Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences - Theses
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Individual differences associated with insight and insight problem solving
The current thesis investigates individual differences that are associated with insight. Traditionally, this research question has been tested by measuring the associations between measures of individual difference of ...
Investigating the influence of food product health warnings on dietary decisions using survey, behavioural and neural evidence
The sharp increase in obesity rates seen globally over the past five decades has necessitated the introduction of new health intervention approaches for promoting healthier dietary behaviour. The application of health ...
The relationship between climate change and psychological distress: a case study from Tuvalu
There is growing consensus that climate change represents a major threat to mental health. This thesis explored the relationship between climate change and psychological distress among residents of Tuvalu, a Pacific Island ...
Early maladaptive schemas associated with performance anxiety aetiology and phenomenology in classically-trained musicians
Music performance anxiety (MPA) is widespread amongst performing musicians, although research into developmental factors involved in its manifestation is minimal. The aim of this research was to explore the impact of ...
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. ...