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Merrilyn Hooley is a lecturer with expertise in Developmental Psychology. She teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and supervises postgraduate students. Merrilyn is co-unit chair for HPS202/772 Child & Adolescent Behaviour.
Unit Chair: HPS202/772 Child & Adolescent Behaviour
• Preschool child health; focus on development of child obesity and dental caries
• Preschool child injury; focus on drowning
• Body perception, body image development in children
• Perceptual Learning
• Perception and Action
• Sex differences in children’s behaviour; gender identity
• Parenting styles
2012 Deakin University’s Teacher of the Year Award
2012 WJC Banks Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning
2011 Faculty Teaching Innovation Award – Faculty of Health
2010 ABCD Award - School of Psychology
Dep Course Chair H344- Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)
Coordinator of Cultural Sensitivity Modules
Coordinator of School of Psychology Tutor Training Program
• Academic Progress Committee School of Psychology
• Undergraduate Course Review Panel
• Teaching & Learning Awards Review Panel
Consultant lecturer Melbourne Dental School, Bachelor Oral Health
Hooley, M., 7 Crassini, B. (2008). The behaviour of infants and toddlers at ‘falling-off places’: Do tactual properties of edges matter? Presented at the 35th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conferences, University of Western Australia, 28-30 March, 2008.
Hooley, M., 7 Crassini, B. (2003). Is Gibson’s theory of affordances of relevance to the study of temperament? Presented at the 2nd Australian Conference for Personality and Individual Differences Researchers 2003, University of Queensland, Australia, 5-7 December, 2003.
Hooley, M., & Crassini, B. (2003). Are individual Differences in Temperament of Relevance to Gibson’s Theory of Affordances? Presented at the 12th International Conference on Perception and Action, Gold Coast, Australia, 13-18 July 2003.