Masters and Honours Graduates

Master’s Degree in Psychology Students

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2017 Anna McKay

Parental mindfulness and young children’s temperament as correlates of food-related parenting

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2016 Monique Sharrad

Dating goals and sexual subjectivity as correlates of relationship satisfaction

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2016 Katie Waller

Rejection sensitivity and conflict in romantic relationships

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2016 Gillian Hewitt-Stubbs

The development of sexual subjectivity in young women and men

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Hewitt-Stubbs, G., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Mastro, S., & Boislard, M.-A. (2016). Sexual subjectivity among young men and women. Behavioral Sciences, 6, 4. doi:10.3390/bs6010004

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2015 Sorcha Healy

Rejection sensitivity, appearance-concerns, and valuing of appearance

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2008 Elizabeth Locke

Executive Functioning, Temperament and Parental Coping Behaviors as Correlates of Early Adolescents’ Coping and Regulatory Outcomes

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2006 Karen White

Well-being, Internalised Homonegativity, Stress, and Coping among Men who Have Sex with Men attending a Health Clinic

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2005 Carolyn Vickers

A Longitudinal Study of Depressive Symptoms, Rejection Sensitivity and Relationship Satisfaction in Late Adolescent Romantic Relationships

See:

Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Vickers, C. (2007). Romantic experiences and depressive symptoms: Testing the intensifying roles of rejection sensitivity and relationship commitment. In Pearce, Z. J. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 7th Annual Australian Psychological Society Relationships Interest Group and the International Association for Relationship Research Conference (pp. 112-117), Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society

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2005 Jillian Petherick

Change and stability in attachment style during Year 12: Associations with life events, psychological health, and representations of self and others

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Petherick, J., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2006). Attachment patterns during year 12: Rejection sensitivity, loneliness, social competence, and support as correlates of stability and change, Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 23, 65-86.

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Honour’s (4th Year) Degree in Psychology Students

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Writing Retreat 2016

2016 Tanya Hawes Relational Victimisation and Adolescent Social Anxiety: The Role of Emotion Dysregulation in a Stress Generation Model

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2016 Victoria Hambour The Role of Dispositional Mindfulness and Emotional Regulation in Explaining Adolescent Social Anxiety

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2016 Kelly Densham Parent Factors as Correlates of Body Dysmorphic Symptoms in Young Adolescents

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2015 Kathy Ryan  Attachment Relationships and Adolescent Regulation of Sadness, Worry and Anger: A Comparison of Interpersonal and Academic Stressful Events

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2014 Sarah Clear Regulating Specific Emotions and Symptoms of Psychopathology: Associations with Attachment Patterns in Emerging Adults

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Clear, S. J., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2017). Associations between attachment and emotion-specific emotion regulation with and without relationship insecurity priming. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 41, 64-73. doi:10.1177/0165025415620057

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2014 Mitchell Masters Adolescents’ Appearance-Based Rejection Sensitivity and Emotional Eating: Sociocultural Correlates and Moderation by Physical Competence and Coping

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2014 Shawna Mastro Let’s Talk (Openly) About Sex: Testing a Mediational Model Linking Communication, with Romantic and Sexual Well-being via Sexual Esteem and Efficacy

See:

Mastro, S., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2016). Let’s talk openly about sex: Sexual communication, self-esteem and efficacy as correlates of sexual well-being. In van de Bongardt, D., Yu, R., Deković, M., & Meeus, W. (Eds.) Romantic relationships and sexuality in adolescence and young adulthood. Oxfordshire, U.K.: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Books (ISBN: 978-1-138-20991-6)

Mastro, S., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2015). Let’s talk openly about sex: Sexual communication, self-estem and efficacy as correlates of sexual well-being. (2015). European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 12, 579-598. doi:10.1080/17405629.2015.1054373

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2012 Carissa Croft The Conflict Resolution Tactics and Friendship Correlates of Anxious and Angry Rejection Sensitivity

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Croft, C., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2014). Friendship conflict, conflict responses, and instability: Unique links to anxious and angry forms of rejection sensitivity, Journal of Early Adolescence, 34, 1094-1119. doi: 10.1177/0272431613518972

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 2012 Sarah Trevaskis Adolescent Loneliness and Depressive Symptoms: Associations with Self and Peer-Reports of Rejection Sensitivity and Peer Relationship Problems

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Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Trevaskis, S, Nesdale, D, & Downey, G. (2014). Relational victimization, loneliness and depressive symptoms: Indirect associations via self and peer reports of rejection sensitivity, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43, 568-582. doi:10.1007/s10964-013-9993-6

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 2011 Mahsa Khatibi

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Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Nesdale, D., Webb, H. J., Khatibi, M., & Downey, G. (2016). A longitudinal rejection sensitivity model of depression and aggression: Unique roles of anxiety, anger, blame, withdrawal, and retribution. (2016). Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44, 1291-1307. doi:10.1007/s10802-016-0127-y

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2011 Samantha Ferguson

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 2011 Jade Fersterer

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Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Nesdale, D., Fersterer, J, & Wilson, J. (2014). An experimental manipulation of rejection: Effects on children’s attitudes and mood depend on rejection sensitivity and relationship history, Australian Journal of Psychology, 66, 8-17. doi: 10.1111/ajpy.12029

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 2011 Jasmine Wilson

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Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Nesdale, D., Fersterer, J, & Wilson, J. (2014). An experimental manipulation of rejection: Effects on children’s attitudes and mood depend on rejection sensitivity and relationship history, Australian Journal of Psychology, 66, 8-17. doi: 10.1111/ajpy.12029

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2010 Vanessa Arnold Social Dating Goals Among Young Couples: The implications for Relationship Satisfaction and Romantic Partner Behaviour

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Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J, Arnhold, V., & Connolly, J. (2014). Intercorrelations of intimacy and identity dating goals with relationship behaviors and satisfaction among young heterosexual couples. Social Sciences: Special Issue on Social and Personal Relationships (edited by S. Duck), 3, 44-59. doi:10.3390/socsci3010044

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2009 Annie Bundall Probing the Aging Paradox: Can Personal Goals, Motives, and Coping Skills Account for Well-being in Later Life?

