DR. DENIS O'HORA

Ph.D., B.A.

Contact Details

LECTURER BAR/COLLEGE LECTURER
School of Psychology
Room 1032
Arts Millennium Building
NUI Galway
T: Ext. 5126
E: denis.ohora@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Denis O'Hora is the course director of the MSc in Consumer Psychology and the Postgraduate Diploma in Consumer Behaviour and Analytics. Apply here.

Denis is an experimental psychologist and behavioural scientist. You can learn more about his work in the Research section. He's an Associate Fellow of the Psychological Society of Ireland (and previously the British Psychological Society), a Fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science and a member of a number of other psychological societies.

Denis is a proponent of Open Science and Open Scholarship. He is a Catalyst in the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences and a member of the Open Scholarship Community Galway. His work on the Open Science Framework is available here.

Biographical Detail
Denis O'Hora graduated from University College Cork in 1998. He began his postgraduate work at UCC before moving to the National University of Ireland Maynooth in 1999 to complete his studies with the support of a Government of Ireland Scholarship. In 2002, he took up a lecturing post in London Metropolitan University where he worked for a year before being appointed as a lecturer in behaviour analysis at the University of Ulster. He was appointed to his post in the National University of Ireland, Galway in January, 2007.

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Research Interests

For recent publications, check the Publications section.  You might also check out my Google Scholar Profile.

Summary
I study the dynamics of learning and decision making; that is, how people adapt to the situations they find themselves in.  My lab uses novel data collection techniques (e.g., eye tracking and computer mouse tracking) and complex data analyses to explore these topics. 

Click here to see some of my research on deception at the FAKE lab exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin.

My work on learning and decision making addresses issues in the basic neural processes underlying perception and decision making, the integration of decision-related information into action, and making effective decisions in everyday highly complex environments, especially in relation to pro-environmental behaviour and safety.

Consequently, I am a member of the Brain and Behaviour research stream in the School of Psychology. I am a member of the Galway Neuroscience Centre and the Ryan Institute for sustainability. I also work with the Data Science Institute at NUI Galway and the Whitaker Institute.

Basic Research
My research is an attempt to answer two questions, "Why do we do what we do?" and "How do we do what we do?" The "Why" question is one of motivation. I am particularly interested in what motivates our behaviour and how that changes depending on the circumstances we are in. The "How" question is one of behaviour dynamics, or how behaviour changes over time.

I am an experimental psychologist, so I use tightly controlled environments to identify features of situations that help us learn or influence our decisions.  My interest in dynamics, or change over time, stems for the fact that the manner in which people adapt to their circumstances is an important but often overlooked aspect of human behaviour.

My lab uses novel data collection techniques (e.g., eye tracking and computer mouse tracking) to explore these topics by having participants play learning and/or decision making games. We also use complex analyses of behavioural and neural measures (nonlinear time series).

Applied Interests
In addition to my laboratory research, I collaborate with other scientists and professionals to apply my research in a variety of settings, from farming to computer gaming. For example, I work with farmers to improve farm safety and sustainable farming, I work with engineers to develop usable hardware and software solutions and with scientist-practitioners on applications of psychology for individuals with mental health issues or developmental disabilities.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
BEHAVIOURS FOR SAFER FARMING 01-JUL-18 31-JUL-22
EMPLOYMENT BASED POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2018 DAVIDE CANNATA - DECISION MAKING IN JOB INTERVIEWS: UNDERSTANDING AND REPLICATING INTERVIEWERS USE OF NONVERBAL AND PARA-VERBAL CLUES WHEN RATING THE SUITABILITY OF CANDIDATES IN PERFORMING JOB TASKS 01-OCT-18 30-SEP-22
DECIDE: DEcision space visualisations to Characterise Individual DEcision-makers 01-OCT-15 30-SEP-17
DYNAMIC ANALYSES OF GOAL-DIRECTED BEHAVIOUR DENIS O HORA IRCHSS PG AWARDS TRIONA TAMMENAGL 01-OCT-10 30-SEP-13
IRCHSS FELLOWSHIP RICK DALE - D O'HORA 09-NOV-08 24-AUG-09
MF07-P26 INTERFERENCE ON EQUIVALENCE CLASS FORMATI 01-DEC-07 25-JUL-09

