Cognitive Psychology takes a broad and integrative approach to understanding mental processes. Reflecting this breadth, and Newcastle's leading position in Psychology and Cognitive Science in Australia, we research a diverse range of topics including decision making, human memory, cognitive development, skill acquisition, attention, multitasking, spatial cognition, animal cognition and evolutionary psychology. We have particular strength in mathematical modeling and pursue research that integrates behavioural and neuroscience measures, and which makes use of cutting-edge statistical and computational methods.

Group members

Associate Professor Scott Brown (ARC Future Fellow)

Dr Titia Benders

Dr Darren Burke

Dr Kerry Chalmers

Professor Simon Dennis

Dr Emily
Dr Andrea Griffin
Professor Andrew Heathcote (ARC Professional Fellow)

Dr Adam Osth (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Dr Don van Ravenzwaaij (DECRA)

Dr Ken Sutton

Dr Ami Eidels

Professor Frini Karayanidis (Associate Member)

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