2014

 

School of Psychology 2014 Newsletters

Professor Neil Brewer has been awarded a $275,000 grant from the Australian Research Council to improve the accuracy of police line-ups.

 

Flinders wins big in ARC Announcement on campus

One recipient Professor Neil Brewer, the Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Psychology, will look at improving the accuracy of eyewitness detection in police line-ups by developing a universally applicable method for the photo spread of suspects that aims to optimise judgmental discriminability and curtail bias. More information

Belly dancers have a better body image, Flinders research shows. Image: Shutterstock.
 

Shimmy your way to body love

Belly dancers are more satisfied with their bodies and have better body image than young women tho don't belly dance, new Flinders University research shows.  More information.

Flinders' Dr Tim Windsor will speak at the Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference.
 

National research in ageing conference at Flinders Victoria Square

Researchers from across Australia will gather at Flinders Victoria Square on Monday 24 November for the 13th National Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) Conference 2014. - See more at: http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/2014/11/20/national-research-in-ageing-conference-at-flinders-victoria-square/#sthash.P2QL8NAM.dpuf

 

Researchers from across Australoia will gather at Flinders Victoria Square on Monday 24th November for the 13th National Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) Conference 2014. More information.

A new Flinders study will explore the impact of disclaimers on PhotoShopped magazine images.
 

Should PhotoShopped images have disclaimers?

It's no secret that most, if not all, of the images in womens' magazines are PhotoShopped to some degree.  More information.

Dr Nicole Thomas is studying how sights, sounds and emotional stimuli influence our attention - including on the road.
 

Paying attention to driver distraction

Picture this: you’re driving in peak-hour traffic, the radio’s blaring, the kids are screaming and your phone’s ringing. - See more at: http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/page/6/#sthash.jUxEJszO.dpuf
Picture this: you’re driving in peak-hour traffic, the radio’s blaring, the kids are screaming and your phone’s ringing. - See more at: http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/page/6/#sthash.jUxEJszO.dpuf
Picture this: you’re driving in peak-hour traffic, the radio’s blaring, the kids are screaming and your phone’s ringing. - See more at: http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/page/6/#sthash.jUxEJszO.dpuf

Picture this: you’re driving in peak-hour traffic, the radio’s blaring, the kids are screaming and your phone’s ringing.  More information

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Re-Timer beats winter blues

Grey skies, torrential downpours and bitterly cold nights are enough to make any sun-loving Australian feel a bit gloomy, but for some people the dreary winter months are truly depressing. - See more at: http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/2014/07/10/re-timer-beats-winter-blues/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=re-timer-beats-winter-blues#sthash.4WSGcGNC.dpuf
Grey skies, torrential downpours and bitterly cold nights are enough to make any sun-loving Australian feel a bit gloomy, but for some people the dreary winter months are truly depressing. - See more at: http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/2014/07/10/re-timer-beats-winter-blues/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=re-timer-beats-winter-blues#sthash.4WSGcGNC.dpuf
Grey skies, torrential downpours and bitterly cold nights are enough to make any sun-loving Australian feel a bit gloomy, but for some people the dreary winter months are truly depressing. - See more at: http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/2014/07/10/re-timer-beats-winter-blues/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=re-timer-beats-winter-blues#sthash.4WSGcGNC.dpuf

Grey skies, torrential downpours and bitterly cold nights are enough to make any sun-loving Australian feel a bit gloomy, but for some people the dreary winter months are truly depressing. More information

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Mild technology use doesn't disrupt sleep

 

Flinders University Associate Professor Michael Gradisar says moderate technology use doesn't significantly interfere with a good night's sleep.  More information

 

Flinders in global search for anorexia nervosa genes - See more at: http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/page/2/#sthash.1DS5Xoag.dpuf
Flinders in global search for anorexia nervosa genes
Flinders University Professor Tracey Wade is collaborating with researchers worldwide in a global effort to identify genes that cause eating disorders. - See more at: http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/page/2/#sthash.1DS5Xoag.dpuf
Flinders University Professor Tracey Wade is collaborating with researchers worldwide in a global effort to identify genes that cause eating disorders. - See more at: http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/page/2/#sthash.1DS5Xoag.dpuf

Flinders University Professor Tracey Wade is collaborating with researchers worldwide in a global effort to identify genes that cause eating disorders. More information

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Targeting symptoms of psychosis

A novel psychological treatment to reduce the severity of delusional episodes experienced by people with psychosis is being trialled in a new Flinders University study. More information

A novel psychological treatment to reduce the severity of delusional episodes experienced by people with psychosis is being trialled in a new Flinders University study - See more at: http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/page/3/#sthash.VhBeD6kM.dpuf

 

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Second laps may help catch more bad guys

A second viewing in a police line-up may help more eyewitnesses identify the culprit, new research from Flinders University reveals. More information

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Social work a worry for sleepless teens

A new Flinders University study shows teens who can’t fall asleep at night are mainly worrying about the fallout of sleeping in and missing out on school. More information

Surgeons show softer side too.

Research, led by Dr Owen Churches, from the Brain and Cognition Laboratory has debunked the myth that surgeons are callous and aloof, with the results revealing surgeons show their emotional side to patients just as much as physicians. More information

   
Sleep Study takes fresh look at 'lazy' teens

Teenagers who can’t get up in the morning are just plain lazy, right?

It’s a commonly held assumption, but not one shared by sleep researchers at Flinders University, who are actively challenging it as part of a world first clinical trial. More information

Teenagers who can’t get up in the morning are just plain lazy, right?

It’s a commonly held assumption, but not one shared by sleep researchers at Flinders University, who are actively challenging it as part of a world first clinical trial.

- See more at: http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/2014/06/04/sleep-study-takes-fresh-look-at-lazy-teens/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sleep-study-takes-fresh-look-at-lazy-teens#sthash.1cGy32tY.dpuf
Sleep study takes fresh look at ‘lazy’ teens