Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences - Theses
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Characterising changes in brain structure and neuropsychological function in the psychoses of epilepsy
Psychosis of epilepsy (POE) is a poorly understood condition which can have a devastating impact on people with epilepsy. Despite over a century of investigation into the relationship between epilepsy and psychosis, the ...
Tau and beta-amyloid deposition, structural integrity, and cognitive function following traumatic brain injury in Australian war veterans
Background: Traumatic brain injury (TBI), has been diagnosed in over 355,000 US military service personnel since 2000. Epidemiological research indicates that veterans with TBI are two-to-four times more likely to develop ...
The work-family interface and child mental health: longitudinal associations via family functioning across childhood
Work-family conflict and enrichment refer respectively to the difficulties and benefits that parents experience when combining work and family responsibilities. Very little research exists on the crossover of parents’ ...
Face processing impairments in schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders
The ability to recognise and interpret the facial expressions of others is shown to be impaired in individuals with schizophrenia and may contribute to poor social functioning. In contrast, it remains unclear whether other ...
Pragmatic language and theory of mind in children with symptoms of ADHD: relationships with executive functions
Children’s social, academic and interpersonal functioning is sustained by language in use, yet a moderate body of research indicates that children with ADHD, and children with ADHD symptoms, have problems with pragmatic ...
The psychological significance of different adolescent perfectionist profiles
Perfectionism has historically been regarded as a significant risk factor in the development and maintenance of psychological disorders. However, perfectionism is not always associated with poor psychological outcomes. ...
Extending the concept of successful ageing to persons ageing with disabilities
The dominant model of successful ageing developed by Rowe and Kahn, states that to age well older adults must be free of disease and disability, maintain high levels of cognitive functioning and remain actively engaged in ...
The relationships between response time variability, brain signals, ADHD symptoms, and behavioural control
Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often produce greater response time variability (RTV) when performing cognitive tasks. It is still unclear why increased RTV is observed in ADHD. One possible ...
Pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnoea in quadriplegia
Background: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is estimated to be two to five times higher in patients with quadriplegia than in able-bodied individuals. The reason for this elevated prevalence remains unknown. Aims: In ...
A place to die: preferences for place of care and place of death in terminally-ill patients and their family caregivers
Advances in healthcare, treatment and technology have profoundly altered the experience and place of dying. While caring for family members at home as they approached death was once the norm, the management of the dying ...