The University of Wollongong Faculty of Social Sciences was formed in 2013 following an organisational restructure. It comprised an amalgamation of the former Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. Related series: Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive); Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive).


Papers from 2018

Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Blood Pressure: A Longitudinal Analysis, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Jonatan R. Ruiz, Carla Moreira, Sandra Abreu, Luis C. Oliveira Lopes, Jose Oliveira-Santos, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos

Pronunciation teaching in the pre-CLT era, Amanda Ann Baker

Learning symbols from permanent and transient visual presentations: Don't overplay the hand, Juan Cristóbal Castro-Alonso, Paul L. Ayres, Mona Wong, and Godfried Paas

Malleable homes and mutual possessions: caring and sharing in extended family households as a resource for survival, Christopher R. Gibson, Natascha Klocker, Erin Borger, and Sophie-May Kerr


Unintentional path dependence: Australian guitar manufacturing, bunya pine and legacies of forestry decisions and resource stewardship, Christopher R. Gibson and Andrew T. Warren

Children's sports participation and self-regulation: Bi-directional longitudinal associations, Steven J. Howard, Stewart A. Vella, and Dylan P. Cliff

Implementing Resistance Training in Secondary Schools: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial, Sarah G. Kennedy, Jordan J. Smith, Philip J. Morgan, Louisa R. Peralta, Toni A. Hilland, Narelle Eather, Chris Lonsdale, Anthony D. Okely, Ronald Plotnikoff, Jo Salmon, Deborah Dewar, Paul Estabrooks, Emma Pollock, Tara Finn, and David R. Lubans

Repositioning Online Reading to a Central Location in the Language Arts, Lisa K. Kervin and Donald J. Leu


Cash transfer interventions for sexual health: meanings and experiences of adolescent males and females in inner-city Johannesburg, Nomhle Khoza, Jonathan Stadler, Catherine L. MacPhail, Admire Chikandiwa, Heena Brahmbhatt, and Sinead Delany-Moretlwe

The modality effect in a mobile learning environment: Learning from spoken text and real objects, Tzu Liu, Yi-Chin Lin, Yuan Gao, and Fred Paas

Biocultural Predictors of Motor Coordination Among Prepubertal Boys and Girls, Leonardo Gomes. O Luz, Joao Valente-dos-Santos, Tatiana D. D Luz, Paulo Sousa-e-Silva, Joao P. Duarte, Aristides Machado-Rodrigues, Andre Seabra, Rute Santos, Sean P. Cumming, and Manuel J. Coelho-e-Silva


Cash transfers for HIV prevention: What do young women spend it on? Mixed methods findings from HPTN 068, Catherine L. Mac Phail, Nomhle Khoza, Amanda Selin, Aimee Julien, Rhian Twine, Ryan Wagner, Xavier Gomez-Olive, Kathleen Kahn, Jing Wang, and Audrey Pettifor

Social determinants in the sexual health of adolescent Aboriginal Australians: a systematic review, Catherine L. Mac Phail and Kathy McKay

Effects of physical activity and breaks on mathematics engagement in adolescents, Katherine B. Owen, Philip Parker, Thomas E. Astell-Burt, and Chris Lonsdale

Co-thought gestures in children's mental problem solving: Prevalence and effects on subsequent performance, Wim T. J. L Pouw, Tamara Van Gog, Rolf A. Zwaan, Shirley Agostinho, and Fred Paas


Role of sleep duration and sleep-related problems in the metabolic syndrome among children and adolescents, Leonardo Pulido-Arjona, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Jorge Mota, Rute Santos, Maria Correa-Rodriguez, Antonio Garcia-Hermoso, and Robinson Ramirez-Velez


Two studies of the empirical basis of two learning resource-oriented motivational strategies for gifted educators, Anamaria Vladut, Wilma Vialle, and Albert Ziegler

In search of the socially critical in health education: Exploring the views of health and physical education preservice teachers in Australia, Jan Wright, Gabrielle H. O'Flynn, and Rosie Kate Welch

