Past events

03
Mar
2021

Cecil Gibb Research Seminar Series: Lessons in Delivering Digital Mental Health Services: Things we wish we knew before we started »

12pm 3 March 2021

A large number of research trials have demonstrated that psychological interventions can be effectively delivered via the internet. An increasing number of Digital Mental Health Services (DMHS) are now successfully delivering such interventions in routine care to large numbers of consumers.

24
Feb
2021

Cecil Gibb Research Seminar Series: How Does the Feeling of Being Observed Affect Judgment? »

12pm 24 February 2021

Although decades of research in social psychology explored how the presence of others affects our behavior and performance, we still know surprisingly little about the impact of the feeling of being observed on the cognitive processes that underlie judgment and decision making.

28
Oct
2020

Cecil Gibb Research Seminar Series: Sensitive content screens on social media: helpful or harmful? »

12pm 28 October 2020

Social media platforms—used by 88% of Australians—increase users’ exposure to graphic imagery known to negatively influence well-being. In an attempt to mitigate this negative impact, the dominant social-media platforms—including Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, Buzzfeed, YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok—now use warning screen

21
Oct
2020

Cecil Gibb Research Seminar Series: The Moral Psychology of Misinformation »

7.30pm 21 October 2020

According to some pundits, we live in a post-truth world, surrounded by fake news, “alternative facts,” conspiracy theories, and dishonesty leaders. One risk of such misinformation is that people will believe it. This talk examines a different risk: that people will sometimes judge misinformation morally permissible...

14
Oct
2020

RSP Annual Lecture - From individual fragility to collective resilience: the two psychologies of COVID-19 with Professor Stephen Reicher »

6pm 14 October 2020

From individual fragility to collective resilience: the two psychologies of COVID-19

14
Oct
2020

Cecil Gibb Research Seminar: Time as a social determinant of health »

12pm 14 October 2020

…in health terms, time is almost like a prescription…like two fruit, five veg…and thirty minutes of physical activity Health promotion campaign designer, cited in Strazdins et al 2011

07
Oct
2020

Cecil Gibb Research Seminar Series: The Psychology of Secrecy »

12pm 7 October 2020

Why do we keep secrets? To whom do we tell our secrets? What happens when we reveal a secret? These are only some of the questions that psychologists have begun to investigate on the topic of secrecy. The current state of the science suggests that secrecy has a negative psychological impact – but can nevertheless...

30
Sep
2020

Cecil Gibb Seminar Series: Why Psychology has a problem with co-production and how we can fix it: Reflections on failures and successes in...

12pm 30 September 2020

Along with other health and science disciplines, psychology has traditionally privileged (and continues to privilege) its own ways of understanding the world through an often ostensibly objective lens. In such a paradigm, other forms of meaning making can be ignored or otherwise marginalised – including experiential...

23
Sep
2020

Judy Slee Seminar Series: Attentional Orienting by Social and Nonsocial Cues: Mechanisms and Perceptual Consequences »

12pm 23 September 2020

Our visual environment is complex, dynamic, and abundant. One way our visual system makes sense of this environment is by relying on shifts of covert attention (i.e., “looking out of the corner of one’s eye”) to select certain elements of our visual world for preferential processing...

02
Sep
2020

Cecil Gibb Research Seminar Series: Making Shiny Research »

12pm 2 September 2020

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could design research in a way that shifts participants from being passive ‘respondents’ to being interested and engaged ‘participants’?

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