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2021) 'Using mouse cursor tracking to investigate online cognition: Preserving methodological ingenuity while moving toward reproducible science'
Schoemann, M;O'Hora, D;Dale, R;Scherbaum, S (2021) 'Using mouse cursor tracking to investigate online cognition: Preserving methodological ingenuity while moving toward reproducible science'. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 28 :766-787 [DOI] [Details]
(2021) 'A discrete choice experiment exploring farmer preferences for insurance against extreme weather events'
Doherty E;Mellett S;Norton D;McDermott TKJ;O'Hora D;Ryan M; (2021) 'A discrete choice experiment exploring farmer preferences for insurance against extreme weather events'. Journal Of Environmental Management, 290 [DOI] [Details]
(2021) 'Augmenting Critical Care Patient Monitoring Using Wearable Technology: Review of Usability and Human Factors'
Andrade E;Quinlan L;Harte R;Byrne D;Fallon E;Kelly M;Casey S;Kirrane F;O'Connor P;O'Hora D;Scully M;Laffey J;Pladys P;Beuchée A;ÓLaighin G; (2021) 'Augmenting Critical Care Patient Monitoring Using Wearable Technology: Review of Usability and Human Factors'. Jmir Human Factors, 8 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2021) 'Learning through design using collaborative Intervention Mapping with acceptability evaluation: The case of a group-based farm safety intervention'
O'Connor, T., Kinsella, J., McNamara, J., O'Hora, D., Meredith, D. (2021) 'Learning through design using collaborative Intervention Mapping with acceptability evaluation: The case of a group-based farm safety intervention'. Journal Of Agricultural Education & Extension, 27 (3):403-420 [DOI] [Details]
(2021) 'Farmer Discussion Groups Create Space for Peer Learning about Safety and Health'
O'Connor T;Meredith D;McNamara J;O'Hora D;Kinsella J; (2021) 'Farmer Discussion Groups Create Space for Peer Learning about Safety and Health'. Journal Of Agromedicine, 26 (2):120-131 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Changes-of-mind in the absence of new post-decision evidence'
Atiya NAA;Zgonnikov A;O'Hora D;Schoemann M;Scherbaum S;Wong-Lin K; (2020) 'Changes-of-mind in the absence of new post-decision evidence'. Plos Computational Biology, 16 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'The Confidence Database'
Rahnev D;Desender K;Lee ALF;Adler WT;Aguilar-Lleyda D;Akdo¿an B;Arbuzova P;Atlas LY;Balc¿ F;Bang JW;Bègue I;Birney DP;Brady TF;Calder-Travis J;Chetverikov A;Clark TK;Davranche K;Denison RN;Dildine TC;Double KS;Duyan YA;Faivre N;Fallow K;Filevich E;Gajdos T;Gallagher RM;de Gardelle V;Gherman S;Haddara N;Hainguerlot M;Hsu TY;Hu X;Iturrate I;Jaquiery M;Kantner J;Koculak M;Konishi M;Koß C;Kvam PD;Kwok SC;Lebreton M;Lempert KM;Ming Lo C;Luo L;Maniscalco B;Martin A;Massoni S;Matthews J;Mazancieux A;Merfeld DM;O'Hora D;Palser ER;Paulewicz B;Pereira M;Peters C;Philiastides MG;Pfuhl G;Prieto F;Rausch M;Recht S;Reyes G;Rouault M;Sackur J;Sadeghi S;Samaha J;Seow TXF;Shekhar M;Sherman MT;Siedlecka M;Skóra Z;Song C;Soto D;Sun S;van Boxtel JJA;Wang S;Weidemann CT;Weindel G;Wierzcho¿ M;Xu X;Ye Q;Yeon J;Zou F;Zylberberg A; (2020) 'The Confidence Database'. Nature Human Behaviour, :317-325 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Perspective-taking influences attentional deployment towards facial expressions of pain: an eye-tracking study'
Pilch M;O'Hora D;Jennings C;Caes L;McGuire BE;Kainz V;Vervoort T; (2020) 'Perspective-taking influences attentional deployment towards facial expressions of pain: an eye-tracking study'. Pain, 161 (6):1286-1296 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Novel Interface Designs for Patient Monitoring Applications in Critical Care Medicine: Human Factors Review'
Andrade E;Quinlan L;Harte R;Byrne D;Fallon E;Kelly M;Casey S;Kirrane F;O'Connor P;O'Hora D;Scully M;Laffey J;Pladys P;Beuchée A;ÓLaighin G; (2020) 'Novel Interface Designs for Patient Monitoring Applications in Critical Care Medicine: Human Factors Review'. Jmir Human Factors, 7 (3) [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Are working memory and glutamate concentrations involved in early-life stress and severity of psychosis?'
Corcoran M;Hawkins EL;O'Hora D;Whalley HC;Hall J;Lawrie SM;Dauvermann MR; (2020) 'Are working memory and glutamate concentrations involved in early-life stress and severity of psychosis?'. Brain And Behavior, 10 (6) [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Neuroanatomical Dysconnectivity Underlying Cognitive Deficits in Bipolar Disorder'
McPhilemy, G,Nabulsi, L,Kilmartin, L,O'Hora, D,O'Donoghue, S,Tronchin, G,Costello, L,Najt, P,Ambati, S,Neilsen, G,Creighton, S,Byrne, F,McLoughlin, J,McDonald, C,Hallahan, B,Cannon, DM (2020) 'Neuroanatomical Dysconnectivity Underlying Cognitive Deficits in Bipolar Disorder'. Biological Psychiatry-Cognitive Neuroscience And Neuroimaging, 5 :152-162 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2020) 'Counter narratives for the prevention of violent radicalisation: A systematic review of targeted interventions'
