Patricia Frazer

Patricia Frazer

PhD Behavioural Analysis

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Introduction
I am an experienced teacher with research interest in: behaviours with potential to influence climate change, mental health (and related stigma), music, and many other areas. I use both qualitative and quantitative research methods and have a developing interest in data science and the R and python programming languages Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=tdjdxCkAAAAJ&hl=en
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January 2011 - January 2016
Dublin Business School
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  • Lecturer

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Publications (16)
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A field experiment explored the effect of feedback and goal-setting interventions on residential electricity use in households in Northern Ireland. Alternating orders of presentation of feedback and no feedback conditions were used to explore the longer-term effect of feedback on conservation performance. Group 1 received 5 months of feedback follo...
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Objective. Research on disgust, to date, has focused on general sensitivity. This experiment looks at disgust specific to eating crickets, how it can be reduced, whether there are differences with gender and whether age correlate with that disgust. Methods. A convenience sample of 352 participants completed an online questionnaire, were randomly a...
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Pairing modern day technology with Azjen’s popular Theory of Planned Behaviour, the objectives were to i) determine whether a mobile connected activity-tracking device could change physical activity (PA) health behaviour, ii) test whether the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) could predict participation in physical activity, measured by mobile tech...
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Introduction This study seeks to explore the ways in which sex workers understand their experiences of working under sex work legislation in the Republic of Ireland, including laws that criminalise the purchase of sexual services. Participants reflected on their experiences of working in Ireland both and after the passing of [the] Criminal Law (Sex...
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Introduction This study seeks to explore the ways in which sex workers understand their experiences of working under sex work legislation in the Republic of Ireland, including laws that criminalise the purchase of sexual services. Participants reflected on their experiences of working in Ireland both and after the passing of [the] Criminal Law (Sex...
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Purpose The prevalence of mental health (MH) issues amongst post-secondary students is on the rise. This study aims to assess if a student’s mental well-being (MWB) is impacted by a range of predictors such as gender, education level, mental health literacy (MHL) and the post-secondary campus climate. Design/methodology/approach A correlational, c...
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Abstract Objectives: Both other and self stigma have important influences on the identity and well being of people who have experienced psychosis. Previous literature provides conflicting views on whether biogenetic explanations of psychosis increase, decrease or have no effect on negative attitudes. Our goal was to add to the body of experimental...
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Abstract: Objectives: To explore the influence of music on identity formation, the relationship between adolescent music preference and adult self-esteem was examined. The effect of musical mode on mood was also investigated with the use of original musical compositions. Design: Split into two sections, the current research mixed a correlational w...
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Objectives: To explore the range of meanings attached to the term ‘mental illness’ for those who have direct personal experience of mental health difficulties. Although mental health researchers and professionals struggle to define the concept of mental illness, the term is still widely used. While researchers engage in debate around these issues,...
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Objective: Although recent research has provided much insight regarding youth cyber activities, the risks young people encounter online, and the coping strategies they use, much of the research to date has focused primarily on adolescents. Therefore, the current exploratory study was undertaken so as to better understand these issues among Irish pr...
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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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Many initiatives intended to reduce the stigma experienced by individuals with mental health difficulties focus on promoting the view that these difficulties have predominantly biological and genetic causes, and emphasise their similarity to physical illnesses. The assumption that this approach will lead to reduced stigma due to reduced perception of blame has often gone untested, however several intriguing correlational and experimental findings have suggested that exposure to biomedical and genetic explanations for mental illness can in fact lead to increased stigma. Our goal is to verify these findings experimentally, and to explore the effects of providing psycho-social and mixed biomedical-psycho-social explanations of mental health difficulties.