Mark Hurlstone

Assistant Professor, School of Psychology, University of Western Australia

Assistant Professor Mark Hurlstone is a cognitive scientist in the School of Psychology at the University of Western Australia. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Leicester (UK), and Master’s and Doctoral Degrees from the University of York (UK). His research interests include working memory; auditory distraction and cognitive performance; reasoning and decision making; and computational modelling of cognitive processes. His research also examines how insights from psychology and behavioural economics can be harnessed to improve science communication, especially in relation to climate change. Further information about his research can be found on his academic and laboratory homepages.

Blog Posts

How to build support for climate policies?

Posted on 10 February 2015 by Mark Hurlstone & Stephan Lewandowsky

Our paper, entitled “The effect of framing and normative messages in building support for climate policies”, was recently published in the open-access journal PLoS ONE. The paper reports a media analysis of the framing of Australia’s carbon pricing scheme along with two studies exploring approaches to building public support for reducing emissions. The abstract for the paper reads as follows:

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