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Group identification and perceived discrimination : a study of international students in the UK
(University of St Andrews, 2010-06-23) - Thesis
This thesis examined how international students experience life in the UK and, in particular, how these students respond to experiences with discrimination and social exclusion. Specifically, we drew on the rejection-i ...
Sex differences in interpretation bias and interpersonal difficulties in adolescence and young adulthood
(University of St Andrews, 2013-06-25) - Thesis
Females are more likely to become depressed and experience social anxiety than are males, and this sex difference emerges during adolescence. A difference in interpretation of ambiguous social scenarios has been posited ...
An investigation into the role of thought suppression in the retrieval of autobiographical memories
(University of St Andrews, 2008-11-27) - Thesis
This program of research was designed to examine the role of thought suppression in the retrieval of autobiographical memories (ABMs). The principal theory proposed here is that thought suppression is an important mechanism ...
Immediate early gene expression in the mesopontine tegmentum and midbrain after acute or chronic nicotine administration
(University of St Andrews, 2008-06) - Thesis
The reinforcing properties of nicotine depend partly on cholinergic projections from the pedunculopontine tegmental (PPTg) and laterodorsal tegmental (LDTg) nuclei to midbrain dopamine neurons in the ventral tegmental area ...
Pupils' experiences of education : a study of pupils' views
(University of St Andrews, 1985) - Thesis
This thesis is primarily concerned with the experiences and opinions of education held by pupils in late secondary school and by university students. Over several years, a small group of highly able pupils were interviewed ...
Binocular vision and three-dimensional motion perception : the use of changing disparity and inter-ocular velocity differences
(University of St Andrews, 2011-06-22) - Thesis
This thesis investigates the use of binocular information for motion-in-depth (MID) perception. There are at least two different types of binocular information available to the visual system from which to derive a perception ...
Behavioural investigation of the role of caudal thalamic reticular nucleus in attention
(University of St Andrews, 2007-11) - Thesis
The thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN), and especially its caudal, sensory-related, half (cTRN), has been hypothesised for years to be at the very heart of thalamic sensory processing modulation, and attentional processes ...
Pant-grunts in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii): the vocal development of a social signal
(University of St Andrews, 2011-06-21) - Thesis
While the gestural communication of apes is widely recognised as intentional and flexible, their vocal communication still remains considered as mostly genetically determined and emotionally bound. Trying to limit the ...
The effects of female status on sex differentiated mate preferences
(University of St Andrews, 2007) - Thesis
Mate preferences provide an opportunity to explore the validity of evolutionary and social role origin theories of sex differences in human behaviour. In evolutionary models, preferences are sex-specific adaptive responses ...
(University of St Andrews, 2016-03-30) - Thesis