Dr. Denis O'Hora

Ph.D., B.A.

Contact Details

Lecturer Bar/College Lecturer
School of Psychology
Room 1032
Arts Millennium Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5126
E: denis.ohora@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Google Scholar Profile

Denis O'Hora graduated from University College Cork in 1998. He began his postgraduate work at UCC before moving to the National University of Ireland Maynooth in 1999 to complete his studies with the support of a Government of Ireland Scholarship. In 2002, he took up a lecturing post in London Metropolitan University where he worked for a year before being appointed as a lecturer in behaviour analysis at the University of Ulster. He was appointed to his post in the National University of Ireland, Galway in January, 2007.

Denis is a Chartered Psychologist (Teaching and Research) and Associate Fellow in the British Psychological Society (BPS). He is also a member of the Society for Cognitive Science and the Irish Ergonomics Society, and a Fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science.

Research Interests

My expertise concerns the dynamics of learning and decision making; that is, how people adapt to the situations they find themselves in.  I am an experimental psychologist, so I use tightly controlled environments to identify features of situations that help us learn or influence our decisions.  My interest in dynamics, or change over time, stems for the fact that the manner in which people adapt to their circumstances is an important but often overlooked aspect of human behaviour.

In other words, my research is my attempt to answer two questions, "Why do we do what we do?" and "How do we do what we do?" The "Why" question is one of motivation. I am particularly interested in what motivates our behaviour and how that changes depending on the circumstances we are in. The "How" question is one of behaviour dynamics, or how behaviour changes over time. By paying attention to how behaviour changes, we can make important distinctions between behaviors, e.g., what we call 'confidence' or 'certainty' can be seen in how quickly and smoothly a person responds to a request.  Click here to see some of my research at the RISK lab exhibition in the Science Gallery at TCD.

For recent publications, check the Publications section.  For a complete and more up-to-date list, please check out my Google Scholar Profile.

Here in NUI Galway, I am a member of the Brain and Behaviour research stream in the School of Psychology and the COmplex Systems REsearch Centre (CORE). I also work with the Whitaker Institute and the Galway Neuroscience Centre and DERI, the Digital Enterprise Research Institute.

Applied Interests In addition to my laboratory research, I collaborate with other scientists and professionals to apply my research in organizational settings.  Most organizations seek to identify effective decision making and to encourage it. 

I also speak to non-psychology audiences on organizational issues (check out the BMT leadership conferences here and a recent paper from Irish Ergonomics Review here). My work on learning has also been applied in special educational settings. In my experience, a little behavioural psychology can make a big difference.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
DECIDE: DEcision space visualisations to Characterise Individual DEcision-makers 01-OCT-15 30-SEP-17
DYNAMIC ANALYSES OF GOAL-DIRECTED BEHAVIOUR DENIS O HORA IRCHSS PG AWARDS TRIONA TAMMENAGL 01-OCT-10 30-SEP-13
IRCHSS FELLOWSHIP RICK DALE - D O'HORA 09-NOV-08 24-AUG-09
MF07-P26 INTERFERENCE ON EQUIVALENCE CLASS FORMATI 01-DEC-07 25-JUL-09

