45TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE AUSTRALASIAN SOCIETY FOR EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Wednesday 4 April – Saturday 7 April

Hobart Function and Conference Centre
Elizabeth Street Pier
Hobart, Tasmania

2018 EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE

EPC is the annual meeting of the Australasian Society for Experimental Psychology. This meeting provides a forum for presenting new research across the broad spectrum of experimental psychology. EPC has been held annually since the first meeting at Monash University in 1974.

Professor Andrew Heathcote
Conference Convenor

AUSTRALASIAN SOCIETY FOR EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

The Australasian Society for Experimental Psychology was created to conduct an annual meeting for the presentation of research in experimental psychology (broadly defined). Because its only role was to conduct the meeting it was initially known as the Experimental Psychology Conference or EPC and still regularly uses that title. The Society has had a band of loyal participants.

Since its inception the meeting has adopted an extended talk / question time format (currently 15 minutes / 5 minutes) which marries well with the role of the meeting in providing more tutorial style talks than many international conferences.

There has always been a focus on graduate students providing their first talks. The extra question time allows for constructive, rather than telegraphic, feedback.

APC Website

Australasian Society for Experimental Psychology

2018 EPC Program

Download all the program from 2018 EPC here

2018 EPC Abstract

Download all the abstracts from 2018 EPC here

VENUE

The main conference will be held at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre on Hobart’s waterfront.

Hobart Function and Conference Centre
1 Elizabeth Street
Hobart TAS 7000

The workshops on Wednesday will be held at the University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay Campus.

REGISTRATIONS

ACADEMIC
$495
BEFORE 21 MARCH

Day registrations are available for Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Academic $250.00. Post-Doc $195.00. Full-time Student $150.00.

POST DOC
$395
BEFORE 21 MARCH

All Conference dinner tickets, $120, can be purchased when registering.

STUDENT
$ 295
BEFORE 21 MARCH

PLENARY SPEAKER – STEPHAN LEWANDOWSKY

Please join EPC Plenary Speaker, Professor Stephan Lewandowsky for a pre-conference presentation on Wednesday 4th April, 4-5pm at CSIRO, 3-4 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this free lecture from a world renowned expert in the psychology of climate change prior to his appearance at EPC 2018.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

The workshops on Wednesday will be held at the University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay Campus.

MORNING SESSION 1: 9.00AM – 12.00PM

Title: Experience Sampling: A How To

Host: Professor Simon Dennis (Director, Complex Human Data Hub, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences).

Registration: Register for this workshop by emailing: simon.dennis@gmail.com

Location: Harvard Lecture Theatre 2, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus

Summary: In this workshop, I will describe the unforgettable.me experience sampling system. In addition to the unforgettable.me app which can capture accelerometry, GPS, audio and images continuously, the system can stream data from over 400 other sources, such as wearables, social media, financial services, appliances and cars. I will discuss machine learning and dynamic systems methods for analysing the data. I will demonstrate the personal memory system that we are constructing and show how we are using the data to build models of human memory. This year the workshop will be hands on, so I ask that you bring along your Android or iOS phone or tablet plus your laptop.

AFTERNOON SESSION 1: 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Title: Emerging research in cognition, emotion, and motivation

Program: PDF Program

Host: Professor Eva Kemps (School of Psychology, Flinders University) & Dr Steven Most (ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales)

Registration: Register for this workshop by emailing: eva.kemps@flinders.edu.au

Location: Harvard Lecture Theatre 2, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus

Summary: The forum on “emerging research in cognition, emotion, and motivation” will hold its meeting immediately preceding the 2018 Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. We invite all researchers at the interface of cognition, emotion, and motivation to participate. The forum program is designed to be interactive and will include plenty of audience participation. It provides a valuable opportunity to network and explore collaborations, to share and hear about developing lines of research, and it will be a great way to kick off the conference.
Organisers: Eva Kemps (eva.kemps@flinders.edu.au) and Steven Most (s.most@unsw.edu.au)

AFTERNOON SESSION 2: 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Title: Learning emerging best practices

Host: Professor Alex Holcombe (School of Psychology, The University of Sydney).

Registration: Register for this workshop by emailing alex.holcombe@sydney.edu.au

Location: Law 132 Seminar Room, Faculty of Law Building, Sandy Bay Campus

Summary: New methodological practices can help ensure that study results are reproducible and robust. Some of these practices are being adopted rapidly, in part because journals and research funders are incentivising them. Another reason is that some of the practices can make our research lives easier! This symposium will be a how-to session covering study preregistration (“Preregistration is cramping my style… is it worth it?”, presented by Kim Ransley), reproducible data analysis with R and RMarkdown (Charles Ludowici), and doing Bayesian statistics with JASP (Chris Donkin, http://www.psy.unsw.edu.au/contacts-people/academic-staff/dr-chris-donkin). Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops and will receive details of what software to install for any interactive bits of the symposium. Specifics will be posted at https://alexholcombe.github.io/EPC18sympos/index.html

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PROGRAM QUERIES

For questions about the conference program please contact Professor Andrew Heathcote.

EMAIL
helen.derbyshire@utas.edu.au

REGISTRATION & ACCOMMODATION

For registration and accommodation enquiries, please contact the team at Conference Design.

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2018 Experimental Psychology Conference. This meeting provides a forum for presenting new research across the broad spectrum of experimental psychology. EPC has been held annually since the first meeting at Monash University in 1974. There has always been a focus on graduate students providing their first talks. The extra question time allows for constructive, rather than telegraphic, feedback.

Professor Andrew Heathcote
Conference Convenor

PRESENTATION FORMATS

Oral Presentation

It is anticipated featured oral presentations will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation, including 5 minutes for question time.

Display Posters

An A0 portrait size poster that will be displayed for the duration of the Conference. Presenters will be asked to attend their poster during a poster session on the evening of Friday 6 April to discuss the poster with other delegates.

AO Poster Measurements

841 mm wide x 1189 mm high

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submissions has been EXTENDED UNTIL 21st of FEBRUARY and  abstracts can be submitted via the presentation portal on this website.

During the abstract submission process you will be asked to submit:

  • A presentation title
  • Authors
  • Affiliations for the authors
  • A 250 word abstract
  • A contact email for the presenters or main author
  • A preferred presentation format
  • Keywords

Authors will be notified of the status of their abstracts and the presentation format in early March.

ABSTRACT REVIEW

The program committee will review all submitted abstracts. As there are limited places for talks, some abstracts submitted for talks may be offered posters. Authors in these cases will be advised and asked to confirm whether they wish to present a poster.

REGISTRATION

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

2017 ABSTRACTS

Program and abstract book for the 44th Experimental Psychology Conference 2017.

AUDIOVISUAL EQUIPMENT

Each session room will be equipped for the presentation of PowerPoint slides and will include:

  • a data projector
  • computer with external speakers
  • lectern
  • microphone at the lectern

PRESENTATION FILES

Presenters will take their Powerpoint slides to the meeting on a memory stick, where a student assistant will help load your presentation. Video and audio clips should be embedded in your Powerpoint slides rather than linking to external files. It is preferable that all slides run from the presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.

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