Liz Goldenberg

Liz Goldenberg

Liz Goldenberg

Doctoral Candidate


PhD-exchange, 2012, New York University

PhD-exchange, 2011, Universität Heidelberg

Pre-doctoral Research Associate, 2008-2009, Cambridge University

B.Psychology (Hons), 2007, UNSW

Undergraduate Studies, 2003, University of Sydney

Contact details

Email: Liz Goldenberg

Office: Mathews, Room 1502

Research Summary

Supervisors: Joe Forgas & Marilynn Brewer
During exchange supervised by: Klaus Fiedler (Heidelberg) & Yaacov Trope (New York)

Research Areas: Affect and achievement motivation; Affect and competitive strategies; Motivated cognition

Teaching

  • Psyc9005: Psychology of Work (semester 2, 2010; semester 2, 2013**)  **Course coordinator
  • Psyc3121: Social Psychology (semester 2, 2013)
  • Psyc3141: Behaviour in Organisations (semester 2, 2010; semester 1, 2011; semester 1, 2013)
  • Psyc2061: Social and Developmental Psychology (semester 1, 2010; semester 1, 2011)
  • Psyc2101: Research Assessment Methods and Individual Differences (semester 2, 2010)

Publications

Journal Publications:

Goldenberg, L., & Forgas, J. P. (2012). Can happy mood reduce the just world bias? Affective influences on blaming the victim. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 239-243.

Tenneti, R., Johnson, D., Goldenberg, L., Parker, R.A., & Huppert, F.A. (2012). Towards a capabilities database to inform inclusive design: experimental investigation of effective survey-based predictors of human-product interaction. Applied Ergonomics, 713-726.

Unkelbach, C., Goldenberg, L., Müller, N., Sobbe, G., & Spannaus, N. (2009). A shooter bias against people wearing Muslims headgear in Germany. International Review of Social Psychology, 181-201.

Forgas, J. P., Goldenberg, L., & Unkelbach, C. (2009). Can bad weather improve your memory? An unobtrusive field study of mood effects on real-life memory. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 254-257.

Book Chapters and Reports:

Koch, A., Forgas, J. P., & Goldenberg, L. (2013). In the Mood to Break the Rules: Happiness Promotes Language Abstraction and Transgression of Conversation Norms. In J. P. Forgas, J. Laszlo & O. Vincze (Eds.), Social Cognition and Communication

Huppert, F., & Goldenberg, L. (2012). Improving Community Well-Being – Solution statement for the United Nations High Level Meeting on Happiness and Well-being: Defining a New Economic Paradigm

Goldenberg, L., & Merritt, T. (2010). Mental Health Communications – Market research report for the Mental Illness Anti-stigma campaign, N.S.W. Department of Health, Australia

Goldenberg, L., & Huppert, H. (2009). Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Positive Psychology Interventions – Review commissioned by the Cambridge University Well-being Institute

Goldenberg, L., & Campion, J. (2009). Integrating Physical and Mental Health & Well- Being – Chapter for the Public Mental Health strategy report, “New Horizons”, U.K. Department of Health

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks:

Kacperski, C., Freytag, K., Schott, M., Goldenberg, L. (June, 2013). Substituting Newspapers with Newsfeeds: The effects of online communication on knowledge formation. Paper Presented at the EASP Small Group Meeting on Motivational, Affective, and Cognitive Sources of the Knowledge Formation process, Krakow, Poland.

Goldenberg, L., Forgas, J.P., & Lane, S. P. (January, 2013). Not in the mood to achieve? Happy mood reduces motivation in real-life achievement settings. Poster presented at the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Koch, A., Forgas, J. P., & Goldenberg, L. (January, 2013). Mood influences both language abstraction and transgression of conversation norms: Happy people provide individual explanations, sad people provide conventional descriptions of social events. Poster presented at the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Goldenberg, L., Forgas, J.P., & Lane, S. P. (November 2012). Not in the mood to achieve? Happy mood reduces motivation in real-life achievement settings. Oral presentation delivered at the Sydney Postgraduate Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia

Goldenberg, L. & Forgas, J.P. (April, 2012). Can happiness make us lazy? Hedonistic discounting can reduce perseverance and the motivation to perform. Invited talk at the Yale Positive Emotion & Psychopathology (YPEP) seminar, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Goldenberg, L. & Forgas, J.P. (January, 2012). Can happiness make us lazy? Hedonistic discounting can reduce perseverance and the motivation to perform. Poster presented at the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, California, USA

Goldenberg, L. & Forgas, J.P. (December, 2011). Is happier always better? The paradoxical motivational consequences of happiness. Invited talk at the Heidelberg University Social Psychology colloquium series, Heidelberg, Germany

Goldenberg, L. & Forgas, J.P. (November, 2011). Is happier always better? The paradoxical motivational consequences of happiness. Invited talk at the Mannheim University Affect and Cognition seminar, Mannheim, Germany

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Scholarships and Awards:

2013: Awarded a scholarship for Ph.D. Summer School on Innovation & Managerial Agility by the Arison School of Business, IDC Herzliya, Israel.

2011: Awarded the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) scholarship. The DAAD is Germany's largest scholarship-awarding organisation, running programs to support academic exchange between Germany and all parts of the world.

2010-Present: Awarded Postgraduate Research scholarship, Sydney, Australia.

Other Information

Professional & Developmental Service:

Ad Hoc Reviewer:
The Journal of Social Psychology
The Journal of Positive Psychology