Donald W Hine

Donald W Hine
University of Canterbury | UC · School of Psychology Speech and Hearing

PhD (University of Victoria)

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Widespread tropical deforestation and biodiversity loss in Southeast Asia due to the oil palm industry can be addressed by encouraging consumers to purchase sustainable palm oil (SPO). An online experiment was conducted to assess whether addressing barriers relating to education, motivation and product availability would increase purchasing of SPO....
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Livestock production systems are associated with climate change, land degradation, and animal welfare concerns, while overconsumption of animal-sourced foods is a major driver of human disease. Thus, shifting towards plant-rich diets is expected to deliver benefits for human health, the environment, and animal welfare. Nevertheless, diets high in a...
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Palm oil is relatively inexpensive, versatile, and popular, generating great economic value for Southeast Asian countries. However, the growing demand for palm oil is leading to deforestation and biodiversity loss. The current study is the first to employ a capability-opportunity-motivation (COM-B) framework in green consumerism, to determine which...
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Does the "ideal" organization exist? Or do different workplace attributes attract different people? And if so, what attributes attract what types of employees? This study combines person-organization fit theory and a policy capturing methodology to determine (a) which attributes are the strongest predictors of perceived organization attractiveness...
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This meta-analysis investigated relationships between self-compassion and 1) physical health and 2) health-promoting behaviour in a large pooled sample (N = 29,588) sourced from 94 peer-reviewed articles. As hypothesised, omnibus analyses revealed positive associations between self-compassion and both physical health (r = .18) and health behaviour...
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Peri-urban populations are diverse, with residents possessing a broad range of values, knowledge and skills related to managing invasive pests. In this article, we employed the COM-B behavior change model and audience segmentation analysis to identify the main barriers that prevent Gold Coast peri-urban residents from reporting wild dog impacts to...
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The current study assessed whether high green-person-organization fit (GPO; the extent to which an organization’s commitment to pro-environmental outcomes is congruent with its employees’ environmental values) predicts employees’ intrinsic need satisfaction and engagement in the workplace. The sample consisted of 818 full-time Australian workers, w...
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Guided by self-determination theory, we investigated the potential impact of work climate on employee motivation, and pro-environmental behavior (PEB) inside and outside of the workplace. We found that in workplaces with stronger pro-environmental climates and at least moderate levels of autonomy support, employees reported higher levels of autonom...
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For free-roaming cat management to be effective, people—including land managers, conservationists, cat lovers and the general public—need to be sufficiently empowered and motivated to accept and implement management actions. Research in the social and behavioural sciences has shown that engaging everyone and gaining consensus can be incredibly chal...
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Invasive mammals threaten agriculture, biodiversity, and community health. Yet many landholders fail to engage in control activities recommended by experts. We surveyed a representative sample of 731 Western Australian rural landholders. The survey assessed landholders’ participation in a range of activities to control invasive mammals, as well as...
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This study investigated how projected electricity prices and personal values influence public support for a 50% renewable energy target (RET) in Australia. In an online experiment, 404 participants rated their support for a 50% RET across eight projected increases in their quarterly power bills. Multi-level modelling indicated that: (1) support for...
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Invasive species are among the greatest challenges to environmental sustainability and agricultural productivity in the world. One of the most promising approaches to managing invasive species is voluntary citizen stewardship. However, in order for control measures to be effective, private citizens often need to make sustained and sometimes burdens...
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In this guide, we provide a systematic approach for developing new behaviour change strategies. This approach is based on four guiding principles: 1. Focus on human behaviour. 2. Know your audience. 3. Match your interventions to the primary causes of behaviour. 4. Apply science-based evaluation. This guide is for practitioners who are develop...
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The rapid expansion of coal seam gas (CSG) extraction across Australia has polarized public opinion about the risks, benefits, and the future of the industry. We conducted a randomized controlled experiment to assess the impact of CSG messaging on opposition to the CSG industry. Residents of a major Australian city (N = 549), aged between 21 and 87...
