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PhD Confirmation Talks

PhD Confirmation Talks
Start:
Friday, 10th October 2008

Several PhD students who will be giving confirmation talks this Friday afternoon (10 October). The following students will be speaking at the listed times. Abstracts for some of the talks are below.
Jessica Irons 10.00am Rm 302
Stephanie Goodhew 12.00pm Rm 317

James Kirby 2.50 pm Rm 306

Winnie Lau 3.20 pm Rm 306

Meg Richardson 3.50 pm Rm 306

Cassandra Tellegen 4.20 pm Rm 306


This will be followed on October 14th by Michael Phillip delivering his confirmation talk in Rm 202, from 9-10am. His project is titled "Ostracism
aversively conditions social stimuli".


Abstracts
Jessica Irons
Video-gaming and attention: why gamers and non-gamers differ on classic measures of visual attention
Stephanie Goodhew
Emotion, evolution and consciousness: evidence for two distinct visual processing channels.

James Kirby
The Development and Evaluation of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program for Grandparents
Triple P for Grandparents is an adaptation of the empirically supported Triple P-Positive Parenting Program. The aim of the program is to help assist grandparents who provide regular child-care and custodial care to their grandchildren. In Australia grandparents are now the single biggest providers of both formal and informal child care between birth and 12 years of age. Subsequently, many grandparents report difficulties relating to the caregiving role, including: feeling tired and isolated; experiencing conflict between themselves and their own children; and many grandparents report that the hardest aspect of caring is discipline and not knowing what is acceptable.
Consequently, the aim of this research project is to develop a grandparenting program in order to support grandparents providing child care and full-time care as guardians. Initially, focus groups will be employed in order to gain direct information from

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