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 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

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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