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Research Areas: Post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety: assessment, mechanisms, and treatment. Refugee and indigenous research. Neuroimaging and fMRI. Experimental and clinical investigation of emotional memory, trauma, and dissociation. Clinical and experimental hypnosis. Autobiographical memory in clinical disorders. Web-based interventions.
Thomas F. Denson is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at UNSW. He is an experimental social-personality psychologist. His primary interests are anger-driven aggression, intergroup conflict, social neuroscience, and psychoneuroendocrinology. Tom received his PhD in 2007 from the University of Southern California, after which he received a lectureship here at the School of Psychology.
Research Areas: My research programme in health psychology is concentrated on psychological and social factors that influence medication effectiveness and side effects. In particular, my research utilises the study of placebo and nocebo effects to investigate these factors. My work helps to elucidate the mind-body factors that contribute to treatment outcomes.
Research Areas: Affect and social cognition. Interpersonal behaviour. Social perception, person memory and attributions. Cognitive and interactional theories of personality. The perception of interaction episodes. Political perception and voting behaviour. Verbal and nonverbal communication. Group behaviour and group judgements. Multidimensional scaling methods in psychology.