Browse our archive of past events and watch experts from IPPE and around the world discuss their research in our Brown Bag sessions.

Brown Bag Sessions

Date   Brown Bag Session  Presenter 
19 June 2019  ARC Engagement and Impact (EI) Assessment  Professor Sandra Jones (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement)
12 June 2019  How can we  best use psychological science to improve the human condition?  Professor Joseph Ciarrochi (IPPE)
15 May 2019 Social vulnerability and self-concept: Identifying moderators of the relation between academic self-concept and high school completion Melissa Schellekens
 8 May 2019 Striving to connect and striving to learn:  Do teachers’ relational, learning (and other) achievement goals matter, for teachers and their students? Professor Ruth Butler
 24 April 2019 Is this the job I signed up for? An exploration of leader traits and vocation fit. Stephen Macdonald (IPPE PhD Student)
20 March 2019 An introduction to Clarivate Systems Dr Anthony Dona – Clarivate Solutions Consultant
13 March 2019

Physical activity and a healthy lifestyle: “curated samplers” of my random thoughts and research experience

Melody Ding

20 February 2019

Use of Machine Learning Methods for Coding Motivational Behaviour in Physical Education

Asghar Ahmadi

13 February 2019 Overview of an Autonomy-Supportive Intervention Program of Research Professor Johnmarshall Reeve

6 February 2019

Enhancing Adolescent Self-Concept, Life Effectiveness and Locus of Control: The Immediate and Lasting Effects of Outdoor Adventure Education Mathew Pfeiffer
3 December 2018 Exercise for depression Dr Andreas HeiBel
28 November 2018 Is a positive self concept always useful? Identifying factors that moderate the link between self-concept and high school dropout Melissa Schellekens
21 November 2018 Development of a Practical Model for Coaches to Use Mental Skills Training to Enhance Psychological Strengths and Performance for Athletes Vijay Kumar
14 November 2018 Research ethics Sebastian Gimenez
7 November 2018 Meta-analysis and latent profile analysis of intrinsic and extrinsic aspirations Emma Bradshaw
31 October 2018 Some nuts and bolts of meta-analysis Emma Bradshaw & James Conigrave
24 October 2018 Providing a nudge towards success: Evaluating an innovative text messaging intervention to increase educational attainment and academic achievement in high school Joseph Ciarrochi
17 October 2018 Positive Education Rob Stevens
10 October 2018 What makes a good friend? The role of nonattachment in promoting well-being in friendship networks: An update Emma Devine
3 October 2018 Surprised ? Curious ? Confused? Epistemic Emotions and Knowledge Exploration Professor Reinhard Pekrun
26 September 2018 The prospective effects of Class-average achievement on self-concept and achievement Sven Rieger
26 September 2018 Does the provision of written grades and report cards in the end of elementary school reinforce the Big-fish-little-pond effect? Moritz Fleischmann
19 September 2018 Bullying and the nature of problems: Implications of structured vs. Ill-structured problems for the development of bullying in schools Dr Roberto Parada
12 September 2018 Leaving Town? Differential effects of rurality on contemporary youths' higher education aspirations and attainment Nicola Cull
5 September, 2018 An introduction to systematic review management software Professor Chris Lonsdale
29 August, 2018 New developments in the Prosocial process for enhancing cooperation in groups Dr Paul W Atkins
8 August 2018 3 Minute Thesis: "The Six Ways to Well-Being, Reimagining The Pursuit of Happiness" Geetanjali Basarkod
1 August 2018 Qualitative methodology for the social sciences Associate Professor Paul Rhodes
25 July 2018

Open Mike Sessions.

