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Dr Aaron Drummond

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Research Expertise

Research Interests

I am interested in the way that humans and computers interact and in particular how digital media such as video-games influences human psychology. I also have a strong interest in the psychology of climate change and the manner in which humans make decisions about it and its potential impacts.

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Cognitive Sciences (170200): Decision Making (170202): Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis (170110): Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000)

Keywords

Judgement; Decision Making; Video-Games; Media Psychology; Environmental Psychology

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 5

Current Projects

Project Title: Understanding the effects of gambling-related mechanisms in game design on problematic video gameplay behaviours

Date Range: 2019 - 2022

Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Book

Report

Conference

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 175.102 Psychology as a Natural Science

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 0
Co-supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Shaun Garea - Doctor of Philosophy
    Loot Boxes and proximal gambling practices found in video games: Questions of harm.
  • Joshua Robinson - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Does video game use impact social cognition and executive functions?

Co-supervisor of:

  • Olivia Sievwright - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    False memories in therapy: Do eye movements increase susceptibility to misinformation?

Media and Links

Media

  • 27 Nov 2012 - Online
    Electronics Before Bed: When Does It Affect Sleep?
  • 20 Oct 2012 - Online
    Research Suggests Gaming Before Bed Disrupts Sleep
    Media coverage of paper: King, Gradisar, Drummond et al. (2013).
  • 19 Oct 2012 - Online
    Long video game sessions can give you insomnia
    Media coverage of paper: King, Gradisar, Drummond et al. (2013).
  • 18 Oct 2012 - Online
    Video games disrupt sleep
    Media coverage of paper: King, Gradisar, Drummond et al. (2013).
  • 15 Apr 2014 - Online
    Australian Study: Games Don't Negatively Affect Ac
    A videogame news sites coverage of one of my NRO studies
  • 15 Apr 2014 - Newspaper, Online
    Flinders University study finds videos do not
    Australian National News Coverage of Media coverage of paper: Drummond & Sauer (2014), an NRO
  • 15 Apr 2014 - Newspaper, Online
    Study busts teen game myth
    Media coverage of paper: Drummond & Sauer (2014), an NRO.
  • 14 Apr 2014 - Online
    Video Games Do Not Negatively Impact Academic
    Videogame news coverage of paper: Drummond & Sauer (2014).
  • 14 Apr 2014 - Online
    Gamepolitics coverage of Drummond & Sauer (2014)
    Videogame news coverage of paper: Drummond & Sauer (2014). Available at:
  • 08 Mar 2013 - Online
    You can play videogames before bedtime, but don’t
    Media coverage of paper: King, Gradisar, Drummond et al. (2013).
  • 05 Oct 2016 - Newspaper, Online
    Better scientific understanding leads to pro-envir
    Media Coverage of paper: Drummond, Palmer & Sauer (2016)
  • 04 Oct 2017 - Online
    How we think about science can make a difference
    Media Coverage of paper: Drummond, Palmer & Sauer (2016)
  • 04 Oct 2016 - Online
    It's not just about the science
    Media Coverage of paper: Drummond, Palmer & Sauer (2016)
  • 04 Nov 2014 - Online
    Metascience could rescue the ‘replication crisis’
    Nature news coverage of the innagural registered replication project Dr. Drummond was a coauthor on, listed as an ORO.
  • 02 Dec 2012 - Online
    Video games and sleep loss
    Media coverage of paper: King, Gradisar, Drummond et al. (2013).
  • 01 Jul 2015 - Online
    Does Pre-Bed Video Gaming Ruin Your Sleep?
    Media coverage of paper: King, Gradisar, Drummond et al. (2013).

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