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Illusions, well-being, and health : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts of Psychology at Massey University
(Massey University, 1991)
The present study investigates unrealistically positive biases in human thought, and their relationship with subjective well-being and perceived physical health. Taylor and Brown (1988) refer to these biases as illusions, ...
Health anxiety and older adults : a cross sectional study comparing predictors of health anxiety between an older and younger cohort : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology at Massey University, Albany, New Zealand
(Massey University, 2012)
Health anxiety is a universal experience ranging from adaptive concerns about physical health to debilitating worry that may merit clinical diagnosis. Little is known about health anxiety in older adults and the overall ...
Understanding as coping : a grounded theory of women's experiences of premenstrual changes : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Psychology at Massey University
(Massey University, 1995)
Previous psychological research into premenstrual changes has tended to operate from a biomedical perspective and employ a positivist (or scientific) approach. The present study utilises a qualitative approach, the grounded ...