Perceived causes of fear of failure in university students: A network diagram approach
– Whitt, E. J., Slack, H. R., Clarke, D. D., Keatley, D. A.
Working alongside Dr Emma Whitt (University of Nottingham), Professor David Clarke (University of Nottingham) and Dr David Keatley (Murdoch University), I developed a research project to investigate university students’ perceptions of the causes of fear of failure. Participants completed a network diagram exercise that required them to draw paths and provide strength ratings between 14 factors (including interpersonal factors such as lecturer performance goals and competition between students for grades, and intrapersonal factors such as general anxiety level of the student, sex, and low perceived competence) and fear of failure.
Research paper currently under review.
The development of motor timing throughout childhood (Master’s thesis)
– Slack, H. R., Dyke, K., Jackson, S. R.
In collaboration with Dr Katherine Dyke and Professor Stephen Jackson, I explored the development of motor timing in 3-12 year-olds. Participants heard a series of tones delivered at different frequencies. Participants were instructed to tap their index fingers in time with the tones. The task gave an indication of the impact of age on participants’ ability to accurately align their movements with the timing of an external stimulus.
The efficacy of functional near-infrared spectroscopy as an online measure of within-subject variability in inhibitory control (Undergraduate dissertation)
– Slack, H. R., Robbins, C., Chapman, P.
With the support of Dr Chloe Robbins and Professor Peter Chapman, I investigated the efficacy of functional near-infrared spectroscopy as an online measure of within-subject variability in inhibitory control. The task was completed within the Nottingham Integrated Transport and Environment Simulator (NITES1). Participants wore a functional near-infrared spectroscopy device throughout the task. Participants drove to a series of road junctions within the virtual reality environment. On each trial, an oncoming car was positioned at a variable distance away from the junction. The task was designed to investigate the ability of fNIRS to measure fluctuations in inhibitory control.
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