Carthy, S. L.; Doody, C. B.; Cox, K.; O'Hora D.; Sarma, K. M. (2020) 'Counter narratives for the prevention of violent radicalisation: A systematic review of targeted interventions'. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 16 (3) [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Beyond reach: Do symmetric changes in motor costs affect decision making? A registered report'
Zgonnikov, A;Atiya, NAA;O'Hora, D;Rano, I;Wong-Lin, K (2019) 'Beyond reach: Do symmetric changes in motor costs affect decision making? A registered report'. Judgment And Decision Making, 14 :455-469 [Details]
(2019) 'Reversing Time and Size: Mutual Entailment of Nonarbitrary Temporal and Magnitude Relational Responding'
Brassil, N,Hyland, J,O'Hora, D,Stewart, I (2019) 'Reversing Time and Size: Mutual Entailment of Nonarbitrary Temporal and Magnitude Relational Responding'. Psychological Record, 69 :95-105 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Bipolar Disorder and Gender Are Associated with Frontolimbic and Basal Ganglia Dysconnectivity: A Study of Topological Variance Using Network Analysis'
Nabulsi, L,McPhilemy, G,Kilmartin, L,O'Hora, D,O'Donoghue, S,Forcellini, G,Najt, P,Ambati, S,Costello, L,Byrne, F,McLoughlin, J,Hallahan, B,McDonald, C,Cannon, DM (2019) 'Bipolar Disorder and Gender Are Associated with Frontolimbic and Basal Ganglia Dysconnectivity: A Study of Topological Variance Using Network Analysis'. Brain Connectivity, 9 :745-759 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) 'No evidence for common processes of cognitive control and self-control'
Scherbaum, S,Frisch, S,Holfert, AM,O'Hora, D,Dshemuchadse, M (2018) 'No evidence for common processes of cognitive control and self-control'. Acta Psychologica, 182 :194-199 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Taking the sweetness out of the Share a Coke' marketing campaign: the influence of personalized labelling on elementary school children's bottled drink choices'
McDarby, F,O'Hora, D,O'Shea, D,Byrne, M (2018) 'Taking the sweetness out of the Share a Coke' marketing campaign: the influence of personalized labelling on elementary school children's bottled drink choices'. Pediatric Obesity, 13 :63-69 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Effects of perceptual load and socially meaningful stimuli on crossmodal selective attention in Autism Spectrum Disorder and neurotypical samples'
Tyndall, I,Ragless, L,O'Hora, D (2018) 'Effects of perceptual load and socially meaningful stimuli on crossmodal selective attention in Autism Spectrum Disorder and neurotypical samples'. Consciousness And Cognition, 60 :25-36 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'PROTOCOL: Counter¿narratives for the prevention of violent radicalisation: A systematic review of targeted interventions'
Carthy, S., Doody, C. B., O'Hora, D., Sarma, K.M., (2018) 'PROTOCOL: Counter¿narratives for the prevention of violent radicalisation: A systematic review of targeted interventions'. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 18 (1):1-23 [Details]
(2017) 'Decision landscapes: Visualising mouse-tracking data'
Zgonnikov, A; Aleni, A; Piiroinen, PT; O'Hora, D; di Bernardo, M (2017) 'Decision landscapes: Visualising mouse-tracking data'. Royal Society Open Science, 4 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Nudging electricity consumption using TOU pricing and feedback: evidence from Irish households'
Di Cosmo, V,O'Hora, D (2017) 'Nudging electricity consumption using TOU pricing and feedback: evidence from Irish households'. Journal Of Economic Psychology, 61 :1-14 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Comparing the effects of an acute bout of physical exercise with an acute bout of interactive mental and physical exercise on electrophysiology and executive functioning in younger and older adults'
Dimitrova, J,Hogan, M,Khader, P,O'Hora, D,Kilmartin, L,Walsh, JC,Roche, R,Anderson-Hanley, C (2017) 'Comparing the effects of an acute bout of physical exercise with an acute bout of interactive mental and physical exercise on electrophysiology and executive functioning in younger and older adults'. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 29 :959-967 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Anatomical integration and rich-club connectivity in euthymic bipolar disorder'
O’Donoghue, S., Kilmartin, L., O’Hora, D., Emsell, L., Langan, C., McInerney, S., Forde, N.J., Leemans, A., Jeurissen, B., Barker, G.J., McCarthy, P., Cannon, D.M. and McDonald, C. (2017) 'Anatomical integration and rich-club connectivity in euthymic bipolar disorder'. Psychological Medicine, 47 (9):1-15 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Structural connectivity and richclub organization in recent onset psychosis'
Forcellini G, O'Donoghue S, Kenney J, McInerney S, Scanlon C, Nabulisi L, McPhilemy G, Kilmartin L, O'Hora D, Hallahan B, Canon DM, McDonald CM (2018) 'Structural connectivity and richclub organization in recent onset psychosis'. Schizophrenia Research, 192 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Decisions in Motion: Decision Dynamics during Intertemporal Choice reflect Subjective Evaluation of Delayed Rewards'
O'Hora, D,Carey, R,Kervick, A,Crowley, D,Dabrowski, M (2016) 'Decisions in Motion: Decision Dynamics during Intertemporal Choice reflect Subjective Evaluation of Delayed Rewards'. Scientific Reports, 6 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'The roles of Financial Threat, social support, Work stress, and Mental Distress in Dairy Farmers' expectations of injury'
