Psychology Theses and Dissertations

 

This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Psychology, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Understanding Stigma, Secrecy, and Sex in CNM Relationships, Rhonda Balzarini

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Object processing in the medial temporal lobe: Influence of object domain, Anna Blumenthal

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Examining Stigma Among Preservice Teachers Following the Completion of a Mental Health Literacy Course, Nella Cautillo

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The Influence of Romantic Rejection on Change in Ideal Standards, Ideal Flexibility, and Self-Perceived Mate Value, Nicolyn H. Charlot

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Empowering Employees to Reduce Perceptions of Workplace Incivility, Chloe A. Cragg

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Examining Child Sex as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Cortisol Reactivity and Symptoms Over Time, Andrew R. Daoust

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Examining Rating Source Differences in Narrative Performance Feedback, Kevin Doyle

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Assessing and Preventing Applicant Faking on Personality Tests, Justin Feeney

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Trajectories of the Effects of Sad Mood Induction Procedures (MIPs), Jennifer C. P. Gillies

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Assessing the Perceptions of the Use of a Courthouse Facility Dog Program with Child and Youth Witnesses, Melissa Glazer

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Investigating the Interaction of Emotion and Cognition: Conflict Adaptation and the Impact of Emotionally-Salient Distraction, Samantha Goldsmith

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Characterizing the Sensorimotor Properties of a Rapid Visuomotor Reach Movement on Human Upper Limb Muscles, Chao Gu

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Mindful Resilience: Investigating Mindfulness and Resilience in Relation to a Broad Range of Adversity, Aaron J. Halliday

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The Light Triad Scale: Developing and Validating a Preliminary Measure of Prosocial Orientation, Laura K.D. Johnson

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The Development and Validation of a Preliminary Meditation Intentions Questionnaire, Daniel Kharlas

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When Your Boo Becomes a Ghost: The Association Between Breakup Strategy and Breakup Role in Experiences of Relationship Dissolution, Rebecca B. Koessler

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Episodic-like Memory in Dogs: Solving What-Where-When Tasks, Ka Ho Lo

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Spatial memory for isolated arm locations on the radial maze, Hayden MacDonald

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Time, Number, Space, and the Domestic Dog, Krista M. Macpherson

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Does self-regulation mediate the relationship between locus of control and resiliency related outcomes?, Alexander J. McGregor

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A Role for the Somatosensory System in Motor Learning by Observing, Heather R. McGregor

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Girls’ Internalizing Symptoms and White Matter Tracts in Cortico-Limbic Circuitry, Ola Mohamed Ali

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The Effects of Perceptual Fluency on Emotional Word Recognition, Joseph M. Nidel

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Exploring the Process of Statistical Language Learning, Nicolette B. Noonan

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Exploring a mindfulness-informed social emotional learning program in kindergarten classrooms: The moderating role of participant characteristics on behavioural outcomes, Nicole Off

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Testing a New Model of Team Interdependence, Natasha E. Ouslis

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Empathy in Inclusive Classrooms: Exploring Prosocial Behaviour Through Children’s Academic Writing Skills, Erica J. Partridge

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Settlement Experiences of Syrian Refugees, Jennifer Perkins

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Imidacloprid Impairs Performance on a Model Flower Handling Task in Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens), Jordan D. Phelps

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Relating Sensory Sensitivity and Repetitive Behaviours in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Samantha E. Schulz

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Perfectionistic Strivings are Neither Adaptive, Healthy, Positive, Functional, nor Advisable: Findings From Six Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles, Martin M. Smith

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Crossover Kids: Maltreatment Experiences, Subsequent Maladjustment, and Systems of Care, Blake Stewart

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Behavioural Flexibility in Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens), Caroline Strang

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The Effects of Early Adolescent Lipopolysaccharide or Cat Odour Exposure Followed by Propionic Acid Administration on Anxiety, Startle Response, and Sensorimotor Gating in Adolescence and Adulthood, Deanne Tak On Wah