  • Increasing Educational Attainment amongst disadvantaged youth: An innovative social support intervention - Presented by Joseph Ciarrochi
  • Mindfulness based on social inclusion training - Presented by Joseph Ciarrochi on behalf of Baljinder Sahdra
  • Determinants to STEM educational and career aspirations and attainment: A developmental-contextual study of Australian children - Presented by Jeisi Guo
  • ScreenTime in children's health - Presented by Taren Sanders
  • Phil is looking to apply for a Future Fellowship - Presented by Philip Parker
18 July 2018 Mindfulness and Acceptance Approaches to Athletic Performance Michael Noetel
11 July 2018 Behavioural Change in the Unemployed Darren Coppin
4 July 2018 The Many Faces of Identity: Is identity a relevant construct for understanding and enhancing learning? Professor Dennis McInerney
27 June 2018 The Role of "Race" as a Social Context for the Development of African America Adolescents Professor Jacque Eccles
20 June 2018 The effects of socioeconomic status on cognitive and language development, and early academic achievement in kindergarten children Professor Kevin Chung
13 June 2018 Australian Centre for Indigenous Thriving: Update on Progress for an ARC Centre of Excellence Bid Dr Robert Brockman
6 June 2018 The Six Ways to Well-Being (6W-WeB): A new measure of valued action that targets the frequency and motivation for six behavioural patterns that promote well-being Geetanjali Basarkod
30 May 2018 An informal presentation by Prof. Richard Ryan of some of his current and "in progress" research studies. Professor Richard Ryan
16 May 2018 Cultivating Compassion: Examining Factors that Inhibit and Facilitate Compassion in Children and Adults Dr James Kirby
9 May 2018 Physical Activity for Youth with intellectual disabilities: An analysis of determinants and outcomes Nathaniel Kapsal
9 May 2018 Relationship Between Teacher's Interpersonal Style and Student Outcomes in Physical Education Diego Vasconcellos
18 April 2018 Fun with text mining: Super charge your literature reviews and novel approaches to qualitative analysis Associate Professor Philip Parker
11 April 2018 Preliminary results of the "Internet-based Professional Learning for Teachers to Promote Activity in youth (iPLAY)" trial. Dr Taren Sanders
4 April 2018 "More Pain Than gain"?: A multi-faceted investigation of university students? distress, disengagement and departure Cameron Williams
28 March 2018 The upsides and downsides of the dark side: A longitudinal study into the role of prosocial and antisocial strategies in close friendship formation (Joseph Ciarrochi, Baljinder Sahrda, Patricia H. Hawley, Emma Devine, Philip Parker) Joseph Ciarrochi
21 March 2018 Education Reform, the Real Cost: Education Outcomes as the expense of the school principal Diane Carroll
14 March 2018 The Nature of Positive Education: Theoretical Framework, Measurement, and Outcomes Rose Pennington
7 March 2018 May the Force Be With You: The Centrality of Psychological Need Satisfaction/Frustration for Police Wellbeing Professor Herb Marsh
7 March 2018 The diminishing state of school principal well-being: The impact of policy and passion Marcus Horwood
28 February 2018 Open Mike Session: “Re-thinking the nature of physical activity data,” & “What is the role of learning in behaviour change?” Dr Borja del Pozo Cruz, Associate Professor Phil Parker, Michael Noetel
21 February 2018 Frame of reference effects in motivational beliefs: Dimensional comparison and negative school average effect (BFLPE) on academic self-concept and beyond Dr Kate Xu
21 February 2018 Is HIIT Hot or Hated? High-Intensity Interval Training from an Exercise Psychology Perspective Mary Jung
14 February 2018 The influence of socioeconomic status on changes in young people's expectations of applying to university Dr. Jake Anders
7 February 2018 Classes with a Special Emphasis and the Development of Pupil's Learning and Motivation Satu Koivuhovi
13 December 2017 Pre-submission: The benefits of believing you can change: Growth mindset weakens the links between low self-esteem and negative outcomes
6 December 2017 Population patterns and predictors of literacy and numeracy growth from primary to high school: The role of social-emotional learning Associate Professor Kristine Laurens
29 November 2017 Update and Discussion on Mindfulness and Well-Being: research application, hype and hope. Professor Felicia Huppert
