13th Annual Psychology Honours Research Conference

As part of the Honours year in Psychology at Southern Cross University, students conducted a major research project. The research findings are showcased to the public and academic staff in a one-day conference.

When: 8:30am, Friday 7 October 2016
Where: Room D350, Southern Cross University, Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour

Conference program

Friday 7 October  
8:30am Meet and greet. Coffee and tea available in the foyer
9:00am Welcome and opening remarks: Dr Gail Moloney
Welcome to Country
Introduction: Professor Peter Hassmen
Opening address: Monica Heafy (Baringa Private Hospital)

Session 1 Chair: Dr Jim Donnelly
9:30am Jessica Gillies: Show us your manhood! Precarious perceptions of men and masculinity
9:45am Shauna Byrne: The (limited) effect of psycho-education on women's attitudes to labiaplasty
10:00am Harriet Hulme: Getting to the bottom of backlash: The social cost of sex role violation
Session 2 Chair: Dr Desiree Kozlowski
10:15am Devshree Bhatt: Foreign language effect on moral decision-making in Hindi-English bilinguals
10:30am Sarah Kross: Is ƨƚɒɿ processed the same as rats? How reading shapes our brain
10:45am Steven Eveleigh: Online learning environments: Comprehending or conforming?
11:00am Shereen Samy: Mirror invariance: Differences between Thai and English orthography
11:00 - 11:30am Morning tea
Session 3 Chair: Dr Steve Provost
11:30am Dieudonne Ininahazwe: The effect of choice reaction time on reflexive eye-movement
11:45am Zelal Bircan: How to make better gambling decisions: Avoid heuristics and biases!
12:00pm Sally Krantz: Endogenous Saccades: Reactions from Distractions
12:15pm Emma Murphy: If you want to remember what I say, stop moving and pay attention!
12:30pm Geoff Belz: The evolutionary perspective of eyewitness testimony
12:45pm Janet Fedley: The effect of eye exercises on working memory performances
1:00 - 1:45pm Lunch
Session 4 Chair: Dr Alison Bowling
1:45pm Jodi Wittenberg: Effects of social marketing on attitudes and behaviour towards intimate partner violence
2:00pm Michelle Scott: To C or not to C: Effects of caesarean scarring on birthing preferences
2:15pm Beth Bradhurst: You can do it! Effects of crowd support and anxiety on physical and perceptual-cognitive performance in cyclists
Session 5 Chair: Dr Mitchell Longstaff
2:30pm Christine Dacron: Friends or family - what do younger generations think older adults need?
2:45pm Maddison Norton: Understanding diversity in Coffs Harbour: who makes up a 'community'?
3:00 - 3:30pm Afternoon tea
Session 6 Chair: Dr Heather Winkskel
3:15pm Malcolm Brunton: A novel approach to mismatch negativity: the influence of habituation on cognitive processions
3:30pm Ben Faher-Folkard: Latent inhabition, just leave your mask
3:45pm Breanna Shuttlewood: The relationship between affect, emotion regulation and delay discounting
4:00pm Drinks and nibbles (student lounge)
4:15pm Presentation of awards, speeches and closing statements (student lounge)


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