Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Lauren Saling

Dr Lauren Saling

PhD (Monash University)

Teaching

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Advanced Research Methods and Statistics

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Research

My research focus is on top-down control in a variety of areas including motor behaviour, problem solving in virtual environments, and addiction. I have a particular interest in the neural underpinnings of automaticity and the related phenomena of intention, attention, and awareness. I have proposed a re-conceptualisation of the notion of automaticity.

I also have a strong interest in the cognitive science of normal aging, and the light that this sheds on both abnormal aging and disease processes.

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Publications

  • D'Hudson, G., & Saling, L.L. (in press). Worry and Rumination: Differentiating the processes. Aging and Mental Health.
  • Saling, L.L., & Phillips. J.G. (2008). Age-related slowing of movement as basal ganglia dysfunction. European Review of Ageing and Physical Activity, 5, 69-77.
  • Saling, L.L., & Phillips, J.G. (2007). Automaticity: Efficient Not Mindless. Brain Research Bulletin, 73, 1-20.
  • Saling, L.L., & Phillips, J.G. (2005). Variations in the relationship between radius of curvature and velocity as a function of joint motion. Human Movement Science, 224, 731-743.
  • Saling, L.L., & Phillips, J.G. (2002). Age-related changes in the kinematics of curved drawing movements: Relationships between tangential velocity and the radius of curvature. Experimental Aging Research, 28, 215-229.
  • Armstrong, L., Phillips, J.G., & Saling, L.L. (2000). Potential determinants of heavier internet usage. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 53, 537-550.
  • Phillips, J.G., Shiffter, T., Nicholls, M.E.R., Bradshaw, J.L., Iansek, R., & Saling, L.L. (1999). Does old age or Parkinson's disease cause bradyphrenia? Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 54A, M404-409.
  • Saling, L.L., & Phillips. J.G. (under review). Cursor motion in graphical user interfaces. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.
  • Schwartz, B., & Saling, L.L. (under review). Social isolation related to stigma in dementia.
Book Chapters
  • Saling, L.L., & Phillips, J.G. (in press). The manifestation of neuroticism in the use of information and communication technology. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Psychology of Neuroticism. Nova Science.
  • Cohen, D., & Saling, L.L. (2008). Addiction is no excuse. In D. Cohen & N. Trakakis (Eds.), Essays on Free Will and Moral Responsibility (pp.247-264), UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.
  • Phillips, J.G., & Saling, L.L., & Blaszcynski, A (2008). The psychology of mobile phone use and misuse. In A.C. Harper & R.V. Buress (Eds.), Mobile Telephones: Networks, Application and Performance. Nova Science.

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