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Nudging electricity consumption using TOU pricing and feedback: evidence from Irish households'
Di Cosmo, V;O'Hora, D (2017) 'Nudging electricity consumption using TOU pricing and feedback: evidence from Irish households'. Journal Of Economic Psychology, 61 :1-14 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Structural connectivity and richclub organization in recent onset psychosis'
Forcellini G, O'Donoghue S, Kenney J, McInerney S, Scanlon C, Nabulisi L, McPhilemy G, Kilmartin L, O'Hora D, Hallahan B, Canon DM, McDonald CM (2017) 'Structural connectivity and richclub organization in recent onset psychosis'. Schizophrenia Research, [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Anatomical integration and rich-club connectivity in euthymic bipolar disorder'
O’Donoghue, S., Kilmartin, L., O’Hora, D., Emsell, L., Langan, C., McInerney, S., Forde, N.J., Leemans, A., Jeurissen, B., Barker, G.J., McCarthy, P., Cannon, D.M. and McDonald, C. (2017) 'Anatomical integration and rich-club connectivity in euthymic bipolar disorder'. Psychological Medicine, :1-15 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'The roles of Financial Threat, social support, Work stress, and Mental Distress in Dairy Farmers' expectations of injury'
Furey, EM,O'Hora, D,McNamara, J,Kinsella, S,Noone, C (2016) 'The roles of Financial Threat, social support, Work stress, and Mental Distress in Dairy Farmers' expectations of injury'. Frontiers In Public Health, 4 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Decisions in Motion: Decision Dynamics during Intertemporal Choice reflect Subjective Evaluation of Delayed Rewards'
O'Hora, D,Carey, R,Kervick, A,Crowley, D,Dabrowski, M (2016) 'Decisions in Motion: Decision Dynamics during Intertemporal Choice reflect Subjective Evaluation of Delayed Rewards'. Scientific Reports, 6 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'The Roles of Financial Threat, Social Support, Work Stress, and Mental Distress in Dairy Farmers' Expectations of Injury'
Furey EM;O'Hora D;McNamara J;Kinsella S;Noone C; (2016) 'The Roles of Financial Threat, Social Support, Work Stress, and Mental Distress in Dairy Farmers' Expectations of Injury'. Frontiers In Public Health, 4 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Mutual Entailment of Temporal Relations in Younger and Older Adults: Reversing Order Judgments'
McGreal, C,Hyland, J,O' Hora, D,Hogan, M (2016) 'Mutual Entailment of Temporal Relations in Younger and Older Adults: Reversing Order Judgments'. Psychological Record, 66 :419-428 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Comparing the Effects of an Acute Bout of Physical Exercise and an Acute Bout of Interactive Mental and Physical Exercise on Electrophysiological and Neuropsychological Functioning in Younger and Older Adults'
Dimitrova J., Hogan, M., Khader, P., O’Hora, D., Kilmartin, L., Walsh, J., Anderson-Hanley, C. (2016) 'Comparing the Effects of an Acute Bout of Physical Exercise and an Acute Bout of Interactive Mental and Physical Exercise on Electrophysiological and Neuropsychological Functioning in Younger and Older Adults'. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, :1-9 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Verbal Reports in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior'
Francisco Cabello Luque, Denis O’Hora (2016) 'Verbal Reports in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior'. Revista Internacional De Psicologia Y Terapia Psicologica = International Journal Of Psychology And Psychological Therapy, 16 (2):157-177 [Details]
(2015) 'Testing a structural model of young driver willingness to uptake Smartphone Driver Support Systems'
Kervick AA;Hogan MJ;O'Hora D;Sarma KM; (2015) 'Testing a structural model of young driver willingness to uptake Smartphone Driver Support Systems'. Accident Analysis And Prevention, 83 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Cognitive rehabilitation for mild cognitive impairment: developing and piloting an intervention'
O'Sullivan, M,Coen, R,O'Hora, D,Shiel, A (2015) 'Cognitive rehabilitation for mild cognitive impairment: developing and piloting an intervention'. Aging Neuropsychology And Cognition, 22 :280-300 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'The effects of cardiorespiratory fitness and acute aerobic exercise on executive functioning and EEG entropy in adolescents'
Hogan, MJ,O'Hora, D,Kiefer, M,Kubesch, S,Kilmartin, L,Collins, P,Dimitrova, J (2015) 'The effects of cardiorespiratory fitness and acute aerobic exercise on executive functioning and EEG entropy in adolescents'. Frontiers In Human Neuroscience, 9 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Antecedent and consequential control of derived instruction-following'
O'Hora, D., Barnes-Holmes, D. & Stewart, I. (2014) 'Antecedent and consequential control of derived instruction-following'. Journal Of The Experimental Analysis Of Behavior, 102 :66-85 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'The Effect of Before and After Instructions on the Speed of Sequential Responding'
Hyland, JM,Smyth, S,O'Hora, DP,Leslie, JC (2014) 'The Effect of Before and After Instructions on the Speed of Sequential Responding'. Psychological Record, 64 :311-319 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'The Effects of a Goal Setting Intervention on Productivity and Persistence in an Analogue Work Task'
