Tanya Machin

Tanya Machin
University of Southern Queensland  · Department of Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Significance Communicating in ways that motivate engagement in social distancing remains a critical global public health priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study tested motivational qualities of messages about social distancing (those that promoted choice and agency vs. those that were forceful and shaming) in 25,718 people in 89 countries...
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This introductory chapter focuses on the rising influence and importance of social media both within academic research and everyday contexts. The chapter reflects on this intersection with individual lives, providing the context for the primary focus on the edited collection on the meanings and impacts of social media within individual developmenta...
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In this digital age, with access and use of technology constantly on the rise, young children now have more access to the internet and various technologies than ever before. Previous research suggests negative effects of technology use on child development, health and behaviour, which has led to recommendations to limit young children’s technology...
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This final chapter of the edited collection seeks to draw together and reflect on the key themes that have been highlighted by the individual chapter authors. The chapters overall highlight the nuanced ways that individuals and groups engage with technology across the lifespan. Overall, three key themes are highlighted for discussion. The first ref...
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Facebook has become an important part of building and maintaining relationships and an increasingly integral part of our lives at all developmental stages. Using Facebook to connect with friends and family can provide greater perceptions of social support, providing a buffer between life stress and physical and mental health outcomes. It has been h...
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Despite psychology being one of the most popular undergraduate programs, students often report not knowing how training in psychology relates to careers. With chapters written by experts across Australia, this book explores just some of the many ways that students can apply their training in psychological science across a variety of careers and sec...
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To accurately assess children’s emotional and behavioral distress via self-report, we must design instruments that are meaningful to them. This study was an essential first step in co-designing digitally animated assessment items for a new self-reported screening instrument for children: “name Blinded for Review”. Twenty children aged five to 11 ye...
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BACKGROUND Internet trolling (i.e., “trolling”) is an intentional, disruptive antisocial online behaviour, where an individual posts provocative and inflammatory content intended to distress and provoke their targets. Unique characteristics of trolling, such as meaningless disruption, distinguish the behaviour from cyberbullying. To understand why...
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A growing body of literature critical of ethics review boards has drawn attention to the processes used to determine the ethical merit of research. Citing criticism on the bureaucratic nature of ethics review processes, this literature provides a useful provocation for (re)considering how the ethics review might be enacted. Much of this criticism f...
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For families with limited opportunities for face-to-face interaction, social media can be a vital communication medium to help shape the family identity, maintain bonds, and accomplish shared tasks. This mixed-methods systematic review of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method empirical studies published between 1997 and 2019, uses a convergen...
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Rapport is a critical part of the counselling process, however most existing research has examined rapport in a face-to-face context. The aim of this study was to better understand the cues and strategies counsellors used to build rapport over the telephone. We interviewed nine counsellors with a range of qualifications and telephone counselling ex...
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The Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) reached full national implementation in July 2019. It supports Australians with disabilities via individualized funding packages for disability-specific services and assistive technology. This systematic review of literature presents research describing the experiences of parents of childre...
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The scholarship attending doctoral study and supervision is growing rapidly, yet in many ways successful approaches to traversing the doctorate remain idiosyncratic, even mysterious. Accordingly, it is timely to situate the terrain occupied by that scholarship, and to identify the accompanying issues and proposed strategies for engaging with those...
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Completing a doctorate is both a challenging and rewarding experience. However, the underlying solitary nature and structure of this particular degree brings with it distinct challenges with social isolation identified as a major contributing factor of compromised psychological and physical health. The issue of social support during the doctoral jo...
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The rise of social networking sites have provided a new avenue for interpersonal communication. Facebook, as the largest social networking site targeted at providing access to interpersonal social networks, has been found to be a source of social support. Facebook-based social support has been found to be beneficial across a number of health outcom...
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With a rapidly growing global population of just over two billion users, Facebook has changed the way many people engage with each other. Whilst the autism community—autistic people, their families and carers, and their broader support network—are represented in this population there is limited research about how or why this community intends to us...
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This book explores the multiple ways in which doctoral programs are traversed by students, supervisors and administrators. Rather than proposing a single, homogeneous approach as the most effective form of doctoral education, the editors and contributors focus on the diversity of global approaches to the doctorate, including doctoral experiences fr...
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In this chapter, Brownlow et al. seek to explore the positioning of individuals with autism within clinical consultation sessions. They draw upon the previous work of Edley (Discourse as data: A guide for analysis. Sage, 2001) in applying the principles of critical discursive psychology to a section of data drawn from a clinical consultation sessio...
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Psychology is a discipline which has high ethical standards required for research. APAC requirements state that all Honours students " should be given sufficient grounding in relevant…research ethics ". However, from the APAC documentation, it is ambiguous as to what constitutes, and therefore what would be acceptable evidence of, sufficient ground...
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The aim of the study was to extend previous research on feedback giving behaviour by investigating whether (a) recalling a previous experience of social inclusion or exclusion prior to providing performance feedback to a likeable or less likeable feedback recipient impacts on anonymous performance evaluations, and (b) people experience a change in...
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The Internet has extended the opportunity for researchers to investigate human actions and interactions. This study aims to critically examine the various ways that ethical considerations associated with Internet-Mediated Research (IMR) are constructed as a social reality by Australian Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and the implications for...

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In the current study, we seek to explore social media use during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, we are interested in predictors of social media use, including personality traits, empathy, loneliness, copying styles, depression, stress, and anxiety, need to belong, and fear of COVID-19. To explore social media use, we apply a range of measures assessing social media needs, frequency of social media use, and problematic social media use (i.e., antisocial behaviour online). Finally, we will collect narrative information from participants regarding their use of social media during this time.