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We’re very happy to announce that Raissa Donadon Berne has been awarded the Head of School Award. This award is presented to the student with the best Honours thesis in either the H345 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), H451 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours) or H452 Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) course. Raissa’s thesis “Applying the Prototype Willingness Model to Predict Green - Energy Use for Household Electricity” was supervised by Dr Emily Kothe.

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We are pleased to announce Misinformation Lab members Emily Kothe and Anna Klas were awarded a 2019 HaTCH grant from the Faculty of Health (Deakin University) for their project “Coping efficacy-based messages and intention to engage in pro-environmental behaviour”. This project is a continuation of the 2018 HaTCH grant lead by Emily Kothe and Mathew Ling and will examine the effectiveness of coping efficacy-based message using a longintindual design. The project also involves Associate Professor Barbara Mullan (Curtin University) and Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz (Deakin University).

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Reflections on the Faculty of Health 2018 HDR Conference from Maddie North

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Congratulations to 2018 Misinformation Lab Honours Student, George Loram, who was awarded a School of Psychology 4th Year Publication Award. The School of Psychology 4th Year Publication Award is a prestigious award that recognises a significant level of academic achievement and will support write up the results of George’s 4th year project for submission to a peer-reviewed academic journal. George’s project investigates “Validation of a Novel Climate Change Denial Measure Using Item Response Theory” under the primary supervision of Dr Mathew Ling.

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Every year the School of Psychology at Deakin University holds a conference for our 4th year students. Students develop a conference poster based on their research project and present it to their fellow students, friends, family, and academic staff. It marks the end of their 4th year candidature and is a great way to end the year. Our on-campus students (Andy Head, Anna Jackson, George Loram, Imogen Russell-Head, Maddy Matthes, Raissa Donadon Berne, and Glenn Chamberlain) all presented at the conference in person.

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We’re pleased to announce that Anna Klas has been awarded a 2018 Deakin Science and Society Network Establishment Grant. The grant will fund Anna’s attendance at the Australasian Society of Behavioural Medicine Annual Meeting in Christchurch in 2019.

Anna’s attendance at the conference will provide her the opportunity to create collaborative research ideas that combine health and environmental aspects of research into pro-environmental behaviour.

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Reflections on UQ Open Science from our lab member Maddie North

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Our fantastic group of 4th year students submitted their theses today. All of them put a tremendous amount of work into their projects and should be very proud of what they’ve achieved.

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Congratulations to 2018 Misinformation Lab Honours Student, Raissa Donadon Berne, who was awarded a Deakin University Faculty of Health Honours Publication Award. The Faculty of Health Honours Publication Award is a prestigious award that recognises a significant level of academic achievement by the individual at University. This prize of is presented to two students from each School in the Faculty of Health completing a fourth year research project. The award is to support write up the results of Honours research for submission to a peer-reviewed academic journal.

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Lab members Dr Anna Klas and Dr Eddie Clarke gave an invited presentation to La Trobe’s Social Psych group on Friday the 31st of August, 2018 Their joint presentation focused on presenting preliminary work conducted by the Misinformation Lab regarding the influence of politically motivated reasoning across domains. Anna and Eddie are happy to report that their presentation was warmly received, with plans in place for Dr Mathew Marques to present at the Misinformation Lab in the coming months.

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