My research interests include the areas of forensic and social psychology. I am interested in psychopathic traits, authoritarian traits, aggression and their interactions with peer group influences which bring about criminal and delinquent behavior. I am currently investigating the possible influences of these factors on hazing in college campuses. Future areas of research will examine the biological correlates of these factors. Theis Title: The Dark Tetrad of personality, Social Dominance Orientation, and their relationship in hazing behaviors of college students.
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August Josh Garcia presented a poster at the APA Convention on the relationship between violent media exposure and aggression in men. Michael Zvolensky. May Charles P. Brandt graduated and received Ph. May Dr. Amit Bernstein visited AHRL-SUTC to present his research about the bio-psycho-behavioral processes underlying the development and maintenance of prevalent forms of suffering and psychopathology as it relates to attention dys regulation.
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I am a psychologist experienced in helping clients overcome problems such as depression, anxiety, grief, postnatal depression and relationship difficulties. I often tell people that I love working with everyday people who are trying hard to improve their lives. The aim of counselling is for us to work together to reduce symptoms and increase your overall sense of optimism and well being. Over the years I have worked as a psychologist, I have developed an interest in a wholistic approach to mental health. I have had a broad range of experience, gained through working in a wide variety of settings, including community mental health centres, non-government organisations and private organisations both in South Australia and New South Wales.
Sharon Smith Follow. There is evidence that social factors influence eating-disordered behaviors through social modeling and social comparison. One way that researchers examine social comparison and perceptions of individuals with disordered eating behaviors is through vignette studies, but these studies may lack the nuance of how these behaviors are displayed outside of the lab, and therefore lack external validity. The current study examined how individuals who score high and low on the EAT a measure of eating behavior perceive the eating behaviors of a fictional peer and possible social comparison target, presented in the form of a social media profile. Approximately half of the sample identified the woman in the profile as having an eating disorder, and EAT scores had no predictive value in making this determination.