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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-
Spano, G., Caffò, A., Lopez, A., Mallia, L., Gormley, M., Innamorati, M., Lucidi, F., & Bosco, A., Validating Driver Behavior and Attitude Measure for Older Italian Drivers and Investigating their Link to Rare Collision Events. , Frontiers in Psychology, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Gormley MJ, O'Neill D, Driving as a travel option for older adults: Findings from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Frontiers in Psychology, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Gormley, M., Cognitive components of driving, Royal College of Physicians Ireland Traffic Medicine conference: Assessing cognition related to driving, RCPI, Feb 19, 2018, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
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, Conference Paper, 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
Lang, B., Parks, A. & Gormley, M. , Age-related differences in responses to traffic situations., Ageing and Safe Mobility Conference, Bergisch Gladbach, German, Nov 27-28, 2014, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
O'Callaghan, G. & Gormley, M. , The BOLD response in risky and safe older adult male drivers during tasks of impulsivity, Careers in Neuroscience Symposium, National University of Ireland, Galway, November, 2014, Poster, PUBLISHED

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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.