Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Ben Morrison

Dr Ben Morrison

BPsych (Hons), PhD, MPsych (Org)

Profile

Ben completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) and PhD at the University of Western Sydney (UWS), and a Masters of Organisational Psychology at Macquarie University. Ben is a Senior Lecturer and Organisational Psychologist, and has worked in various academic and professional settings, including law enforcement, military, and professional sport.

Ben’s research and practice focuses on organisational psychology issues, including human factors, cognitive engineering, cyber-security, safety, human-computer interaction, automation, psychological assessment, and human performance and decision-making.

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Teaching

Ben has taught in a range of university level units 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 and teaching roles across a number of institutions including UWS, UNSW, Macquarie University, and ACAP. He currently teaches Psychological Assessment in the 4th year programs at CSU.

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Research

Ben’s research and practice focuses on organisational psychology issues, including human factors, cognitive engineering, cyber-security, safety, human-computer interaction, automation, psychological assessment, and human performance and decision-making.

Ben is currently working on projects relating to expertise in cyber security, the impact of automation on the professions, and psychology education using Virtual Reality (VR).

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Publications

Articles
  • Beattie, K. L., & Morrison, B. W. (2018). Navigating the Online World: Gaze, Fixations, and Performance Differences between Younger and Older Users, International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, DOI: 10.1080/10447318.2018.1541545
  • Morrison, B. W., Wiggins, M. W., & Morrison, N. M. V. (2018). The utility of expert-cue exposure as a mechanism to improve decision-making performance among novice criminal investigators. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 12(2), 99-111. doi: 10.1177/1555343417746570
  • Morrison, B. & Morrison, N, (2018). Taking research on the road: Examining criminal investigators' strategies using a mixed-methods approach in the field. SAGE Research Methods Cases. 10.4135/9781526439246
  • Formosa, N., Morrison, B. W., Hill, G., & Stone, D. (2018). Testing the Efficacy of a Virtual Reality-Based Simulation in Enhancing users’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Empathy relating to Psychosis. Australian Journal of Psychology, 70(1). doi:10.1111/ajpy.12167
  • Johnston, D., & Morrison, B. W.(2016). Exploring Cue Use in Rugby League Playmakers to Inform Training Initiatives. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 10(4), 391-410. doi: 10.1177/1555343416662181
  • Omoregbee, I., Morrison, B. W., & Morrison, N. M. V. (2016). A Case for using Ability-Based Emotional Intelligence Measures in the Selection of Trainee Psychologists. Business Perspectives and Research, 4(1), 1-14. doi: 10.1177/2278533715605425
  • 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. doi: 10.1002/acp.3122
  • 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. doi: 10.1177/1555343412459192
  • 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., & Porter, G. (2010). User preference for a control-based reduced processing decision support interface. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 26(4), 1-20. doi: 10.1080/10447310903575465
Book Chapters
  • Morrison, N. M. V., & Morrison, B. W. (2018). Memory. In M. W. Passer and R. E. Smith (3rd Ed) Psychology: Science of Mind and Behaviour, pp. 279-322. McGraw Hill.
  • 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.
Periodicals
Case Studies
Conference Papers
  • Morrison, B. W., & Morrison, N. M. V. (2018, November). Capturing cognition using the Critical Decision Method. Paper to be presented at the Human Factors Ergonomics Society Australia, Perth, WA.
  • Innes, J. M., & Morrison, B. W. (2018, October). Is the future threat of automation to the professions real? The helping professions as case studies. Paper presented at the National Employment Solutions Conference, Tweed Heads, NSW.
  • Morrison, B. W., Formosa, N., Hill, G., & Stone, D. (2017, July). Mpath: Learning by feeling. Paper presented at the Inaugural Learning Innovation Summit, Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Morrison, B., Innes, J. M., & Morrison, N. M. V. (2017, July). Current advances in robotic decision-making: Is there such a thing as an intuitive robot? Paper presented at the Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Sydney, NSW.
  • Naylor, M., & Morrison, B. (2017, July). Improving Workplace Wellbeing Though Virtual Reality Interventions. Paper presented at the Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Sydney, NSW.
  • Oh, P., & Morrison, B. (2017, July). Individual and organisational factors that influence managers’ willingness to comply and their level of compliance spend. Paper presented at the Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Sydney, NSW.
  • Broomfield, C. & Morrison, B. W. (2017, January). Overcoming the distance in statistical teaching: The effect of instructional control mode on learning accuracy and confidence in online environments. Presented at the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Sydney, NSW.
