Dr Ben Morrison

Dr Ben Morrison

School:

School of Psychological Sciences

Position:

Lecturer of Psychological Sciences

Qualifications:

PhD (UWS),
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (UWS)

Contact details:

+61 2 9964 6373 ben.morrison@acap.edu.au

Ben Morrison joined ACAP in 2012 as a lecturer in Psychological Sciences. He completed his PhD with the MARCS Institute at the University of Western Sydney. Ben has taught in a range of university level units since 2007, including research methods, human learning and cognition, applied cognition and human performance, psychological assessment, biology and perception, personality, professional issues, and organisational psychology. He has held several research roles across a number of institutions, including UWS, UNSW, and Macquarie University. Ben is currently the course coordinator for the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science.

Research Interests

Ben has research interests in cognitive and organisational psychology, with an emphasis on human performance and decision making.

Teaching Interests

Ben has experience teaching in a range of units, including: 

Ben has experience teaching in a range of units, including: 

  • PSYC1012 Psychology: An Evidence-based Approach 1 (Unit coordinator; Lecturer)
  • PSYC2012 Psychology: An Evidence-based Approach 2 (Unit coordinator; Lecturer)
  • PSYC2062 Personality and Individual Differences (Unit coordinator; Lecturer)
  • PSYC3052 Professional Issues and Applications in Psychology (Guest Lecturer)
  • PSYC4022 Advanced Psychological Assessment
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Expert Comment Topics

  • Human factors
  • Decision-making
  • Expertise     
  • Organisational psychology
  • Cue-based training
  • System Design
  • Virtual Reality
  • Investigative psychology

Research & Scholarships

Journal Articles

  • Morrison, N. M. V., Burnham, D.,& Morrison, B. W. (2015). Cognitive Load in Cross-Modal Dual-Task Processing: Support for Unitary- Resource and Multiple-Resource Attention Models. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29(3), 436-444.
  • Morrison, B. W. Morrison, N. M. V., & Morton, J. (2015). 'Identifying Critical Cues in Mental Health Assessment using Naturalistic Decision-Making Techniques. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, Maclean Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Johnston, D., & Morrison, B. W. (2015). Exploring Cue Use in Rugby League Playmakers to Inform Training Initiatives. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, Maclean Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Morrison, B. W. & Morrison, N. M. V. (2015). Aiding Police in the Detection of Imminent Terrorist Attacks: Testing Different Approaches to Improving Situation Assessment Skills. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, Maclean Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Morrison, N. M. V., Burnham, D.,& Morrison, B. W. (2015). Cognitive Load in Cross-Modal Dual-Task Processing: Support for Unitary- Resource and Multiple-Resource Attention Models. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29(3), 436-444.
  • Morrison, B. W. Morrison, N. M. V., & Morton, J. (2015). 'Identifying Critical Cues in Mental Health Assessment using Naturalistic Decision-Making Techniques. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, Maclean Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Johnston, D., & Morrison, B. W. (2015). Exploring Cue Use in Rugby League Playmakers to Inform Training Initiatives. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, Maclean Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Morrison, B. W. & Morrison, N. M. V. (2015). Aiding Police in the Detection of Imminent Terrorist Attacks: Testing Different Approaches to Improving Situation Assessment Skills. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, Maclean Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Morrison, B. W., Lee, D., Morrison, & N. M. V. (2015) Does One Size Fit all? The Role of User’ Personality in Learning and Decision Support Interface Preferences. In Proceedings of the Australian Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Melbourne Australia.
  • Morrison, B. W., Omoregbee, I., Morrison, N. M. V. (2015). The Relationship between Ability-Based Emotional Intelligence and Performance in a Clinical Psychology Program: Using the MSCEIT to Select Future Psychologists. In Proceedings of the 2nd International HR Conference on Emotional Intelligence, Mumbai, India.
  • Morrison, B. W., Morrison, N. M. V., Morton, J., & Harris, J. (2013). Using critical-cue inventories to advance virtual patient technologies in psychological assessment. In Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration (OzCHI '13), Haifeng Shen, Ross Smith, Jeni Paay, Paul Calder, and Theodor Wyeld (Eds.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 531-534. DOI=10.1145/2541016.2541085
  • Harris, J., Wiggins, M. W., Morrison, B. W., & Morrison, N. M. V. (2013). Towards a cognition-based assessment protocol for user-centered design. In Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration (OzCHI '13), Haifeng Shen, Ross Smith, Jeni Paay, Paul Calder, and Theodor Wyeld (Eds.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 135-138. DOI=10.1145/2541016.2541079
  • Morrison, B. W, & Wiggins, M. W., Bond, N., & Tyler, M. D. (2013). Relative Cue Strength as a Means of Validating an Inventory of Expert Offender Profiling Cues. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 7(2), 211-226.
  • Morrison, B. W., Wiggins, M. W., & Porter, G. (2010). User preference for a control-based reduced processing decision support interface. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 26(4), 1-20
  • Morrison, B. W, & Wiggins, M. W., Bond, N., & Tyler, M. D. (2009). Examining cue recognition across expertise using a computer-based task. In Proceedings of NDM9, the Ninth International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, London, UK, June 2009.
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Book Chapters