Papers from 2017

Hope Matters: Developing and Validating a Measure of Future Expectations Among Young Women in a High HIV Prevalence Setting in Rural South Africa (HPTN 068), Laurie Abler, Lauren Hill, Suzanne Maman, Robert DeVellis, Rhian Twine, Kathleen Kahn, Catherine L. Mac Phail, and Audrey Pettifor

Wild tradition: Hunting and nature in regional Sweden and Australia, Michael J. Adams

Muscular fitness, Southern European Atlantic Diet and inflammation in adolescents. Azorean Physical Activity and Health Study II, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Caroline Brand, Carla Moreira, Luis C. Oliveira Lopes, Jose Oliveira-Santos, Pedro Silva, Anelise Reis Gaya, Adroaldo Gaya, Jorge Mota, Rute Santos, and Sandra Abreu

Association between Leptin, Adiponectin, and Leptin/Adiponectin Ratio with Clustered Metabolic Risk Factors in Portuguese Adolescents: The LabMed Physical Activity Study, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Edmar Lacerda Mendes, Carla Moreira, Sandra Abreu, Luis Lopes, Jose Oliveira-Santos, Albertas Skurvydas, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos

Muscular fitness and metabolic and inflammatory biomarkers in adolescents: Results from LabMed Physical Activity Study, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Carla Moreira, Sandra Abreu, Luis Lopes, Luis B. Sardinha, Jose Oliveira-Santos, Andre Oliveira, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos

Cardiorespiratory fitness and inflammatory profile on cardiometabolic risk in adolescents from the LabMed Physical Activity Study, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Jonatan R. Ruiz, Carla Moreira, Sandra Abreu, Lopes Luis, Jose Oliveira-Santos, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos

Ability of Nontraditional Risk Factors and Inflammatory Biomarkers for Cardiovascular Disease to Identify High Cardiometabolic Risk in Adolescents: Results From the LabMed Physical Activity Study, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Jonatan R. Ruiz, Carla Moreira, Sandra Abreu, Luis C. Oliveira Lopes, Jose Oliveira-Santos, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos

Serum adiponectin levels and cardiorespiratory fitness in nonoverweight and overweight Portuguese adolescents: The LabMed Physical Activity Study, César Agostinis-Sobrinho, Carla Moreira, Sandra Abreu, Luis Lopes, José Oliveira-Santos, Jostein Steene-Johannessen, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos


Stunting and severe stunting among children under-5 years in Nigeria: A multilevel analysis, Blessing Akombi, Kingsley E. Agho, John J. Hall, Dafna Merom, Thomas E. Astell-Burt, and Andre Renzaho

Effects of spell checkers on English as a second language students¿ incidental spelling learning: a cognitive load perspective, Porfirio Alino, Tzu-Chien Liu, and Fred Paas

Body image mediates an association between personality and mental health, Mark S. Allen and Serena Celestino

Personality and sexuality in older adults, Mark S. Allen and Annelil Desille

Health-Related Lifestyle Factors and Sexual Functioning and Behavior in Older Adults, Mark S. Allen and Annelil E. Desille

A longitudinal investigation of irrational beliefs, hedonic balance and academic achievement, Mark S. Allen, Sarah El-Cheikh, and Martin Turner

Five factor personality traits and inflammatory biomarkers in the English longitudinal study of aging, Mark S. Allen and Sylvain Laborde

Dietary inflammatory index and inflammatory biomarkers in adolescents from LabMed physical activity study, Juliana Almeida-de-Souza, Rute Santos, Renata Barros, Sandra Abreu, Carla Moreira, Luis C. Oliveira Lopes, Jorge Mota, and Pedro Moreira

Associations between fruit and vegetable variety and low-grade inflammation in Portuguese adolescents from LabMed Physical Activity Study, Juliana Almeida-de-Souza, Rute Santos, Luis Lopes, Sandra Abreu, Carla Moreira, Patricia Padrao, Jorge Mota, and Pedro Moreira

Acute single channel EEG predictors of cognitive function after stroke, Anna Aminov, Jeffrey M. Rogers, Stuart J. Johnstone, Sandy Middleton, and Peter H. Wilson


