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Researcher: Davidson, JA (Dr John Davidson)

Fields of Research

Social psychology
Applied and developmental psychology
Personality and individual differences
Sensory processes, perception and performance
Psychology of ageing
Health psychology
Mental health services
Educational technology and computing
Health services and systems
Urban geography
Psychological methodology, design and analysis
Educational psychology

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in human society
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Mental health
Other health
Other culture and society
Ability and disability
Communication
Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
Religion
Other education and training
Gender aspects in education

Career Best Publications

A Conflict Resolution Model; Theory into Practice
Dream imagery and emotion; Dreaming
Resilience in response to life stress: the effects of coping style and cognitive hardiness; Personality and Individual Differences
Shame-proneness and achievement behaviour; Personality and Individual Differences
Trust and Power as Determinants of Conflict Resolution Strategy and Outcome Satisfaction; Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology

Research Publications

A comparison of patient clinical and social outcomes before and after the introduction of an extended-hours community mental health team; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
A comparison of sociometric categorisation schemes; 1st Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
A Conflict Resolution Model; Theory into Practice
A paper and pencil test for the assessment of PET communication skills; 3rd Australasian Psychology of Relationships Conference
A paper and pencil test for the assessment of PET skills; 3rd Annual Conference of the APS Psychology of Relationships Interest Group
A Project Hahn empirical replication study; Australian Journal of Outdoor Education
Age-related variations and sex differences in gender cleavage during middle childhood; Personal Relationships
An evaluation of a cognitive model for enhancing couple relationships; 1st Australasian Psychology of Relationships Conference
An evaluation of a conflict resolution model; 31st Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Automaticity in fast lexical decision sequential effects: much like telling left from right; Psychological Research
Balancing hospital and community treatment: effectiveness of an extended-hours community mental health team in a semi-rural region of Australia; Australian Journal of Rural Health
Bridging the Gap Between the Practical and the Theoretical: An Evaluation of a Conflict Resolutiom Model; Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
Concurrence between subject and proxy ratings of quality of life for people with and without intellectual disabilities; Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability
Conflict resolution styles of psychology students; 35th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Conflict resolution training within a school setting; The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist
Contextualising imagery in dreams following a September 11 video from television news; Australian Psychologist
Cracking the code of healthy relationships: Parent Effectiveness Training (PET) as a valuable resource for communities; 6th Annual Conference of the APS Psychology of Relationships Interest Group
Development and validation of a roster based sociometric categorisation scheme; The 30th Annual Australian Psychological Society Conference
Does the daily choice making of adults with intellectual disability meet the normalisation principle?; Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability
Dream imagery and emotion; Dreaming
Effect of an extended-hours community mental health team on family caregiving in a semi-rural region of Australia; Australian Journal of Rural Health
Effects of brief training in cooperation and problem solving on success in conflict resolution; 34th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Effects of brief training in cooperation and problem-solving on success in conflict resolution; Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
Effects of participant training and mediation on success in conflict resolution; 35th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Emotional skills and stress: Parents' stress reduction following PET training in empathic listening, non-antagonistic assertiveness and family conflict resolution; 37th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Engagement with Beauty: Appreciating natural, artistic, and moral beauty; The Journal of Psychology
Exploratory Factor Analysis of Hartmann's Scale for Central Imagery and Its Relationship to Dreamer Emotion; Dreaming
Factors affecting the acquisition of skills in PET (Parent Effectiveness Training): Language, gender and education; 4th Annual Conference of the APS on the Psychology of Relationships Interest Group
Factors affecting the acquisition of skills in PET (Parent Effectiveness Training): Language, gender and education; 4Relationship Transition
Functions of dreaming, why dreams are so readily forgotten, and relationships between dreams and waking life
Gender and Developmental Effects in Measures of Children's Sociometric Status; International School Psychology XXth Annual Colloquium
Helping families cope: A fresh look at parent effectiveness training; Family Matters
Impostor fears and socially prescribed perfectionism: Links with somatisation, anxiety and depression; 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists
Less stress and more success: PET for Australian parents; Australian Psychological Conference
Managing family conflict: Factors which affect success in PET skills acquisition; 38th Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Minding our language: Parent Effectiveness Training (PET) Australian style; 5th Annual Conference of the APS on the Psychology of Relationships Interest Group
Minding our language: Parent Effectiveness Training (PET) Australian style; Psychology of Relationships Interest Group Annual Conference
Normative data on remote associate problems and experimental applications; The 30th Annual Australian Psychological Society Conference
Normative data on remote associate problems and experimental applications; The 30th Annual Australian Psychological Society Conference
Ordinary and Recurrent Dream Recall of Active, Past and Non-recurrent Dreamers During and After Academic Stress; Dreaming: Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams
Parenting for Peace Seven Years On: A PET Follow-up Study; Peace Psychology Review
Psychiatric and social outcomes of a rural district general hospital in the 1990s; International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Qualitative Issues in Parent-Child Relationships Identified in Parent Effectiveness Training; 2nd Annual Australasian Psychology of Relationships Conference
Relationship and control: Theory and practice in PET and Triple P; 40th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Resilience in response to life stress: the effects of coping style and cognitive hardiness; Personality and Individual Differences
Self-worth protection in achievement motivation: Performance effects and attributional behavior; Journal of Educational Psychology
Shame-proneness and achievement behaviour; Personality and Individual Differences
The influence of gender role stereotype on conflict resolution style; 5th Annual Conference of the APS on the Psychology of Relationships Interest Group
The Death of a Leader: Homicide as a Means of Group Disengagement; Cultic Studies Review
The effect of stimulus omission and interstimulus interval (ISI) on electrodermal habituation at short ISIs; British Journal of Psychology
The impostor phenomenon: Cognitive and affective responses of impostors to academic success and failure; 31st Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
The influence of gender in the measurement of children's sociometric status; 31st Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
The influence of gender role stereotype on conflict resolution style; Psychology of Relationships Interest Group Annual Conference
The Influence of Interpersonal Relationship on Conflict Resolution Style; Relationship Transitions
The influence of interpersonal relationship on conflict resolution style; 4th Annual Conference of the APS on the Psychology of Relationships Interest Group
The influence of person and situation factors in the choice of conflict resolution style; 3rd Annual Conference of the APS Psychology of Relationships Interest Group
The influence of person and situation factors in the choice of conflict resolution style; 3rd Australasian Psychology of Relationships Conference
The way we talk to our children: PET Australian style; 35th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Thematic, literal and associative dream imagery following a high-impact event; Dreaming
Trust and Power as Determinants of Conflict Resolution Strategy and Outcome Satisfaction; Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
Waking from terror
Walking the tight-rope of parenthood; National Baha'i Studies Conference
What is the mechanism responsible for the poor performance of self-worth protective students in situations of evaluative threat?; 24th Annual Conference of Australasian Social Psychologists and First Annual Conference of SASP
What is the mechanism responsible for the poor performance of self-worth protective students in situations of high evaluative threat; 1st Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists

