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Professor Branka Spehar

Professor

Research Areas: Visual perception, Attention.

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Professor Marcus Taft

Professor

Research Areas: Lexical processes in reading: Orthography, phonology, and morphology. Orthographic influences in speech comprehension. Bilingualism. Reading Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The relationship between lexical and episodic memory.

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Professor Lenny R. Vartanian

Professor

Research Areas: Psychology of eating and weight, including body image, self-regulation, social influences, and weight bias and discrimination.

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Scientia Professor Fred Westbrook

Scientia Professor

Research Areas: Behavioural and neural investigations of elementary learning processes.

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Dr David White

Scientia Fellow (Senior Lecturer)

Research areas: Face recognition, person perception, perceptual expertise, individual differences.

Forensic Psychology Labhttp://forensic.psy.unsw.edu.au/

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Professor Thomas Whitford

Professor
Research Areas:  sensory attenuation ('self-suppression'); inner speech; schizophrenia; schizotypy
 
My research is primarily focused on the following research topics, which I investigate with the aid of various neurophysiological (e.g., EEG, ERPs), neuroimaging (e.g., Diffusion-Tensor Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and psychophysics-based techniques:
 
Sensory attenuation (‘self-suppression’): the phenomenon that self-generated sensations feel less salient, and evoke a smaller

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Dr Karen Whittingham

Lecturer

Research Areas: Organisational Psychology: Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Innovation, Creativity and Skill Development, EI, Onboarding 

Neuroscience: Synesthesia
General: Attention and Absorption, Personality

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Dr Lisa A. Williams

Senior Lecturer

Research Areas: The influence of social emotions (e.g., pride, gratitude) in intrapersonal domains (goal pursuit, resilience, wellbeing), interpersonal domains (trust, negotiation, leadership), and intergroup domains (status, attitudes, intergroup aggression).

The processes by which expressions of emotion signal traits of the expresser (e.g., gratitude expressions signal interpersonal warmth, pride signals competence) and how inferences of these traits in turn drive interpersonal behavior.

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