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Using national Australian samples collected in 2011 (n = 1927) and 2016 (n = 2503), we identified six Australian household segments which we labelled Alarmed, Concerned, Cautious, Disengaged, Doubtful and Dismissive. Between the two periods, we found the proportion of households in the Alarmed and Concerned segments was stable; however there was a...
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Australia has many environmental regulations intended to alter the behaviour of rural landholders. One key issue relates to managing invasive plants and animals, where effective action requires sustained (and largely voluntary) action and sustained investment. Eliciting high levels of compliance is a difficult problem, because different landholders...
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Human Dimensions of Wildlife (2018), Vol 23, Issue 1, pp 39-53. Wild dogs contribute to a range of negative impacts in Australian peri-urban regions. We identified and prioritized 13 behaviors that peri-urban residents could engage in to reduce the impacts of wild dogs in their communities. Key-informant interviews and stakeholder focus groups wer...
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Management of the domestic cat (Felis catus) relies on community members adopting appropriate management practices toward both companion and unowned (stray, free-living) animals. Getting people to change their behavior and sustain these changes over time can be a challenging process. To date, very few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of int...
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Communication with farmers about climate change has proven to be difficult, with relatively low acceptance of anthropogenic climate change or the idea that climate change will negatively affect agriculture. Many farmers have been impervious to climate change communications because of the nature of farming, their worldviews, and the controversies ab...
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This study examined whether self-compassion may regulate the effects of implicit cognitions (automatic and preconscious responses) on the subjective well-being of Australian adults (N = 132). As hypothesized, self-compassion moderated the predictive effects of 2 implicit cognitions (positive attention bias and implicit self-esteem) on 2 indicators...
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Motivation plays a powerful role in guiding human decision-making and behaviour, including adaptation to climate change. This study aimed to determine whether community-based governance would increase behavioural support, in the form of donation behaviour, for a climate change adaptation trust fund. A sample of 548 Australians was randomly assigned...
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Again and again we hear that many of the problems associated with invasive animal management are really problems of human behaviour. Whatever toxins, guns, or other technologies are used to control pest animals, we still need people to lay the bait, pull the trigger or install the ejector. Sometimes they do. Often they don’t. We conducted a random...
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Wild dogs contribute to a range of negative economic, environmental, social-psychological and public health impacts in Australian peri-urban regions. There are limited conventional control options in these environments. A behaviour change project has been undertaken in the Gold Coast area to promote community participation in peri-urban wild dog ma...
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The experience of environmental stress and attitudes towards climate change was explored for 1226 students at the University of the South Pacific, the foremost tertiary institution serving the independent nations of the Pacific. Students sourced information regarding climate change from media including television, radio, and newspapers; the communi...
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This meta-analysis examined the strength of association between upward counterfactual thinking and depressive symptoms. Forty-two effect sizes from a pooled sample of 13,168 respondents produced a weighted average effect size of r = 0.26, p < 0.001. Moderator analyses using an expanded set of 96 effect sizes indicated that upward counterfactuals an...
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Scientists and policy makers face significant challenges when attempting to engage the public about climate change. An important first step is to understand the number and nature of the audiences one plans to target—a process known as audience segmentation. Segmentation involves identifying, within an audience or target population, homogenous subgr...
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Motivation plays a powerful role in guiding human decision-making and behaviour, including adaptation to climate change. This study aimed to determine whether community-based governance would increase behavioural support, in the form of donation behaviour, for a climate change adaptation trust fund. A sample of 548 Australians were randomly assigne...
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An impressive set of technologies and best practices for managing wild dogs currently exist. These solutions will have limited success unless the community is sufficiently motivated and empowered to adopt new behaviours and approaches. Changing behaviour and sustaining these changes over time is a difficult process. Contributing to the behaviour ch...
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Human dimensions research can contribute to a better understanding of complex pest and land management issues which can lead to more effective management and reduce negative impacts of pest species. Community-based social marketing (CBSM) is a behaviour change approach being used to address a range of natural resource management and pest/invasive s...
