Behavioural Ethics, Affect and Meaning Lab

Research Overview

The BEAM lab is focused on examining motivational and affective processes involved in ethical decision-making and behavior, how people regulate and respond to negative experiences, and determinants and consequences of living a meaningful life.


  • Brodie Dakin
    Brodie Dakin, PhD student
  • Christoph Klebl
    Christoph Klebl, PhD student
  • Jack Klein
    Jack Klein, PhD student
  • Melanie McGrath
    Melanie McGrath, PhD student
  • Josh Rhee
    Josh Rhee, PhD student
  • Ji Young Song
    Ji Young Song, PhD student
  • Nicholas Tan
    Nicholas Tan, PhD student

Past PhD Students

Khandis Blake

Charlie Crimston

Laura Ferris

Ali Teymoori


Peter Kuppens

William B. Swann

Paul van Lange

Harvey Whitehouse

Siri Leknes

Jolanda Jetten

Michael Slepian

Matthew Hornsey

Nick Haslam

Steve Loughnan

Michael Buhrmester

Tom Denson

Catherine Amiot

Peter Koval

David Funder

Cindy Harmon-Jones

Sean Murphy

Joshua Jackson

Research Projects

For project inquiries, contact our research group head.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Cognitive Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience, Social and Personality Psychology

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Laboratory Director Professor Brock Bastian

Department / Centre

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

Unit / Centre

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