Dr Oren Griffiths

Dr Oren Griffiths

Dr Oren Griffiths

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

PhD, University of New South Wales

Previous Appointments:

Visiting Research Fellow (Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, Jan – Mar 2007)
Visiting Research Fellow (Georg August Universität, Göttingen, Germany, Oct 2008 – Feb 2009)

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9385 1380
Email: Dr Oren Griffiths
Fax: (02) 9385 3641

Office: Mathews, Room 910

Research Summary

Research Areas: Attention, associative learning, cognitive mechanisms in psychopathology (schizophrenia, psychotic illnesses), reasoning, decision making.


Current teaching: Research Methodology, Cognition


Selected Publications: 

Griffiths, O., Le Pelley, M. E. & Landon, R. (in press) The bridge between neuroscience and cognition must be tethered at both ends. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry

Griffiths, O., Mitchell, C. J., Bethmont, A. & Lovibond, P. F. (in press) Outcome predictability biases learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning & Cognition.

Holmes, N.*, Griffiths, O.* & Westbrook, R. F. (2014) The influence of partner cues on the extinction of causal judgments in people. Learning & Behavior, 42, 289-303.

Griffiths, O., Langdon, R., Le Pelley, M.E. & Coltheart, M. (2014) Delusions and prediction error: Re-examining the evidence for disrupted error signaling in delusional people. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 19, 439-467.

Le Pelley, M.  E.; Beesley, T. & Griffiths, O. (2014) Relative salience versus relative validity: Cue salience influences blocking in human associative learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 40,116-132. doi: 10.1037/xan0000006 

Mitchell, C.M., Griffiths, O., More, P. & Lovibond, P. F. (2013) Contingency bias in probability judgment may arise from ambiguity regarding additional causes. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 1675-1686.doi:0.1080/ 17470218.2012.752854 

Morris, R., Griffiths, O., Le Pelley, M.E. & Weickert, T. (2012) Attention to irrelevant cues is related to positive symptoms in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 38, doi:10.1093/schbul/sbr192

Griffiths, O., Hayes, B. K. & Newell, B. R. (2012) Feature-based and category-based induction with uncertain categories. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 38, 576-595.  

Mitchell, C. J. & Griffiths, O., Seeto, J. & Lovibond, P.F. (2012) Attentional mechanisms in learned predictiveness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 38, 191-202.  

Griffiths, O. & Westbrook, R. F. (2012) A common error term regulates acquisition by not extinction of causal learning. Learning & Behavior, 40, 207-221. 

Griffiths, O., Hayes, B. K., Newell, B. R. & Papadopoulos, C. (2011) Where to look first for an explanation of induction with uncertain categories. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 1212-1221.  

Griffiths, O., Johnson, A. & Mitchell, C. J. (2011) Negative transfer in human associative learning. Psychological Science, 22, 1198-1204. 

Le Pelley, M. E., Beesley, T. & Griffiths, O. (2011) Overt attention and predictiveness in human contingency learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 37, 220-229.
Newell, B.R., Paton, H., Hayes, B.K., & Griffiths, O. (2010). Speeded induction under uncertainty: the influence of multiple categories and feature conjunctions. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17, 869-874. 

Walter, G., Byrne, S., Griffiths, O., Hunt, G., Soh, N., Cleary. M., Duffy, P., Crawford, G., Krabman, P., Concannon, P., Malhi, G. (2010). Can young people reliably rate side effects of low-dose antipsychotic medication using a self-report survey? Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 22(4), 168–173. 

Griffiths, O. & Mitchell, C. J. (2009) Selective attention in human associative learning and recognition memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137, 626 – 648. 

Griffiths, O. & Newell, B. (2009) The impact of selective feedback in static and dynamic multiple-cue judgment tasks. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2884-2890.

Griffiths, O., Mayrhofer, R., Nagel, J. & Waldmann, M. R. (2009) Causal schema-based inductive reasoning. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 691-696.

Griffiths, O. & Le Pelley, M. E. (2009) Attentional changes in blocking are not a consequence of lateral inhibition. Learning & Behaviour, 37, 27 – 41. 

Mitchell, C. J., Harris, J. A., Westbrook, R. F. & Griffiths, O. (2008) Changes in cue associability across training in human causal learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 34, 423 – 436. 

Griffiths, O. & Mitchell, C. J. (2008) Negative priming reduces affective ratings. Cognition and Emotion, 22, 1119 – 1129. 

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2015-2017) "How 'known unknowns' become known: How do people encode unpredictability?" 

Affiliations & Memberships

Clinical Psychology Registrar: AHPRA #PSY0001709681

ACPA Associate Member

Personal Links

For information about Oren's clinical practice please see: Peter Walker and Associates, Randwick.