This thesis examined rape stereotype acceptance and use in England and Wales, viewed through the lens of Social Representations Theory (SRT). Given the high attrition rate and low prosecution rate for rape, the project was a holistic look at stereoty... Read More about Lay, professional, and police rape stereotype acceptance in England and Wales: A holistic, mixed-methods overview of the Criminal Justice System.
A Device for Prehabilitation of Total Knee Replacement Surgery (Slider): Usability Study. (2023)
Rehabilitation, or "prehabilitation," is essential in preparing for and recovering from knee replacement surgery. The recent demand for these services has surpassed available resources, a situation further strained by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has... Read More about A Device for Prehabilitation of Total Knee Replacement Surgery (Slider): Usability Study..
“System change, not climate change”: Effective environmental policies and state repression moderate the relationship between psychological predictors and environmental collective action (2023)
Social psychological research on environmental collective action often overlooks the facilitating or hindering impact of a country's context. Governments' institutional attitudes toward environmental issues may have crucial roles in mobilizing enviro... Read More about “System change, not climate change”: Effective environmental policies and state repression moderate the relationship between psychological predictors and environmental collective action.
A largescale shift towards plant-based diets is considered a critical requirement for tackling ethical, environmental, and global health issues associated with animal food production and consumption. Although previous research has identified psycholo... Read More about Feeling morally troubled about meat, dairy, egg, and fish consumption: Dissonance reduction strategies among different dietary groups..
The role of confidence in knowledge ascriptions: an evidence-seeking approach (2023)
Two methods have been used in the investigation of the stakes-sensitivity of knowledge as it occurs in ordinary language: (a) asking participants about the truth or acceptability of knowledge ascriptions and (b) asking participants how much evidence... Read More about The role of confidence in knowledge ascriptions: an evidence-seeking approach.
There is a tension at the heart of much contemporary work in philosophy of psychology—specifically, within representational theories of mind. On the one hand, the central insight of this tradition is that mental and behavioral processes are understoo... Read More about Correspondence and Construction: The Representational Theory of Mind and Internally Driven Classificatory Schemes.
Previous research has highlighted the importance of attention in the allocation of visual short-term memory (vSTM) resources. However, much of this research examined performance across a single feature dimension (e.g., colour), disregarding the poten... Read More about Multidimensional resource allocation: The role of attentional control in the allocation of visual short-term memory resources.
Emotions shape and enrich our conscious experiences. Despite the interdisciplinary consensus that emotions are fundamental to understanding human behaviour, there are limited investigations into emotion and emotion regulation in the daily lives of no... Read More about Everyday emotion regulation: A mixed-methods investigation into how speech regulates emotion response systems.
This PhD thesis was written as part of a programme of research conducted by the Enable Project into the policing of domestic football events in Sweden. Between 2014 and 2016 Enable had conducted a series of Participant Action Research based observati... Read More about Policing football in Sweden: a Participant Action Research project conducted with the football community.
Interpellation and the Politics of Belonging: A Psychoanalytical Framework (2023)
Interpellation, the production and hailing of subjectivities, is key to poststructuralist international relations (IR) theory and yet with some notable exceptions interpellation/hailing as an analytical concept remains somewhat undertheorized. This p... Read More about Interpellation and the Politics of Belonging: A Psychoanalytical Framework.
We report three experiments designed to reveal the mechanisms that underlie subjective experiences of recognition by examining effects of how those experiences are measured. Prior research has explored the potential influences of collecting metacogni... Read More about Recognition, remember-know, and confidence judgments: no evidence of cross-contamination here!.
A Physical Therapist Who Swears: A Case Series (2023)
Swearing deserves attention in the physical therapy setting due to its potential positive psychological, physiological, and social effects. The purpose of this case series is to describe 2 cases in which a physical therapist swears in the clinical se... Read More about A Physical Therapist Who Swears: A Case Series.
Despite undeniable hardship, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic also saw an outpour of community solidarity and mutual aid towards those in need. This study explored why people participated in mutual aid during the pandemic as well as the factors tha... Read More about ‘All together now’: Facilitators and barriers to engagement in mutual aid during the first UK COVID-19 lockdown.
Primary stressors are direct outcomes of extreme events (e.g., viruses, floodwater) whereas secondary stressors stem from pre-disaster life circumstances and societal arrangements (e.g., illness, problematic pre-disaster policies) or from inefficient... Read More about The effects of secondary stressors, social identity, and social support on perceived stress and resilience: Findings from the COVID-19 pandemic.
OBJECTIVE: Vaccines are an effective means to reduce the spread of diseases, but they are sometimes met with hesitancy that needs to be understood. METHOD: In this study, we analyzed data from a large, cross-country survey conducted between June a... Read More about Mediation Analysis of Conspiratorial Thinking and Anti-Expert Sentiments on Vaccine Willingness.
This paper draws on qualitative survey and interview data with 72 participants focusing on feminine body and beauty work practices in the UK’s first Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ in 2020. The data suggest that the affective dimensions of beauty were intensifie... Read More about From aesthetic labour to affective labour: feminine beauty and body work as self-care in UK 'lockdown'.
The role of sibling aggression during childhood in decision-making during adulthood (2023)
Research shows sibling relationships can influence cognitive development, specifically in terms of high-order processes involved in social functioning. These high-order processes take place in the human prefrontal cortex. While prefrontal connectivit... Read More about The role of sibling aggression during childhood in decision-making during adulthood.
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