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 2022

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Examining the Structure and Outcomes of Work Motivation Profiles: A Mindset-Based Approach, Leonid V. Beletski

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Developmental Differences in the Learning and Consolidation of Linguistic Regularities, Sarah Berger

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More than just virtual communication: Examining Canadian volunteers’ virtual contact experiences with refugees, Maria Besselink

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The Impact Of An Online Self-Compassion Intervention On Thwarted Belongingness And Perceived Burdensomeness, Genevieve M. Bianchini

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The Predictive Validity of Intimate Partner Violence Warning Signs, Nicolyn H. Charlot

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The Relationship Between the Big-Five Personality Traits and Depressive Symptoms: A Meta-Analysis, Parisa Chavoshi

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The Coding Flexibility of Radical Position in Chinese, Zian Chi

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The Development and Validation of the Self-Validation and Invalidation Scale (SVIS), Jason J. Chung

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The Social Context of Nonverbal Behaviour, Alexa S. Clerke

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Revisiting Cognitive Dissonance: A Closer Look at the Core Assumptions of a Classic Theory, Mikayla V. Colthirst-Reid

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The Spacing Effect in Remote Information-Integration Category Learning, Anthony Cruz

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How do individuals in intercultural romantic relationships use communication strategies to maintain their relationship? A qualitative analysis., Adira Daniel

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Characterizing and Predicting Canadian Adolescents’ Internalizing Symptoms in the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Haley Elizabeth Green

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Co-rumination In Social Networks, Samantha M. Jones

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Culture and Classification: Investigating Analytic vs. Holistic Thinking Styles, Neha Khemani

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A Demonstration of the Utility of Formalizing Theory: Mapping, Evaluating, and Testing the Theory of Devaluation of Alternatives, Rebecca Koessler

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Movies on the Mind: Using Naturalistic Stimuli to Assess Perception, Cognition, and Awareness in Patients with Disorders of Consciousness, Geoffrey Laforge

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Role of the default-mode network during narrative integration in major depressive disorder, Darren Ri-Sheng Liang

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Development and Validation of the Fat Microaggressions Scale, Megan Lindloff

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Examining the Relationships Between Socio-cognitive Factors and Neural Synchrony During Movie Watching Across Development, Kathleen M. Lyons

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Interpersonal Problems and Suicidal Ideation in Daily Life: Examining the Moderating Role of Social Problem-Solving, Brianna M. Meddaoui

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The Developmental Importance of Napping in Preschool Children, Adam T. Newton

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Evaluating the impact of a safe exercise training workshop on knowledge and self-efficacy to manage dysfunctional exercise among eating disorders clinicians at Alsana eating disorders center, Danika A. Quesnel

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Listening effort: Separating the subjective from the objective, Joseph E. Rovetti

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It's Not My Phone, It’s Me: Investigating Smartphone Presence and Predictors of Smartphone Reliance, Ana C. Ruiz Pardo

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Mental Health Walk-In Clinics for Children and Families, Catalina Sarmiento

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Virtual Reality, Mindfulness and Their Associations to Personality Traits, Somer Schaffer

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Development of a New Measure of Political Ideology, Vanessa M. Sinclair

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The Psychotherapeutic Effects of Consumer-Grade EEG Neurofeedback on Mental Health and Well-being, Madeline Slack

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Early Childhood Impulsivity and Parenting Predict Trajectories of Externalizing Psychopathology, Emma Stewart

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An Interview Study of Beliefs About Confidentiality and Attitudes Towards Disclosure of Moral Injury in the Canadian Armed Forces, Cassidy Trahair

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The Initial Development, Factor Structure, and Psychometric Validation of the Impostor Phenomenon Assessment (IPA): A Novel Assessment of Impostor Phenomenon, Deanna L. Walker

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How Narcissism Relates to Social Rank Dynamics in Teams, Tianyue Xu

