Dr Ian Price

Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Medicine and Health; School of Psychology

Ian Price

Phone: +61 2 6773 2653

Email: iprice@une.edu.au


BSc (Hons); DipEd (NE); Ph.D. University of New England

Teaching Areas

PSYC 301 Psychological Testing
PSYC 4th Year Reading Course: Addictive Behaviour

Supervision Areas

Addictive behaviours (e.g., substance use, gambling) and problem behaviours more generally (e.g., self-harm, eating disorders), personality, animal behavior.

Research Interests

Dr Price's research area was initially in a specific area in biopsychology related to brain reward. The areas of the brain related to reward are also those areas closely involved in drug addiction, so my research has broadened into more general addiction areas including behavioural addiction. He has also taught units in statistics and personality and most recently psychological testing, and so his research also includes aspects of personality such as self-discrepancy, trait measures, depression, anxiety, and coping - especially how these relate to substance use, disordered eating, workaholism, and other problem behaviours. In addition, he has become involved in animal behaviour research related to dogs, sheep, and marmosets.


Berman, J. & Price, I. (2012). A comparison of the SB5 and CAS in educational psychology practice.  Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling (available on CJO2012. Doi:10.1017/jgc.2012.18).

D.B. Taylor, D.A. Schneider, W.Y., Brown, I. R. Price, M. G. Trotter, D. W. Lamb, & G. N. Hinch. (2011). GPS observation of shelter utilisation by Merino ewes. Animal Production Science, 51, 724-737.

Donnalee B. Taylor, Ian R. Price, Wendy Y. Brown, & Geoff N. Hinch (2011). Effects of Merino flock size, paddock complexity and time of day on response to trained leaders. Small Ruminant Research, 97, 35-40.

Donnalee B. Taylor, Wendy Y. Brown, Ian R. Price, & Geoff N. Hinch (2010). Training Merino sheep to respond to visual and auditory cues. Animal Production Science, 50, 541-545.

McKenzie, S. J., Brown, W. Y., & Price I. R. (2010). Reduction in grass eating behaviours in the domestic dog, Canis familiaris, in response to mild gastrointestinal disturbance. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 123, 1, 51-55.

Briggs, E. S. & Price, I. R. (2009). The relationship between adverse childhood experience and obsessive-compulsive symptoms and beliefs: The role of anxiety, depression and experiential avoidance. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 1037-1046.

Giles, G. & Price, I. (2008). Adolescent computer use: Approach, avoidance, and parental control. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60, 63-71.

Schutte, N. S., Malouff, J. M., Price, I., Walter, S., Burke, G., & Wilkinson, C. (2008). Person-situation interaction in adaptive emotional functioning. Current Psychology, 27, 102- 111.

Bjone, S. J., Brown, W. Y., & Price, I. R. (2007). Grass eating patterns in the domestic dog, Canis Familiaris. Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, 16, 45-49.

Nichols, J., Schutte, N.S., Brown, R.F., Dennis, C.L., & Price, I. (2007). The impact of a self-efficacy intervention on short-term breastfeeding outcomes. Health Education and Behavior, 36, 250-259.

Bjone, S. J., Price, I. R., & McGreevy, P. D. (2006). Food distribution effects on the behaviour of captive common marmosets, Callithrix Jacchus. Animal Welfare, 15, 131-140.

Price, I.R. & Bundesen, C. (2005). Emotional change in relation to experience. Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 1203-1211.