Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am a PhD Candidate and research/teaching assistant in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. My research concerns the association between conspiracy theory beliefs, how people may interpret information in the era of social media, and critical reasoning skills. I have also worked in the research areas of gambling, cryptocurrency investment and internet gaming disorder. My research interests include why people form any and all misbeliefs, that is, beliefs not based on objective facts or reality, heuristics and biases in thinking and the area of behavioural addictions (gambling and technology).
Date Position Institution name 2020 - ongoing PhD & Master of Clinical Psychology Candidate University of Adelaide
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Greek, Modern (1453-) Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2018 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Honours of Psychological Science 2015 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Science
Research InterestsBehavioral Science & Comparative Psychology Clinical Psychology Educational Psychology Experimental Psychology General Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology Psychology Psychology and Cognitive Sciences Social and Community Psychology Social Psychology Child and Adolescent Health Indigenous and Disadvantaged Health Innovative Therapeutics Men's Health Neuroscience, Behaviour and Brain Health Translational Health Outcomes
Year Citation 2023 Georgiou, N., Delfabbro, P., & Balzan, R. (2023). The effectiveness of a scientific reasoning intervention for conspiracy theory beliefs. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 37(2), 369-382.
2022 Georgiou, N., Delfabbro, P., & Balzan, R. (2022). Could autistic traits be a risk factor for conspiracy beliefs? An analysis of cognitive style and information seeking behavior. Minerva Psychiatry, 62(4), 231-240.
2022 Georgiou, N., Delfabbro, P., & Balzan, R. (2022). Latent profile analysis of schizotypy, autistic traits and conspiracy theory beliefs: Associations with cognitive flexibility and scientific reasoning performance. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 13(3), 13 pages.
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2021 Delfabbro, P., Georgiou, N., & King, D. L. (2021). Measuring Gambling Harm: The Influence of Response Scaling on Estimates and the Distribution of Harm Across PGSI Categories.. J Gambl Stud, 37(2), 583-598.
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2021 Georgiou, N., Delfabbro, P., & Balzan, R. (2021). Conspiracy-Beliefs and Receptivity to Disconfirmatory Information: A Study Using the BADE Task. SAGE Open, 11(1), 1-9.
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2021 Georgiou, N., Delfabbro, P., & Balzan, R. (2021). Autistic traits as a potential confounding factor in the relationship between schizotypy and conspiracy beliefs. COGNITIVE NEUROPSYCHIATRY, 26(4), 273-292.
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2021 Delfabbro, P., King, D., Williams, J., & Georgiou, N. (2021). Cryptocurrency trading, gambling and problem gambling. Addictive Behaviors, 122, 1-6.
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2021 Georgiou, N., Delfabbro, P., & Balzan, R. (2021). Conspiracy Theory Beliefs, Scientific Reasoning, and the Analytical Thinking Paradox. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 35(6), 1523-1534.
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2020 Georgiou, N., Delfabbro, P., & Balzan, R. (2020). COVID-19-related conspiracy beliefs and their relationship with perceived stress and pre-existing conspiracy beliefs. Personality and Individual Differences, 166, 1-7.
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2020 Delfabbro, P., King, D. L., & Georgiou, N. (2020). Positive play and its relationship with gambling harms and benefits.. Journal of behavioral addictions, 9(2), 363-370.
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2020 Delfabbro, P., King, D., & Georgiou, N. (2020). Opportunity cost and gambling: Distinguishing between competing activities and harm. Journal of Gambling Issues, 44, 170-179.
2020 Delfabbro, P., Georgiou, N., Malvaso, C., & King, D. (2020). Is Self-Reported Propensity for Everyday Illusions of Control Higher in Gamblers and Is It Associated With Gambling-Specific Erroneous Beliefs?. SAGE OPEN, 10(1), 6 pages.
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2019 Georgiou, N., Delfabbro, P., & Balzan, R. (2019). Conspiracy beliefs in the general population: The importance of psychopathology, cognitive style and educational attainment. Personality and Individual Differences, 151, 7 pages.
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