Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences - Theses
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The mental health of Australian lawyers: a self-determination theory based model
Media and public opinion have portrayed Australian lawyers as a group rife with psychopathology and behavioural dysfunction. Despite the ubiquity of these views, empirical research on the mental health of lawyers, particularly ...
The role of attention in subitizing
This thesis aimed to address a long-standing question: “Why are small numbers of items enumerated differently from large numbers of items?” (Trick & Pylyshyn, 1993, p. 331). Specifically, this thesis examined whether the ...
Investigating the relationships between regulatory focus and needs satisfaction at work
Work is becoming more mobile, remote, and fragmented, which makes strategies to enhance motivation increasingly important in organizations. Research on work motivation has shown that the ability of people to adjust behavior ...
Signposts for building better behaviour: a study within a Mexican population of children with acquired brain injury
Background Children with acquired brain injuries (ABI) often present with poor self-regulation and disruptive behaviour. Children with poor self-regulation are more likely to present with novel mental health problems. ...
Using single subject manual independent component analysis on resting-state fMRI data
It is important to understand the influence of common artefacts when processing fMRI data, and how best to remove these in order to produce reliable outcomes. This information affects clinicians and researchers. Little is ...
Applications and extensions of the wisdom of crowds effect
In traditional studies into the wisdom of the crowd - for example the study by Galton (1907b), which inaugurated this field of research - crowd wisdom tends to be represented as a simple aggregate of individual judgments. ...
The behavioural and neural correlates of learning to sing
Singing is a ubiquitous and enjoyable human activity in which many individuals participate without any formal training. In recent years, increasing attention has been focused on the possibility that singing training and/or ...
Psychological outcomes of those experiencing early pregnancy loss
Early Pregnancy Loss (EPL), a loss occurring before 14 weeks gestation, is a relatively common event, occurring in about 20% of pregnancies. Although many women and their partners do not experience psychological difficulties ...
The neuroprotective effects of music training in epilepsy
Music is central to modern life and ubiquitous in human culture. A unique functional neurobiological property of music is its greater bilateral representation in the brain, which is hypothesised to account for the proposed ...
Expression of the broader autism phenotype in epilepsy
Converging evidence from epidemiological, family, and genetic studies supports that epilepsy and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) share underlying mechanisms. However, uncovering these mechanisms has been challenging because ...