Tammemagi, T,O'Hora, D,Maglieri, KA (2013) 'The Effects of a Goal Setting Intervention on Productivity and Persistence in an Analogue Work Task'. Journal Of Organizational Behavior Management, 33 :31-54 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Local dynamics in decision making: The evolution of preference within and across decisions'
O'Hora, D,Dale, R,Piiroinen, PT,Connolly, F (2013) 'Local dynamics in decision making: The evolution of preference within and across decisions'. Scientific Reports, 3 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Multiple contextual control over non-arbitrary relational responding and a preliminary model of pragmatic verbal analysis'
Stewart, I., Barrett, K., McHugh, L., Barnes-Holmes, D. & O'Hora, D. (2013) 'Multiple contextual control over non-arbitrary relational responding and a preliminary model of pragmatic verbal analysis'. Journal Of The Experimental Analysis Of Behavior, 100 :174-186 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Age-Related Task Sensitivity of Frontal EEG Entropy During Encoding Predicts Retrieval'
O’Hora, D; Schinkel, S; Hogan, MJ; Kilmartin, L; Keane, M; Lai, R; Upton, N (2013) 'Age-Related Task Sensitivity of Frontal EEG Entropy During Encoding Predicts Retrieval'. Brain Topography, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Using action dynamics to assess competing stimulus control during stimulus equivalence testing'
O’Hora, D., Tyndall, I. T., McMorrow, M., & Dale, R. (2013) 'Using action dynamics to assess competing stimulus control during stimulus equivalence testing'. Learning and Behavior, 41 (3):256-270 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Sequential responding in accordance with temporal relational cues: A comparison of ’Before’ and ’After’'
Hyland, J., O'Hora, D., Smyth, S. & Leslie, J. C. (2012) 'Sequential responding in accordance with temporal relational cues: A comparison of ’Before’ and ’After’'. The Psychological Record, 62 (3):463-484 [Details]
(2011) 'Testing for transitive class containment as a feature of hierarchical classification'
Slattery, B., Stewart, I. & O'Hora, D. (2011) 'Testing for transitive class containment as a feature of hierarchical classification'. Journal Of The Experimental Analysis Of Behavior, 96 :243-260 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Rule-Governed Behavior: Teaching a Preliminary Repertoire of Rule-Following to Children With Autism'
Tarbox, J., Zuckerman, C.K., Bishop, M.R., Olive, M.L., O'Hora, D. P (2011) 'Rule-Governed Behavior: Teaching a Preliminary Repertoire of Rule-Following to Children With Autism'. The Analysis of Verbal Behaviour, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'TEACHING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM A BASIC COMPONENT SKILL OF PERSPECTIVE-TAKING'
Gould, E,Tarbox, J,O'Hora, D,Noone, S,Bergstrom, R (2011) 'TEACHING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM A BASIC COMPONENT SKILL OF PERSPECTIVE-TAKING'. Behavioral Interventions, 26 :50-66 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Relational frame theory and intelligence'
Cassidy, S., Roche, B.T., O'Hora, D. (2010) 'Relational frame theory and intelligence'. European Journal of Behaviour Analysis, 11 :37-52 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) 'TEMPORAL RELATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE: CORRELATING RELATIONAL PERFORMANCE WITH PERFORMANCE ON THE WAIS-III'
O'Hora, D,Pelaez, M,Barnes-Holmes, D,Rae, G,Robinson, K,Chaudhary, T (2008) 'TEMPORAL RELATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE: CORRELATING RELATIONAL PERFORMANCE WITH PERFORMANCE ON THE WAIS-III'. Psychological Record, 58 :569-583 [Details]
(2006) 'Citation analysis of Skinner’s Verbal Behaviour: 1984-2004'
Dymond, S., O'Hora, D., Whelan, R., O'Donovan, A. (2006) 'Citation analysis of Skinner’s Verbal Behaviour: 1984-2004'. The Behaviour Analyst, 29 :75-88 [Details]
(2006) 'Goal statements and goal-directed behaviour: A relational frame account of goal setting in organizations'
O'Hora, D., Maglieri, K. (2006) 'Goal statements and goal-directed behaviour: A relational frame account of goal setting in organizations'. Journal of Organizational Behaviour Management, 26 :131-170 [Details]
(2005) 'Derived relational responding and performance on verbal sub-tests of the WAIS-III'
O'Hora, D., Pelaez, M., Barnes-Holmes, D. (2005) 'Derived relational responding and performance on verbal sub-tests of the WAIS-III'. The Psychological Record, 55 :155-175 [Details]
(2004) 'Perspective-taking: A relational frame analysis'
Mc Hugh, L., Barnes-Holmes, Y., O'Hora, D., Barnes-Holmes, D. (2004) 'Perspective-taking: A relational frame analysis'. Experimental Analysis of Human Behaviour Bulletin, 22 :4-10 [Details]
(2004) 'Derived relational networks as novel instructions: A possible model of generative verbal control'
O'Hora, D., Barnes-Holmes, D., Roche, B., Smeets, P. (2004) 'Derived relational networks as novel instructions: A possible model of generative verbal control'. The Psychological Record, 54 :437-460 [Details]
(2004) 'A relational frame approach to instructional control'
O'Hora, D., Barnes-Holmes, D., Roche, B. (2004) 'A relational frame approach to instructional control'. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 4 (2):262-284 [Details]
(2002) 'Addressing the limitations of protocol analysis in the study of complex human behaviour'
