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Displaying from Thursday, March 01, 2012
 March 2012
Thursday 01
12:00 - TALK - Attentional capacity limitations in face perception - processing face sets : Person Perception Seminars - Talk by Dr Markus F. Neumann, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena More Information
Distracter faces are difficult to ignore. Faces that are entirely irrelevant to an ongoing task are being processed even in ‘high load’ conditions that promote distracter inhibition for non-face stimulus categories. Distracter face processing can, however, be reduced by adding a second face to a (...)
Tuesday 06
13:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk 2012 - The Boston Consulting Group : Find out more about the Boston Consulting Group. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
BCG is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their businesses. Our customised approach (...)
Friday 16
15:00 - Colloquium - Speaker Professor LOUISE SHARPE (University of Sydney) The role of attentional biases in the development and management of pain More Information
The literature investigating attentional biases in chronic pain has been mixed, however, a recent meta-analysis has confirmed the presence of attentional biases in chronic pain patients that are similar to those observed in patients with anxiety disorders. However, unlike the anxiety disorders (...)
Friday 23
15:00 - Colloquium: Speaker PROF GORDON BROWN (University of Warwick) - Relative rank effects in consumer behaviour and social judgement: From cognitive models to social inequality More Information
Models of judgement and decision-making suggest that the relative ranked positions of options within a context influences judgement and choice. I will summarise evidence for the relative rank principle in a number of different social and applied contexts, ranging from actual product choice through (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Science Communication Seminar Series : Pushing it up hill: Social psychology, climate change, and communication. More Information
I present an overview of some results from Australian national surveys of public beliefs about climate change, and other studies of some of the social processes underlying the public's understanding of climate change. I argue for the general views that beliefs about climate change are socially and (...)
Tuesday 27
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre - Teach For Australia "Ace Your Application" : Want to know how to get your graduate application to the top of the pile? Want to learn how to transform an average application response into one that will get you noticed? Website | More Information
Want to know how to get your graduate application to the top of the pile? Want to learn how to transform an average application response into one that will get you noticed?

Two reps from Teach for Australia will talk you through the various components of the graduate selection process.
Friday 30
15:00 - Colloquium: Speaker Dr JEFF VANCOUVER (Ohio University) - Dynamics in Motivation and Decision Making: Some Computational Models More Information
Psychology is seeking a comprehensive, integrative approach to understanding motivated human behavior; that is, one that covers action, thinking, feeling, and learning. Preferably that approach would be formal (e.g., mathematical). In this presentation several computational models, all based on a (...)

 April 2012
Wednesday 11
9:00 - COURSE - Introduction to Statistics using MS Excel : A Short Course Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to give the participants an introduction to the facilities available in MS Excel from a statistical point of view. As well as an introduction to Excel, spreadsheet functions and graphics, we concentrate on performing basic statistical methods, producing charts and tables (...)
Friday 13
9:00 - COURSE - Semiparametric Regression : A Short Course Website | More Information
Semiparametric regression is concerned with the exible incorporation of nonlinear functional relationships in regression analyses. Assuming only a basic familiarity with ordinary regression, this short-course explains the techniques and bene ts of semiparametric regression in a concise and modular (...)
Thursday 19
11:00 - STAFF EVENT - Staff Mixed Volleyball Social Sport : 5 week competition commencing Apr 19th Thursday lunchtimes at the UWA Recreation Centre Website | More Information
Open to UWA Staff Teams. Teams do not have to be representative of faculties and/or departments. Competition will consist of 30 minute games each week during one of four lunch time slots between 11am and 1pm.

12:00 - TALK - SPEAKER Mike Webster "Adding years to your life (or at least looking like it) – adaptation and the perception of facial age" : The perceived characteristics of a face can be strongly biased by adaptation to faces seen previously More Information
The perceived characteristics of a face can be strongly biased by adaptation to faces seen previously. These aftereffects have been found for many of the attributes characterizing natural variations in the face including identity, gender, and expression. We are exploring the impact of adaptation on (...)

 May 2012
Tuesday 01
11:45 - EXPO - UWA Student Exchange Fair : A showcase of the Student Exchange Program's partner universities More Information
Did you know that UWA students can go on exchange to USA, Netherlands, Denmark, Singapore, Chile, Norway, China, UK, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Korea, Hong Kong and Spain? The annual Student Exchange Fair has (...)

 July 2012
Wednesday 25
12:00 - Competition - Three Minute Thesis Final : 10 PhD students will explain their research and its significance in just 3 minutes each. Website | More Information
The 3MT competition challenges research students to give a dynamic and engaging presentation about their research and its significance in a way that can be understood by everybody. The audience will select the "People's Choice" winner.

 August 2012
Wednesday 15
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : Reflecting on how education researchers are tackling some of Australia's pressing issues Website | More Information
The Graduate School of Education invites you to participate in this inaugural Seminar Series.

With a focus on sharing personal insights into timely and relevant topics in education research, these seminars will engage participants in a lively discussion of some of the pressing issues (...)
Friday 17
16:00 - Research - Research into Face Blindness Website | More Information
Do you have difficulty recognising faces? Interested in participating in research to find out more?

Register at: https://www.maccs.mq.edu.au/research/projects/prosopagnosia/register/ or email [email protected] for more information.

Around 2% of people find it (...)

 September 2012
Thursday 27
12:00 - TALK - Talk by Kate Storrs "You look different, somehow" More Information
What you see depends on what you have already seen. After seeing a squashed ellipse, a perfect circle tends to look elongated – a shape aftereffect. After seeing a female face, an androgynous face tends to look masculine – a face aftereffect. Aftereffects are ubiquitous in vision, but have several (...)

 October 2012
Tuesday 02
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Neurodevelopmental disorders: Are our current diagnostic labels fit for purpose? Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Dorothy Bishop, Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, University of Oxford.

Many children have specific developmental difficulties affecting specific areas such as reading, language, maths, motor co-ordination, attention or social skills. A range of diagnostic (...)
Wednesday 17
8:30 - EVENT - Australia China Business Council Education Forum 2012 : Chinese Language and Cultural Competency in Schools and Industry - Real Links to a Sustainable Relationship Website | More Information
Whilst trade and enterprise have led Australia's bilateral relations with China, education promotes mutual understanding and long lasting links. This year's forum will focus on developing Chinese language and cultural competency in schools, universities and industry. His Excellency Mr Chen Yuming (...)
Wednesday 31
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : NAPLAN: Driving school improvement or doing the work of the devil? Website | More Information
Controversy continues to surround national student assessment in Australia. However, I argue that testing is neither good nor bad: the devil lies in what people – teachers, school, systems and even parents – do about the tests and the data they generate. I report the experiences of principals (...)

 November 2012
Wednesday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Cherishing our place: Do women have a special role? : Guest lecture by Professor Carmen Lawrence Website | More Information
There are two glaring omissions from orthodox models and theories of economic growth: the planet and the human families and communities which live within it. These models neglect the fact that the human economy is embedded in the biosphere which consists of living things, the products of living (...)


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