Lab Group Member Publications – Recent

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Kidd, C., & Loxton, N. J. (2018). Junk food advertising moderates the indirect effect of reward sensitivity and food consumption via the urge to eat. Physiol Behav, 188, 276-282. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.02.030

Uhlmann, L. R., Donovan, C. L., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Bell, H. S., & Ramme, R. A. (2018). The fit beauty ideal: A healthy alternative to thinness or a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Body Image, 25, 23-30. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.01.005


Cummings, D.J., Poropat, A.E. & Loxton, N.J. (2017). Chronic Accessibility for Academic Stimuli: Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Neuroticism. Personality and Individual Differences, 115, 144-147

Donovan, C., Holmes, M., Farrell, L., & Hearn, C. (2017). Thinking about worry: Investigation of the cognitive components of worry in children. Journal of Affective Disorders208, 230–237.

Dwan, T., Ownsworth, T., Donovan, C., & Lo, A. H. Y. (2017). Reliability of the NEO Five Factor Inventory short form for assessing personality after stroke. International Psychogeriatrics29(7), 1157–1168.

Gullo, M. J., Loxton, N. J., Price, T., Voisey, J., Young, R. McD., & Connor, J. P. (in press). A laboratory model of impulsivity and alcohol use in late adolescence. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 97, 52-63. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2017.07.003.

Hearn, C., Donovan, C., Spence, S., & March, S. (2017). A worrying trend in Social Anxiety: To what degree are worry and its cognitive factors associated with youth Social Anxiety Disorder? Journal of Affective Disorders208, 33–40.

Loxton, N.J. & Tipman, R.J. (2017). Reward sensitivity and food addiction in women. Appetite, 115, 28-35

Maxwell, A.M., Loxton, N.J., & Hennegan, J.M. (2017). Exposure to food cues moderates the indirect effect reward sensitivity and external eating via implicit eating expectancies. Appetite, 111, 135-141.

Spence, S., Donovan, C., March, S., Kenardy, J. A., & Hearn, C. (2017). Generic versus disorder specific cognitive behavior therapy for social anxiety disorder in youth: A randomized controlled trial using internet delivery. Behaviour Research and Therapy90, 41–57.

Wilson, D. & Connor, E. L. (2017). Mindfulness, personality and disordered eating. Personality and Individual Differences, 119, 7–12.


Allen, P., Roberts, L., Baughman, F., Loxton, N. J., Rooy, D. v., Rock, A., & Finlay, J. (2016). Introducing StatHand: A Cross-Platform Mobile Decision Making Application to Support Students’ Statistical Decision Making. Frontiers of Psychology. 

Bell, H., Donovan, C., & Ramme, R. (2016). Is athletic really ideal? An examination of the mediating role of body dissatisfaction in predicting disordered eating and compulsive exercise. Eating Behaviors21, 24–29.

Carroll, A., O’Connor, E. S., Houghton, S. J., Hattie, J., Donovan, C., & Lynn, S. (2016). A preliminary empirical evaluation of KooLKIDS: A school-based program to reduce early onset antisocial behaviour in children. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 1–14.

Donovan, C., Holmes, M., & Farrell, L. (2016). Investigation of the cognitive variables associated with worry in children with Generalised Anxiety Disorder and their parents. Journal of Affective Disorders192, 1–7.

Donovan, C., Spence, S., & March, S. (2016). Does an Online CBT Program for Anxiety Impact Upon Sleep Problems in Anxious Youth? Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 1–11.

Farrell, L., Gregertsen, E., Donovan, C., Pammenter, A., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. (2016). Maternal Rejection and Idealized Value of Appearance: Exploring the Origins of Body Dysmorphic Concerns Among Young Adults. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy30(3), 154–167.

Goodwin, B. C., Browne, M., Rockloff, M., & Loxton, N. (2016). Differential Effects of Reward Drive and Rash Impulsivity on the Consumption of a Range of Hedonic Stimuli. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 5, 192-203.

Goodwin, B.C., Browne, M. , Rockloff, M. & Loxton, N.J. (2016). Can’t get no satisfaction: Rash Impulsivity predicts lower anticipated pleasure response and a preference for the supernormal. Personality and Individual Differences, 94, 206 – 210.

Harnett, P.H., Reid, N., Loxton, N.J. & Lee, J. (2016). The relationship between trait mindfulness, personality and psychological distress: a Revised Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory perspective. Personality and Individual Differences, 99, 100-105.

Hearn, C., Donovan, C., Spence, S., March, S., & Holmes, M. (2016). What’s the Worry with Social Anxiety? Comparing Cognitive Processes in Children with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 1–10.

Infantino, A., Donovan, C., & March, S. (2016). A randomized controlled trial of an audio-based treatment program for child anxiety disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy79, 35–45.

Jones, L., Peters, K., Rowe, J., & Sheeran, N. (2016). The Influence of Neonatal Nursery Design on Mothers Interactions in the Nursery. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31, e301–e312.

Loxton, N. J., Mitchell, R., Dingle, G. A., & Sharman, L. S. (2016). How to tame your BAS: Reward sensitivity and music involvement. Personality and Individual Differences, 97, 35-39.

O’Connor, E. S., Carroll, A., Houghton, S., & Donovan, C. (2016). A Contemporary Review of Childhood Antisocial Behaviour in School Settings. In Crime and Violence Prevention: Moving Beyond Hot-Stove Policing and Perpetrator Rehabilitation (pp. 197–214).

O’Connor, P. J., Gardiner, E., & Watson, C. (2016). Learning to relax versus learning to ideate: Relaxation-focused creativity training benefits introverts more than extraverts. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 21, 97–108.

Ramme, R., Donovan, C., & Bell, H. (2016). A test of athletic internalisation as a mediator in the relationship between sociocultural influences and body dissatisfaction in women. Body Image16, 126–132.

Sheeran, N., Jones, L., Farnell, L., & Rowe, J. (2016). Adolescent motherhood in an Australian context. Journal of Applied Youth Studies, 1, 41–54.

Sheeran, N., Jones, L., & Rowe, J. (2016). Motherhood as the Vehicle for Change in Australian Adolescent Women of Preterm and Full-Term Infants. Journal of Adolescent Research, 31, 700–724.

Spence, S., O’Shea, G., & Donovan, C. (2016). Improvements in Interpersonal Functioning Following Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) with Adolescents and their Association with Change in Depression. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy44, 257–272.

Sweeney, G., Donovan, C., March, S., & Laurenson, S. (2016). Can we improve parent attitudes and intentions to access computer-based therapies for their children and adolescents? Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 1–8.