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Emotionally Intelligent People Choose More Supportive Partners
Emotionally intelligent people – in other words, people with a greater ability to understand and use their emotions in their day-to-day life – tend to choose romantic partners who are supportive and not critical. The ...
Graduate Students Who Hold Themselves to High Standards Are More Prone to Depression Than Others
Academic perfectionists are more prone to major depression than others. Self-critical and 'needy' personality types are at risk for experiencing recurring bouts of major depression.
In the Voices of the Ancestors: Izangoma Trance Processes and Embodied Narratives Towards Decolonization Praxis
Izangoma, or diviners, are one type of traditional healer in Southern Africa. Despite colonial efforts to delegitimize and criminalize traditional healing and medicine, there are 300,000-350,000 traditional healers in South ...
Retribution Drives Our Decisions to Punish, but Punishment Is Not the Only Moral Choice
When people decide to punish others, their choice is driven almost entirely by retribution. However, the decision not to punish, although often interpreted as self-interested or morally disinterested, may in fact be based ...
The Poor Performance of a Worker Can Impact the Whole Workplace
The reasons which workers come up with to explain the poor performance of a colleague can have a strong impact on how these workers interact with that colleague.
The Relationship Between Parental Support, Parent Emotional Reaction, and Parenting Stress with Children's Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Following Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
The reciprocal relationship between parent factors (parental support, parent emotional reaction, and parenting stress) and child symptoms of posttraumatic stress was examined in the current study. Three hypotheses were ...
An Examination of the Interrelation of Narrative and Emotion Processes in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Trauma
According to narrative-informed approaches to psychotherapy, self-narratives that no longer align with lived experience, and thereby impede coherent meaning-making, often bring individuals into treatment. Exposure to trauma ...
Do the Subjective Visual Vertical and the Subjective Haptic Vertical Probe a Common Estimate of Gravitational Upright?
In the subjective visual vertical (SVV) and the subjective haptic vertical (SHV) task, participants must judge the alignment of a probe rod with perceived gravitational vertical by sight or by touch. Previous research ...
Reach Adaptation and Proprioceptive Recalibration Following Terminal Visual Feedback of the Hand
Reaches are adapted and proprioceptive sense of hand position is partially recalibrated after training with continuous, misaligned visual feedback. When visual feedback is provided only at the end of the movement, it is ...
Autonomy, Automaticity, and Attention: Why Empirical Research on Consciousness Matters to Autonomous Agency
This dissertation addresses the question: what is personal autonomy? It begins by examining the main theoretical accounts of autonomous agency currently on offer. Although each of the available approaches faces significant ...
How Many Minds Do We Need? Toward A One-System Account of Human Reasoning
To explain data from the reasoning and decision-making literature, dual-process theorists claim that human reasoning is divided: Type-1 processes are fast, automatic, associative, and evolutionarily old, while Type-2 ...
The Influence Of Allocentric Cues on Transsaccadic Integration of Multiple Objects
This thesis explores the role of stable allocentric information on the integration of visual information across eye movements. In this series of studies, I tested transsaccadic integration of multiple objects each with ...
Investigating Spatial Memory and Navigation in Developmental Amnesia: Evidence from a Google Street View Paradigm, Mental Navigation Tasks, and Route Descriptions
This dissertation examined the integrity of spatial representations of extensively travelled environments in developmental amnesia, thereby elucidating the role of the hippocampus in forming and retrieving spatial memories ...
A Behavioural Genetic Model of the Mechanisms Underlying the Link Between Obesity and Dimensional Measures of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate genetic and psycho-behavioural mechanisms contributing to the strong ADHD symptom-obesity association. Genetic variants associated with hypo-dopaminergic functioning ...
The Psychophysiology of Maladaptive Perfectionism and Mindfulness Meditation: An Investigation Using Heart Rate Variability
Heart rate variability (HRV) is a vagal nerve-mediated biomarker of cardiac function used to investigate chronic illness, psychopathology, stress and, more recently, attention-regulation processes such as meditation. This ...
The Development of Infants' Expectations for Event Timing
The ability to process and incorporate temporal information into behaviour is necessary for functioning in our environment. While previous research has extended adults temporal processing capacity onto infants, little ...
Modelling Aggressive or Risky Driving: The Effect of Cinematic Portrayals of Risky Driving
The purpose of the current research was to investigate the influence of motion pictures, depicting aggressive or risky driving, on subsequent driving behaviour. Both experimental and descriptive research approaches were ...
Revolutionizing Chinese Psychology in the Maoist Era
Neural Correlates of Repetition Priming: Changes in fMRI Activation and Synchrony
The neural mechanisms of behavioural priming remain unclear. Recent studies have suggested that category-preferential regions in ventral occipitotemporal cortex (VOTC) play an important role; some have reported increased ...
The Sexual Politics of Clinical Psychoanalysis and Transgender Mental Health
Perversion is derived from the Latin pervertere which means to turn around and has been broadly conceptualized as that which deviates or wavers from an original course. One could argue that the perverse is fundamentally ...