New Paper!

Congrats to former PhD student Dr Vera Newman, whose dissertation work on the cognitive impact of emotion appraisal processes has been accepted at Acta Psychologica. We found that people who appraised heights to be dangerous were worse than those who did not at classic measures of executive function when placed high in the air through … More New Paper!

Poppy Watson Receives DECRA!

Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow Poppy Watson, who received a prestigious Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the ARC! This is a highly competitive fellowship that recognizes her as one of the most promising up-and-coming talents in the country. Well done and well deserved!

Sandy Onie Recognised as an Emerging Thought Leader!

An amazing night for our lab, as PhD student Sandersan Onie is honoured as one of 6 finalists across the university for the inaugural Emerging Thought Leader Prize (the only student among this distinguished company)! He was recognised for his advocacy and leadership of mental health and open science in his home country of Indonesia. … More Sandy Onie Recognised as an Emerging Thought Leader!

New Paper!

Alcohol overuse is a global problem. Standardized images of drinks aid studies of how people process alcohol cues, but drinks vary between countries. We created a picture set for research in Australia. This project was co-authored and led by lab PhD student Sandy Onie, honours student Wing Yuen, and undergraduates Sharon Gong, Elizabeth Manwaring, Kyra … More New Paper!

New Blog Post!

Are you feeling “lost” in graduate school or wondering what to expect in graduate school? Check out Steve’s new blog post about feelings of “lostness” that often come as you beat your own path (whatever your destination). It begins with the taglne, “What Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Moana, and other hero’s journeys taught … More New Blog Post!

MAPlab in Berlin!

Congrats to PhD student Sandy Onie, who did the lab proud at the 9th World Congress on Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies in Berlin. Sandy’s poster, “Emotion-induced blindness: A novel, reliable mechanism of attentional bias: (implications for measurement & retraining)”, presented data on the predictiveness, reliability, and sensitivity of emotion-induced blindness, as well as the degree … More MAPlab in Berlin!