Sean Murphy

My name is Sean Murphy. I’m currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne, after completing my PhD at the University of Queensland.

My current research focus is delving into the potential upsides of experiences we typically think of as negative; such as pain, rumination, and difficult personal experiences. I’m also interested in the factors that make people attractive and socially influential, and have studied the effects of confidence (and overconfidence) on both.