Furey, EM,O'Hora, D,McNamara, J,Kinsella, S,Noone, C (2016) 'The roles of Financial Threat, social support, Work stress, and Mental Distress in Dairy Farmers' expectations of injury'. Frontiers In Public Health, 4 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Mutual Entailment of Temporal Relations in Younger and Older Adults: Reversing Order Judgments'
McGreal, C,Hyland, J,O' Hora, D,Hogan, M (2016) 'Mutual Entailment of Temporal Relations in Younger and Older Adults: Reversing Order Judgments'. Psychological Record, 66 :419-428 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Verbal Reports in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior'
Cabello Luque, F.; O'Hora, D. (2016) 'Verbal Reports in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior'. Revista Internacional De Psicologia Y Terapia Psicologica = International Journal Of Psychology And Psychological Therapy, 16 (2):157-177 [Details]
(2015) 'Testing a structural model of young driver willingness to uptake Smartphone Driver Support Systems'
Kervick AA;Hogan MJ;O'Hora D;Sarma KM; (2015) 'Testing a structural model of young driver willingness to uptake Smartphone Driver Support Systems'. Accident Analysis And Prevention, 83 :171-181 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Cognitive rehabilitation for mild cognitive impairment: developing and piloting an intervention'
O'Sullivan, M,Coen, R,O'Hora, D,Shiel, A (2015) 'Cognitive rehabilitation for mild cognitive impairment: developing and piloting an intervention'. Aging Neuropsychology And Cognition, 22 (3):280-300 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'The effects of cardiorespiratory fitness and acute aerobic exercise on executive functioning and EEG entropy in adolescents'
Hogan, MJ,O'Hora, D,Kiefer, M,Kubesch, S,Kilmartin, L,Collins, P,Dimitrova, J (2015) 'The effects of cardiorespiratory fitness and acute aerobic exercise on executive functioning and EEG entropy in adolescents'. Frontiers In Human Neuroscience, 9 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Antecedent and consequential control of derived instruction-following'
O'Hora, D., Barnes-Holmes, D. & Stewart, I. (2014) 'Antecedent and consequential control of derived instruction-following'. Journal Of The Experimental Analysis Of Behavior, 102 :66-85 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'The Effect of Before and After Instructions on the Speed of Sequential Responding'
Hyland, JM,Smyth, S,O'Hora, DP,Leslie, JC (2014) 'The Effect of Before and After Instructions on the Speed of Sequential Responding'. Psychological Record, 64 :311-319 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Local dynamics in decision making: The evolution of preference within and across decisions'
O'Hora, D,Dale, R,Piiroinen, PT,Connolly, F (2013) 'Local dynamics in decision making: The evolution of preference within and across decisions'. Scientific Reports, 3 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Multiple contextual control over non-arbitrary relational responding and a preliminary model of pragmatic verbal analysis'
Stewart, I., Barrett, K., McHugh, L., Barnes-Holmes, D. & O'Hora, D. (2013) 'Multiple contextual control over non-arbitrary relational responding and a preliminary model of pragmatic verbal analysis'. Journal Of The Experimental Analysis Of Behavior, 100 :174-186 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'The Effects of a Goal Setting Intervention on Productivity and Persistence in an Analogue Work Task'
Tammemagi, T,O'Hora, D,Maglieri, KA (2013) 'The Effects of a Goal Setting Intervention on Productivity and Persistence in an Analogue Work Task'. Journal Of Organizational Behavior Management, 33 :31-54 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Using action dynamics to assess competing stimulus control during stimulus equivalence testing'
O’Hora, D., Tyndall, I. T., McMorrow, M., & Dale, R. (2013) 'Using action dynamics to assess competing stimulus control during stimulus equivalence testing'. Learning and Behavior, 41 (3):256-270 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Age-Related Task Sensitivity of Frontal EEG Entropy During Encoding Predicts Retrieval'
O’Hora, D; Schinkel, S; Hogan, MJ; Kilmartin, L; Keane, M; Lai, R; Upton, N (2013) 'Age-Related Task Sensitivity of Frontal EEG Entropy During Encoding Predicts Retrieval'. Brain Topography, 26 :547-557 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Sequential responding in accordance with temporal relational cues: A comparison of ’Before’ and ’After’'
Hyland, J., O'Hora, D., Smyth, S. & Leslie, J. C. (2012) 'Sequential responding in accordance with temporal relational cues: A comparison of ’Before’ and ’After’'. The Psychological Record, 62 (3):463-484 [Details]
(2011) 'Testing for transitive class containment as a feature of hierarchical classification'
Slattery, B., Stewart, I. & O'Hora, D. (2011) 'Testing for transitive class containment as a feature of hierarchical classification'. Journal Of The Experimental Analysis Of Behavior, 96 :243-260 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'TEACHING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM A BASIC COMPONENT SKILL OF PERSPECTIVE-TAKING'
