School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
My research is primarily focused on human decision-making, beliefs, and perceptions of truth under conditions of uncertainty, and how they interact with broader social, societal, and cultural factors. As part of this, I am focusing on constructive journalism, which utilises positive psychology techniques in the reporting of events, with an aim to encourage mental well-being; positive societal engagement; and restore trust in the journalistic process.
I use a mixed-methods approach in my research, and am interested in the application of interdisciplinary and systems thinking approaches, and their use to encourage constructive responses to societal challenges.
Date Position Institution name 2022 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title 2019 - 2022 University of Adelaide Australia PhD Candidate in Psychology 2015 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor (Honours) of psychological science
Research InterestsNeuroscience, Behaviour and Brain Health General Psychology & Cognitive Sciences History and Philosophy of the Humanities History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences Philosophical Psychology Psychology Psychology and Cognitive Sciences Social and Community Psychology Social and Cultural Anthropology Social Psychology
Year Citation 2022 van Antwerpen, N., Turnbull, D., & Searston, R. A. (2022). Perspectives from Journalism Professionals on the Application and Benefits of Constructive Reporting for Addressing Misinformation. International Journal of Press/Politics, 22 pages.
2022 van Antwerpen, N., Turnbull, D., & Searston, R. A. (2022). What’s Positive in a Pandemic? Journalism Professionals’ Perspectives on Constructive Approaches to COVID-19 News Reporting. Journalism Studies, 23(4), 506-524.
2022 van Antwerpen, N., Searston, R. A., Turnbull, D., Hermans, L., & Kovacevic, P. (2022). The effects of constructive journalism techniques on mood, comprehension, and trust. Journalism, 24 pages.
2021 Van Antwerpen, N., Turnbull, D., & Searston, R. A. (2021). The role of anxiety in mediating the relationship between information consumption and COVID-19 protective behaviours: Psychology, Health & Medicine. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 1-14.
2021 Wang, S., Li, L. Z., Van Antwerpen, N., Suparman, S., Gayatri, M., Sari, N. P., & Zhang, S. X. (2021). Hand Hygiene and Mask-Wearing Practices during COVID-19 among Healthcare Workers: Misinformation as a Predictor. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 105(6), 8 pages.
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2020 Van Antwerpen, N. R., & Oster, C. (2020). Postmodern thought and the self: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Human Studies, 43(1), 107-127.
Gayatri, M., Akingbade, O., Adesuyi, E. O., Pirade, R. A., Antwerpen, N. V., Sari, N. P., & Sutrisno, S. (n.d.). Compliance with Standard Precautions among Midwives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Midwifery, 6(1), 94.
van Antwerpen, N., Searston, R. A., & Turnbull, D. (n.d.). The role of anxiety in mediating the relationship between information consumption and COVID-19 protective behaviours.
Doing Research In Psychology (2019): Qualitative methods, semester 1 2019.
Research Methods in Psychology (2020-2021): Tutor, semester 1 2020 and 2021. Acting course coordinator (two-weeks 2021).
Big Picture Psychology (2020-2021): Tutor, semester 1 2020, semester 2 2021.
Psychology in Society (2020): Tutor, semester 2 2020.
Doing Research In Psychology: Advanced (2021): Quantitative methods, semester 2 2021.
Co-mentored psychology honours students completing a range of projects across health and cognitive psychology. Participated in group meetings and supervision panels, and assisted with planning, writing, and data analysis.
Big Picture Psychology (2019-2020): Marked 1, 500 word essays on the application of psychological theory to global issues for a second-year psychology course.
Psychology in Society (2020): Marked 1, 500 word essays on the application of psychological diagnoses and treatments in cross-cultural contexts for a second-year psychology course.
Research Methods (2021): Marked assignments consisting of short answer questions on research methods including operationalization, sampling, study design, validity and reliability, and analysis decisions for a first-year psychology course.
Doing Research In Psychology: Advanced (2021): Marked R-notebooks on experiment simulation, design, and analysis for a third-year psychology.
Wirltu Yarlu Academic Mentoring
Mentored Indigenous students with their academic studies in psychology and anthropology. Assisted with assignments, course content, and time management skills.
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