Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences - Theses
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Social modulation of affordance perception
Joint actions, such as lifting and moving objects with a partner, are fundamental to human co-operation. In the present thesis, I sought to build upon a growing body of literature that investigates the role of spontaneous ...
Culture, Self-Narratives and Autobiographical Memory: Using a Semiotic Narrative Approach to Investigate Cross-cultural Differences
Various methods have been utilized to study culture and self. Despite advances in research on narratives and culture in understanding the self, to date, there is a lack of empirical studies investigating the cross-cultural ...
Examining the cognitive consequences of white matter tract damage in mild traumatic brain injury
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) has been the subject of an enormous body of research spanning back to the 10th century. Despite the sheer volume of studies in this area, mTBI is still poorly understood, particularly in ...
Drumming up harmony: How rhythmic synchronisation fosters pro-sociality
Rhythm is a natural and ubiquitous phenomenon in human culture, which has potential utility in scientific research and clinical practice beyond its customary cultural and aesthetic applications. For example, a growing body ...
Global meaning and its implications for emotional adjustment following a cancer diagnosis
This thesis examined the course of global meaning following diagnosis with cancer and explored its role in emotional adjustment using Janoff-Bulman’s (1992) assumptive world model. The study aimed to find evidence that ...
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 ...