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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 ...
Are Bicultures More Than the Sum of Their Parts? Exploring Context Sensitivity in Relation to Cultural Frame Switching and Well-Being
Identifying with multiple cultures is increasingly common. In negotiating their two cultures, biculturals engage different cognitive systems depending on contextual cues a phenomenon called cultural frame switching. ...
Understanding Attention and Intermodal Processing Difficulties in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Problems with social orienting, attention, and intermodal processing (IMP) involving social events are considered to be important deficits in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The present study aimed to better ...
Being in the Therapeutic Encounter: A Descriptive Phenomenological Investigation of Novice Therapist Presence
This study investigated the phenomenon of therapeuticpresencefrom the vantage point ofnovicetherapistsearly in their clinical training.Although existential-humanistic philosophy and various approaches to psychotherapyhave ...
Revisiting the Concept of Adaptive Familial Roles and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA): Forty Years Later
The term adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs) refers to adults who have grown up in a home with at least one alcoholic parent. ACOAs have often been studied as a homogenous group without examining type of family dysfunction. ...
Ambivalence as a Moderator of Treatment Outcomes in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Although there is a robust finding documenting the efficacy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in treating anxiety, a significant proportion of clients fail to respond optimally to treatment. A major focus of psychotherapy ...
Health Coaching Patients with Type 2 Diabetes With and Without Smartphone Support in a Lower Socioeconomic Strata Community
Background: Although the adoption of self-management behaviors is crucial for maintaining good health after a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, many individuals with T2DM fail to meet target blood glucose levels. Adherence to ...
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 ...
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 ...
Audiovisual Integration in Adults: Using a Dynamic Task to Measure Differences in Temporal Binding Windows Across Stimuli
Being able to integrate information from multiple sensory modalities, such as hearing and sight, is essential for everyday functioning. The temporal binding window (TBW) refers to how out of synch these two modalities can ...
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 ...
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 ...
Attachment and Treatment Response for PTSD Patients
Attachment is an important factor to address with trauma patients. Using an inpatient, group therapy setting can enhance the impact of treatment, increase secure attachments with others, and reduce trauma symptoms.
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 ...
Artist Growth of a Singer-Songwriter: A Personal Testimonial
This thesis is a study of creativity with attention placed on the personal experience of myself as a songwriter. It contains a personal account of my experiences with relation to music, my chosen artistic medium, in ...
Developing A Clinical Support Tool of Suboptimal Caregiver Behaviours During Vaccination: Preliminary Validation of the Opportunities to Understand Childhood Hurt Inoculation (OUCHI) Tool
Infant distress regulation is heavily contingent on sensitive caregiver soothing, which is important for child socioemotional development. Routine vaccinations provide clinicians the opportunity to support caregiver soothing ...
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 ...
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.
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.