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Temperament and Individual Differences in Category Learning, Tianshu Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Inter-Subject Correlation Using Movie-Driven fMRI in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy, Hana H. Abbas

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Bridging the Gap: Building More Collaborative Psychoeducational Assessment Practices, Sarah E. Babcock

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Loneliness Unlocked: Associations with Smartphone Use and Personality, Kristi J. Baerg MacDonald

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More than just shying away from conflict: The relationship between social anxiety and workplace incivility, Jocelyn Brown

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The Attitudinal and Motivational Consequences of Personality Differences in Teams, Kyle A. Cameron

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Cognitive Neuroscience of Schizophrenia: Stochastic Modelling of Cognitive-Process Latencies and Nonlinear Dynamics of Neuro-signals, Colleen D. Cutler

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Individual Differences and Social-Comparative Feedback, Kabir N. Daljeet

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Perpetrator Blame Attribution in Heterosexual Intimate Partner Violence: The Role of Gender and Perceived Injury, Malvika D'Costa

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The Need for Purpose: The Desire for Meaningful Direction as a Fundamental Human Motivation, Jose A. Espinoza Mogollon

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The Effect of Feminist Identity on Women's Conceptualizations of Beauty and Body-Based Stigma: A Conceptual Replication and Extension, Courtney C. Hillier

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Investigating the Role of Targeted Memory Reactivation in Sleep Spindle Production, Justin W. Hopper

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Early experience and the functional calibration of the stress-response systems, Niki Hosseini-Kamkar

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Why Do People Engage in Eating Disorder Behaviours?, Abbigail Kinnear

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A Sense of Proportion: How humans process relative magnitudes in space and time, Rebekka Lagace-Cusiac

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Visual Perception in Hearing Sign Language Users, Jessica M. Lammert

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The State-Trait Model of Cheerfulness: Psychometric Validation, Cross-Cultural Findings, and its Association with Well-Being, Chloe Lau

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Cognitive and Affective Correlates of Math Achievement: An Examination of the Roles of Symbolic Number Development and Math Anxiety, Nathan T.T. Lau

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Intergroup Leadership: Two Paths to Encourage Positive Intergroup Behaviours, Zhuo Li

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Timber! How Loss of Trust Contributes to the Downfall of Narcissistic Leaders, Jennifer Lynch

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Improving the Accuracy of References: The Effects of Felt Accountability on Personality Ratings, Cullen W. D. McCurrach

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The relationship between neighbourhood-level and family-level factors and sleep problems among children and youth, Katarina McKenzie

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Likelihood and familiarity in the simulation of future events, Claudia Morales Valiente

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Validating an Observational Coding System for the Dominance Behavioural System (DBS) in Childhood, Jennifer Mullen

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Finding Teams that Fight Fair: Exploring Trajectories of Team Conflict Over Time, Natasha E. Ouslis

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The Role of Top-down Attention in Statistical Learning of Speech, Stacey Reyes

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Audiovisual integration in cochlear implant users and typical hearing controls: A study of group differences in syllable perception and effect of asynchrony on speech intelligibility, Cailey A. Salagovic

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A Mixed-Methods Examination of Modern Feminist Identity, Jaclyn Siegel

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Trends in Mental Health Service Use Among Youth and Emerging Adults in Canada, Thipiga Sivayoganathan

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Neural Markers of Musical Memory in Young and Older Adults, Avital Sternin

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Sleep Restriction in Children and Executive Function Performance, Kathryn A. Turnbull

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Neuroimaging Depression Risk in a Sample of Never-Depressed Children, Matthew R. J. Vandermeer

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Testing Competing Mediation Models of the Effects of Weight Bias Internalization and Weight Suppression on Disordered Eating in Young Adults, Samantha J. Withnell

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Examining The Structure Of Symbolic Number Representations In The Parietal Cortex: An RSA Study, Aymee Alvarez Rivero

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A longitudinal person-centred investigation of commitment in newcomers to the military, Brittney K. Anderson