Employee perspectives: Exploring the journey from paid work to retirement due onset of a dementia, Catherine L. Andrew, Lyn Phillipson, and Lynnaire M. Sheridan

White noise enhances new-word learning in healthy adults, Anthony Angwin, Wayne Wilson, Wendy Arnott, Annabelle Signorini, Robert J. Barry, and David Copland


A Quantitative Research on Self-management of Type 2 Diabetes, Rashid M. Ansari, Mark Fort Harris, Nicholas Arnold Zwar, and Hassan Hosseinzadeh


Conceptual Model of Diabetes Self-Management for Middle-Aged Population of Rural Area of Pakistan, Rashid M. Ansari, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Mark Fort Harris, and Nicholas Arnold Zwar


Midwives' Role in Providing Nutrition Advice during Pregnancy: Meeting the Challenges? A Qualitative Study, Jamila Arrish, Heather Yeatman, and Moira J. Williamson


Self-Reported Nutrition Education Received by Australian Midwives before and after Registration, Jamila Arrish, Heather Yeatman, and Moira J. Williamson

Killing Carp (Cyprinus carpio) as a Volunteer Practice: implications for community involvement in invasive species management and policy, Jennifer M. Atchison, Leah Maree Gibbs, and Eli M. Taylor

Rethinking ethnobotany? A methodological reflection on human-plant research, Jennifer M. Atchison and Lesley M. Head

Effects of problem solving after worked example study on secondary school children's monitoring accuracy, Martine Baars, Tamara Van Gog, Anique de Bruin, and Fred Paas


Nanotoxicology and safety evaluation of nanoparticles in sunscreen products in vitro, Shahnaz Bakand, Amanda Hayes, and Finance Dechsakulthorn


Nanotechnology and nanosafety: Risk management of manufactured nanomaterials, Shahnaz Bakand and Leanne Treadwell


Assemblage thinking as methodology: commitments and practices for critical policy research, Tom Baker and Pauline M. McGuirk

Understanding children's perspectives of classroom writing practices through drawings, Aspa Baroutsis, Lisa K. Kervin, Annette Woods, and Barbara Comber

Examination of images in Australian standardised writing assessments: a case for recognising social and cultural disadvantage, Katherine Bates

Reactivity of alpha rhythms to eyes opening (the Berger effect) during menstrual cycle phases, Olga Bazanova, Ekaterina Nikolenko, and Robert J. Barry

Systematic review of SMART Recovery: Outcomes, process variables, and implications for research, Alison K. Beck, Erin Forbes, Amanda Baker, Peter James Kelly, Frank P. Deane, Anthony Shakeshaft, David Hunt, and John F. Kelly


How technology shapes assessment design: Findings from a study of university teachers, Sue Bennett, Phillip Dawson, Margaret Bearman, Elizabeth K. Molloy, and David J. Boud


In search of consistent predictors of children’s physical activity, Keren Best, Kylie Ball, Dorota M. Zarnowiecki, Rebecca M. Stanley, and James Dollman

Use of mobile and cordless phones and change in cognitive function: a prospective cohort analysis of Australian primary school children, Chhavi Bhatt, Geza P. Benke, Catherine L. L. Smith, Mary Redmayne, Christina Dimitriadis, Anna Dalecki, Skye Macleod, Malcolm Sim, Rodney J. Croft, Rory Wolfe, Jordy Kaufman, and Michael J. Abramson

Maternal health in pregnancy and associations with adverse birth outcomes: Evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand, Amy L. Bird, Cameron Grant, Dinusha K. Bandara, Jatender Mohal, Polly E. Atatoa Carr, Michelle R. Wise, Hazel Inskip, Motohide Miyahara, and Susan Morton

Are the ethnically tolerant free of discrimination, prejudice and political intolerance?, Boris Bizumic, A Kenny, Ravi Iyert, Juliet Tanuwira, and Elizabeth A. Huxley


Gender and evolutionary theory in workplace health promotion, Erika Bjorklund and Jan Wright

