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Researcher: Thompson, T (Dr Ted Thompson)

Fields of Research

Personality and individual differences
Sensory processes, perception and performance
Psychology of ageing
Social psychology
Educational psychology
Health psychology
Learning sciences
Other education
Social work
Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in psychology
Expanding knowledge in human society
Other education and training
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Water safety
Other culture and society
Children's services and childcare

Career Best Publications

Causal uncertainty, claimed and behavioural self-handicapping; British Journal of Educational Psychology
Construction and initial validation of the Self-Worth Protection Scale; British Journal of Educational Psychology
Does priming for mastery goals improve the performance of students with an entity view of ability?; British Journal of Educational Psychology
Is the poor performance of self-worth protective students linked with social comparison goals?; Educational Psychology
Is the poor performance of self-worth protective students linked with social comparison goals?; 39th Conference of The AustralianPsychological Society
Re-examining the effects of noncontingent success on self-handicapping behaviour; British Journal of Educational Psychology

Research Publications

A structural equation model of self-worth protection in achievement situations; 36th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
A validation and reliability study of the self-worth protection scale; Self-Concept Theory, Research & Practice: Advances for the New Millennium
An investigation of the determinants of body image shame; 39th Conference of The Australian Psychological Society
Are impostor fears fuelled by self-presentational concerns?; 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists
Assessing the fever model of self-disclosure for males and females varying in trait worry propensity under conditions of assumed reciprocity/non-reciprocity; 5th Annual Conference of the APS on the Psychology of Relationships Interest Group
Attributional and affective responses of impostors to academic success and failure outcomes; Personality and Individual Differences
Beyond the ivory tower: Police and academics in a collaborative research project; 'Partnerships that Work?' Asia-Pacific Regional Social Services Conference 1995
BSW students' perceptions of key competencies, values, and practitioner skills: Implications for social work education; Australian Social Work
Causal uncertainty, claimed and behavioural self-handicapping; British Journal of Educational Psychology
Cognitive and attributional elements held in common by self-worth protective students, defensive pessimists and imposters: implication for intervention; International School Psychology XXth Annual Colloquium
Construction and initial validation of the Self-Worth Protection Scale; British Journal of Educational Psychology
Construction and validation of a state worry scale; 38th Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Construction and validation of a State Worry Scale; 38th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference
Correlates of shame- and guilt- proneness in achievement behaviour: Performance effects, intrinsic motivation, attributional behaviour and affective reactions following success and failure feedback; 7th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
Determinants of body-image shame; Personality and Individual Differences
Development and validation of a Body Image Guilt and Shame Scale; Personality and Individual Differences
Diagnosing the Poor Performance of Self-worth Protective Students: A product of future outcome uncertainty, evaluative threat, or both?; Educational Psychology
Differential effects of noncontingent success and noncontingent failure on self-handicapping behaviour; 37th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Do we need to train teachers how to administer praise? Self-worth theory says we do; Learning and Instruction
Does priming for mastery goals improve the performance of students with an entity view of ability?; British Journal of Educational Psychology
Does priming for mastery goals improve the performance of students with an entity view of ability?; 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists
Effects of evaluative threat on the strategy use of defensive pessimists and strategic optimists; 25th Annual Experimental Psychology Conference
Evaluative threat and strategy activation of defensive pessimists and strategic optimists on cognitive and instrumental tasks; Self-Concept Theory, Research & Practice: Advances for the New Millennium
External Attributions for Success and Avoidance of Failure; Psychological Reports
Implications of manipulating anticipatory attributions on the strategy use of defensive pessimists and strategic optimists; Personality and Individual Differences
Impostor fears and perfectionistic concern over mistakes; Personality and Individual Differences
Impostor fears and perfectionistic concern over mistakes; 34th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Impostor fears and socially prescribed perfectionism: Links with somatisation, anxiety and depression; 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists
Impostor fears: Links with self-presentational concerns and self-handicapping behaviours; Personality and Individual Differences
Is Self-worth Protection Best Regarded as Intentional Self-handicapping Behaviour or an Outcome of Choking Under Pressure; Educational Psychology
Is self-worth protection best regarded as intentional self-handicapping behaviour or as an outcome of choking under pressure?; 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
Is the poor performance of self-worth protective students an outcome of intolerance of uncertainty?; 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists
Is the poor performance of self-worth protective students linked with social comparison goals?; 39 APS Annual Conference
Is the poor performance of self-worth protective students linked with social comparison goals?; 39th Conference of The AustralianPsychological Society
Is the poor performance of self-worth protective students linked with social comparison goals?; Educational Psychology
Links Between Causal Uncertainty Beliefs, Claimed and Behavioural Self-Handicapping Following Non-Contingent Success, Success and Non-Contingent Failure; Self-concept Research: Driving International Research Agendas
Links between self-worth protection, claimed and behavioural self-handicapping; 36th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Links Between Self-Worth Protection, Claimed and Behavioural Self-Handicapping; Self-concept Research: Driving International Research Agendas
Mentation content associated with frequent and infrequent worry concerns; The 38th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference
Mentation content associated with frequent and infrequent worry concerns; 38th Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
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
Performance and persistence of worriers and non-worriers following success and failure feedback; Personality and Individual Differences
Performance, persistence, and attributional behaviour of worriers and nonworriers following success and failure pretreatment; 35th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Preliminary findings of an investigation of young repeat offender behaviour: Perceptions of reasons for high levels of crime, the criminal justice system; experiences of schooling; 32nd Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Re-examining the effects of noncontingent success on self-handicapping behaviour; British Journal of Educational Psychology
Resilience in response to life stress: the effects of coping style and cognitive hardiness; Personality and Individual Differences
Self worth protection in achievement behaviour: A review and implications for counselling; Australian Psychologist
Self-handicapping status, claimed self-handicaps and reduced practice effort following success and failure feedback; British Journal of Educational Psychology
Self-handicappng status, claimed handicaps and reduced practice effort following success and failure feedback; 35th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Self-worth protection in achievement motivation: Performance effects and attributional behavior; Journal of Educational Psychology
Self-worth Protection in Student Achievement Behaviour
Self-worth protection: Links with perfectionism, self-criticism and goal orientation; 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
Shame-proneness and achievement behaviour; Personality and Individual Differences
The effects of mentation condition on the performance of worriers and nonworriers on verbal and spatial tasks; 36th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
The impostor phenomenon: Cognitive and affective responses of impostors to academic success and failure; 31st Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
The predictive validity of the intolerance of uncertainty scale; 37th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
The roles of parental messages: The achievement environment of the home and evaluative feedback in the development of failure-avoidant patterns of behaviour; Self-Concept Theory, Research & Practice: Advances for the New Millennium
Underachieving to protect self-worth: Theory, research and interventions; Ashgate
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
When will worriers share their worry concerns?; 38th Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
Worry and defensive pessimism: A test of two intervention strategies; Behaviour Change
Worry and Defensive Pessimism: A Test of Two Intervention Strategies; 34th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Socity

