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 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

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Child and Adolescent Sleep Disturbances and Psychopathology in a Mental Health Clinic Sample, Aviva Blacher

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Examining the Neural Correlates of Vocabulary and Grammar Learning Using fNIRS, Leah Brainin

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The Effects of Feature Verbalizablity and Indirect Feedback on Implicit Category Learning, Bailey N. Brashears

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The Origins and Development of Visual Categorization, Laura Cabral

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Rudeness is in the Eye of the Beholder: How Gender Impacts Reactions to Incivility at Work, Sarah Carver

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The Role of Social Disconnection in the Relationship between Perfectionism and Psychological Distress, Samantha Chen

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Not in my Occupation: An Examination of Occupational Identification and Unethical Pro-Organizational Behaviour, Trevor Thomas Coppins

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Characterizing the Familiar-Voice Benefit to Intelligibility, Beatriz Ysabel Domingo

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Development and Validation of a Battery of Emotionally Evocative Film Clips for Use with Young Children, Lindsay Gabel

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Investigating how neural entrainment relates to beat perception by disentangling the stimulus-driven response, Aaron WC Gibbings

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How does the brain represent digits? Investigating the neural correlates of symbolic number representation using fMRI-Adaptation, Celia Goffin

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Exploring the links between Social Anxiety and Depression in the Maintenance of Romantic Relationships, Christian M. Hahn

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Cognitive, Neural, and Educational Contributions to Mathematics Performance: A Closer Look at the Roles of Numerical and Spatial Skills, Zachary C.K. Hawes

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(In)Visible: An Examination of Eating Disorder Detection in Marginalized Women as a Function of Weight Status and Ethnic Group Membership, Margaret Head

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Who Should Defend Victims of Bullying? The Effects of Relative Status on Defender and Victim Outcomes, Kunio Hessel

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The Effect of Perceived Role Suitability on Prestige, Dominance, Performance, and Communication., Lynden Jensen

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Double Jeopardy: What is Mentorship and Diversity-Valuing on Perceived Competence?, T. Eva Kwan

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Using movies to assess cognitive and neural functioning in temporal lobe epilepsy, Daniella Ladowski

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Examining the Self-Schema within a Cognitive Vulnerability-Stress Framework of Mania, Nadia Maiolino

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Interpreting intentions: evidence for cross-language influences in bilinguals, Maziyah Mohamed

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Neural Entrainment Indexes Statistical Learning in Children, Christine Moreau

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Modern Homonegativity and LGBTQ Activism: The Role of Identity and Behaviour in Attitude Formation, Sarah E. Moroz

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Exploring Cognitive Maps through Sketching, Melissa M. Nantais

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The Effects of Linguistic Labels on Object Categorization and Perception, Xuan Pan

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The Impact of Statistical Learning on Language and Social Competency in ASD and ADHD: Divergent Findings, Kaitlyn M.A Parks

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Baseline and Stress-Induced Cognitive Control Deficits and Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in Currently, Remitted, and Never Depressed Individuals, Katerina Rnic

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The Moderating Role of Clique Stratification and Individual Centrality on Clique Socialization of Overt and Relational Aggression, Christopher Sciberas

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How Do Humans Process Magnitudes? An Examination of the Neural and Cognitive Underpinnings of Symbols, Quantities, and Size in Adults and Children, Helen Moriah Sokolowski

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Adaptation to Conflict Frequency: Non-Conflict Learning Is Not the Whole Story, Giacomo Spinelli

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The Role of Cognitive Distortions in the Longitudinal Relationship Between Problematic Drinking and Depressive Symptoms, Monica F. Tomlinson

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Semantic Processing of Nominal Metaphor: Figurative Abstraction and Embodied Simulation, Hamad Al-Azary

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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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The Cognitive Psychology of Humour in Written Puns, James Boylan

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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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Conceptual Representation in Bilinguals: A Feature-Based Approach, Eriko Matsuki

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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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The Effects of Proficiency and Task Context on L2-L1 Noncognate Masked Translation Priming in Chinese-English Bilinguals, Mark J. McPhedran

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

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Understanding and Coping with Possible Depressive Symptoms: An Extension of the Self-Regulation Model, Melissa N. Mohan

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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