  • Morrison, B. W., & Morrison, N. M. V. (2015). Diagnostic Cues in Major Crime Scene Investigation. In M. W. Wiggins and T. Loveday (Eds) Diagnostic Expertise in Organisational Environments, pp. 91-98. London: Ashgate.
  • Harris, J., Wiggins, M., Morrison, B. W., & Morrison, N. M. V. (2015). Differentiating Cognitive Complexity and Cognitive Load in High and Low Demand, in T. Weyald (Eds.), The cognitive effects of spatial interaction, learning and ability. Springer LNCS.

Research Grants

  • 2012. An Assessment of a Probability-Based Decision Support System for use in Time-Critical Criminal Investigations: Australian College of Applied Psychology Research Grant. $5954
  • 2009. Fieldwork grant for interviewing investigators in the United States and Canada: MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney. $5000

Conference Presentations

  • Morrison, B. W. Morrison, N. M. V., & Morton, J. (2015). 'Identifying Critical Cues in Mental Health Assessment using Naturalistic Decision-Making Techniques. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, Maclean Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Morrison, B. W. & Morrison, N. M. V. (2015). Aiding Police in the Detection of Imminent Terrorist Attacks: Testing Different Approaches to Improving Situation Assessment Skills. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, Maclean Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Morrison, B. W., Lee, D., Morrison, & N. M. V. (2015) Does One Size Fit all? The Role of User’ Personality in Learning and Decision Support Interface Preferences. In Proceedings of the Australian Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Melbourne Australia.
  • Morrison, B. W., Omoregbee, I., Morrison, N. M. V. (2015). The Relationship between Ability-Based Emotional Intelligence and Performance in a Clinical Psychology Program: Using the MSCEIT to Select Future Psychologists. In Proceedings of the 2nd International HR Conference on Emotional Intelligence, Mumbai, India.
  • Morrison, B. W. Morrison, N. M. V., & Morton, J. (2015). 'Identifying Critical Cues in Mental Health Assessment using Naturalistic Decision-Making Techniques. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, Maclean Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Morrison, B. W. & Morrison, N. M. V. (2015). Aiding Police in the Detection of Imminent Terrorist Attacks: Testing Different Approaches to Improving Situation Assessment Skills. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, Maclean Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Morrison, B. W., Lee, D., Morrison, & N. M. V. (2015) Does One Size Fit all? The Role of User’ Personality in Learning and Decision Support Interface Preferences. In Proceedings of the Australian Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Melbourne Australia.
  • Morrison, B. W., Omoregbee, I., Morrison, N. M. V. (2015). The Relationship between Ability-Based Emotional Intelligence and Performance in a Clinical Psychology Program: Using the MSCEIT to Select Future Psychologists. In Proceedings of the 2nd International HR Conference on Emotional Intelligence, Mumbai, India.
  • Morrison, B. W., Morrison, N. M. V., Morton, J., & Harris, J. (2013). Using critical-cue inventories to advance virtual patient technologies in psychological assessment. Presented at the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration (OzCHI '13), Haifeng Shen, Ross Smith, Jeni Paay, Paul Calder, and Theodor Wyeld (Eds.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 531-534. DOI=10.1145/2541016.2541085
  • Morrison, B. W, & Wiggins, M. W., Bond, N., & Tyler, M. D. (2009). Examining cue recognition across expertise using a computer-based task. In Proceedings of NDM9, the Ninth International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, London, UK, June 2009.
  • Morrison, B. W., & Wiggins, M. W. (2007). Cue use amongst experienced investigators. Presented at the Expanding Horizons Conference, Sydney, Australia, August 2007.
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Research Supervision

Ben has supervised research projects at the Masters and Honours levels in areas including;

Ben has supervised research projects at the Masters and Honours levels in areas including;

  • Decision-making
  • Human Factors and Safety
  • Expertise
  • Decision Support
  • System Design
  • Cue-based training
  • Investigative decision-making
  • Psychological Assessment and Selection
  • Psychopathy and emotional processing
  • Driving safety
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Professional Accreditation

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Full Associate of the International Academy of Investigative Psychology (Asc.IA-IP)