The School of Psychology proudly presents:
The Psychonomic Seminar Series 2006
"The gerbil of knowledge placed in the blender of science to yield the high protein drink of truth"
This coming Friday at 2pm (not 3pm, so as not to clash with Remos farewell) in room 306 (not 304), we are pleased to present the awesome James Atkinson who will explain how 3G bluetooth mobile phones can be used as handy doorstops in an emergency. He will also discuss:
"How handedness affects the recognition for dichotically presented words"
Abstract: The cerebral lateralisation of language may differentially affect the processes that occur in the two hemispheres during word recognition. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of handedness on the recognition of dichotically presented words.
Autobiography (in his own words): I did a Bachelor of Science and Honours at UQ. I have been working on my PhD for the last three years under the supervision of A/Prof Chris Jackson. My research interests are laterality, e.g., handedness, dichotic listening and bisecting lines, and personality, e.g., Extraversion.
If that isnt enough, Eric Malessas will follow James with a talk on his 4th year honours project, entitled: "How the biosocial model of learning and personality predicts deep approach to learning and learning outcomes in higher education."
The higher education literature argues that students preferred learning style and student approach to learning (SAL) are critical in determining the learning outcomes. The aim of the present study is to test how the biosocial model of learning styles and personality predicts deep learning and learning outcomes. A sample of 135 first-year psychology students completed questionnaires on their biosocial learning styles, their approaches to learning (SPQ: Biggs, 1987, classified as deep, surface, achieving), their preferred learning methods (lecture,