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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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 Semantic Priming on Lexical Processing, Alexander Taikh

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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