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First and Second Order Stereoscopic Processing of Fused and Diplopic Targets
Depth from stereopsis is due to the positional difference between the two eyes, which results in each eye receiving a different view of the world. Although progress has been made in understanding how the visual system ...
Age Estimation from Children's Faces
In this thesis, we addressed the question of whether or not people could estimate age from children’s faces 7 to 11 years of age. We found that undergraduates were able to make accurate relative age judgments for males and ...
Untying The Knot: A Qualitative Inquiry into the Enduring Marriage
A qualitative analysis using a modified grounded theory approach was performed on 11 interviews from one representative of 11 marriages, including examples of both happy and unhappy marriages, in order to generate a ...
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 ...
The Predictive Capacity of Self-Reported Motivation vs. Observed Motivational Language in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Client change motivation is considered a key factor in psychotherapy. Existing research on motivation has largely relied on self-report, which is prone to response bias and inconsistently related to treatment outcome. In ...
The Effects of Musical Expertise on Sensory Processing
The goal of this thesis was to assess sensorimotor musical experience and its impact on the way that individuals perceive and interact with real-world musical stimuli. Experiment #1 investigated multisensory integration ...
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 ...
Parenting Styles in Immigrant, Multigenerational Chinese Canadian Families
Chinese Canadian (CC) families are increasingly living in multi-generational households, often with grandparents who assist in child caregiving. CC families experience multiple changes both prior to and after resettlement ...
This thesis will outline my material processes, ideas and concepts during my studies at York University’s MFA in Visual Arts. I briefly discuss weaving and women in mythology and history, and connect my work to that of ...
Motivational Interviewing (MI) May Help People Who Worry Excessively
Motivational Interviewing (MI), when administered prior to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), may help reduce worry in people, especially severe cases.
Dating Aggression Is a Global Problem Among Teens
Dating aggression is a global problem among teenagers. International efforts need to focus on prevention.
Lerdahl's Surface Tension Rule: Validation or Modification
Lerdahls Tonal Pitch Space (2001) combines music theory with current understanding of music perception and cognition creating of model of tonal pitch space. Lerdahls goals include quantification of areas of tension and ...
Neurodiversity and the Use of Art to Facilitate Communicating Emotions; A Preliminary Study
This research study explored whether art can be used to facilitate communicating emotions among individuals with ASD. A total of ten participants were included in this study. Five participants were diagnosed with ASD and ...
Short- and Long-Term Changes in Attention, Memory and Brain Activity Following Exercise, Motor Learning, and Expertise
How humans perceive, embody, and execute actions has been an area of intense study in cognitive neuroscience, and these investigations shed light on how we adaptively learn from and interact with an ever-changing world. ...
Aggressive Media Leads to Aggressive Dating
TV shows, movies, and other forms of media that depict aggressive behaviours can lead to dating aggression among youth. Teenagers who are ethnic minorities are especially at risk.
Which Eating Disorder Prevention Themes are Most Persuasive? Input from Clinical and Non-clinical Samples
Eating disorder prevention programs have been shown to be an effective strategy in combating the development of disordered eating behaviours and attitudes in young women. However, such programs are typically broadband in ...
Multidimensional Acculturation Among South Asians: Factor Structure of the Vancouver Index of Acculturation (VIA) and Relationship to Eating and Body-Image Disturbance
Eating and body-image disturbance are commonly experienced by young women, and are known risk factors in the development of eating disorders and other psychopathology (Smolak & Striegel-Moore, 2001). Although previously ...
Vulnerable Emotional Expression in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples: Relating Process to Outcome
The purpose of this study was to examine whether levels of vulnerable emotional expression and supportiveness related to forgiveness and other measures of outcome in a sample of 32 couples presenting for Emotion-focused ...
What Does Therapist Presence Look Like in the Therapeutic Encounter? A Rational-Empirical Study of the Verbal and Non-Verbal Behavioural Markers of Presence
Humanistic approaches to psychotherapy recognize therapeutic presence as necessary to sharpening one’s attunement to ongoing dynamics of intra and interpersonal processes, promoting empathy, and developing a strong working ...
Psychoeducational Program for Breast Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study
Cancer treatments adversely affect cognition in general and memory in particular. The current study focused on developing and investigating the feasibility and effectiveness of a group program for breast cancer survivors ...