22 November 2017 COC: What makes a good friend: The role of nonattachment and empathy in promoting well-being in friendship networks Emma Devine
15 November 2017 Growth Approaches to Students? Academic Development: Exploring the Roles of Personal Best Goals and Growth Mindsets Professor Andrew Martin
8 November 2017 That's entertainment! (?): Some musings on video games, TV dramas, and comedy using self-determination theory Professor Richard Ryan
1 November 2017 WELL-BEING: its Nature, Measurement and Development Dr John Franklin
25 October 2017 Sustaining a challenging career: The Regulation of Emotions at Work over time Dr Anya Johnson & Dr Helena Nguyen
18 October 2017 Facebook, fitbits and phones: novel technology-based approaches to physical activity interventions Associate Professor Carol Maher
11 October 2017 Culture, Parental Occupation, and Girls' Interest in Science Dr Jeisi Guo
4 October 2017 Achievement Emotions: Challenges and New Directions Professor Reinhard Pekrun
20 September 2017 Within- and between-domain relations between teacher discrimination and student motivation Dr Friederike Helm
13 September 2017 Creating evidence-based mentally healthy workplaces Associate Proffessor Samuel Harvey
6 September 2017 Promises and pitfalls of conducting meta-analytic reviews: Exploring challenges from two current reviews James Donald
30 August 2017 Using the PAX Good Behaviour Game to increase prosocial behaviour in schools, after-school settings, and communities to heal historic trauma and present adversity Dr Dennis Embry
16 August 2017 Novel psychosocial treatments for schizophrenia Professor David Penn
9 August 2017 Pre-submission Seminar: Title: Teachers' and students' perspectives of using restorative practices in schools: ?It?s got the power to change behaviour? Michelle Kehoe
2 August 2017 Interventions to improve children's reading and language skills Professor Charles Hulme
26 July 2017 Research Smarter, Work Faster: Using technology to facilitate your research Aidan Wilson, ACU IT Strategy and Planning
19 July 2017 Australian Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Youth in Friendship Networks: Perceived Stigma, Social Support, and Embeddedness in School Friendship Networks Dr Baljinder Shadra
17 July 2017 Theoretical explanations of five paradoxical frame-of-reference effects on academic self-concept formation: A pan-human universality study of generalisability over countries and constructs Professor Herb Marsh 
28 June 2017  Motor development of adolescents: Theory, assessment and future directions  Dr Ryan Hulteen
7 June 2017  Pathways to the extreme: Psychological mechanisms underlying radicalisation  Dr Luisa Batalha 
31 May 2017  Understanding the psychological and social origins of gender disparities in self-beliefs, motivation and educational attainment  Brooke Van Zanden 
27 May 2017  Investigating the relationship between sleep and physical activity in children: is it reciprocal?  Mr Devan Antczak 
17 May 2017  Fostering purpose in life/meaning in life, across the life span  Mr Levi Brackman 
3 May 2017  A mindset intervention pilot study  Mr Kris Wrona 
26 April 2017  Tempting teacher training: Factors associated with user engagement in online professional development courses  Jane Lee 
19 April 2017  An introduction to the Australian Data Archive  Dr Steven McEachern 
5 April 2017  Creating community change and mental health promotion  Nicole Gibson 
22 March 2017  Profiles of aspirations: Predictors and relations to positive functioning  Emma Bradshaw 
22 March 2017  Investigation and contextualisation of autonomy supportive and coercive parenting   Jasper Duineveld 
15 March 2017  Benevolence: Could the need to do good to others be a basic psychological need?  Dr Frank Martela 
8 March 2017  Loneliness and gratitude in daily life across the adult lifespan  Dr Helena Cui 
1 March 2017  Recent issues on passion and well-being  Professor Robert Vallerand 
22 February 2017  Sampling of recent substantive/methodological synergy research  Professor Herbert Marsh 
15 February 2017  Moving research knowledge into action to enhance child health  Professor Heather McKay 
25 January 2017  Enhancing adolescent self-concept, life effectiveness and locus of control  Mathew Pfeiffer 

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