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Dr Oren Griffiths


Associate Investigator

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External Address

School of Psychology
The University of New South Wales

Recent External Appointments

  • Ad hoc reviewer, Behavioural Decision Making. (2009 continuing)
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Learning and Behaviour. (2009 continuing)
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. (2009 continuing)
  • Ad hoc reviewer, PLoS ONE. (2009 continuing)

External Memberships

  • Australian Clinical Psychology Association


  • Psychonomic Society Award "Best publication in Learning & Behavior" (2012), Griffiths, O., & Westbrook, R.F.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) [DE150100667] (2015 - 2018) “How 'known unknowns' become known: How do people encode unpredictability?” Griffiths, O. ($328,000)

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Le Pelley, M.E., Griffiths, O., & Beesley, T. (2017). Associative accounts of causal cognition. In M.R. Waldmann (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Le Pelley, M.E., Beesley, T., & Griffiths, O. (2016). Associative learning and derived attention in humans. In R.A. Murphy & R.C. Honey (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Handbook on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning (pp. 114-135). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.


  • Griffiths, O., Le Pelley, M.E., Jack, B.N., Luque, D., & Whitford, T.J. (2016). Cross-modal symbolic processing can elicit either an N2 or a protracted N2/N400 response. Psychophysiology, 53(7), 1044-1053. doi:10.1111/psyp.12649
  • Haselgrove, M., Le Pelley, M.E., Singh, N.K., Teow, H.Q., Morris, R.W., Green, M.J., Griffiths, O., & Killcross, S. (2016). Disrupted attentional learning in high schizotypy: Evidence of aberrant salience. British Journal of Psychology, 107, 601-624. doi:10.1111/bjop.12175
  • Griffiths, O., Le Pelley, M.E., & Langdon, R. (2015). The bridge between neuroscience and cognition must be tethered at both ends. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 20(2), 106-108. doi:10.1080/13546805.2014.993464
  • Griffiths, O., Mitchell, C.J., Bethmont, A., & Lovibond, P.F. (2015). Outcome predictability biases learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 41(1), 1-17. doi:10.1037/xan0000042
  • Le Pelley, M.E., Pearson, D., Griffiths, O., & Beesley, T. (2015). When goals conflict with values: Counterproductive attentional and oculomotor capture by reward-related stimuli. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(1), 158-171. doi:10.1037/xge0000037
  • Griffiths, O., Langdon, R., Le Pelley, M.E., & Coltheart, M. (2014). Delusions and prediction error: Re-examining the behavioural evidence for disrupted error signalling in delusion formation. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 19(5), 439-467. doi://10.1080/13546805.2014.897601
  • Le Pelley, M.E., Beesley, T., & Griffiths, O. (2014). Relative salience versus relative validity: Cue salience influences blocking in human associative learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 40(1), 116-132. doi:10.1037/xan0000006
  • Mitchell, C.M., Griffiths, O., More, P., & Lovibond, P.F. (2013). Contingency bias in probability judgment may arise from ambiguity regarding additional causes. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(9), 1675-1686. doi:10.1080/17470218.2012.752854
  • Morris, R., Griffiths, O., Le Pelley, M.E., & Weickert, T.W. (2013). Attention to irrelevant cues is related to positive symptoms in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 39(3), 575-582. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbr192
  • Griffiths, O., & Westbrook, R.F. (2012). A common error term regulates acquisition by not extinction of causal learning. Learning & Behavior, 40(2), 207-221. doi:10.3758/s13420-011-0056-0
  • Griffiths, O., Hayes, B.K., & Newell, B.R. (2012). Feature-based versus category-based induction with uncertain categories. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 38(3), 576-595. doi:10.1037/a0026038
  • Mitchell, C.J., Griffiths, O., Seeto, J., & Lovibond, P.F. (2012). Attentional mechanisms in learned predictiveness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 38(2), 191-202. doi:10.1037/a0027385
  • Griffiths, O., Hayes, B.K., Newell, B.R., & Papadopoulos, C. (2011). Where to look first for an explanation of induction with uncertain categories. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18(6), 1212-1221. doi:10.3758/s13423-011-0155-0
  • Griffiths, O., Johnson, A., & Mitchell, C.J. (2011). Negative transfer in human associative learning. Psychological Science, 22, 1198-1204. doi:10.1177/0956797611419305
  • Le Pelley, M.E., Beesley, T., & Griffiths, O. (2011). Overt attention and predictiveness in human contingency learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 37(2), 220-229. doi:10.1037/a0021384

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Griffiths, O. (2017, April). Outcome predictability biases human learning. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of Australasian Society of Experimental Psychology (EPC17), Shoal Bay.
  • Griffiths, O., Morris, R.W., Green, M.J., Teow, T., Killcross, A.S, & Le Pelley, M.E. (2014, July). Impaired conditional task performance in schizophrenia: A novel deficit in contextual processing. Paper presented at the Australian Learning Group Mid-Year Conference, Katoomba.
  • Griffiths, O., & Weidemann, G. (2012, August). Exploring how the brain learns: Insights from cognitive neuroscience. Keynote paper presented at the NSW Primary School Principal’s Conference, Coffs Harbour.
  • Griffiths, O., & Mitchell, C.J. (2011, June). Cue-outcome interactions in human instrumental learning. Paper presented at the Australian Learning Group (ALG) Annual Workshop, Coffs Harbour.

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