Cabello, F., O'Hora, D. (2002) 'Addressing the limitations of protocol analysis in the study of complex human behaviour'. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 2 (2):115-130 [Details]
(2002) 'Using visual basic in the experimental analysis of behavior: A brief introduction'
Cabello, F., Barnes-Holmes, D., O'Hora, D., Stewart, I. (2002) 'Using visual basic in the experimental analysis of behavior: A brief introduction'. Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin, 20 :17-20 [Details]
(2002) 'Response latencies to multiple derived stimulus relations: Testing two predictions of relational frame theory'
O'Hora, D,Roche, B,Barnes-Holmes, D,Smeets, PM (2002) 'Response latencies to multiple derived stimulus relations: Testing two predictions of relational frame theory'. Psychological Record, 52 :51-75 [Details]
(2002) 'Relational Frame Theory: A new paradigm for the analysis of social behavior'
Roche, B., Barnes-Holmes, Y., Barnes-Holmes, D., Stewart, I., O'Hora, D. (2002) 'Relational Frame Theory: A new paradigm for the analysis of social behavior'. The Behavior Analyst, 25 (1):75-91 [Details]
(2001) 'Developing a procedure to model the establishment of rule governance'
O'Hora, D., Barnes-Holmes, D., Roche, B. (2001) 'Developing a procedure to model the establishment of rule governance'. Experimental Analysis of Human Behaviour Bulletin, 19 :11-13 [Details]
(2001) 'Stepping up to the challenge of complex human behaviour: A response to Ribes-Inesta’s response'
O'Hora, D., Barnes-Holmes, D. (2001) 'Stepping up to the challenge of complex human behaviour: A response to Ribes-Inesta’s response'. Behaviour and Philosophy, 29 :59-60 [Details]
(2001) 'The referential nature of rules and instructions: A response to instructions, rules, and abstraction: A misconstrued relation by Emilio Ribes-Inesta'
O'Hora, D,Barnes-Holmes, D (2001) 'The referential nature of rules and instructions: A response to instructions, rules, and abstraction: A misconstrued relation by Emilio Ribes-Inesta'. Behavior And Philosophy, 29 :21-25 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Putting Relational Frame Theory to Work: Current and Future RFT Research in Organizational Behavior Management'
O'Hora, D., Maglieri, K. A., Tammemagi, T. (2013) 'Putting Relational Frame Theory to Work: Current and Future RFT Research in Organizational Behavior Management' In: Advances in Relational Frame Theory & Contextual Behavioral Science: Research & Application. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger. [Details]
(2013) 'Education, intellectual development, and relational frame theory'
Stewart, I., Roche, B., O’Hora, D. & Tarbox, J. (2013) 'Education, intellectual development, and relational frame theory' In: Advances in relational frame theory & contextual behavioral science: Research and application. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger. [Details]
(2009) 'Non-relational and relational instructional control'
Tarbox, J., Tarbox, R. & O'Hora, D. (2009) 'Non-relational and relational instructional control' In: Derived relational responding: Applications for children with autism and other developmental disorders. CA: New Harbinger. [Details]
(2002) 'Behavioural Psychology and the Problem of Verbal Control'
O'Hora, D. (2002) 'Behavioural Psychology and the Problem of Verbal Control' In: National University of Ireland Maynooth Research Yearbook. Chicago, U. S. A: [Details]
(2001) 'Multiple Stimulus Relations and the Transformation of Stimulus Functions'
Barnes-Holmes, D., Hayes, S. C., Dymond, S., & O'Hora, D. (2001) 'Multiple Stimulus Relations and the Transformation of Stimulus Functions' In: Relational Frame Theory: A Post-Skinnerian Account of Human Language and Cognition. New York: Plenum. [Details]
(2001) 'Understanding and Verbal Regulation'
Barnes-Holmes, D., O'Hora, D., Roche, B., Hayes, S. C., Bisset, R. T., & Lyddy, F. (2001) 'Understanding and Verbal Regulation' In: Relational Frame Theory: A Post-Skinnerian Account of Human Language and Cognition. New York: Plenum. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2014) Irish Ergonomics Society (IES) Annual Conference
Denis O’Hora, Ryan Olson (2014) Effective Design of Total Worker Health Interventions for Lone Workers Examples and Implications for the Irish Context Irish Ergonomics Society (IES) Annual Conference [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) Irish Ergonomics Society (IES) Annual Conference
Fiona Kennedy, Triona Tammemagi, Denis O’Hora (2013) Capturing Hearts and Minds Preparing an Organization for Effective Implementation of Behaviour-Based Safety Irish Ergonomics Society (IES) Annual Conference [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference 2012
Tammemagi, T., O'Hora, D & Maglieri, K. A. (2012) The effects of goal-setting on feedback requests Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference 2012 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference 2012
O'Hora, D. & Cummins, B. (2012) Creating a safety culture: What are the consequences Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference 2012 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Galway Neuroscience Day
O’Hora, D.; Schinkel, S.; Hogan, M. J.; Kilmartin, L.; Keane, M.; Lai, R.; Upton, N. (2012) Age-related task sensitivity of frontal EEG entropy during encoding predicts retrieval Galway Neuroscience Day [Details]
