Caroline Harvey

Caroline Harvey
University of Derby · Department of Psychology

PhD in Psychology

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September 2012 - December 2015
University of Derby
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  • Lecturer in Psychology

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Publications (14)
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There has been an absence of consideration regarding measurement invariance across males and females in the widely available Dark Tetrad (DT) scales which measure psychopathy, Machiavellianism, narcissism and everyday sadism. This has resulted in criticisms of the measures, suggesting that the assessed constructs are not wholly relatable between th...
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There is growing interest in nature connectedness and its benefits to people, and more recently to parents and their children. However, very little research exists that investigates the abilities parents have to engage their children in nature-related activities – parental self-efficacy. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to design, develop a...
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This paper uses ethnography to explore young people’s engagement with a UK based intervention designed to promote a meaningful connection to locally accessible urban nature. During the intervention seven young people (aged between 11 and 12 years old) from a socially disadvantaged area, took part in three two-hour sessions held in a patch of urban...
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Theories such as the psychodynamic functions hypothesis, attribution theory, and the just world theory have been used to explain different types of supernatural belief. This study aims to examine “dark” personality traits and how they link to different beliefs using the Dark Tetrad. The Dark Tetrad” comprises narcissism, Machiavellianism, psychopat...
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Many students struggle with group-based assessments. The pedagogic approach of the 'compassionate micro skills of communication' (CMSC) aims to equip students with the skills necessary to work effectively in group settings. To this end, students studying on a core psychology module involving group-work, received structured CMSC learning in seminars...
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This research identifies themes emerging from a children’s writing task, where they wrote about good things they noticed in nature over a five day period. Eighty four children aged nine to eleven participated, resulting in 847 written statements. Content analysis using an emergent coding approach identified ten themes, with “Active Animals” being t...
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This article uses ethnography to explore young people’s engagement with an intervention run by Feral Spaces, which was designed to promote a meaningful connection to a disused space. Over the course of 3 sessions, each lasting 2 hours, 7 young people aged between 11 and 12 years old took part in a range of den-building activities in a semi-wild are...
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Spending time outdoors has been shown to increase people's sense of connection to nature and is beneficial for health and wellbeing in both adults and children. Play Wild is an initiative aimed at providing families with young children from socioeconomically deprived areas with the opportunity to take part in activities outdoors. Participants had t...
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Connecting with nature should be part of every child’s life as it has the potential to aid nature’s revival while benefiting the child. To embed nature connection within our social norms, there is a need to be able to understand the benefits and set targets for levels of nature connection. This report presents findings on the impact of connection...
Technical Report
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Connecting with nature should be part of every child’s life as it has the potential to aid nature’s revival while benefiting the child. To embed nature connection within our social norms, there is a need to be able to understand the benefits and set targets for levels of nature connection. This report presents findings on the impact of connection...
Technical Report
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Connecting with nature should be part of every child’s life as it has the potential to aid nature’s revival while benefiting the child. To embed nature connection within our social norms, there is a need to be able to understand the benefits and set targets for levels of nature connection. This report presents findings on the impact of connection...
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The factor structures of Zuckerman's sensation seeking scale Form V (SSSV) [Zuckerman, M., Eysenck, S. & Eysenck, H. J. (1978). Sensation seeking in England and America: cross-cultural, age and sex comparisons. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 46(1), 139–149 revised, Zuckerman, M. (1994). Behavioural Expressions and Biosocial Bases of...

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Projects (4)
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Exploring the pathways to nature in young people: two projects 1. mixed methods with 18-25 year olds (survey and interviews) 2. mixed methods with 11-16 year olds who have attended a residential outdoor activity experience
Archived project
Evaluating the impact of short nature based sessions for families with pre-schoolers.
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Examining how people connect with nature and the affective, educational, and wellbeing consequences of doing so.