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Development of a Three-Factor Model of Psychological Ownership of Country: Applications for Outgroup Attitudes and Citizenship Behaviors, Joshua D. Wright

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Dopaminergic Medication Decreases Motor Impulsivity on the Go/No-go Task in Parkinson's Disease, Xue Qing Yang

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Dual Route Model of Idiom Processing in the Bilingual Context, Tianshu Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The SELF-DISS: A Comprehensive Measure of Self-Defeating Interpersonal Style, Breanna E. Atkinson

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Examining the Influence of Demographic Differences on Children's WISC-V Test Performance: A Canadian Perspective, Sarah E. Babcock

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Supporting Educator Access to Evidence-Informed School-Based Mental Health Programs: An Effectiveness Evaluation, Renelle Claudette Bourdage

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Development of new methods to investigate the role of the avian hippocampus in memory formation in brown-headed cowbirds, Madeleine IR Brodbeck

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Initial Development of the Reasons for Reckless and Destructive Behaviours Inventory: Expanding the Role of Dissociation in Self-Destructive Behaviours, Matthew F D Brown

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Quality of Life and Sources of Stress in Teachers: A Canadian Perspective, Jessica R. Danilewitz

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Does Reflection Mitigate Negative Emotions Following Work Performance Feedback?, Rebecca J. Factor

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The effects of corticosterone and social isolation on song stereotypy and neural plasticity in zebra finches, Pavlina Faltynek

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Do You “Like” Me?: Reassurance Seeking on Facebook and Depression, Callista Forchuk

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Decoding Mental States after Severe Brain Injury, Raechelle M. Gibson

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The Effect Of The Dopamine Agonist Pramipexole On Measures Of Impulsivity In Young, Healthy Participants, Daniel Glizer

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Therapeutic Induction of Altered States of Consciousness: Investigation of 1-20Hz Neurofeedback, Heather K. Hargraves

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Attentional Preference After a Brief Mindfulness Meditation Intervention, Joshua John Hatherley

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Exploring the Differences Between Domestic Homicide and Homicide-Suicide: Implications for Risk Assessment and Safety Planning, Chelsea A. Heron

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What Are The Cognitive Mechanisms That Underlie Our Theory Of Mind? Potential Insights From Information Theory, Nellie Kamkar

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Individual Differences in the Allocation of Visual Attention during Navigation, Mikayla Keller

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Identifying Electrophysiological Components of Covert Awareness in Patients with Disorders of Consciousness, Geoffrey Laforge

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Development and Psychometric Validation of the interRAI Internalizing and Externalizing Subscales, Chloe Lau

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Vulnerability to Depression in Middle Childhood: The Role of Pubertal Development and Cortisol Reactivity in Risk for Depression, Sarah VM Mackrell

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Exploring Mental Health in Justice Involved Youth: Relevance for Policy and Practice, Angelina Sarah MacLellan

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The Influence of Beliefs and Gender on Choosing, and Feeling Like You Belong in Engineering, Julia McMenamin

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The neural mechanisms underlying the perception and production of learned vocalizations in songbirds, Shannon Katie Mischler

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Abstract and Concrete Concepts According to Word Association, Daniel Nedjadrasul

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Parental Help-seeking for Pediatric Insomnia: Where, When, and Why Do Parents Seek Help?, Adam T. Newton

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Examining the Differences in Beat Perception and Production Between Musicians and Dancers, Tram Nguyen

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The Role Of Individual Differences In Bilingual Language Processing, Emily S. Nichols

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Investigating the Influence of Grammatical Aspect on Eye-Movements, Kelly A. Nisbet

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Mapping Alternative Masculinities: Development, Validation, and Latent Profile Analysis of a New Masculinity Measure, Jessica K. Padgett

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Perception And Construction of Individuals At The Intersect Of Race And Immigration Status, Paolo Aldrin Palma

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Mixture Modelling of the HEXACO Personality Inventory, Carolina Patryluk

