Dr Steven Most

Dr Steven Most

Dr Steven Most

Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow

B.A., 1994, Brandeis University
Ph.D., 2002, Harvard University
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002-2003, Vanderbilt University
NIH/NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003-2006, Yale University

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9385 3827
Email: Dr Steven Most
Fax: (02) 9385 3641

Office: Mathews, Room 705

Research Summary

Research Areas: Cognition, perception, and emotion, with strong links to social psychology, clinical psychology, and neuroscience. My research probes 1) relationships between motivation, emotion, and attentional control, as well as 2) how each of these factors influences basic cognitive processes such as perception and memory and 3) the consequences of such interactions for psychological and physical health.

Research Lab: Motivated Attention and Perception lab (MAPlab)

Research Lab Social Media Page: MAPlab @ UNSW on Google+


Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Research Fellowship

  • Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2012-2016)

Recent Research Grants

  • UNSW Major Research Equipment & Infrastructure Scheme: “Appareo Vision 1000 flight data acquisition system and the Mobile Eye gaze tracking system” (with Michael Regan and Carlo Caponecchia): 2014.
  • Australian Research Council Future Fellowship: “How emotion shapes perception: Delineating structural, temporal, and representational properties of emotion-induced blindness”: 2012- 2016.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (R03): “Emotion’s impact on mechanisms of conscious perception”: 2010-2012
  • National Institutes of Health (Delaware INBRE): “Neuro-cognitive self-regulation mechanisms and their relation to childhood and adolescent obesity” (with Robert Simons, James Hoffman, and Sandra Hassink): 2009-2012.

Affiliations & Memberships

Recent Editorial Positions

  • Associate Editor – Emotion (2013-present)
  • Advisory Editor – Psychological Research (2009-present)
  • Review Editor – Frontiers in Perception Science (2009-present)
  • Action Editor – Journal of Experimental Psychology: HPP (2010)

Current Research Students

Briana Kennedy