(2011) Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference 2011
O’Hora, D., Gravina, N., Faulkner, B. & Edwards, R. (2011) Developing behaviour-based solutions that last: Examples from industry Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference 2011 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2002) Association for Behavior Analysis International
Roche, B., Barnes-Holmes, Y., Barnes-Holmes, D., Stewart, I. & O' Hora, D. (2002) Relational frame theory: A new paradigm for the analysis of social behavior Association for Behavior Analysis International , pp.75-91 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2017) C-Pen (Collaborating to Prevent Extremist Narratives) Opening Seminar,
Carthy, S., Sarma, K., O’Hora, D. & Doody, C (2017) Counter-narratives for the prevention of violent radicalization: A systematic review. [Oral Presentation], C-Pen (Collaborating to Prevent Extremist Narratives) Opening Seminar, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland , 08-MAR-17 - 10-MAR-17. [Details]
(2017) 40th Annual International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) Conference,
Carthy, S., Sarma, K., O’Hora, D. & Doody, C (2017) Counter-narratives for the prevention of violent radicalization: A systematic review. [Oral Presentation], 40th Annual International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) Conference, RCSI, Dublin , 01-JUN-17 - 02-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017) Terrorism and Social Media (TASM) International Conference,
Carthy, S., Sarma, K., O’Hora, D. & Doody, C. (2017) Counter-narratives for the prevention of violent radicalization: A systematic review. [Oral Presentation], Terrorism and Social Media (TASM) International Conference, Swansea, Wales , 05-JUN-17 - 07-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017) Comparative approaches to understanding violent and non-violent online extremism,
Carthy, S., Sarma, K. M., O'Hora, D & Doody, C (2017) Counter-narratives for the prevention of violent radicalization: A systematic review. [Invited Oral Presentation], Comparative approaches to understanding violent and non-violent online extremism, London, UK , 29-MAY-17 - 31-MAY-17. [Details]
(2016) International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology,
ick, A., O’Hora, D. & Sarma, K. (2016) An evaluation of Smartphone Driver Support Systems for young drivers: Acceptance, efficacy and driver distraction. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Brisbane, Australia , 23-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016) VOX-Pol's Mid-Project Conference,
Sarma, K., Carthy, S., Madden, S., O’Hora, D., Horgan, J. & Egan, V (2016) Moral disengagement and moral identity: An investigation into the impact of justifications for violent extremism on support for extremists. [Oral Presentation], VOX-Pol's Mid-Project Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 08-JUN-16 - 09-JUN-17. [Details]
(2013) Dynamics of Social Behaviour: An introduction to novel quantitative techniques to record and analyse social behaviour online and offline,
Denis O'Hora, Jon Freeman (Dartmouth College), Chris Kello (UC Merced), Fred Cummins (UCD), Maciej Dabrowski (DERI), Davdi Crowley (DERI) (2013) Human behaviour is fundamentally social. Even when isolated, our concerns relate to the concerns of others and are articulated through a language created with others. The quantitative analysis of social behaviour raises some particular difficult challenges, with the result that much behavioural science focuses on the behaviour of single individuals in isolation. Recent advances in computing and mathematics provide new avenues through which to record, characterise and analyse social behaviour. These advances allow us to conceive of novel metaphors that can be applied to human social behaviour; detailed models that are carefully constructed and tested. This workshop will focus on novel dynamical models of human social cognition and behaviour and specifically on techniques to capture complex human activity and to quantitatively analyse it. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Dynamics of Social Behaviour: An introduction to novel quantitative techniques to record and analyse social behaviour online and offline, Engineering Buildign, NUI Galway , 06-AUG-13 - 08-AUG-13. [Details]
(2012) Age-related task sensitivity of frontal EEG entropy during encoding predicts retrieval,
O’Hora, D; Schinkel, S; Hogan, MJ; Kilmartin, L; Keane, M; Lai, R; Upton, N (2012) Age-related task sensitivity of frontal EEG entropy during encoding predicts retrieval, . [Details]
AICS 2010: 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science,
Griffith, J., Hayes, C., Madden, M., O'Hora, D. & O'Riordan, C. Proceedings of the 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], AICS 2010: 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, Galway, Ireland . [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2015) Perception of Risk.
O'Hora, D.; Hogan, V. & Kelly, M. (2015) Perception of Risk. Workshops [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
British Psychological Society Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist /
Cognitive Science Society Full Member /
Association for Contextual Behavioual Science Fellow /
Irish Ergonomics Society Member /
Society for Judgement and Decision Making Member /