Gould, E,Tarbox, J,O'Hora, D,Noone, S,Bergstrom, R (2011) 'TEACHING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM A BASIC COMPONENT SKILL OF PERSPECTIVE-TAKING'. Behavioral Interventions, 26 :50-66 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Rule-Governed Behavior: Teaching a Preliminary Repertoire of Rule-Following to Children With Autism'
Tarbox, J., Zuckerman, C.K., Bishop, M.R., Olive, M.L., O'Hora, D. P (2011) 'Rule-Governed Behavior: Teaching a Preliminary Repertoire of Rule-Following to Children With Autism'. The Analysis Of Verbal Behaviour, 27 (1):125-139 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Relational frame theory and intelligence'
Cassidy, S., Roche, B.T., O'Hora, D. (2010) 'Relational frame theory and intelligence'. European Journal of Behaviour Analysis, 11 :37-52 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) 'TEMPORAL RELATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE: CORRELATING RELATIONAL PERFORMANCE WITH PERFORMANCE ON THE WAIS-III'
O'Hora, D,Pelaez, M,Barnes-Holmes, D,Rae, G,Robinson, K,Chaudhary, T (2008) 'TEMPORAL RELATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE: CORRELATING RELATIONAL PERFORMANCE WITH PERFORMANCE ON THE WAIS-III'. Psychological Record, 58 :569-583 [Details]
(2006) 'Citation analysis of Skinner’s Verbal Behaviour: 1984-2004'
Dymond, S., O'Hora, D., Whelan, R., O'Donovan, A. (2006) 'Citation analysis of Skinner’s Verbal Behaviour: 1984-2004'. The Behaviour Analyst, 29 :75-88 [Details]
(2006) 'Goal statements and goal-directed behaviour: A relational frame account of goal setting in organizations'
O'Hora, D., Maglieri, K. (2006) 'Goal statements and goal-directed behaviour: A relational frame account of goal setting in organizations'. Journal of Organizational Behaviour Management, 26 :131-170 [Details]
(2005) 'Derived relational responding and performance on verbal sub-tests of the WAIS-III'
O'Hora, D., Pelaez, M., Barnes-Holmes, D. (2005) 'Derived relational responding and performance on verbal sub-tests of the WAIS-III'. The Psychological Record, 55 :155-175 [Details]
(2004) 'Perspective-taking: A relational frame analysis'
Mc Hugh, L., Barnes-Holmes, Y., O'Hora, D., Barnes-Holmes, D. (2004) 'Perspective-taking: A relational frame analysis'. Experimental Analysis of Human Behaviour Bulletin, 22 :4-10 [Details]
(2004) 'A relational frame approach to instructional control'
O'Hora, D., Barnes-Holmes, D., Roche, B. (2004) 'A relational frame approach to instructional control'. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 4 (2):262-284 [Details]
(2004) 'Derived relational networks as novel instructions: A possible model of generative verbal control'
O'Hora, D., Barnes-Holmes, D., Roche, B., Smeets, P. (2004) 'Derived relational networks as novel instructions: A possible model of generative verbal control'. The Psychological Record, 54 :437-460 [Details]
(2002) 'Relational Frame Theory: A new paradigm for the analysis of social behavior'
Roche, B., Barnes-Holmes, Y., Barnes-Holmes, D., Stewart, I., O'Hora, D. (2002) 'Relational Frame Theory: A new paradigm for the analysis of social behavior'. The Behavior Analyst, 25 (1):75-91 [Details]
(2002) 'Using visual basic in the experimental analysis of behavior: A brief introduction'
Cabello, F., Barnes-Holmes, D., O'Hora, D., Stewart, I. (2002) 'Using visual basic in the experimental analysis of behavior: A brief introduction'. Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin, 20 :17-20 [Details]
(2002) 'Response latencies to multiple derived stimulus relations: Testing two predictions of relational frame theory'
O'Hora, D,Roche, B,Barnes-Holmes, D,Smeets, PM (2002) 'Response latencies to multiple derived stimulus relations: Testing two predictions of relational frame theory'. Psychological Record, 52 :51-75 [Details]
(2002) 'Addressing the limitations of protocol analysis in the study of complex human behaviour'
Cabello, F., O'Hora, D. (2002) 'Addressing the limitations of protocol analysis in the study of complex human behaviour'. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 2 (2):115-130 [Details]
(2001) 'The referential nature of rules and instructions: A response to instructions, rules, and abstraction: A misconstrued relation by Emilio Ribes-Inesta'
O'Hora, D,Barnes-Holmes, D (2001) 'The referential nature of rules and instructions: A response to instructions, rules, and abstraction: A misconstrued relation by Emilio Ribes-Inesta'. Behavior And Philosophy, 29 :21-25 [Details]
(2001) 'Stepping up to the challenge of complex human behaviour: A response to Ribes-Inesta’s response'
O'Hora, D., Barnes-Holmes, D. (2001) 'Stepping up to the challenge of complex human behaviour: A response to Ribes-Inesta’s response'. Behaviour and Philosophy, 29 :59-60 [Details]
(2001) 'Developing a procedure to model the establishment of rule governance'
O'Hora, D., Barnes-Holmes, D., Roche, B. (2001) 'Developing a procedure to model the establishment of rule governance'. Experimental Analysis of Human Behaviour Bulletin, 19 :11-13 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Putting Relational Frame Theory to Work: Current and Future RFT Research in Organizational Behavior Management'
