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Researcher: Ball, PJ (Mr Peter Ball)

Fields of Research

Social and Community Psychology
Nutrition and Dietetics
Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
Psychology
Personality, Abilities and Assessment
Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Educational Psychology
Primary Health Care
Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Health and Community Services
Central Nervous System
Medical Virology
Sensory Systems

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Health
Nutrition
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Behaviour and Health
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Justice and the Law
Gender Aspects of Education
Infectious Diseases
Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A comparison of sociometric categorisation schemes; 1st Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
A non-verbal method of inducing mood; 1st Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
Adolescents' Reported Usage of Selected Foods in Relation to Their Perceptions and Social Norms for Those Foods; Appetite
Affect infusion, assessment of health risk and attitude to lifestyle modification; SASP'96: 25th Annual Meeting of Australasian Social Psychologists
Age-related variations and sex differences in gender cleavage during middle childhood; Personal Relationships
Application of the orthographic depth hypothesis to Chinese-English bilingual word recognition; South Pacific Journal of Psychology
Attitudes to euthanasia and its correlates: Some preliminary data; 27th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australian Social Psychologists
Bilingual word recognition: Integration of the dual-route model and the orthographic depth hypothesis; 25th Annual Experimental Psychology Conference
Calcium diglutamate and monosodium glutamate as flavour enhancers for soups of various NaCl concentrations; 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia, in conjunction with 2nd South-West Pacific Nutrition and Dietetic Conference
Calcium diglutamate as a flavour enhancer for low-salt soup; 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia
Calcium diglutamate as a flavour enhancer for low-salt soup; 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia
Calcium diglutamate improves taste characteristics of lower-salt soup; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Calcium glutamate enhances acceptability of reduced-salt sausages; Nutrition Hobart
Caring for a partner: the impact of resources on caregivers' health in rural and urban Tasmania; 7th National Rural Health Conference
Caring for a partner: The psychological health of male and female caregivers in rural and urban environments; 8th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
Child-Witness and Defendant Credibility: Child Evidence Presentation Mode and Judicial Instructions; Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Common Respiratory Tract Infections as Psychological Entities: A Review of the Mood and Performance Effects of Being I11; Australian Psychologist
Development and validation of a roster based sociometric categorisation scheme; The 30th Annual Australian Psychological Society Conference
Differences in perceptions of snack foods; Australia's Adolescents: a Health Psychology Perspective
Differences in perceptions of snack foods; Australia's Adolescents: A Health Psychology Perspective
Does television affect teenagers' food choices?; Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
False confessions and interrogation tactics; 5th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
Gender and Developmental Effects in Measures of Children's Sociometric Status; International School Psychology XXth Annual Colloquium
Gender and interrogation technique: Their role in eliciting coerced-compliant and coerced-internalised false confessions; 34th Anual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Group processes and individual factors in gender cleavage during middle childhood; 27th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
Implicit attitudes in very young children: An adaptation of the IAT; Current Research in Social Psychology
Interrogative tactics and false confession; 35th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Measuring implicit attitudes in young children; 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
Mood effects on assessment of health risks and attitude to behaviour change; The 30th Annual Australian Psychological Society Conference
Neurobehavioural Dysfunction Associated with Acute and Chronic Infectious Mononucleosis: A Progress Report; 5th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traumatic Brain Injury
Psychological and Cardiovascular Effects of Guarana and Yerba Mate: A Comparison with Coffee; Interamerican Journal of Psychology
Psychosocial factors and food consumption in young women; 1st Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
Qualitative models in social psychology: A dynamical systems perspective; SASP'96: 25th Annual Meeting of Australasian Social Psychologists
Rural and urban teenagers differ in food choices and food perceptions; 20th Annual Scientific Meeting, Nutrition Society of Australia
Should the male and female RDI for sodium be the same?; 16th Dietitians Association of Australia National Conference
Social processes as dynamical processes: Qualitative dynamical systems theory in social psychology; Current Research in Social Psychology
Socio-demographic correlates of the consumption of specific foods in a non-metropolitan area of Tasmania; Australian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics
Socio-demographic correlates of the consumption of specific foods in a non-metropolitan area of Tasmania; Australian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics
Sodium intake and self-efficacy; 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of Nutrition Society of Australia
Sodium intake indicator questions appear more useful for females than for males; 20th Annual Conference of the Nutrition Society of Australia
Sodium intake indicator questions appear more useful for females than for males; 21st Annual Scientific meeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia
Sodium intakes are linked to body size in women, but not in men; Digesting the Evidence: 24th annual scientific meeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia
Teenage dietary choices: Social and health factors; Australia's Adolescents: A Health Psychology Perspective
Teenage dietary choices: social and health factors; Australia's Adolescents: a Health Psychology Perspective
The association between fat intake and self-efficacy depends on the value placed on health; 21st Annual ScientificMeeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia
The association between fat intake and self-efficacy depends on the value placed on health; 20th Annual Conference of the Nutrition Society of Australia
The Hobart Salt Study 1995: few meet national sodium intake target; Medical Journal of Australia
The influence of children's age, moral development and perceived self-implication on disclosure of adult transgressions; 35th 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
Two Experiments on Mental Functioning Under Common Health-related Conditions: Glandular Fever and the Premenstrual Phase; The 18th Annual Brain Impairment Conference
Urban-rural differences in dietary habits and influences among Australian adolescents; Ecology of Food and Nutrition
Using social psychology to elucidate adolescent dietary choices: a progress report from Tasmania; Second Multidisciplinary Conference on Food Choice
Using social psychology to elucidate adolescent dietary choices: a progress report from Tasmania; Second Multidisciplinary Conference on Food Choice
Value and health: Further work on the McMaugh Health Value Instrument; SASP'96: 25th Annual Meeting of Australasian Social Psychologists
What sort of person claims to be on a cholesterol-lowering diet?; Nutrition Society of Australia 19th Annual Conference
What sort of person claims to be on a cholesterol-lowering diet?; 19th Annual Conference of the Nutrition Society of Australia

