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- BPsSc (Hons)
- Introductory psychology
- Social psychology
- Research methods
- Research Supervision
- Member, Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
- Member, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Rose’s research interests are focused largely on the domain of social and moral psychology. Rose is interested in exploring how moral values and attitudes can influence behaviour, as well as our perceptions of others or ourselves. Rose is also interested in studying different factors that influence the likelihood that someone will act ethically or unethically (e.g., what makes people more likely to help others or act altruistically, and what makes them more likely to harm others or act selfishly?) and the consequences of this behaviour for the person’s self-perceptions. In addition to this, Rose is also interested in studying attitudes towards marginalised and minority groups in Australia (e.g., Asylum Seekers, criminal offenders), and how these attitudes influence acceptance and support for these groups within society.
Publications (last 5 years)
Anderson, J., & Ferguson, R. (2017). Demographic and ideological correlates of negative attitudes towards asylum seekers: A meta-analytic review. Australian Journal of Psychology, 59, 70-77. doi: 10.1111/ajpy.1216Conference presentations
Ferguson, R., de la Piedad Garcia X, Kaufmann, L, & Brown, A (2017, April) A meta-analysis of sequential moral behavior effects: Moderators of moral balancing and moral consistency. Paper presented at the Society for Australasian Social Psychology.Melbourne, Australia, 2017
Ferguson, R., de la Piedad Garcia X, Kaufmann, L, & Brown, A (2017, January) A meta-analysis of sequential moral behavior effects: Moderators of moral balancing and moral consistency. oster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Texas, United States of America, 2017
Ferguson, R., Rossi, J,, & de la Piedad Garcia, X. The role of moral identity and beliefs in moral balancing effects. Paper presented at the Society for Australasian Social Psychology. Brisbane, Australia, 2016.
Ferguson, R., de la Piedad Garcia X & Kaufmann, L. (2014, July) Tactile roughness: Effects on social perception and decision making in social exchanges. Paper presented at the 17th General Meeting of the European Association for Social Psychology. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014
Ferguson, R., de la Piedad Garcia X & Kaufmann, L. (2014, April). Tactile roughness: Effects on social perception and decision making. Paper presented at the Society for Australasian Social Psychology. Canberra, Australia, 2013
Grants (last 5 years)
Society for Personality and Social Psychology Postgraduate Travel Grant. (2017). Awarded: $500
Faculty Conference Travel Grant, Australian Catholic University (2017). Awarded: $2000
de Vel-Palumbo, M., Ferguson, R., Schein, C., & Ling, X. (2016). Denying agency reduces blame but at what cost? Why using the defense of mental illness undermines moral standing. Society for Australian Social Psychologists small grant scheme. Awarded: $500.