John Hyland

John Hyland
Dublin Business School | DBS · Humanities and Social Sciences

BA, MA, PhD

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Introduction
Research Psychologist and Lecturer. Chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Behaviour and complex cognition. Originating in the effects of, and reproduction of, language and sequence, my work has since integrated a number of associated variables such as age-related cognitive decline, electrophysiological activity in behaviour sequencing, and instruction following. Victimisation and associated correlates. Some of my work includes the role of the Dark-triad of personality in bullying victimisation, the role of religiosity as a coping mechanism in victimisation, and victimisation in schools from high poverty (DEIS Band-1) regions. Health promotion and strategy. Some of my other work concerns issues around stress, obesity and health-related quality of life.
Additional affiliations
September 2014 - present
Trinity College Dublin
Position
  • Visiting Research Fellow
January 2010 - present
Dublin Business School
Position
  • Lecturer in Psychology
Education
September 2006 - July 2010
Ulster University
Field of study
  • Psychology
September 2005 - August 2006
University College Dublin
Field of study
  • Cognitive Science

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Publications (38)
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Background: Internationally there is a lack of measurement on the impact of childcare on people who use drugs. Objectives: The aim of this article was to longitudinally measure drug use, familial and social status and criminal involvement between parents and nonparents who use heroin and have children in their care. Methods: From 2003 to 2006,...
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Background Although a widespread issue, research on victimisation among primary school children in high-poverty regions is limited. The aim of this research was to explore victimisation incidence and associated mental health correlates from first-wave data of the ‘Healthy Schools’ programme in a high-poverty urban region. Method The study explor...
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Young offenders are disproportionately represented in Irish prisons, a population with complex needs and highest risk of re-offending. There is limited research regarding young offenders, and none on their subjective experiences. Using a qualitative, semi-structured interview design, 12 young offenders in Mountjoy Prison participated. Interviews we...
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Responding to temporal relational statements that include the original events (e.g., A . . .… B) in a reversed order (e.g., “B after A”) is less accurate and more time-consuming than responding to such statements when they retain the original order of presentation (e.g., “A before B”). The current study assessed whether this effect was limited to t...
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The current mixed-methods study explored differences in Job-Specific Well-being (JSWB) amongst self-employed and directly-employed workers in creative and corporate workplaces. A descriptive, cross-sectional, comparative design with open-ended questions, employing purposive sampling, was used. A self-report, mixed-method, digital questionnaire was...
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The aim of the present study was to explore these challenges in more depth from an international perspective and to share the findings with both practitioners and academics. The objectives were to compare victimisation, depression and body mass index among school children internationally and to share the findings from an Irish context with a view t...
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There is growing attention on cyberbullying from media, schools, parents, researchers and policy makers, though disagreement still exists within the literature on both concept and definition. There is, however, some agreement on its associated features, such as intentional behaviour towards an individual or group. As dependency on the internet and...
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Introducing the work of the Population Health and Research Behaviour Group, Trinity College Dublin with the aim of promoting future research collaborations: : https://youtu.be/8paprJFC7ts
Conference Paper
BACKGROUND: Children’s physical and mental health are ongoing concerns for schools in urban disadvantaged areas. Major problems are childhood obesity and depression, both of which have been seen to increase in recent years. The aim of this study was to provide an analysis of obesity, depression and health related quality of life among urban disadva...
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Emotional Intelligence (EI) is defined as an individual’s ability to direct their thoughts and actions based upon reflection on the feelings and emotions of themselves and others. Previous research has established that EI is associated with workplace performance, as is Mental Toughness (MT) but research on the association between both is limited. T...
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While there is now a well-established international literature on traditional school based bullying, the literature on cyberbullying is showing a steady growth. The aim of this research was to understand the psychological impact of bullying behaviour and the bidirectional relationship between mental health and traditional and cyberbullying. As part...
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Despite the breadth of research examining victimisation and associated mental health outcomes in primary school students, specific focus on children from less affluent, economically disadvantaged regions has been negligible. The aim of the current study was to extend recently published baseline findings on victimisation and mental health correlates...
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Young offenders are disproportionately represented in the Irish prison system and are a population with diverse and complex needs who are at the highest risk of re-offending. There is limited extant research regarding young offenders, and none on the subjective experiences of young offenders in an adult prison. The current study provides an insight...
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Recent research in the field of traditional and cyber bullying has explored the coping strategies employed by victims of bullying (Machmutow et al., 2012) in response to hypothetical scenarios. However, the focus of the current research was to extend this research to examine the actual methods utilised by adolescents. Furthermore, the incidence rat...
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Background: While bullying victimisation research in primary and post-primary schools is plentiful, investigation into victimisation rates and associated correlates within disadvantaged primary schools is negligible. Objectives: The aim of this paper is to present analysis of baseline data from the longitudinal ‘Healthy Schools’ programme. Method:...
