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Researcher: Palmer, MA (Associate Professor Matt Palmer)

Fields of Research

Forensic psychology
Behavioural neuroscience
Decision making
Memory and attention
Sensory processes, perception and performance
Educational psychology
Health psychology
Preventative health care
Environmental sociology
Psychological methodology, design and analysis
Social psychology
Mental health services
Other psychology
Serious games
Applications in social sciences and education
Communication studies
Machine learning
Software engineering
Gender studies
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Police administration, procedures and practice
Environment policy
Behavioural economics
Field robotics
Medical biotechnology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Natural resource management
Drama, theatre and performance studies
Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
Food properties (incl. characteristics and health benefits)
Psycholinguistics (incl. speech production and comprehension)
Social and personality psychology
Food nutritional balance
Nutritional science

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in psychology
Clinical health
Behaviour and health
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Emerging defence technologies
Mental health
Preventive medicine
Application software packages
Substance abuse
Assessment and management of pelagic marine ecosystems
Human biological preventatives
Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies
Nutraceuticals and functional foods
Law enforcement
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Expanding knowledge in human society
Evaluation of health and support services
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Expanding knowledge in economics

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A flexible gaming environment for reliably measuring cognitive control; Defence Human Sciences Symposium (DHSS) 2020 - Achieving More Together
A line-up member's facial expression can influence witness judgments; 10th Biennial Conference of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
A randomised control trial of the cognitive effects of working in a seated as opposed to a standing position in office workers; Ergonomics
Acute physical exercise can influence the accuracy of metacognitive judgments; Scientific Reports
Alcohol intoxication impairs recognition of fear and sadness in others and metacognitive awareness of emotion recognition ability; Emotion
An examination of emotion perception ability and metacognitive functioning in high-dose alcohol intoxication; 4th annual Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience (AS4SAN)
An examination of emotion perception ability and metacognitive functioning in high-dose alcohol intoxication; AS4SAN Conference
Backloading in the Sequential Lineup Prevents Within-Lineup Criterion Shifts That Undermine Eyewitness Identification Performance; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
Caffeine cravings impair memory and metacognition; Memory
Cigarette cravings impair mock jurors' recall of trial evidence; Psychology, Crime and Law
Comment: Cultural tightness does not predict action on the collective threat of climate change; The Lancet Planetary Health
Commentary on Dutta and Pullig (2011): Corrective action is more effective than downplaying harm for restoring brand equity; Journal of Business Research
Comparative legal psychology: eyewitness identification; Comparative Law and Society
Court-relevant research methods; Research Practice for Forensic Professionals
Cultural tightness does not predict action on the collective threat of climate change; The Lancet. Planetary health
Development and psychometric properties of the Smoking Restraint Questionnaire; Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Disconfirming feedback impairs subsequent eyewitness identification of a different culprit; SARMAC X
Effect of standing or walking at a workstation on cognitive function: a randomized counterbalanced trial; Human Factors
Effectiveness of coping strategies at alleviating cue-induced craving: a pilot study; Journal of Smoking Cessation
Effects of Suspect Demeanour on Eyewitness Judgments; The XXXIIIrd International Congress on Law and Mental Health
Endogenous cortisol reactivity moderates the relationship between fear inhibition to safety signals and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms; Psychoneuroendocrinology
Endogenous salivary α-amylase does not interact with skin conductance response during fear extinction in posttraumatic stress disorder; Psychiatry Research
Enhancing endorsement of scientific inquiry increases support for pro-environment policies; Royal Society Open Science
Eyewitness Identification; Psychological Science and the Law
Eyewitness identification tests; Legal and Criminological Psychology
Eyewitness identification: the complex issue of suspect-filler similarity; Psychology, Public Policy, and Law
Eyewitness identifications of multiple culprits: disconfirming feedback following one lineup decision impairs identification of another culprit; Psychology, Public Policy, and Law
Greater sleep disturbance and longer sleep onset latency facilitate SCR-specific fear reinstatement in PTSD; Behaviour Research and Therapy
Heart rate change and attitudes to global warming: A conceptual replication of the visceral fit mechanism; Journal of Environmental Psychology
