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    Betreuungsperson der Bachelorarbeit: Prof. Dr. C. Hopwood

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  • Multidimensional Models of Listening Styles

    Beschreibung: Relationships are fundamental to the human experience, and listening is a fundamental feature of relationships. But what is happening between people while they listen to one another? Different people listen in different ways, depending on who they are, who they are listening to, and what situation they are in. There are a variety of taxonomies of listening styles. The goal of this thesis is to summarize these different models of listening styles, and to attempt to generate a comprehensive model of the different ways that people approach listening.

    Watson, K. W., Barker, L. L., & Weaver III, J. B. (1995). The listening styles profile (LSP-16): Development and validation of an instrument to assess four listening styles. International Journal of Listening, 9(1), 1-13.

    Weaver III, J. B., Watson, K. W., & Barker, L. L. (1996). Individual differences in listening styles: Do you hear what I hear?. Personality and Individual Differences, 20(3), 381-387.

    Weger Jr, H., Castle Bell, G., Minei, E. M., & Robinson, M. C. (2014). The relative effectiveness of active listening in initial interactions. International Journal of Listening, 28(1), 13-31.
    Kontakt: Christopher Hopwood, E-Mail

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    Status: offen (erfasst / geändert: 21.09.2022)

 


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  • Gender differences in the development of speciesist attitudes

    Beschreibung: It is established empirically in Western samples that men have more speciesist attitudes than women. It is also established that adults have more speciesist attitudes than children. However, little is known about whether gender differences observed in adulthood are present from childhood, or whether they emerge during development. The goal of this thesis is to review the literature on gender and developmental influences on speciesism to generate hypotheses about when and how gender differences in speciesism emerge.
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    Eingabedatum: 13.10.2022
    Kontakt: Christopher Hopwood, E-Mail

    Status: vergeben (erfasst / geändert: 13.10.2022)
  • Cross-cultural Variation in Personality Change

    Beschreibung: There is a broad consensus within personality psychology that a few broad factors characterize personality, at least within WEIRD (western, educated, industrialized, rich, democratic) samples. There is also a large literature showing meaningful variation in levels of these broad personality traits systematically differ across cultures in ways that largely align with cultural stereotypes and norms. There is a separate literature documenting how personality changes normatively and in response to certain kinds of environments and life events. However, the literature regarding how personality change varies as a function of culture is very thin. The goal of this thesis would be to integrate the literature on cross-cultural personality effects with the literature on personality change, to draw conclusions and generate hypotheses about how personality change might depend on cultural factors. Bleidorn, W. et al. (2020). Longitudinal experience?wide association studies?A framework for studying personality change. European Journal of Personality, 34(3), 285-300. Bleidorn, W., Hopwood, C. J., & Lucas, R. E. (2018). Life events and personality trait change. Journal of Personality, 86(1), 83-96. Chopik, W. J., & Kitayama, S. (2018). Personality change across the life span: Insights from a cross?cultural, longitudinal study. Journal of Personality, 86(3), 508-521.
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    Eingabedatum: 26.10.2021
    Kontakt: Christopher Hopwood, E-Mail

    Status: vergeben (erfasst / geändert: 13.10.2022)
  • Cross-Cultural Attitudes About the Environment

    Beschreibung: Climate change poses a serious threat to life as we know it. Human behavior has a major impact on climate change, and changes in human behavior at both the population and individual level is one of the best tools we have to protect the environment. However, like the impact of climate change, attitudes about the environment are not evenly distributed throughout the world. Moreover, the kinds of things people can do to positively impact the environment differs across regions of the world. The goal of this thesis is to consider the factors that play into cross-cultural variation in attitudes about the environment, potentially including economic, political, religious, and social factors, but with a focus on psychological models of how these factors impact individual-level sustainable behavior. Tam, K. P., & Milfont, T. L. (2020). Towards cross-cultural environmental psychology: A state-of-the-art review and recommendations. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 71, 101474. Unanue, W., Vignoles, V. L., Dittmar, H., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2016). Life goals predict environmental behavior: Cross-cultural and longitudinal evidence. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 46, 10-22.
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    Eingabedatum: 19.09.2022
    Kontakt: Christopher Hopwood, E-Mail