Research Projects

Assessment of monosodium glutamate and calcium diglutamate as flavour enhancers in low-salt soup; Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (ACO)
Children's testimony in sexual abuse cases: assessing statement credibility and the juridical imact of expert psychological testimony; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Dietary attitudes and dietary behaviour in adults; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Dietary behaviour and beliefs of people who follow the Australian guidelines for sodium and potassium intake; National Heart Foundation (NHF)
Dietary intakes and dietary motivations in adolescents; National Heart Foundation (NHF)
Dietary motivations in adolescents; National Heart Foundation (NHF)
Psychological Effects of Three Viruses; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Social cognition and health; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The use of inspection time methods to measure utilization of cognitive resources; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

A comparison of first time and repeat intentional self-poisoning patients
A unifying theory of phonological, lexical and semantic processing in Bilinguals and Trilinguals
Affect and attitude change
Cognition & Psychophysiology
Coping skills in adolescents
Discrepancies between Case Evidence and the Outcome of Coronial Decisions in Investigations of Equivocal Death
Evaluating the Construct Validity of Implicit Association Tests Using Confirmatory Factor Analysis Models
Executive Function- A Comparison between Normal Ageing Adults and Older Adults Suffering Traumatic Brain Injury
Gay male body image and gay identity- a social identity perspective
Gender Identity in homosexuality
Ginkgo Biloba, Panax Ginseng and Performance- Two Studies with Young, Healthy Volunteers
Health and cognitive/mental functioning
Health psychology/visual perception
Health/Oganisational psychology - prison inmate health issue
Performance effects and psychosocial processes in Infectious Mononucleosis
Provided Notes as an Alternative to Juror Notetaking- The Effects of Deliberation and Trial Complexity
Social Comparison, Situational Variation and Body Image Dissatisfaction
The determinants of peer acceptance in middle childhood.
The Effects of Dispositional Academic Self-handicapping on Performance Expectations, Performance Outcomes and Affect
The Generalisation of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Following Motor Vehicle Accidents
Transdiagnostic Features of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder
Ways of thinking about the apparent contradications between science and religion