Blake McKimmie

Blake is an associate professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland. He has over 40 papers and reports examining a range of social psychological phenomena at the intersection between intrapersonal social cognition and group processes. He predominantly works in applied areas, with a focus on how juries and jurors make decisions. His work has examined how expert testimony is perceived, how a variety of stereotypes influence jurors, and deception detection. He has made submissions to a variety of law reform commissions, and regularly presents his team’s work to legal professionals.
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Introduction to Social Psychology (edX)

Learn why people think and behave the way they do in social settings. We often have firmly held beliefs about why people think and behave the way they do. Sometimes our intuitions are correct, but often they are not. Social psychology helps us understand how people think about themselves [...]
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Introduction to Psychological Research Methods (edX)

Learn how to plan, conduct and analyze psychological research and effectively communicate the results. Do we really only use 10% of our brain? How can we answer questions like this? We shouldn’t just rely on our intuition, because unfortunately that can sometimes give us the incorrect answer. In this [...]
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Introduction to Developmental Psychology (edX)

Learn how we develop over our lifetime, including our ability to think, communicate, and form social attachments. Have you ever wondered what babies are capable of from the moment they’re born? Developmental psychology is the study of an individual’s social, emotional, cognitive, and biological development through his or her [...]
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Introduction to Clinical Psychology (edX)

Learn about the principles underlying psychological therapy and the features and treatment of common mental disorders, including anxiety, depression and schizophrenia. Have you ever wondered what causes mental illness, or why we react to stress the way we do? Or what to expect as you get older? Clinical psychology [...]
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The Psychology of Criminal Justice (edX)

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The Psychology of Criminal Justice (edX)
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Learn how behavioural science can improve our criminal justice system. This course systematically explores the effectiveness of the law and justice system from a psychological perspective. By experiencing a fictional case first hand, you will learn about the psychology of law and some of the misconceptions commonly held about [...]
Average: 5 ( 4 votes )