hawes, School of Psychology, University of Sydney
Much is known about the role of the family in pathways to antisocial behaviour, with established models emphasising the various dimensions of parenting and family dysfunction th
Speaker: Professor Rodney Croft, Professor of Health Psychology, University of Wollongong
Mobile telecommunications devices, such as mobile phones, base stations and Wi-Fi, are ever present in the modern age.
Speaker: Professor Helen Haste, Visiting Professor in Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education & Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Bath
Young people’s images of science and scientists are heavily imbued with moral dimensions, both ‘moral panics’ and exaggerated expectations about what science can deliver in the
Speaker: Dr Steve Most, ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer, University of NSW
Your mind doesn't always see what your eyes see. Despite deeply held intuitions, conscious perception does not depend solely on where we direct our eyes.
Speaker: Dr Joanne Arciuli, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
Individuals are able to implicitly detect statistical regularities present in their environment. This is known as statistical learning (SL).
Speaker: Winthrop Professor Stephen Lewandowsky, School of Psychology, University of Western Australia
Although nearly all domain experts agree that human CO2 emissions are altering the world’s climate, a notable segment of the public appears to reject the scientific evidence.