  • Formosa, N., & Morrison, B. W. (2017, January). Examining misinformation and salience effects for memory of criminal conversations. Presented at the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Sydney, NSW.
  • Aneli, M. &  Morrison, B. W. (2016, November). The Role of Negative Television News Media in the Formation of Islamophobic Attitudes Among Non-Muslims, and Perceptions of Societal Exclusion of Muslims in Australia. Paper presented at the 2nd annual NPI conference, Melbourne, VIC.
  • Innes, M. J., &  Morrison, B. W. (2016, November). Artificial Intelligence and the Oncoming Crisis for the Helping Professions. Paper presented at the 2nd annual NPI conference, Melbourne, VIC.
  • Naylor, M., &  Morrison, B. W. (2016, November). Wellbeing At Work Through Virtual Reality Interventions. Paper presented at the 2nd annual NPI conference, Melbourne, VIC.
  • Formosa, N., & Morrison, B. W. (2016, November). An Examination of the Efficacy of Virtual Reality Technology in Educating for Mental Health. Paper presented at the 2nd annual NPI conference, Melbourne, VIC.
  • Machan, C., & Morrison, B. W. (2016, June). Attributing Blame in Child Sexual Assault (CSA) Cases: The Role of Offender Age, Offender Disability, Responder Gender, and CSA Myth Acceptance. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society: Division of Forensic Psychology, Brighton, London.
  • Morrison, B. W. Morrison, N. M. V., & Morton, J. (2015, June). Identifying Critical Cues in Mental Health Assessment using Naturalistic Decision-Making Techniques. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, Maclean, Virginia.
  • Johnston, D., & Morrison, B. W. (2015). Exploring Cue Use in Rugby League Playmakers to Inform Training Initiatives. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, Maclean, Virginia.
  • 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. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, Maclean, Virginia.
  • 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. Paper presented at the Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Melbourne, VIC.
  • Morrison, B. W., Omoregbee, I., Morrison, N. M. V. (2015, January). The Relationship between Ability-Based Emotional Intelligence and Performance in a Clinical Psychology Program: Using the MSCEIT to Select Future Psychologists. Paper presented at the 2nd International HR Conference on Emotional Intelligence, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Harris, J., Morrison, B. W., & Morrison, N. M. V. (2014, February). Future research and teaching directions for developing psychological critical thinking skills. Paper presented at the Graduate Psychology Skills Australia Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Johnston, D., & Morrison, B. W.(2014).  Investigating Differences in Cue-Use  across Expert, Intermediate, and Novice  Rugby League Playmakers. Paper presented at the 1st annual NPI conference, Sydney, NSW.
  • Omoregbee, I., &  Morrison, B. W. (2014). Should tests of emotional intelligence be considered in the selection process for entry into Masters of Clinical Psychology programs? Paper presented at the 1st annual NPI conference, Sydney, NSW.
  • Bourke, L., &  Morrison, B. W. (2013, October). Evaluating two types of cue-based training in improving decision-making performance: Singular cue acquisition vs. decision simulation. Paper presented at the 6th annual ACAP conference, Melbourne, VIC.
  • Formosa, N., & Morrison, B. W. (2013, October). Exploring the impact of post-event information on ear-witness testimony. Paper presented at the 6th annual ACAP conference, Melbourne, VIC.
  • Harris, J., Morrison, B. W, Morrison, N. M. V. (2013, October). A little less conversation, a little more action: Using guided discovery approaches to enhance teaching outcomes. Paper presented at the 6th annual ACAP conference, Melbourne, VIC.
  • Morrison, B. W., Morrison, N. M. V., Morton, J., & Harris, J. (2013, October). Making virtual patients more human: Embedding critical cue-inventories in computer-generated clinical training programs. Paper presented at the 6th annual ACAP conference, Melbourne, VIC.
  • Morrison, B. W, & Wiggins, M. W., Bond, N., & Tyler, M. D. (2009, June). Examining cue recognition across expertise using a computer-based task. Paper presented at NDM9, the Ninth International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, London, UK.
Posters
  • Morrison, N. M. V., Mutton, D., & Morrison, B. W. (2017). Profiling PTSD: Using the MMPI-2-RF to detect PTSD feigning. Poster presented at the Inter-University Neuroscience and Mental Health Conference, Sydney, NSW.
  • Broomfield, C., & Morrison, B. W. (2016, September). Overcoming the distance in statistical teaching: The effect of instructional control mode in online environments. Poster presented at the 2016 APS Congress, Melbourne, VIC.
  • Johnston, D., & Morrison, B. W.(2015, October). The Application of Naturalistic Decision Making to Explore Cue Use in Rugby League Playmakers. Poster presented at the 50th APS conference, Gold Coast, QLD.
Other media

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Professional Memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Higher Education Academy (Fellow)

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