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The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a Chinese-Mandarin version of the revised new ecological paradigm (NEP-R) scale. In a sample of 515 Mandarin-speaking Chinese nationals, we first assessed the factor structure and internal consistency of the NEP-R and assessed its validity by examining associations with global warming risk perce...
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In this study we employed the Extended Parallel Process Model of risk communication to investigate the effectiveness of combining threat and efficacy messages to increase public engagement with climate change. A total of 515 Mandarin-speaking residents of Beijing, China were randomly assigned to view one of two climate change messages sourced from...
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A sample of 1226 students at the University of the South Pacific, the premier tertiary institution in the Pacific Islands, answered a range of questions intended to understand future island decision-makers’ attitudes towards Nature and concern about climate change. Questions asking about church attendance show that the vast majority of participants...
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Surveys are becoming an increasingly popular research tool in environmental psychology. This chapter provides a practical step-by-step guide for designing and administering surveys, highlighting best practice and potential pitfalls associated with item development, response scales, sampling, and various modes of administration. General advice about...
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This chapter introduces two advanced multivariate statistical procedures that are becoming increasingly influential in environment-behavior research: multi-level modeling and structural equation modeling. The chapter provides an overview of fundamental concepts, and describes common types of research questions that can be addressed using each proce...
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Many people perceive climate change as psychologically distant-a set of uncertain events that might occur far in the future, impacting distant places and affecting people dissimilar to themselves. In this study, we employed construal level theory to investigate whether a climate change communication intervention could increase public engagement by...
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This meta-analysis examined whether tendencies to use reflective and intuitive thinking styles predicted decision performance (normatively correct responding) and decision experience (e.g., speed, enjoyment) on a range of decision-making tasks. A pooled sample of 17,704 participants (Mage = 25 years) from 89 samples produced small but significant w...
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Objective: The Awareness of Social Inference Test (TASIT) is an ecologically valid test of complex social perception. Despite its utility for detecting social perception deficits in clinical groups, its lengthy administration time has limited its routine use in clinical practice. This paper describes the development and validation of a shortened v...
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Objective: Dual-process models of cognitive vulnerability to depression suggest that some individuals possess discrepant implicit and explicit self-views, such as high explicit and low implicit self-esteem (fragile self-esteem) or low explicit and high implicit self-esteem (damaged self-esteem). This study investigated whether individuals with disc...
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How to use behavioural science to increase participation in wild dog management in peri-urban and rural landscapes P M Please1,3, P Skoien2, K Phillips1 & D W Hine1 1Invasive Animals CRC, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, 2351 and 3Griffith University, Kessels Road, Brisbane QLD 4111. E: pplease@une.edu.au 2Department of Agriculture and...
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Free-roaming domestic cats, Felis catus, are a major public nuisance in neighbourhoods across the world, and have been linked to biodiversity loss and a host of community health problems. Owners who let their cats roam, also place their cats at risk of serious injury. One management strategy that is gaining considerable support involves encouraging...
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Invasive species in Australia have economic, environmental and agricultural impacts. Invasive species take hold in landscapes that are segmented by land tenure boundaries, suffer fragmented governance and short-term planning cycles. Management and control approaches are informed by technical expertise in species ecology, however successful implemen...
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We investigated the association between cultural worldviews and climate change risk perceptions, support for climate friendly policies and climate change mitigation behaviours in a large Chinese sample. Items from Dake's cultural theory scales and Kahan's cultural cognition scale were presented to a Qualtrics online panel consisting of 515 Mandarin...
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Background and aims: The Awareness of Social Inference Test (TASIT) is an ecologically valid and reliable tool that assesses higher-level social perception deficits. While Part 1 assesses emotion recognition, Parts 2 and 3 assess the ability to detect literal (sincerity and lies) and non-literal (sarcasm) conversational remarks, as well as the abil...