Preliminary Exploration of Psychologists¿ Knowledge and Perceptions of Electronic Security and Implications for Use of Technology-Assisted Supervision, Russell J. Blackman, Frank P. Deane, Craig J. Gonsalvez, and Daniel F. Saffioti

The Effects of Precautionary Messages about Electromagnetic Fields from Mobile Phones and Base Stations Revisited: The Role of Recipient Characteristics, Christoph A. Boehmert, Peter M. Wiedemann, Jonathon Pye, and Rodney J. Croft

Canadian university students' gendered attitudes toward plagiarism, Sahar Bokosmaty, John F. Ehrich, Michelle J. Eady, and Kenton Bell


Making versus observing manipulations of geometric properties of triangles to learn geometry using dynamic geometry software, Sahar Bokosmaty, Myrto-Foteini Mavilidi, and Fred Paas

Falling short of dietary guidelines - What do Australian pregnant women really know? A cross sectional study, Khlood Bookari, Heather Yeatman, and Moira J. Williamson


Informing Nutrition Care in the Antenatal Period: Pregnant Women's Experiences and Need for Support, Khlood Bookari, Heather Yeatman, and Moira J. Williamson

Therapists' metacognitive monitoring of the psychotherapeutic process with patients with borderline personality disorder, Marianne E. Bourke and Brin F. S Grenyer


Understanding carers' lived experience of stigma: the voice of families with a child on the autism spectrum, Timothy Broady, Gerard J. Stoyles, and Corinne Morse

Imagery Rescripting for PTSD and Personality Disorders: Theory and Application, Robert N. Brockman and Fiona L. Calvert

Parents views of the role of sports coaches as mental health gatekeepers for adolescent males, Morgan Brown, Frank P. Deane, Stewart A. Vella, and Sarah Liddle


Exposure to digital marketing enhances young adults' interest in energy drinks: An exploratory investigation, Li Min Buchanan, Bridget Kelly, and Heather Yeatman


Evaluating the validity of the online multiliteracy assessment tool, Kellie Buckley-Walker, Jim S. Tognolini, Lori Lockyer, Ian M. Brown, and Peter Caputi

"I feel like having a nervous breakdown": Pre-service and in-service teachers' developing beliefs and knowledge about pronunciation instruction, Michael Burri, Amanda Ann Baker, and Honglin Chen

Empowering Nonnative-English-Speaking Teachers in Primary School Contexts: An Ethnographic Case Study, Michael S. Burri


Making Sense of Theory: A Doctoral Student's Narrative of Conceptualizing a Theoretical Framework, Michael S. Burri

Joint development of teacher cognition and identity through learning to teach L2 pronunciation, Michael S. Burri, Honglin Chen, and Amanda Ann Baker

An investigation of supervisory practices to develop relational and reflective competence in psychologists, Fiona L. Calvert, Trevor P. Crowe, and Brin F. S Grenyer


Animating geographies of making: Embodied slow scholarship for participant-researchers of maker cultures and material work, Chantel Carr and Christopher R. Gibson


Maintenance and repair beyond the perimeter of the plant: linking industrial labour and the home, Chontel A. Carr

Do complaints of everyday cognitive failures in high schizotypy relate to emotional working memory deficits in the lab?, Nicole Carrigan, Emma Barkus, Adriel Ong, and Maryann Wei

Systematic review of the relationships between physical activity and health indicators in the early years (0-4 years), Valerie Carson, Eun-Young Lee, Lyndel Hewitt, Cally Jennings, Stephen Hunter, Nicholas Kuzik, Jodie A. Stearns, Stephanie Unrau, Veronica J. Poitras, Casey E. Gray, Kristi Adamo, Ian Janssen, Anthony D. Okely, John C. Spence, Brian W. Timmons, Margaret Sampson, and Mark S. Tremblay


Anthropocene and planetary boundaries, Noel Castree

Global change research and the "people disciplines": Toward a new dispensation, Noel Castree


The denial of nature: environmental philosophy in the era of global capitalism, Noel Castree