Research Projects

Prediction of performance of ANARE field personnel from personality an biographical date; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)

Research Candidate Supervision

A comparison of first time and repeat intentional self-poisoning patients
Achievement Motivation, Self-Worth Protection and Academic Outcomes in Grades 3 through 6
An evaluation of suspended sentences of imprisonment
Attention is Modulated by Motivational Relevance- A Behavioural and ERP Investigation of Affective Picture Processing
Australian Antarctic Science- Consciousness and Behaviour
Choice-making of adults with intellectual disabilities
Developmental dyslexia
Dreams and their Central Imagery- A Factor Analysis of the CI Construct and how this Relates to Emotion and Trauma
Dreams and Well-Being
Factors Underlying Gaming Machine Play
How we talk to our children- an evaluation of parent effectiveness training for the development of emotional competence in children
Imposter Fears- Some Hypothesised Antecedents and Consequences
Juvenile Conferencing and Restorative Justice in Tasmania
Marital Adjustment in Developmental Disability
Models of temporal encoding in habituation
On the Visual Tracking of Continous and Apparent Motion Stimuli- Saccadic and Smooth Pursuit Tracking Components and their Relationship to Motion Sensitivity
Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind- Visual Processing and Immediate Memory
Perfectionism and Interpersonal Functioning
Perihomicidal Reactions of Homicide Offenders- A Dynamic Appraisal of the Expression and Experience of Homicide
Phonological Abilties and their Roles in Reading and Spelling - Differences between Boys and Girls- A Longitudinal Study of Beginning Readers
Precognitive Priming and Sequential Effects in Visual Word Recognition
Psychological Functioning in Young Adulthood- The Role of Attachment, Coping and Stress
Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescents of Parents with Mental Illness
Semantic Mediation in Word Recognition in Beginning Readers
Sword or Feather? The Use and Utility of Suspended Sentences in Tasmania
The determinants of peer acceptance in middle childhood.
Title- Self-worth Protection in Student Achievement Behaviour