O'Hora, D., Maglieri, K. A., Tammemagi, T. (2013) 'Putting Relational Frame Theory to Work: Current and Future RFT Research in Organizational Behavior Management' In: Advances in Relational Frame Theory & Contextual Behavioral Science: Research & Application. :253-270 Oakland, CA: New Harbinger. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Education, intellectual development, and relational frame theory'
Stewart, I., Roche, B., O’Hora, D. & Tarbox, J. (2013) 'Education, intellectual development, and relational frame theory' In: Advances in relational frame theory & contextual behavioral science: Research and application. :177-197 Oakland, CA: New Harbinger. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 'Non-relational and relational instructional control'
Tarbox, J., Tarbox, R. & O'Hora, D. (2009) 'Non-relational and relational instructional control' In: Derived relational responding: Applications for children with autism and other developmental disorders. :111-127 California: New Harbinger. [Details]
(2002) 'Behavioural Psychology and the Problem of Verbal Control'
O'Hora, D. (2002) 'Behavioural Psychology and the Problem of Verbal Control' In: National University of Ireland Maynooth Research Yearbook. Chicago, U. S. A: [Details]
(2001) 'Multiple Stimulus Relations and the Transformation of Stimulus Functions'
Barnes-Holmes, D., Hayes, S. C., Dymond, S., & O'Hora, D. (2001) 'Multiple Stimulus Relations and the Transformation of Stimulus Functions' In: Relational Frame Theory: A Post-Skinnerian Account of Human Language and Cognition. :51-72 New York: Plenum. [Details]
(2001) 'Understanding and Verbal Regulation'
Barnes-Holmes, D., O'Hora, D., Roche, B., Hayes, S. C., Bisset, R. T., & Lyddy, F. (2001) 'Understanding and Verbal Regulation' In: Relational Frame Theory: A Post-Skinnerian Account of Human Language and Cognition. :103-118 New York: Plenum. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2020) PSYCHOBIT 2020 : Second Symposium on Psychology-Based Technologies
Cannata, D., Redfern, S., O¿Hora, D. (2020) OpenFaceR: Developing an R Package for the convenient analysis of OpenFace facial information PSYCHOBIT 2020 : Second Symposium on Psychology-Based Technologies Naples, Italy, , 27-SEP-20 - 29-SEP-20 [Details]
(2019) HUMAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, IHSED2018
Andrade, E;Quinlan, LR;Harte, R;Byrne, D;Fallon, E;Kelly, M;O'Connor, P;O'Hora, D;Scully, M;Laffey, J;Pladys, P;Beuchee, A;OLaighin, G (2019) Investigation of the Human Factors, Usability and User Experience of Patient Monitors used in a Hospital Setting HUMAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, IHSED2018 , pp.352-357 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) HUMAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, IHSED2018
Harte, R;Quinlan, LR;Andrade, E;Fallon, E;Kelly, M;O'Connor, P;O'Hora, D;Pladys, P;Beuchee, A;OLaighin, G (2019) Defining User Needs for a New Sepsis Risk Decision Support System in Neonatal ICU Settings Through Ethnography: User Interviews and Participatory Design HUMAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, IHSED2018 , pp.221-227 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) HUMAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, IHSED2018
Andrade, E;Quinlan, LR;Harte, R;Byrne, D;Fallon, E;Kelly, M;O'Connor, P;O'Hora, D;Scully, M;Laffey, J;Pladys, P;Beuchee, A;OLaighin, G (2019) State of the Art and Future Trends in the Usability of Patient Monitors HUMAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, IHSED2018 , pp.338-344 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) HUMAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, IHSED2018
Harte, R;Quinlan, LR;Andrade, E;Fallon, E;Kelly, M;O'Connor, P;O'Hora, D;Pladys, P;Beuchee, A;OLaighin, G (2019) Prototyping a User Interface for a New Sepsis Risk Decision Support System Using Participatory Design HUMAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, IHSED2018 , pp.242-248 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 2018 IEEE GAMES, ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA CONFERENCE (GEM)
O'Hora, D;Redfern, S;Duran, N;Zgonnikov, A;Sweeney, D (2018) In-game motion dynamics provide a means of exploring the cognitive dynamics of deception 2018 IEEE GAMES, ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA CONFERENCE (GEM) , pp.463-470 [Details]
(2017) CogSci 2017
Zgonnikov, A; Aleni, A; Piiroinen, PT; O'Hora, D (2017) Using mouse-tracking data to visualise decision landscapes CogSci 2017 , 26-JUL-17 - 29-JUL-17 , pp.1424-1429 [Details]
(2014) Irish Ergonomics Society (IES) Annual Conference
Denis O’Hora, Ryan Olson (2014) Effective Design of Total Worker Health Interventions for Lone Workers Examples and Implications for the Irish Context Irish Ergonomics Society (IES) Annual Conference [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) Irish Ergonomics Society (IES) Annual Conference
Fiona Kennedy, Triona Tammemagi, Denis O’Hora (2013) Capturing Hearts and Minds Preparing an Organization for Effective Implementation of Behaviour-Based Safety Irish Ergonomics Society (IES) Annual Conference [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference 2012
