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Professor Ottmar Lipp

DipPsych, Dr Phil (Psychology) (Germany), Grad Cert Ed (Higher Ed) (Queensland), FASSA

Elected: 2008

Discipline: Psychology

Specialisation: Psychology of Emotion


Professor Ottmar Lipp is a John Curtin Distinguished Professor in the School of Psychology at Curtin University. Professor Lipp researches the interaction between emotional and attentional processes as seen in the acquisition of fear and the response to emotionally salient, pleasant or unpleasant events in humans.

Other areas of expertise include:

  • Human psychophysiology
  • Associative learning
  • Teaching of Psychology.


  • Editor in Chief, Biological Psychology (2006-present)
  • ARC Australian Professorial Fellow (2007-2011)
  • UQ Senior Research Fellow (2012-2014)
  • Professor of Psychology, Curtin University (2014-present)



  • Craig, B.M. & Lipp, O.V. (2018). The Influence of Multiple Social Categories on Emotion Perception. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 75, 27-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2017.11.002
  • Black, M.H., Chen, N.T.M., Iyer, K., Lipp, O.V., Bölte, S., Falkmer, M., Tan, T., Girdler, S. (2017). A Systematic Review of the Eye Tracking and Electroencephalography Correlates of Facial Emotion Recognition in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 80, 488-515.  DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.06.016
  • Craig, B.M., Koch, S., & Lipp, O.V. (2017). The influence of social category cues on the happy categorisation advantage depends on expression valence. Cognition & Emotion, 31, 1493-1501. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2016.1215293.
  • Luck, C.C. & Lipp, O.V. (2017). Startle Modulation and Explicit Valence Evaluations Dissociate During Backward Fear Conditioning. Psychophysiology. 54, 673-683. DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12834.
  • Thompson, A. & Lipp, O.V. (2017). Extinction during reconsolidation eliminates recovery of fear conditioned to fear-irrelevant and fear-relevant stimuli. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 92, 1, 1-10.  DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2017.01.017
  • Craig, B. M., & Lipp, O. V. (2017). The influence of facial sex cues on emotional expression categorization is not fixed. Emotion, 17(1), 28-39. doi:10.1037/emo0000208
  • Lipp, O.V., Cronin, S.L., Alhadad, S.S.J., & Luck, C.C. (2015). Enhanced sensitization to animal, interpersonal, and intergroup fear-relevant stimuli (but no evidence for selective one-trial fear learning). Psychophysiology,52, 1520-1528. Doi: 10.1111/psyp.12513.
  • Luck, C.C. & Lipp, O.V. (2015). A potential pathway to the relapse of fear? Conditioned negative stimulus evaluation (but not physiological responses) resists instructed extinction. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 66, 18-31. Doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.01.001
  • Lipp, O.V., Craig, B.M., & Dat, M.C. (2015). A happy face advantage with male Caucasian faces – it depends on the company you keep. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6(1), 109-115. Doi: 10.1177/1948550614546047
  • Craig, B.M., Lipp, O.V., & Mallan, K.M. (2014). Emotional expressions preferentially elicit implicit evaluations of faces also varying in race or age. Emotion, 14, 865-877
  • Craig, B.M., Becker, S.I., & Lipp, O.V. (2014). Different Faces in the Crowd: A Happiness Superiority Effect for Schematic Faces in Heterogeneous Backgrounds. Emotion, 14, 794-803


Website: http://oasisapps.curtin.edu.au/staff/profile/view/Ottmar.Lipp
Email: Ottmar.Lipp [at] curtin.edu.au
Work Phone: 08 9266 5112

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