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
Government of Ireland Scholarship in the Humanities and Soci
Crucible Fellowship (NESTA UK)

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Ulster Lecturer in Behaviour Analysis 09-JAN-03 / 01-JAN-07
London Metropolitan University Lecturer in Biological Psychology 01-SEP-02 / 01-SEP-03

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2002 National University of Ireland Maynooth PhD Psychology
1998 University College Cork Bachelor of Arts Applied Psychology

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Research (e.g. Community based research) Price your vice 02-MAY-13 / 30-JUN-13

Teaching Interests

Learning and Decision Making (Dynamical Cognitive Science)
Research Methods and Statistics
Cognitive and Behavioural Psychology
Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2016 Dr. Aoife Kervick PhD
2013 Dr. Triona Tammemagi PhD Y
2013 Dr. Daniel Regan PhD Y
2011 Dr. Jón Grétar Sigurjónsson PhD Y
2010 Dr. John Hyland PhD Y
2007 Dr. Chris Shields PhD Y

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Avril Hand Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. (Perception, Cognition and Action) Supervisor
Santiago Garcia Guerrero Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. (Perception, Cognition and Action) Supervisor
Kristin Ruane Doctorate - Ph.D (Applied Behaviour Analysis) Co-supervisor (1)

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2017-2018 Modelling Learning and Decision Making PS3101
2017-2018 Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology PS3100
Experimental Psychology Laboratories II
Introduction to Psychology II
Research Methods in Psychology
Research methods in Health Psychology
Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
Final Year Research project
Final Year Research Project II