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Homotopic Coupling in Persons with Epilepsy using Movie-driven and Resting-state fMRI, Caroline M. Chadwick

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Is Social Rank Correlated With Cognitive Ability in Black-capped Chickadees?, Gloria Hyun Young Cho

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The Relationship between Theory of Mind and Executive Function: Are They Two Facets of the Same Process or Two Distinct Processes?, Isu Cho

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Recognizing Relational Boredom and Coping With It Through the Introduction of Novelty, Kiersten Dobson

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Investigating the Relationship Between Event Knowledge, Autistic Traits, and Social Ability: A Network Science Approach, Kara E. Hannah

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Conscious Perception and Implicit Memory Formation of a Narrative Presented During Sleep, Sarah E. Hollywood

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Implementation of a Healthy Relationships Program with Youth at the Children’s Aid Society, Bridget E. Houston

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‘Instead of Life in Prison, it Was Life in My Own Skin’: Scope and Limitations of a Week-Long Daily Online Self-Compassionate Writing Intervention for Young Women’s Body Image, Katarina Huellemann

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The olfactory and auditory capabilities of dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) for locating different quantities of food, Shayla Jackson

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The Motherhood Penalty: Not so Black and White, Shruti Kumar

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Multisensory Associative Learning and Multisensory Integration, Sebastien Lauzon

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What to Say and How to Say It: the Interplay of Self-Disclosure Depth, Similarity, and Interpersonal Liking in Initial Social Interactions, Yixian Li

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Linguistic Signaling in Speed-Dates, Negar Mohammad Vali Samani

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Assessment Instruments and Basic Personality Underpinnings of Hypersexuality, Stephanie L. Montgomery-Graham

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The Role of Neural Entrainment in Statistical Learning, Jordan-Jerrica Mulgrew

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The Relationship Between Schizotypal Traits and the Perceptual Processes of Multisensory Integration, Temporal Processing, and Speech Perception, Anne-Marie Muller

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Moving Beyond the Mat: Exploring the Application of Mindfulness Training in Professional and Educational Settings, Emily G. Nielsen

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Mental Health Literacy and Initial Teacher Education: A Program Evaluation, Jasprit K. Pandori-Chuckal

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Understanding Differences in Social Learning, Joshua Patenaude

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The Role of Dark Personalities in Intimate Partner Violence, Rachel A. Plouffe

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The Conceptual Metaphor False Memory Effect, Jeffrey N. Reid

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An Information—Motivation—Behavioural Skills Model of Sexual Consent, Erin J. Shumlich

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Autistic Traits and Cognitive Biases for Emotional Faces in Neurotypicals, Meara Stow

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The Measurement of Job Satisfaction among Workplace Leaders: Scale Development and Validation of the Leader Satisfaction Assessment, Erica A. Sutherland

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Putting 'Dopamine Overdose' To The Test: A Psychopharmacological Investigation in Parkinson's Disease and Healthy Volunteers, Andrew Vo

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When Life Gives You Lemons: The Development and Validation of the Resilience Scale for Older Adults, Claire A. Wilson

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The Impact of Text Orientation on Form Effects with Chinese, Japanese and English readers, Huilan Yang

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The Relationship between Perfectionism and Procrastination: Examining Trait and Cognitive Conceptualizations, and the Mediating Roles of Fear of Failure and Overgeneralization of Failure, Lital Yosopov

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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CEOs Don't Wear Afros: Exploring the Justification-Suppression of Prejudice Against Black Women in the Workplace, Bukun F. Adegbembo

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Descriptive and Prescriptive Belief in a Just World, Joel Armstrong

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Leadership on the Ropes: How Hostile Followership Affects Leadership Behaviour, Noelle Baird

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Who I am is Shaped by my Past and Impacts my Future: Exploring Antecedents and Outcomes of Self-Views across International, Immigrant, and Canadian born Undergraduate Students, Anjana Balakrishnan