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Professor of Cognitive Psychology, UNSW Sydney

Ben Newell is a Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales. He is also an Associate Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Climate System Science. His research interests include judgment and decision-making, with particular interest in the cognitive mechanisms underlying the decisions we make. He is co-author of the book Straight Choices: The Psychology of Decision Making.


  • –present
    Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science
  • –present
    Professor, School of Psychology, UNSW


    University of Nottingham, BSc, Psychology
    University of New South Wales, PhD, Psychology


  • 2010
    The Psychology of Global Warming: Improving the fit between the Science and the Message, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
  • 2007
    Straight Choices: The Psychology of Decision Making, Psychology Press