Higher incentive amounts do not appear to be associated with greater quit rates in financial incentive programmes for smoking cessation; Addictive Behaviors
How downplaying or exaggerating crime severity in a confession affects perceived guilt; Psychiatry Psychology and Law
Identification performance from multiple lineups: Should eyewitnesses who pick fillers be burned?; Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
Impaired fear extinction associated with PTSD increases with hours-since-waking; Depression and Anxiety
Improving the measurement of attentional conflict resolution; Defence Human Sciences Symposium
Inconsistencies undermine the credibility of confession evidence; Legal and Criminological Psychology
Is public awareness and perceived threat of climate change associated with governmental mitigation targets?; Climatic Change
Measuring the Relationship Between Eyewitness Identification Confidence and Accuracy; Methods, Measures, and Theories in Eyewitness Identification Tasks
Memory conformity for confidently recognized items: The power of social influence on memory reports; Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Mock juror interpretations of ecphoric confidence ratings; American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference
Mock-juror evaluations of traditional and ratings-based eyewitness identification evidence; Law and Human Behavior
Negative appraisals and fear extinction are independently related to PTSD symptoms; Journal of affective disorders
Neural activity and emotional processing following military deployment: Effects of mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder; Brain and Cognition
No evidence that alcohol intoxication impairs judgments of learning in face recognition; Applied Cognitive Psychology
Phenomenological reports diagnose accuracy of eyewitness identification decisions; Acta Psychologica: International Journal of Psychonomics
Pitfalls in using eyewitness confidence to diagnose the accuracy of an individual identification decision; Psychology, Public Policy, and Law
Postidentification Feedback Affects Subsequent Eyewitness Identification Performance; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
Refining the blank lineup procedure: how should we instruct eyewitnesses?; Applied Cognitive Psychology
Registered Replication Report: Schooler and Engstler-Schooler (1990); Perspectives on Psychological Science
Sequential Lineup Presentation Promotes Less-Biased Criterion Setting but Does Not Improve Discriminability; Law and Human Behavior
Smokers' perceptions of incentivised smoking cessation programmes: Examining how payment thresholds change with income; Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Smokersí perceptions of incentivised smoking cessation programmes: examining how payment thresholds change with income; Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Europe 20th Conference
The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism moderates the relationship between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and fear extinction learning; Psychoneuroendocrinology
The attractiveness of regional towns: inferring quality of life from higher education facilities; The Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
The centrality of fear extinction in linking risk factors to PTSD: A narrative review; Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
The confidence-accuracy relationship for eyewitness identification decisions: effects of exposure duration, retention interval, and divided attention; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
The Distinctiveness Effect in the Recognition of Whole Melodies; Music Perception
The effects of allowing a second sequential lineup lap on choosing and probative value; Psychology, Public Policy, and Law
The information gained from witnesses' responses to an initial 'blank' lineup; Law and Human Behavior
The MUSOS (MUsic SOftware System) Toolkit: A computer-based, open source application for testing memory for melodies; Behavior research methods
The variable influence of confession inconsistencies: how factual errors (but not contradictions) reduce belief in suspect guilt; Applied Cognitive Psychology
Undermining position effects in choices from arrays, with implications for police lineups; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
Understanding gender bias in face recognition: effects of divided attention at encoding; Acta Psychologica: International Journal of Psychonomics

Research Projects

2013: SARMC (Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition) The Netherlands 26-29 June 2013; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
How feedback can impair recognition judgments and undermine border security, criminal investigations, educational testing, and medical screening; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Improving the diagnosticity of eyewitness memory choices; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Automation, Trust, and Workload: UTAS / CSIRO / UoSA Collaborative Research Project
Human Performance - Cognitive gym - Cognitive Fitness Framework trainable attributes assessment

Research Candidate Supervision

Source Monitoring in Musical Tasks- Cognitive Processes Involved in the Unconscious Plagiarism of Musical Ideas
The Indentification of Genetic and Cognitive Risk Factors of Developing PTSD following Exposure to Trauma
The Influence of Confession Inconsistencies on Juror Decision Making