    Status: vergeben (erfasst / geändert: 22.09.2022)
  • Speciesism and Social Justice

    Beschreibung: Speciesism refers to prejudices for the rights of one species - humans - to exert dominion over others. Speciesism supports exploitative behaviors among humans in relation to animals including animal agriculture, labor, and entertainment. Although most people do not support the exploitation of animals when asked explicitly, they support it implicitly through their voting, consumption, and other behaviors. Moreover, speciesism is often not recognized in discussions of other social justice causes oriented around supporting those with less power against those who have exploited them ? such as racism, sexism, ableism, or homo/transphobia. The goal of this thesis is to review research on the psychological foundations of speciesism, to connect this research to research on power-based exploitation and social justice more generally, and to pursue the question of why people with social justice concerns nevertheless support the exploitation of non-humans. Bastian, B., Loughnan, S., Haslam, N., & Radke, H. R. (2012). Don?t mind meat? The denial of mind to animals used for human consumption. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(2), 247-256. Caviola, L., Everett, J. A. C., & Faber, N. S. (2019). The moral standing of animals: Towards a psychology of speciesism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116(6), 1011?1029. Dhont, K., Hodson, G., & Leite, A. C. (2016). Common ideological roots of speciesism and generalized ethnic prejudice: The social dominance human?animal relations model (SD?HARM). European Journal of Personality, 30(6), 507-522.
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    Eingabedatum: 26.10.2021
    Kontakt: Christopher Hopwood, E-Mail

    Status: vergeben (erfasst / geändert: 22.09.2022)
  • Personality and Compassion for Animals

    Beschreibung: Human-animal relations are ubiquitous. They include the companionship provided by pets, the use of animals for labor, and the experience of animals as pests or food. People vary in the degree to which they feel compassion for animals in each of these domains. These feelings are often rooted in beliefs about the similarity of animals to humans or the abilities of animals to think or feel pain. Compassion impacts the way humans treat companion animals, their support for the use of animals in research or entertainment, and the likelihood that they will eat animals. Understanding why people differ in their compassion for animals can help us understand an important facet of human behavior and may have applied implications for improving human-animal relations. Personality provides a broad framework of individual differences variables that is useful for describing the kind of people that are likely to vary in their feelings about non-human animals. The goal of this thesis is to summarize the literature on how personality features, broadly defined, are related to individual differences in compassion for animals. Amiot, C. E., Sukhanova, K., & Bastian, B. (2020). Social identification with animals: Unpacking our psychological connection with other animals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 118(5), 991?1017. Dhont, K., & Hodson, G. (Eds.). (2019). Why we love and exploit animals: Bridging insights from academia and advocacy. Routledge. Hopwood, C. J., & Bleidorn, W. (2020). Antisocial personality traits transcend species. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.
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    Eingabedatum: 03.09.2021
    Kontakt: Christopher Hopwood, E-Mail

    Status: vergeben (erfasst / geändert: 17.05.2022)
  • Interpersonal Process of Psychotherapy

