Dr Leah Kaufmann - Nat Sch Psychology (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


My research spans a number of different areas of social psychology, personality and individual differences, and social cognition. My PhD was completed in the area of implicit social cognition and I have recently undertaken several projects exploring implicit and explicit prejudices. This research includes student projects and inter-university collaborations. I also have interests in the area of implicit self-cognitions, especially self-evaluations and cognitions about eating and body image. Most recently I have commenced research in the topic of embodied cognition (e.g., the effects of tactile sensations such as roughness on social behaviours such as donating to charity).


Phone :(03) 9953 3015 (Melbourne)
Email :leah.kaufmann@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Implicit measures ; Prejudice ; Social Cognition ; Embodied cognition ; Self concepts including evaluations ; Body Image ; Social psychology ; Individual differences including personality ;

Methods Expertise

Implicit measures ; Experimental design ;

Research Projects

Completed Projects

  • Flow at work: The development and validation of a measure (PhD) (Co-Supervisor)

Selected Publications


Implicit and explicit Motivated Self-Perception as hypothesis-driven self-construal, in Personality and Individual Differences


Disparity between implicit work-relevant associations and real-world cognitions., in Sensoria: A Journal of Mind, Brain & Culture

Identifying as in, out, or sexually inexperienced: Perception of sex-related personal disclosures., in Sensoria: A Journal of Mind, Brain & Culture


Adding weight to judgments: The role of stimulus focality on weight-related embodied cognition., in Sensoria: A Journal of Mind, Brain & Culture


The Go/No Go Association Task as a new technology for teaching anti-prejudice., in ASCILITE 2013


Reliability of the Go/No Go Association Task., in Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (print version)


Folk theory social change., in Asian Journal of Social Psychology (print version)


What makes an article influential? Predicting impact in social-personality psychology, in Scientometrics (print version)


Lay conceptions of mental disorder: The folk psychiatry model., in Australian Psychologist (print version)