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This paper argues the case for a new approach to the stewardship of land resources that uses behavioural science theory to support the design and application of policies that facilitate changes in behaviour by those who develop policy and the farmers who implement it. Current approaches have: focused on legally-based expert system; and have been de...
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Purpose – There is a vast array of literature which investigates the concept and impact of workplace incivility. Evidence suggests that compared to male employees, female employees tend to experience and put up more with workplace incivility. However, there is limited research on how this affects female employee’s willingness to complete work-relat...
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This study examined the magnitude of the associations between four worldview dimensions based on Douglas and Wildavsky’s (1982) cultural theory of risk (egalitarianism, individualism, hierarchism and fatalism) and environmental risk perceptions. A meta-analysis of 67 effect sizes from a pooled sample of 15,660 respondents revealed that individuals...
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Genetic and environmental contributions to preferences for rational and experiential thinking were examined in 100 pairs of monozygotic and 73 pairs of same-sex dizygotic Australian twins. Univariate analyses for experiential thinking and working memory capacity (WMC) revealed genetic effects accounted for 44% and 39% of the variability respectivel...
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.. Objective Dual-process models of cognitive vulnerability to depression suggest that some individuals possess discrepant implicit and explicit self-views, such as high explicit and low implicit self-esteem (fragile self-esteem) or low explicit and high implicit self-esteem (damaged self-esteem). This study investigated whether individuals with di...
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This study applied the affect heuristic model to investigate key psychological factors (affective associations, perceived benefits and costs of wood heating) contributing to public support for three distinct types of wood smoke mitigation policies: education, incentives, and regulation. The sample comprised 265 residents of Armidale, an Australian...
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The present study identified psychological well-being profiles in a sample of Australian university students (N = 207, Mean age = 30.16 years; SD = 11.90). Respondents completed two measures: Ryff’s (1989) Psychological Well-Being (PWB) scale and Lovinbond and Lovinbond’s (2002) Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales-21 (DASS-21) assessing their lev...
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Engaging the public about mitigating or adapting to climate change threats poses significant challenges for scientists, policy makers, and others responsible for developing communication strategies. In response to these challenges, interest is growing in audience segmentation as a possible strategy to develop more effective communications that are...
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DEEP FRAMING VERSUS SOCIAL MARKETING: ELICITING LONG-TERM, MEANINGFUL BEHAVIOUR CHANGE IN COMMUNITY-ENGAGED INVASIVE ANIMAL MANAGEMENT Patty Please1 and Donald W. Hine2 1 IA CRC Program 4, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, 2350 - based at Griffith University – Nathan Campus, Nathan, Qld 4111 2 IA CRC Program 4 – Team Leader Project 4E2,...
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Previous research has found Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms in combat veterans to be associated with impaired psychological functioning in their partners. However, little is known about possible mediators of this association. The present study investigated the mediational properties of six dimensions of the revised Partners of Veteran...
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This study investigated whether working memory capacity (WMC) moderated the relationship between physiological arousal and sexual decision making. A total of 59 men viewed 20 consensual and 20 non-consensual images of heterosexual interaction while their physiological arousal levels were recorded using skin conductance response. Participants also c...
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Dual-process models of cognitive vulnerability to depression propose that implicit (automatic) and explicit (effortful) processes are involved in depression. The current study investigated the underlying structure of four implicit and four explicit cognitive biases associated with depression in an undergraduate sample (N = 355). An exploratory prin...
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Background: The Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire (MSWDQ) is a recently developed, internally consistent and valid 50-item measure of self-reported workplace difficulties in pwMS. Objective: In this study, the second-order factor structure of the MSWDQ was assessed, with the aim of developing a short version of the scale. Metho...
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Self-help strategies offer a promising way to address problems with access to and stigma associated with face-to-face drug and alcohol treatment, and the Internet provides an excellent delivery mode for such strategies. To date, no study has tested the effectiveness of a fully self-guided web-based treatment for cannabis use and related problems. T...