Tammemagi, T., O'Hora, D & Maglieri, K. A. (2012) The effects of goal-setting on feedback requests Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference 2012 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference 2012
O'Hora, D. & Cummins, B. (2012) Creating a safety culture: What are the consequences Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference 2012 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) CogSci 2013: The 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
O¿Hora, D., Duran, N. D., Dale, R., Freeman, J. B., Tomlinson, J. (2013) Scales of Cognition Evident in Action CogSci 2013: The 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society Berlin, Germany, , 31-JUL-11 - 03-AUG-11 [Details]
(2011) Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference 2011
O’Hora, D., Gravina, N., Faulkner, B. & Edwards, R. (2011) Developing behaviour-based solutions that last: Examples from industry Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference 2011 [ARAN Link] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2020) Farmers’ Attitudes and Preferences for Climate Change Adaptation: An Irish Case Study.
Mellett, S., Doherty, E., Nee, S., James, J., Berthoumieu, J.F., O’Hora, D., Ryan, M., & Couldrick, L (2020) Farmers’ Attitudes and Preferences for Climate Change Adaptation: An Irish Case Study. NUI Galway, Galway. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2017) Psychology Students of Ireland Congress for NUI Galway in 2017,
O'Hora, D. (2017) Every year the Congress provides both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students with a forum to share their research, connect with other students and academics in Psychology and to attend talks from several renowned guest speakers. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Psychology Students of Ireland Congress for NUI Galway in 2017, NUI Galway , 07-APR-17 - 08-APR-17. [Details]
(2017) European Group for Process Tracing Studies in Decision Making,
O'Hora, D. (2017) The EGPROC meeting is an annual gathering of researchers interested in process tracing research in the area of Judgment and Decision Making where participants present and discuss recent research and ideas in an open and relatively informal atmosphere. Process tracing approaches include eye tracking, mouse cursor tracking, verbal protocols, neurological correlates of decision making to name a few. Such approaches are technical, so, in addition to presenting the latest advances in the field, the meeting aims to facilitate the transfer of best practice and ¿lab lore¿ across laboratories to support the development of the next generation of process tracing researchers. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], European Group for Process Tracing Studies in Decision Making, Galway , 22-JUN-17 - 24-JUN-17. [Details]
(2013) Dynamics of Social Behaviour: An introduction to novel quantitative techniques to record and analyse social behaviour online and offline,
Denis O'Hora, Jon Freeman (Dartmouth College), Chris Kello (UC Merced), Fred Cummins (UCD), Maciej Dabrowski (DERI), Davdi Crowley (DERI) (2013) Human behaviour is fundamentally social. Even when isolated, our concerns relate to the concerns of others and are articulated through a language created with others. The quantitative analysis of social behaviour raises some particular difficult challenges, with the result that much behavioural science focuses on the behaviour of single individuals in isolation. Recent advances in computing and mathematics provide new avenues through which to record, characterise and analyse social behaviour. These advances allow us to conceive of novel metaphors that can be applied to human social behaviour; detailed models that are carefully constructed and tested. This workshop will focus on novel dynamical models of human social cognition and behaviour and specifically on techniques to capture complex human activity and to quantitatively analyse it. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Dynamics of Social Behaviour: An introduction to novel quantitative techniques to record and analyse social behaviour online and offline, Engineering Buildign, NUI Galway , 06-AUG-13 - 08-AUG-13. [Details]
(2010) AICS 2010: 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science,
Griffith, J., Hayes, C., Madden, M., O'Hora, D. & O'Riordan, C. (2010) Proceedings of the 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], AICS 2010: 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, Galway, Ireland , 30-AUG-10 - 01-SEP-10. [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
(2016) International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology.
Kervick, A., O'Hora, D., & Sarma, K (2016) International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology. Abstract [Details]
(2014) Testing the Effects of Real-Time Smartphone Alerts and Financial Incentives in Moderating Young Driver Speeding.
Kervick, A. A., O'Hora, D., Sarma, K. M. (2014) Testing the Effects of Real-Time Smartphone Alerts and Financial Incentives in Moderating Young Driver Speeding. European Health Psychologist, 16(S), Abstract [Details]

