New Paper!

Does a single session of inhibition training impact attentional bias? The literature is unclear, but we found no evidence that it does. At the same time, we report benefits of using Bayesian analyses in attentional bias research. Congratulations to first author, PhD student Sandy Onie, who also won a preregistration challenge from OSF for this … More New Paper!

Live interview on ABC News Channel!

Lab Director Steve was invited for a live interview on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s News Channel to discuss the lab’s new paper on reduced emotion-induced blindness among violent video game players. Check out the interview at: https://youtu.be/9PiU4rpAgrw [Note that some intensely violent video game footage is overlaid atop the interview and may not be appropriate … More Live interview on ABC News Channel!

New Paper!

Do aversive images cause less perceptual disruption among violent video game players? In this paper (appearing in Visual Cognition), we report that violent video gamers experienced less emotion-induced blindness when confronted with violent or disgusting images than did non-gamers. Although a causal relationship has yet to be established, the findings suggest that violent video game … More New Paper!

Bringing psychological science to the schools!

Amazing enthusiasm and questions from the year 5 kids at Randwick Primary this week, who joined Lab Director Steve at UNSW for a hands-on psychology workshop (including taking apart and putting together brains)! Steve has been busy developing psychological science workshops for primary- and high- school students and is looking forward to more opportunities to … More Bringing psychological science to the schools!

Forum: Emerging Research in Cognition & Emotion!

On 24th April 2019, we will again be hosting the Emerging Research in Cognition & Emotion forum as a satellite workshop to EPC (the meeting of the Australasian Society for Experimental Psychology… this time in Wellington, NZ)! Researchers at the interface of cognition, motivation and emotion are invited to share and get feedback on their … More Forum: Emerging Research in Cognition & Emotion!

Sandy is a Radio Star!

PhD student Sandy Onie recorded a segment for Robyn Williams’s “The Science Show” on ABC Radio. He discussed some of the projects and initiatives he is organizing to improve the current state of Indonesia’s mental health, including: investigations of internet-based cognitive therapy, a large survey examining factors that affect Indonesian mental health, and development of … More Sandy is a Radio Star!