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Women’s Experience of Incivility in Professional Occupations: The Roles of Gender Representation and Occupational Commitment, Christina Politis

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The Influence of Similarity and Social Reciprocity on Decisions to Trust, Alexa Rempel

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Social Media and Cognition, Ana C. Ruiz Pardo

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Social Relationships in Young Offenders: Relevance to Peers, Poverty, and Psychological Adjustment, Victoria Sabo

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Predictors of Re-Accessing Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents, Catalina Sarmiento

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Transitioning from Children's Mental Health to Adult Care: Stakeholder Perspectives and Tracking Service Use into Adulthood, Kyleigh E. Schraeder

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The Heart of Ideology: Bringing Compassion Into the Political Sphere, Vanessa M. Sinclair

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A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study of Motor Fibre Path Integrity and Overt Responsiveness in Disorders of Consciousness, Clara A. Stafford

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The Behavioural Consequences of the Implicit and Explicit Dehumanization of Refugees, Alina Sutter

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Predictors of Cognitive Reactivity in Depression, Lindsay K. Szota

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Understanding Workplace Incivility Experiences and the Moderating Role of Mindfulness, Rima C. Tarraf

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Analysis of Social Determinants of Health in Justice-Involved Youth: Relevance in the Context of Poverty, Orla C. Tyrrell

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An Exploration of Gender Differences in Higher Risk Young Offenders: Implications for Assessment and Service Delivery, Jordyn G. Webb

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It's Not Me It's You: Examining the Link Between Partner-Schema Organization, Relationship Functioning, and Depressive Symptoms, Jesse Lee Wilde

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That's not fair! Examining individual differences in perceptions of fairness, Hayden Jerney Randolph Woodley

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Popular Music-Evoked Autobiographical Memories - Developing a Database of Songs and Studying the Role of Cue Emotionality and Relevance on Recalled Memories, Krysten Zator

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Foster Parents Experiences with Conflict and Grief, Nadine L. Bilawski

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Promoting Resiliency and Managing Behaviour: Evaluation of an On-line Foster Parent Training Program, Laura Bonnell

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Posttraumatic Substance Use Disorders (PTSUD): Perceived Causal Relations between Trauma-Related Symptoms and Substance Use Disorders, Emily N. Boughner

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An Investigation of the Role of Corporate Social Responsibility Features in Attracting and Retaining Employees, Nicholas L. Bremner

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The Dark Side of Jealousy, Kristi A. Chin

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Dose-related sex differences in the establishment of conditioned disgust (anticipatory nausea), and the effect of peripubertal and adult immune system stimulation with the endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on learning and memory in the rat, Caylen J. Cloutier

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Aggression Among Children and Youth: An Examination of Service Allocation for Subtypes of Aggression, Kari-Ann Clow

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Unravelling The Subfields Of The Hippocampal Head Using 7-Tesla Structural MRI, Jordan M. K. DeKraker

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Oxytocin’s Effects on Sickness Behaviours, Anxiety Responses, and Immune Function in Adult Male Mice, Julie Deleemans

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Are you coming on to me? Accuracy and bias in couples' perceptions of sexual advances, Kiersten Dobson

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Defining and Predicting Dropout from Children’s Mental Health Services: A Novel Need-Based Definition Of Dropout, Kimberly Williams Dossett

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The Neural and Cognitive Basis of Cumulative Lifetime Familiarity Assessment, Devin Duke

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Goal Alignment: Construct Development and Measurement of a Moderator of Commitment, Jose A. Espinoza

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The Influence of Self-Compassion, Compassion for Others, and Emotional Intelligence on Conflict Resolution Strategies, Anita Feher

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Individual Differences in Stress and Coping: Testing a Model of Decisional Control, Bryan D. Grant

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Spatial Memory in Black-capped Chickadees: Studies of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Win-Shift/Win-Stay Spatial Search, Nicole Ann Guitar

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The Nature and Structure of Temperament in Early and Middle Childhood: A Multi-Method Approach, Yuliya Kotelnikova