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2009 Helen Goldsmith (Morris) Children’s Threat Appraisals and Emotional Reactions to Interpersonal and Academic Stressors

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Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Skinner, E. A., Morris, H., & Thomas, R. (2013). Anticipated coping with interpersonal problems: Links with the emotional reactions of sadness, anger, and fear, Journal of Early Adolescence, 33, 682-706

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2009 Marguerite Kelly Dating goals as Correlates of Behaviour and Satisfaction among Same-sex and Other-sex Attracted Young People

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Kelly, M., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Boislard-P., M. (2012). Goals, behavior and satisfaction: The associations of sexual orientation and gender with identity, intimacy, status and sex. Adolescent Behaviour (pp. 71-94). New York: NOVA Science Publishers.

Kelly, M., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Boislard-P., M. (2012). Identity, intimacy, status and sex dating goals as correlates of goal-consistent behavior and satisfaction in Australian youth. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 1441-1454

Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Hughes, N., Kelly, M., & Connolly, J. (2012). Intimacy, identity, and status: Measuring dating goals in late adolescence and young adulthood, Motivation and Emotion, 36, 311-322

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2008 Julie McLachlan Features of Parent and Peer Relationships as Covariates of Preadolescents’ Rejection Sensitivity

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McLachlan, J., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & McGregor, L. (2010). Rejection sensitivity in childhood and early adolescence: Peer rejection and protective effects of parents and friends. Journal of Relationships Research. 1, 31-40

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 2008 Lyndall Kopp Autonomy Support and the Thin Ideal: Applying Self-Determination Theory to Explain Women’s Body Dissatisfaction and Regulation of Eating

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Kopp, L., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2011). Resisting the thin ideal and access to autonomy support: Women’s global self-determination, body dissatisfaction and eating, Eating Behaviors, 2, 222-224

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2007 Kym Hendricksen Observing Parents’ Behaviours to Identify Mechanisms Linking Parents’ Socioemotional Functioning to Young Children’s Symptomatology

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Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Thomas, R., Hendrickson, K., Avdagic, E., Webb, H., & McGregor, L. (2013). Maternal emotional distress and children’s internalizing and externalizing in families at high risk of child abuse: Child gender moderates parenting sensitivity as a mediator, Infant and Child Development, 22, 480-500

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2007 Nicole Hughes Measuring Intimacy and Self-focused Identity Dating Goals in Late Adolescence: A Revision of the Social Dating Goals Scale

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Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Hughes, N., Kelly, M., & Connolly, J. (2012). Intimacy, identity, and status: Measuring dating goals in late adolescence and young adulthood, Motivation and Emotion, 36, 311-322

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2007 Natasha Ward Mental Health among Adolescents: Associations with Disclosure and Secrecy from Parents and Best Friends

 

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 2006 Hanne Samson (Graduate Diploma) Contingencies of Self-Esteem as Correlates of Reckless and Unlawful Behaviour in Emerging Adults

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 2006 Rachel Johnson

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2005 Michelle Hanisch Parents and Partners: Emotional Autonomy, and Context Specificity of Voice and Relationship Quality.

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Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Madsen, S. D., & Hanisch, M. (2011). Connecting the intrapersonal and the interpersonal: Autonomy, voice and relationships with parents and romantic partners during late adolescence. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 8, 509-525

 

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2005 Tammie Wilkinson Attachment Style, Parental Psychological Control and Adolescent Adjustment

 

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2005 Melissa Williams A Multiinformant, Multimeasure Study of Young Children’s Social Behaviours, Peer Relationships, and Psychosocial Adjustment

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2003 Rhiarne Pronk The Peer Group Environment and Children’s Psychological Functioning: Investigation of an Extended Social-cognitive Mediation Model.

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Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Hunter, T. A., Waters, A. M., & Pronk, R. (2009). Depression as a longitudinal outcome and antecedent of young adolescents’ peer relationships and peer-relevant cognition. Development and Psychopathology, 21, 555-577

Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Hunter, T. A., & Pronk, R. (2007). A model of behaviors, peer relations and depression: Perceived social acceptance as a mediator and the divergence of perceptions, Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26, 273-283

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2003  June Wright The Influence of Parental Psychological Control and Rejection Sensitivity: Expectations and Behaviors in Adolescent Romantic Relationships

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Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Wright, J. L. (2007). Rejection sensitivity and romantic attachment orientation are associated with parental psychological control. In R. S. Grenell (Ed.), Adolescent Behavior Research Studies (pp. 121-139). New York: NOVA Science Publishers, Inc.

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2002 Jillian Petherick  Dating as a Context for the Late Adolescent Life Tasks of Identity and Intimacy and the Role of Gender

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Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. & Petherick, J. (2006). Intimacy dating goals and relationship satisfaction during adolescence and emerging adulthood: Identity formation, age and sex as moderators, International Journal of Behavioral Development, 30, 189-199

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2002 Elizabeth Locke The Context of Coping: Connection, Regulation and Autonomy Support Within the Family and School

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Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Locke, E. M. (2007). The socialization of adolescent coping: Relationships at home and school. Journal of Adolescence, 30, 1-16