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Stephanie J. Tobin

Stephanie J. Tobin

Research Interests:

(1) The cognitive and affective consequences of causal uncertainty, or doubts about one’s understanding of why things happen. Causal uncertainty is unpleasant and undermines a person’s sense of control. Depending upon the perceived cost and likelihood of successful uncertainty reduction, causally uncertain individuals may try to improve their understanding or disengage. Attempts to improve understanding typically involve thorough information processing strategies; attempts to disengage can involve secondary control or alcohol use.
(2) Affective influences on judgments
(3) Effects of social media on belonging and well-being
(4) Effects of other people's goal pursuit on perceiver motivation and reward state

Primary Interests:

  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Psychological Approaches to Complex Problems
  • Psychological Research Methodology II
  • Social and Organisational Psychology
  • Topics in Social Psychology

Stephanie J. Tobin
School of Psychology
McElwain Building
University of Queensland
St. Lucia, QLD 4072

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