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2016 MQU Research Internship (MURI) 1 Minute Thesis (1MT) Showcase and Competition 

When: Tuesday 18 October 2016

Time:  6:10pm for 6:15pm


About: The MURI 1MT, similar to the annual MQU 3 Minute Thesis competition for HDR students, is a challenge undertaken by undergraduate research interns currently participating in the MURI program. The challenge requires concise presentation of a research question demonstrating digital literacy. Each presentation includes a 5 minute Q and A session facilitated by each participant, providing those attending with authentic insight into the innovative and inspirational research currently being undertaken by this year's MURI program participants. 

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Lecture:  The Effect of Acute Fear on Job Performance: Towards a More Dynamic Model

When: Thursday 20th October 2016

Time:  12-1pm 

Location:  AHH Room 3.610

Speaker:  Professor Chris J. Jackson,  Professor of Business Psychology in the School of Management in the UNSW Australian School of Business

About: Despite the prevalence of fear in the workplace and evidence that it has a notable impact on job performance, research on the topic has been scarce. Theoretically, the current views of the acute (or short-term) relationship between fear and job performance are often in conflict, with most scholars arguing for a linear, negative relationship whilst others postulating potential positive effects of fear. To develop a more refined understanding of how fear impacts job performance, we include recent advances from the psychological literature. Through a series of propositions, we build a model where the link between fear and job performance is mediated by physiological and behavioral changes induced by heightened arousal, the Fight-Flight-Freeze response, and submissive behavior. Also, we posit that the links are likely moderated by the processes of top-down control of goal pursuits. Our analysis suggests that low levels of acute fear in the workplace can be productive in some contexts. Future research directions and the ethics of manipulating fear in the workplace are discussed.


Workshop: Evaluating your research performance and analysing journal quality and impact with Scopus & Mendeley

When: Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Time: 12.30pm – 2pm

Location: Senate Room, C8A 310, Lincoln Building

Chair: Ross Hill, Research Development Consultant, Research Office

Speaker: Thomas Klingler (Elsevier)

About: This workshop will provide an in-depth look at the analytical functionality of Scopus & Mendeley. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Scopus features smart tools to track, analyse and visualize research.
Mendeley is a reference manager and Scholarly Social Network which allows you to display and promote your work.