Unfree radicals: geoscientists, the anthropocene, and left politics, Noel Castree

Extending Cognitive Load Theory to Incorporate Working Memory Resource Depletion: Evidence from the Spacing Effect, Ouhao Chen, Juan Cristóbal Castro-Alonso, Fred Paas, and John Sweller


Societal perspective on access to publicly subsidised medicines: A cross sectional survey of 3080 adults in Australia, Lesley Chim, Glenn P. Salkeld, Patrick J. Kelly, Wendy Lipworth, Dyfrig A. Hughes, and Martin R. Stockler


Using surrogate vaccines to assess feasibility and acceptability of future HIV vaccine trials in men: A randomised trial in inner-city Johannesburg, South Africa, Lucy Chimoyi, Mphatso Kamndaya, Emilie Venables, Nina Von Knorring, Jonathan Stadler, Catherine L. Mac Phail, Matthew Chersich, Helen Rees, and Sinead Delany-Moretlwe

Depression and Engagement in Care Among Newly Diagnosed HIV-Infected Adults in Johannesburg, South Africa, R Cholera, B Pence, B Gaynes, J Bassett, N Qangule, Audrey Pettifor, Catherine L. Mac Phail, and William Miller


Role of orbitofrontal sulcogyral pattern on lifetime cannabis use and depressive symptoms, Yann Chye, Nadia Solowij, Eleni Ganella, Chao Suo, Murat Yucel, Albert Batalla, Janna Cousijn, Anna Goudriaan, Rocio Martin-Santos, Sarah Whittle, Cali F. Bartholomeusz, and Valentina Lorenzetti

Orbitofrontal and caudate volumes in cannabis users: a multi-site mega-analysis comparing dependent versus non-dependent users, Yann Chye, Nadia Solowij, Chao Suo, Albert Batalla, Janna Cousijn, Anna Goudriaan, Rocio Martin-Santos, Sarah Whittle, Valentina Lorenzetti, and Murat Yucel

An Investigation of Stimulant Effects on the EEG of Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Adam R. Clarke, Robert J. Barry, Iris Baker, Rory McCarthy, and Mark Selikowitz

The phonological neighbourhood effect on short-term memory for order, Larissa Clarkson, Steven J. Roodenrys, Leonie M. Miller, and Charles Hulme

Walking, mothering and care: a sensory ethnography of journeying on-foot with children in Wollongong, Australia, Susannah Clement and Gordon R. Waitt


The Preschool Activity, Technology, Health, Adiposity, Behaviour and Cognition (PATH-ABC) cohort study: Rationale and design, Dylan P. Cliff, Jade McNeill, Stewart A. Vella, Steven J. Howard, Megan A. Kelly, Douglas J. Angus, Ian M. R Wright, Rute Santos, Marijka Batterham, Edward Melhuish, Anthony D. Okely, and Marc de Rosnay


Adherence to 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years and associations with social-cognitive development among Australian preschool children, Dylan P. Cliff, Jade McNeill, Stewart A. Vella, Steven J. Howard, Rute Santos, Marijka Batterham, Edward Melhuish, Anthony D. Okely, and Marc de Rosnay

The TASS-Q: The Team-referent Availability of Social Support Questionnaire, Pete Coffee, Paul Freeman, and Mark S. Allen


Wheat, sheep or Elvis Presley? Rural Australia has had to change its tune, John Connell and Christopher R. Gibson

Aspects of a boy's childhood as a complex social construct in comics, Judie Cross

Is Higher Acceptance Associated With Less Anticipatory Grief Among Patients in Palliative Care?, Esther Davis, Frank P. Deane, Geoffrey C. Lyons, and Greg Barclay


Neurological soft signs: Effects of trait schizotypy, psychological distress and auditory hallucination predisposition, Saskia de Leede-Smith, Steven J. Roodenrys, Lauren Horsley, Shannen Matrini, Erin Mison, and Emma Barkus

Even adults need to play: Sandplay therapy with an adult survivor of childhood abuse, Kirsten Doyle and Lynne E. Magor-Blatch