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Welcome To The MSPS Monthly Newsletter
Our newsletter is published each month, and is a great resource for keeping up to date on all of the latest news, events and developments within the School and the wider psychology profession. We also regularly feature research opportunities, conferences, research grants and Psychology job postings from Australia and around the world.
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Lead Newsletter Story
From 1st January 2017, Prof Sarah Wilson will assume the role of Head of School, passed on from Prof Nick Haslam who has served the School faithfully for the past three years.
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GRIPS Inaugral Psychology Camp
The Graduate Researchers in Psychological Sciences (GRiPS) committee is proud to announce that our inaugural graduate Psychology camp is now taking reservations! From the 17th-19th of April, take part in a variety of professional development and fun activities, with optional writing/coding time, in 160 acres of bushland near the Macedon ranges, an hour from Melbourne. 

This camp is perfect for any postgraduate student, postdoc, or research assistant affiliated with Melbourne University and the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences.
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Melbourne Graduate Study Expo
Join us at the University of Melbourne's Graduate Study Expo to gather information about our courses, compare your options, and make up your mind about your future.
Free Public Lecture: Plastic Bag Charges, Habit Disruption and Spillover Effects
Campaigns to reduce plastic bag use are gaining impetus in Victoria. This seminar provides an opportunity to from learn the UK experience. The research provides insights to behaviour change that will be useful for policy makers, program designers and advocacy groups.
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2016 Psychology Teaching Excellence Awards
The School is delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 MSPS Teaching Excellence Awards. These staff members were selected on the basis of applications made following nominations by students or academic peers.
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Safety Flyer: Be BBQ Safe this Summer
Get the most out of your BBQ this Summer with these simple tips to help you stay safe and enjoy cooking outdoors.
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Media interview with Emmanuel Pua
Graduate student Emmanual Pua was recently featured in a media interview with Spectrum about the challenges using brain imaging to reliably and accurately identify the structural brain features of individuals with autism.
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Volunteer opportunity with CHASE in Melbourne’s suburbs
CHASE (Community Health Advancement and Student Engagement) is seeking mentors that are passionate, enthusiastic and committed to creating social change through health education in secondary schools located in Melbourne suburbs.
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Sacred Heart Mission: Call for Casual Interviewers
Sacred Heart Mission and is in urgent need for more casual interviewers on an ad hoc casual contract basis as part of their ongoing three-year randomised control project evaluating a new homelessness intervention strategy across Melbourne.
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Call for Online Research Participants
Topic: Does emotional intelligence play a mediating role in reducing perfectionistic concerns and burnout in athletes and non-athletes?
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Does Your Personality Predict Your Happiness?
Research from the Personality Processes Lab was featured in online media on the relationship between happiness and personality (25th Jan, 2017).
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Hot Off the Press (Research from Jan - Feb 2017)

Decision Neuroscience Lab

Fung BJ, Crone D, Bode S, & Murawski C (in press). Cardiac signals are independently associated with temporal discounting and time perception. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Negotiations Lab

Kong, D.T., Lount, R.B., Olekalns, M., & Ferrin, D. (in press).  Advancing the Scientific Understanding of Trust in the Contexts of Negotiations and Repeated Bargaining: Introduction to the Special Issue, Journal of Trust Research.

Caspi, P. Vaisman, Olekalns, M., & Druckman, D.  (in press). After the Fall: Regulatory Focus and Trustworthiness as Determinants of Negotiators’ Responses to a Crisis, Journal of Trust Research.

Other Publications

Gazelle, H., & Druhen-Shell, M. J. (2017, accepted June 17,2016). Profiles of anxious solitary children: Predicting longitudinal peer relations trajectories. Merrill Palmer Quarterly, 63, (2).

Jach, H. K., Sun, J., Loton, D., Chin, T-C., & Waters, L. (2017). Strengths and subjective wellbeing in adolescence: Strength-based parenting and the moderating effect of mindset. Journal of Happiness Studies, 1-20. doi:10.1007/s10902-016-9841-y

Kiropoulos, L. A., Kilpatrick, T., Holmes, A., & Threader, J. (2016). A pilot randomised controlled trial of a tailored cognitive behavioural therapy based intervention for depressive symptoms in those newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. BMC Psychiatry, 16(1), 435.

Lawrence, J. A. & Dodds, A. E. (2016). Developmental science, child development and the law. In L. Young, M. A. Kenny, & G. Monaghan, (Eds.). Children and the Law in Australia, 2nd edn. (pp. 83-102). Sydney: LexisNexus Butterworths.

Lawrence, J. A. & Dodds, A. E. (2017). The Dangerous look of development and developmental science: Commentary on The passion of Bob Cairns. In D. Carré, J. Valsiner & S. Hampl (Eds.), Representing Development: Social Construction of Models of Change (pp. 158-165). London: Routledge.

Peter, D. & Gazelle, H. (2017, accepted December 19, 2016). Anxious solitude and self-compassion and self-criticism trajectories in early adolescence: Attachment security as a moderator. Special Section on “Origins of Children’s Self-Views,” Child Development, 88.

Wright, T. M., & Kiropoulos, L.A. (2017). Intimate relationship quality, self-concept and illness acceptance in those with multiple sclerosis. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 22(2), 212-226. Epub 2016 Oct 2.

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