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PsychTalks: Modern life explored by psychology experts

A four-part series examining some of the most interesting research our Psychologists are undertaking. From the effects of fear-based advertising to the undercurrent of misinformation and conspiracy theories. From the hype and hope of mindfulness and meditation, to the untouchable world of big data. We take a deep dive with a fascinating lineup of guests.

Welcome to PsychTalks: Modern life explored by psychology experts

The tragedy of misinformation
  • Associate Professor Andrew Perfors, Deputy Director of the Complex Human Data Hub at the School of Psychological Sciences
  • David Milner, Award-winning journalist and columnist at The Shot

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How fear in advertising affects our behaviour
  • Associate Professor Cassie Hayward, Social Psychologist, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
  • Samantha Cockfield, Head of Road Safety at the Transport Accident Commission

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The market of mindfulness & meditation
  • Dr Nicholas Van Dam, Inaugural Director of the Contemplative Studies Centre
  • Nerida Lennon, User experience researcher and designer

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The opportunities and missteps of big data
  • Professor Simon Dennis, Director of the Complex Human Data Hub in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
  • Troy Hunt – Australian web security consultant who runs the blog "Have I Been Pwned" and is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP
  • Abbey (known as microfauna), Viral TikTok creator

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