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Although wood smoke pollution has been linked to health problems, wood burning remains a popular form of domestic heating in many countries across the world. In this paper, we describe the rhetoric of resistance to wood heater regulation amongst citizens in the regional Australian town of Armidale, where wood smoke levels regularly exceed national...
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This research aimed to provide practical information about how to design communications on climate change adaptation and target these to the Australian population. This was achieved by: (1) identifying and increasing awareness of different climate change audiences in Australia, and (2) evaluating how each audience responds to different types of cli...
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Dual-process cognitive profiles associated with depression were identified in an undergraduate sample ( N = 306) and dysphoric sub-sample ( n = 57). Two Latent Profile Analyses (LPAs) were conducted on four implicit and four explicit cognitions associated with depression (self-esteem, negative memory, positive memory and dysfunctional beliefs). The...
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Wood smoke pollution is a serious health issue. Winter levels of air pollution in Armidale regularly exceed the national standard for airborne particulate matter (PM 2.5). Most of these winter emissions come from wood burning heaters, the main source of heat for about one third of all households in the city. A community-based social marketing (CBSM...
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This study of adults (n = 269) and adolescents (n = 308) applied latent profile analysis to preference for rational and/or experiential cognition, coupled with working memory capacity (WMC). A 4-profile solution comprising rationally dominant, experientially dominant, dual preference, and disengaged groups was retained for both adult and adolescent...
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Objective: Stress, psychological distress and fatigue are frequently co-morbid experiences, but the nature of any temporal and/or causal relationships is unclear. This study examined possible mediators and moderators of the stress/psychological distress – fatigue relationship in a non-clinical sample. Methods: A questionnaire assessed stress (i.e.,...
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This study examined the role of outcome expectancies in explaining sex differences in adolescents' inclination to engage in acts of aggression. Using a sample of Australian adolescents, 2 scales were developed to measure outcome expectancies of direct and indirect aggression. The data were used in subsequent mediation analyses. Sex differences in d...
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A better understanding of the workplace difficulties experienced by people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) may be critical to developing appropriate vocational and rehabilitative programs. We aimed to assess the factor structure, internal consistency and validity of the new Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire (MSWDQ). Work difficulty...
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This study describes a field experiment assessing the effectiveness of education and technological innovation in reducing air pollution generated by domestic wood heaters. Two-hundred and twenty four households from a small regional center in Australia were randomly assigned to one of four experimental conditions: (1) Education only e households re...
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Human decision-making is thought to involve the interplay of two distinct information processing systems: a rational (logical) system and an experiential (intuitive) system (Epstein, 1994). Moreover, the ability to engage in rational processing is believed to be constrained by working memory capacity (WMC) (Feldman Barrett, Tugade, & Engle, 2004)....
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Ability and trait emotional intelligence may be complimentary dimensions of adaptive emotional functioning. Some previous research links both low ability and low trait emotional intelligence with more alcohol problems. A dimensional model of adaptive emotional functioning proposes that higher levels of ability emotional intelligence may predispose...
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This study adopted a dual process perspective to investigate the relative contributions of implicit and explicit cognitions to predicting binge drinking in adolescents and adults. Two hundred and seventy-two participants (136 teen-parent pairs) completed measures of alcohol memory associations (reflecting implicit cognition), expectancies about pot...
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To illustrate how limitations in the cannabis literature undermine our ability to understand cannabis-related harms and problems experienced by users and identify users at increased risk of experiencing adverse outcomes of use. Limitations have been organized into three overarching themes. The first relates to the classification systems employed by...
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This study examined the effect of an expressive-writing paradigm intervention designed to increase emotional self-efficacy in employees. Participants in the intervention condition with lower pre-test self-efficacy scores showed significant increases in self-efficacy. Further, participants in the writing intervention condition showed increased emoti...
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Objective: Anxiety, depression and fatigue are frequently co-morbid disorders that are often related to poor sleep quality, although the nature of these associations is not well understood. In this study we examined mediation and moderation between anxiety, depression, poor sleep quality and subjective fatigue. Methods: A short survey assessing anx...