Research Projects

Entity and Incremental Views of Intelligence: Their Links with Self-handicapping, Performance, and the Pursuit of Social Comparison and Mastery Goals; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Self-worth protection in student underachievement; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Simulator Studies of the Effects of Fatigue and Early Morning Watch-keeping on Cognitive Functioning; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Test of key assumptions of the self-worth theory of achievement motivation and implications in terms of enhancing student achievement; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Role of Uncertainty in Self-worth Protection, Links with Goal Orientation; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Achievement Motivation, Self-Worth Protection and Academic Outcomes in Grades 3 through 6
Breaking the Ice- Developing a Model of Expeditioner and Partner Adaptation to Antarctic Employment
Coping skills in adolescents
Dreams and their Central Imagery- A Factor Analysis of the CI Construct and how this Relates to Emotion and Trauma
Dreams and Well-Being
Family problems associated with the LD child, their nature, extent and treatment
Impact of Change on University Academics
Imposter Fears- Some Hypothesised Antecedents and Consequences
Mental health and adjustment of tertiary students
Perfectionism and Interpersonal Functioning
Preparedness of Teachers in Identifying and Notifying Child Abuse
Rehearsal in the Visuospatial Sketchpad- Spatial Sequence Memory and Central Executive Processes
Shame and Guilt- Implications for the Regulation of Alcohol Use
The Effects of Dispositional Academic Self-handicapping on Performance Expectations, Performance Outcomes and Affect