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Dr. Michael Gormley

Assistant Professor (Psychology)

Michael Gormley obtained his Ph.D. from the Queen's University of Belfast in 1999, and took up his first academic position in the then department of Psychology, at Trinity College in 2000. He was employed as a lecturer is research methodology and statistics, and this remains his primary role on the undergraduate course.
  Antecedents of speeding behaviour   Cognitive aspects of addiction   Driver Behaviour   Driver typologies   Implicit aspects of prejudice   Implicit cognition   Implicit measures of smoking behaviour   Objective & subjective measures of speeding   Psychology of Driving   Sexual interest in sex offenders: use of implicit measures   Subliminal perception   Young male drivers
 Evaluating road safety interventions: The role of proximal and distal factors in differential assimilation of safety oriented knowledge, skills and attitudes in adolescents.
 Speeding behaviour in young Irish males
 SARTRE 3 Ireland

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Psychological Society of Ireland's reprsentative on the RCPI Fitness to Drive Policy Group. 2010/11
Member of the editorial board of the Irish Journal of Psychology. 2010-
O'Brien, F. & Gormley, M., The role of risk-perception in dangerous driving among young people: Outcome- and Behavior-focused Questions Yield Opposite Results. , Journal of Adolescence, 52, 2016, p89 - 94, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gormley, M., Young Drivers: Impact of alcohol., Royal College of Physicians Ireland Traffic Medicine conference: Driving and ADHD, mental health and substance abuse, Royal College of Physicians, Ireland, Mar 20th, 2015, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Mattsson, M., O'Brien, F., Gormley, M., & Summala, H., Measurement invariance of the Driver Behavior Questionnaire across samples of young drivers from Finland and Ireland, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 78, 2015, p185 - 200, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Neill D, Gormley M, Multi-modality of transport and ageing: findings from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Irish Ageing Studies Review, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics - European Region, Dublin, 23-26 April 2015, 6, (1), 2015, pp100 , Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
O'Callaghan, G., Kelly, A. M. C. & Gormley, M, An fMRI study of impulsivity in 'risky' and 'safe' male drivers. , Annual meeting for the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, Oct 19-22, 2015, 2015, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Risk Allostasis: A Simulator Study of Age Effects in, editor(s)Lisa Dorn Mark Sulliman , Driver Behaviour and Training VI, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2013, pp25 - 42, [Lang, B., Parks, A. & Gormley, M], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Hopper, L. & Gormley, M., Smoking risk perceptions in Irish adolescents with varied smoking experience, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting, Boston, USA, March 15, 2013, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Ó Ciardha, C., & Gormley, M. , Measuring sexual interest using a pictorial modified Stroop task, a pictorial Implicit Association Test and a Choice Reaction Time task. , Journal of Sexual Agression, 19, (2), 2013, p158 - 170, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Brien, F., & Gormley, M. , The contribution of inhibitory deficits to dangerous driving among young people, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 51, 2013, p238 - 242, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Hopper, L., & Gormley, M. , The Implications of Cue Valence in an Adolescent and Adult Nicotine Stroop Study, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting,, Boston, USA, March 15, 2013, Poster, PRESENTED

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Gormley, M. and Fuller, R, SARTRE 3 Ireland, National Roads Authority, 2005, Report, PUBLISHED
Gormley, M. and Fuller, R. , Investigation of high-risk behaviour in Irish young male drivers., Ballina, RSA, Report, IN_PRESS


Driving behaviour: speeding, young male drivers, theoretical models of speeding behaviour, antecedents of speeding behaviour including estimation of journey time. Implicit cognition: use in behaviours such as smoking, sex offending and prejudice; subliminal perception.