The Role of Late-Night Infotainment Comedy in Communicating Climate Change Consensus

This study aimed to examine whether John Oliver’s “A Mathematically Representative Climate Change Debate” clip on his program Last Week Tonight polarised or depolarised audiences on climate policy support and behavioural intentions.

When “good guys” do bad things: Evaluations of sexual harassment allegations against male allies

Across two studies, we examined the perceived legitimacy of sexual harassment allegations made against male allies. Overall, observers were less inclined to believe an allegation and endorsed less severe punishments against a perpetrator who engaged in egalitarian (vs. sexist) behaviors toward women. These findings highlight how accusations of male allies’ problematic behavior can reinforce widespread scepticism surrounding sexual harassment allegations and discriminatory attitudes towards victims.

A qualitative examination of the motivations behind vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore diets in an Australian population

There is a growing shift towards meat reducing diets, especially in Western nations, in the last decade. Whilst research has examined the potential motivations in adopting meat reducing diets, there are a limited number of studies which directly …

Associations between sleep, daytime sleepiness and functional outcomes in adolescents with ADHD

Adolescent-reported sleep is not associated with adolescent reported daytime sleepiness. Adolescent-reported sleep is associated with a small number of outcomes. Parent-reported sleep is associated with a range of outcomes, including ADHD severity.

The interteacher reliability of assessments of adolescents

Teacher-reported symptoms and functioning of adolescents are important for the assessment and management of Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), however, there are likely to be discrepancies between the ratings different teachers provide. This study demonstrates that teacher reports of adolescent functioning vary considerably, particularly regarding social functioning and ADHD symptoms.

“Poison” or “protection”? A mixed methods exploration of Australian parents' COVID-19 vaccination intentions

Based on prior research and the themes identified here, a multipronged campaign that includes education/promotion, good access to vaccines and role models, is likely to support parents to make informed decisions regarding COVID-19 vaccination.

How to define “Vegan”: An exploratory study of definition preferences among omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans

This exploratory study assessed preference rankings for definitions of veganism used by vegan advocacy groups across an Australian convenience sample of three dietary groups (vegan = 230, omnivore = 117, vegetarian = 43). Participants were also asked to explain their ranking order in an open-ended question.

The impact of different responses to negative body talk on body satisfaction, shame, and future negative body talk likelihood: A UK sample

A recent online experiment found that, following a negative body talk induction task, receiving a response of ignoring the comment, compared with reassuring, reciprocating, and challenging, led to worse body satisfaction and socio-emotional outcomes for Australian women. The current online study aimed to replicate and extend this study by examining the effects of these four negative body talk responses on body satisfaction, shame, and future negative body talk likelihood in UK-based women.

The interteacher reliability of assessments of adolescents

Social impairment is a hallmark of Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the extent of variation in adolescent social strengths and weaknesses is unclear. We compared teacher-reported characteristics of social functioning in adolescents with a history of ADHD (N = 340), and without ADHD (N = 182) from the NIMH Collaborative Multisite Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (MTA) at 72-month follow-up (13 – 15.9 years-old).

Experiences and perspectives of self-compassion from young adult children of parents with mental illness

This qualitative study explored the perspectives and experiences of self-compassion among a group of young adult children of parents with mental illness.