Stephanie Elisabeth Gomes-Ng

BSc(Hons) Psychology First Class

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Research | Current

Organisms frequently make decisions in the presence of conflicting information in the real world. Despite this, little research has examined how conflicting information in the environment influences behavior. Thus, my PhD research investigates choice and timing processes when information conflicts.

In addition, I am also involved in research investigating how reinforcers affect behavior in concurrent choice schedules.

Distinctions/Honours

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (2016)

University of Auckland Summer Research Scholarship (2014)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Gomes-Ng, S., Elliffe, D., & Cowie, S. (2019). Relative reinforcer rates determine pigeons’ attention allocation when separately trained stimuli are presented together. Learning and Behavior10.3758/s13420-019-00381-w
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Douglas Elliffe, Sarah Cowie
  • Gomes-Ng, S., Elliffe, D., & Cowie, S. (2018). Environment tracking and signal following in a reinforcer-ratio reversal procedure. Behavioural processes, 157, 208-224. 10.1016/j.beproc.2018.10.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Douglas Elliffe, Sarah Cowie
  • Gomes-Ng, S., Elliffe, D., & Cowie, S. (2018). Generalization of response patterns in a multiple peak procedure. Behavioural processes, 157, 361-371. 10.1016/j.beproc.2018.07.012
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Douglas Elliffe, Sarah Cowie
  • Gomes-Ng, S., Landon, J., Elliffe, D., Bensemann, J., & Cowie, S. (2018). The effects of changeover delays on local choice. Behavioural processes, 150, 36-46. 10.1016/j.beproc.2018.02.019
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah Cowie, Douglas Elliffe
  • Gomes-Ng, S., Elliffe, D., & Cowie, S. (2017). How do reinforcers affect choice? Preference pulses after responses and reinforcers. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 108 (1), 17-38. 10.1002/jeab.260
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Douglas Elliffe, Sarah Cowie
  • Kirby, K. R., Gray, R. D., Greenhill, S. J., Jordan, F. M., Gomes-Ng, S., Blasi, D. E., ... Ember, C. R. (2016). D-PLACE: A Global Database of Cultural, Linguistic and Environmental Diversity. PLoS One, 11 (7).10.1371/journal.pone.0158391
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Russell Gray
  • Watts, J., Sheehan, O., Greenhill, S. J., Gomes-Ng, S., Atkinson, Q. D., Bulbulia, J., & Gray, R. D. (2015). Pulotu: Database of Austronesian supernatural beliefs and practices. PLoS One, 10 (9)10.1371/journal.pone.0136783
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Quentin Atkinson, Russell Gray, Joseph Bulbulia

Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
Level B, Room B32
23 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand