Associate Professor Mike Le Pelley

Associate Professor Mike Le Pelley

Associate Professor Mike Le Pelley

Associate Professor

BA (Hons) Natural Sciences Tripos, University of Cambridge, 1998
PhD in Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, 2002
BSc (Hons) Mathematics, Open University, 2014

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9385 1294
Email: Associate Professor Mike Le Pelley
Fax: (02) 9385 3641

Office: Mathews, Room 1003

Research Summary

Research Areas: Topics in cognitive psychology. In particular, I'm interested in interactions between associative learning and attention in healthy humans, and how these processes may be implicated in addiction and psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.

Current Research Projects:
Project: Capture and Control: Overcoming Distraction by Reward-Related Stimuli
Project: Prediction Error Processing in Schizophrenia

Publications

If you would like a copy of any of the publications listed below, please email me.

Edited books 

Book chapters 

  • Le Pelley, M. E. (in press). Evidence for metacognition in nonhuman animals is equivocal. In K. Cheng (Ed.), How Animals Think and Feel: An Introduction to Non-human Psychology. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  • Le Pelley, M. E., Griffiths, O., & Beesley, T. (in press). Associative accounts of causal cognition. In M. R. Waldmann (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Le Pelley, M. E., Beesley, T., & Griffiths, O. (2016). Associative learning and derived attention in humans. In R. A. Murphy & R. C. Honey (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Handbook on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning (pp. 114-135). Chichester, UK: Wiley.
  • Le Pelley, M. E. (2010). The hybrid modeling approach to conditioning. In N. Schmajuk (Ed.), Computational Models of Conditioning (pp. 71-107). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Le Pelley, M. E. (2010). Attention and human associative learning. In C. J. Mitchell & M. E. Le Pelley (Eds.), Attention and Associative Learning: From Brain to Behaviour (pp. 187-215). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Mitchell, C. J., & Le Pelley, M. E. (2010). An introduction to attention and learning. In C. J. Mitchell & M. E. Le Pelley (Eds.), Attention and Associative Learning: From Brain to Behaviour (pp. 1-9). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Le Pelley, M. E., & Schmidt-Hansen, M. (2010). Latent inhibition and learned irrelevance in human contingency learning. In R. E. Lubow & I. Weiner (Eds.), Latent Inhibition: Cognition, Neuroscience, and Applications to Schizophrenia (pp. 94-113). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Le Pelley, M. E., & McLaren, I. P. L. (2005). The role of associative history in human causal learning. In A. J. Wills (Ed.), New Directions in Human Associative Learning (pp. 125-153). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Le Pelley, M. E., & McLaren, I. P. L. (2003). Learned associability and associative change in human causal learning. In A. Dickinson & I. P. L. McLaren (Eds.), Associative Learning and Representation: An EPS Workshop for N. J. Mackintosh (pp. 68-79). Hove, UK: Psychology Press. 

Journal articles