    Beschreibung: In the most common form of adult psychotherapy, the patient and therapist interact with another for about an hour per session across many sessions. Relatively little is known about how the specific interpersonal dynamics that occur within psychotherapy might be associated with positive outcomes, or how these dynamics differ across different types of therapy. There is fairly strong evidence that a strong working alliance, including the repair of ruptures, is associated with positive outcomes, but little is known about the types of interpersonal dynamics that support an alliance and rupture repair. In this thesis, students would use an interpersonal coding method to capture the interpersonal dynamics associated with a psychotherapy session from an orientation of their choice. They would use these data to characterize the session in terms of interpersonal processes, and connect this characterization with existing literature on interpersonal processes from other orientations, as well as the literature on therapeutic alliance and rupture and repair. The goal would be a delineation of interpersonal dynamics associated with a particular approach to psychotherapy, and how that approach differs or is similar to other approaches. Hopwood, C. J., Thomas, K. M., Luo, X., Bernard, N., Lin, Y., & Levendosky, A. A. (2016). Implementing dynamic assessments in psychotherapy. Assessment, 23(4), 507-517. Luo, X., Hopwood, C. J., Good, E. W., Turchan, J. E., Thomas, K. M., & Levendosky, A. A. (2021). Using interpersonal dimensions of personality and personality pathology to examine momentary and idiographic patterns of alliance rupture. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. Thomas, K. M., Hopwood, C. J., Woody, E., Ethier, N., & Sadler, P. (2014). Momentary assessment of interpersonal process in psychotherapy. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61(1), 1?14.
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    Eingabedatum: 26.10.2021
    Kontakt: Christopher Hopwood, E-Mail

    Status: vergeben (erfasst / geändert: 17.05.2022)
  • The Assessment of Proenvironmental Attitudes and Motives

    Beschreibung: Climate change poses a grave threat to existence. As psychologists, we can play a role in combatting climate change by understanding the psychological factors that support proenvironmental behavior. A variety of attitudinal and motivational variables have been empirically linked to proenvironmental behavior. However, these variables are often studied in isolation from one another by different research teams or in different sub-disciplines. A comprehensive model of proenvironmental attitudes and motives would bring order to this literature, promote communication across sub-disciplines, and provide a heuristic framework for future research. The goal of this thesis is to review the literature to identify and summarize measures that have been used to assess proenvironmental psychological variables, toward the generation of a comprehensive model. Nielsen, K. S., Clayton, S., Stern, P. C., Dietz, T., Capstick, S., & Whitmarsh, L. (2021). How psychology can help limit climate change. American Psychologist, 76(1), 130-144. Soutter, A. R. B., Bates, T. C., & Mõttus, R. (2020). Big Five and HEXACO personality traits, proenvironmental attitudes, and behaviors: A meta-analysis. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 15(4), 913-941. Steg, L., Bolderdijk, J. W., Keizer, K., & Perlaviciute, G. (2014). An integrated framework for encouraging pro-environmental behaviour: The role of values, situational factors and goals. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 38, 104-115.
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    Eingabedatum: 02.09.2021
    Kontakt: Christopher Hopwood, E-Mail

    Status: vergeben (erfasst / geändert: 11.02.2022)
  • Interpersonal Dynamics of Listening

    Beschreibung: Relationships are fundamental to the human experience, and listening is a fundamental feature of relationships. But what is happening between people while they listen to one another? What makes people listen better, and what makes people better listeners? How do different types of listening enhance or inhibit relationships, and how do people experience being listened to? There is a large literature on listening as a general tendency or as a characteristic of certain situations, including the correlates of good and bad listening. There is also a large literature on interpersonal dynamics, that utilizes well-specified domains of interpersonal functioning to depict the processes that occur while people interact with one another. However, these literatures are largely separate. The goal of this thesis is to integrate literature on listening with the literature on interpersonal dynamics to generate a testable model of the interpersonal dynamics associated with effective listening. Bavelas, J. B., Coates, L., & Johnson, T. (2000). Listeners as co-narrators. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79(6), 941?952. Hopwood, C. J., Pincus, A. L., & Wright, A. G. (2019). The interpersonal situation: Integrating personality assessment, case formulation, and intervention. Using basic personality research to inform personality pathology, 94-121. Weger Jr, H., Castle Bell, G., Minei, E. M., & Robinson, M. C. (2014). The relative effectiveness of active listening in initial interactions. International Journal of Listening, 28(1), 13-31.
    Anzahl Arbeiten für dieses Thema:
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    Eingabedatum: 03.09.2021
    Kontakt: Christopher Hopwood, E-Mail

    Status: vergeben (erfasst / geändert: 26.10.2021)