Computer Program

  Year Publication
(2020) OpenFaceR: Methods for using OpenFace in R.
Cannata, D., Redfern, S., O'Hora, D. (2020) OpenFaceR: Methods for using OpenFace in R. Computer Program [DOI] [Details]
(2015) mousetrack: Mouse-Tracking Measures from Trajectory Data. R package version 1.0.0.
Coco, M. I.; Duran, N. D.; Dale, R.; O'Hora, D.; Spivey, M. J. (2015) mousetrack: Mouse-Tracking Measures from Trajectory Data. R package version 1.0.0. CRAN Comprehensive R Archive Network Computer Program [Details]

Dataset

  Year Publication
(2017) Mouse cursor movement and choice data from Local dynamics in decision making: The evolution of preference within and across decisions.
O'Hora, D., Dale, R., Piiroinen, P. T., Connolly, F., Zgonnikov, A. (2017) Mouse cursor movement and choice data from Local dynamics in decision making: The evolution of preference within and across decisions. Open Science Framework (osf.io) Dataset [DOI] [Details]
(2018) RISK LAB 2013 Price your Vice Delay Discounting and Demographic data.
O'Hora, D., Carey, R. N., Kervick, A., Crowley, D., & Dabrowski, M. (2018) RISK LAB 2013 Price your Vice Delay Discounting and Demographic data. Open Science Framework (osf.io) Dataset [DOI] [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(2011) Psychology in Action.
McGuire, B., Sarma, K., O'Hora, D. (2011) Psychology in Action. Irish Journal of Psychology Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Editorship of Journals

  Year Publication
(2011) Psychology in Action: Special issue of the Irish Journal of Psychology.
McGuire, B.; Sarma, K.; O'Hora, D. (2011) Psychology in Action: Special issue of the Irish Journal of Psychology. Editorship of Journals [DOI] [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2015) Perception of Risk.
O'Hora, D.; Hogan, V.; Kelly, M. (2015) Perception of Risk. Dublin, Ireland: Occupational Hygiene Society of Ireland Annual Conference Workshops [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Psychological Society of Ireland Member 01-JAN-21 /
British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist 01-JAN-04 / 01-JAN-19
Association for Contextual Behavioual Science Fellow /
Cognitive Science Society Full Member /
Psychonomic Society Member /
Society for Judgement and Decision Making Member /

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2019 BITSS Catalyst Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in Social Science
Crucible Fellowship (NESTA UK)
Government of Ireland Scholarship in the Humanities and Soci

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Ulster Lecturer in Behaviour Analysis 09-JAN-03 / 01-JAN-07
London Metropolitan University Lecturer in Biological Psychology 01-SEP-02 / 01-SEP-03

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2002 National University of Ireland Maynooth PhD Psychology
1998 University College Cork Bachelor of Arts Applied Psychology

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach Lie2Me Public Experiment 15-MAR-18 / 21-JUN-18
Research (e.g. Community based research) Price your vice 02-MAY-13 / 30-JUN-13

Teaching Interests

Learning and Decision Making
Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology 
Research Methods and Statistics
Dynamical Cognitive Science
Cognitive and Behavioural Psychology



Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2019 Dr Santiago Garcia Guerrero PhD Y
2016 Dr. Aoife Kervick PhD
2013 Dr. Daniel Regan PhD Y
2013 Dr. Triona Tammemagi PhD Y
2011 Dr. Jón Grétar Sigurjónsson PhD Y
2010 Dr. John Hyland PhD Y
2007 Dr. Chris Shields PhD Y

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Davide Cannata Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. (Perception, Cognition and Action) Supervisor
Avril Hand Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. (Perception, Cognition and Action) Supervisor
Aswathi Surendran Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Rossella Di Domenico Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Kristin Ruane Doctorate - Ph.D (Applied Behaviour Analysis) Co-supervisor (1)

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2020-2021 Modelling Learning and Decision Making PS3101
2020-2021 Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology PS3100
2020-2021 Experimental Psychology Laboratories II PS414
2020-2021 Introduction to Psychology I PS122
2020-2021 Research Methods in Psychology PS219
2020-2021 Research methods in Health Psychology PS579
2020-2021 Advanced Research Methods in Psychology PS405
2020-2021 Final Year Research project PS325
2020-2021 Final Year Research Project II PS327