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Objectives/purpose: The aim of the current study was to examine the role of the dark triad of personality in cyber and traditional bullying. Design: This research employed both correlational and cross-sectional designs with a sample of Irish adolescents. Background: Previous research has established a large body of evidence with regard to personali...
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The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) is the oldest children’s charity organisation in Ireland, and currently provides 24 hour support and assistance for children. Due to the importance of external social supports and the limited research to date in Ireland, the aim of the present study was to explore the role of the I...
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Objective: Previous research has established a body of knowledge with regard to traditional bullying behaviour, with this knowledge recently expanding to understand and incorporate cyberbullying. However, associated variables such as the darker traits of personality, specifically Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy, have been relatively n...
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For temporal relations, mutually entailed relations are different to those directly trained; we learn that A occurred “before” B and derive that B occurred “after” A. Deriving such relations results in lower accuracy and slower response speeds compared to derived relations identical to those trained. The ability of an individual to derive relations...
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Objective: Previous research has established a body of knowledge with regard to traditional bullying behaviour, with this knowledge recently expanding to understand and incorporate cyberbullying. However, associated variables such as the darker traits of personality, specifically Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy, have been relatively n...
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Objective: Mindfulness meditation has recently become a ‘hot topic’ in the area of psychology. This study sought to extend current knowledge by providing a mixed methods analysis on the influence of mindfulness meditation on attentional ability, perceived stress and emotional acceptance. Methods: Twenty-five participants took part in a three week...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to identify predictors of help-seeking behaviour within an adolescent sample and to identify self-reported barriers towards such behaviour. Method: A sample of 185 (M=93, F=92), 13-17 year old post-primary school students completed a battery of questionnaires measuring mental health knowledge and understanding,...
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Objective: Dublin Business School is currently collaborating with the California-based ‘Heroic Imagination Project’ on a validation study focusing on a mind-set intervention for learners’ motivation and satisfaction. This is aimed at increasing student success, retention and progression. Method: A randomised control pilot study was conducted. Sixt...
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Objective: While the focus on positive mental health in schools has increased, so too has the number of agencies providing services, talks and activities to support mental health promotion. Though there is evidence to suggest that supporting community mental health through schools is beneficial there is little evidence for many of the interventions...
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Order judgements are slower and less accurate when reversed. That is, when participants see two events in a sequence (e.g., circle …square), they are quicker to report Before statements (e.g., “Circle before Square”) than After statements (“Square After Circle”). The current study sought to determine whether a reversal effect would also occur when...
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Objective: The aim of the study was to identify possible predictors of infidelity. The potential role of religiosity as an inhibitor of infidelity was also explored. Method: Participants (N = 110) completed a battery of questionnaires measuring infidelity, attitudes to sexual versus emotional infidelity, conscientiousness, narcissism, religiosity a...
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The current study investigated the relative effects of Before and After relational cues on temporal order judgments. In Experiment 1, participants (N = 20) were exposed to a 5-phase temporal relational responding task. Participants observed a sequence of 2 familiar shapes and then completed either a Before or an After statement to describe the sequ...
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Objective: Organisation-based self-esteem (OBSE) has attracted a great deal of recent research attention. However, such research from an Irish perspective has been neglected to date. The aim of this study was to extend recent research on OBSE by examining its mediating effects on the relationship between work stressors and stress. Specific correlat...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate whether mental imagery would improve free-kick accuracy among a sample of GAA football players. The study also investigated the impact of performance on player’s self-efficacy and sport competition anxiety. Method: Twenty three adult club-level players were recruited for the study. Players were...
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With regard to the area of conceptual combination, previous research has identified several variables that affect people’s interpretation of compound words and the effects of these compounds on reading speeds in contextual settings. However, little research has attempted to understand the effects of meaning retrieval difficulty levels and discursiv...

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Our collaborative team based in the Department of Psychology in Dublin Business School and the Department of Psychology in Maynooth University are interested in understanding the experiences of academic staff in transitioning to an online learning environment during the Covid-19 pandemic. This study will also explore aspects of the life of those working with the Higher Education in Ireland during the pandemic, including mental health, resilience level, concerns around Covid-19, work-life balance, and motivations for work.
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Emergency services personnel experience high levels of stress on a daily basis (Minnie, Goodman and Wallis, 2015). Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is used by the Irish Fire Services to support individuals in managing particularly stressful or traumatic events. The objectives of this research is to investigate stress and anxiety levels among firefighters. Qualitative questions explore Psychological Debriefing/ defusing after a stressful event.
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Emotional Intelligence (EI) is defined as an individual’s ability to direct their thoughts and actions based upon reflection on the feelings and emotions of themselves and others. Previous research has established that EI is associated with workplace performance, as is Mental Toughness (MT) but research on the association between both is limited. The main aim of the current study is to explore the differences in MT between employees of high, average, and low EI.