Dr Sam Robson

Dr Sam Robson

Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Psychology

Sam Robson is a Postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Psychology at UNSW Sydney. Current areas of interest include belief in misinformation, persuasion, visual expertise, attention, and forensic decision-making.

Robson, S.G., Searston, R.A., Thompson, M.B. & Tangen, J. M. (2024). A guide to measuring expert performance in forensic pattern matching. Behavior Research Methods. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-024-02354-y 

Martire, K.A., Robson, S.G., Drew, M... Faasse, K. (2023) Thinking false and slow: Implausible beliefs and the Cognitive Reflection Test. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-023-02321-2 

Robson, S.G., & Tangen, J.M. (2023) The invisible 800-pound gorilla: expertise can increase inattentional blindness. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 8(33), https://doi.org/10.1186/s41235-023-00486-x 

Robson, S. G., Tangen, J. M., & Searston, R. A. (2022). Specific versus varied practice in perceptual expertise training. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 48(12), 1336–1346. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0001057

Robson, S. G., Baum, M. A., Beaudry, J. L., Beitner, J., Brohmer, H., Chin, J. M., ... & Thomas, A. (2021). Promoting open science: a holistic approach to changing behaviour. Collabra: Psychology7(1), 30137. https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.30137

Robson, S. G., Tangen, J. M., & Searston, R. A. (2021). The effect of expertise, target usefulness and image structure on visual search. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications6(1), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41235-021-00282-5

Robson, S. G., Searston, R. A., Edmond, G., McCarthy, D. J., & Tangen, J. M. (2020). An expert–novice comparison of feature choice. Applied Cognitive Psychology34(5), 984-995. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3676 

Searston, R. A., Thompson, M. B., Robson, S. G., Corbett, B. J., Ribeiro, G., Edmond, G., & Tangen, J. M. (2019). Truth and Transparency in Expertise Research. Journal of Expertise24(4), 199-209. https://www.journalofexpertise.org/articles/volume2_issue4/JoE_2_4_Searston.pdf