Chairman of department: Professor Alexander J. Wearing Professors SAMUEL BATTLE H A M M O N D
GORDON VEITCH STANLEY ALEXANDER JAMES WEARING Readers FRANK KNOPFELMACHER
ROGER JULYAN WALES
Senior Lecturers WARREN KEITH BARTLETT LOREN ROSS BORLAND
GODFREY GARDNER NORMA GRIEVE TAMARA KOTLER
CHARLES W I L L I A M LANGLEY KEITH FRANCES TAYLOR KEVIN W I L L I A M WALSH
Lecturers PATRICIA LESLEY BROTHERTON TERRENCE MICHAEL CAELLI
I A N MATTHEW CAMPBELL ANTOINETTE GABRIELLE CROSS GORDON RICHARD GATES VIRGINIA MARGARET HOLMES NANCY ELLEN McMURRAY JEFFERY JOSEPH SUMMERS Senior Tutors SUSAN MARY CHAMBERS
MARIA CHRISTINA LAWSON CHRISTINE MARGARET M A R T I N
THEODORUS GERARDUS WERNER NIENHUYS ROBYN PENMAN
Tutors RIGMOR HELENE BERG ROSS McNElL GURNEY LYNNE JENKINS GERALD1NE O'CONNOR GWYNETH OTTREY MICHAEL WALLIS ROSS YVONNE STOLK HUGH TONER
RESEARCH TOPICS IN PROGRESS 1. Markovian stability in behaviour sequences.
2. Symmetrization of incidence matrices.
3. Geometry of visual space-time.
4. Processes underlying visual shape, texture, and motor perception.
5. Multidimensional scaling of curved spaces.
6. Instrument effect in objective personality inventories.
7. The natural history of personality disorders.
8. The efficacy of restricted sensory input as a therapeutic technique.
9. Thc role of parent and sibling speech in normal, delayed, and aphasic language development.
10. Language acquisition and cognitive development in normal, deaf, and communicatively disordered children.
11. The development of speech, language, and conversation abilities in day-care centres.
12. Investigations of mother-infant interaction at the pre-linguistic stages.
14. Audiogenic seizures.
15. Timing and behaviour.
16. Neuropsychology of multiple sclerosis.
17. Cerebral asymmetry.
18. Context effects in sentence comprehension.
19. Early visuo-motor experience in the kitten.
20. Freud and Weber.
21. Paradigms in the social sciences.
22. Parental involvement and school achievement in a socio-economically homogeneous group.
23. Methods of representing interpersonal relations in families — by structural analysis and by mutual evaluations.
24. Socio-economic contrasts in same-sex and cross-sex parent-child interactions.
25. Contrasting resources in disturbed and non-disturbed family systems.
26. Personal space, body build, and self-esteem.
27. Assertion training with adolescents.
28. Human relations training, self-esteem, and socialization with primary school children.
29. Aspects of concept learning with mentally retarded students.
30. Effects of assertion training on adolescent delinquent self-esteem.
31. Acquisition and development of phonology in children.
32. Sex roles, homosexuality, and societal control.
33. Cross-cultural studies in conservatism and political socialiation.
34. Developmental assessment techniques in developmental neuropsychology.
35. Psychological factors in pain.
36. Visual information processing in dyslexia.
37. Memory representation and the production of skilled movements.
38. A longitudinal study of career development.
39. Intonation and ambiguity.
40. Children's abilities to use words involving spatial and temporal references.
41. The analysis and synthesis of speech by computer.
42. Subjective models of the economy.
43. Methodological problems in dynamic modelling.
44. Social judgment theory and decision making.
45. Complexity and problem solving and decision making.
46. Social impact analysis.
47. Stages in problem solving.
PUBLISHED WORKS BOOK
I . DAY, R. H. and STANLEY, G. V. - Eds. Studies in Perception. University of Western Australia Press, 1977.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
2. CROSS, A. G. — Mother's Speech Adjustments: the Contribution of Selected Child Listener Variables, in Talking to Children: Language Input and Acquisition, eds C. E. Snow and C. A. Ferguson, pp. 151-188.
Cambridge University Press, 1977.
3. H A M M O N D , S. B. — Personality Studied by the Method of Rating in the Life Situation, in Handbook of Modern Personality Theorv, eds R. B. Cattell and R. M . Dreger, pp. 43-68. Halstead Press, New York. 1977.
4. HERON, A., GARDNER, L. and GRIEVE, N. - Concrete Operational Development in Yugoslav Immigrant and Australian Children, in Basic Problems in Cross-Cultural Psychology, cd. Y. H. Poortinga, pp. 43-68. Swets and Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1977.
5. STANLEY, G. V. - Visual Information Processing and Specific Reading Disability (Dyslexia), in Studies in Perception, eds R. H. Day and G. V. Stanley, pp. 224-240. University of Western Australia Press, 1977.
6. ARMSTRONG, A. F. and WEARING, A. J. — A Social Impact Assessment of Changes in Mornington Peninsula. Social Impact Assessment 23: 14 (1977) (abstract).
7. BROTHERTON, P. L. and PENMAN, R. A. - A Comparison of Some Characteristics of Male and Female Speech. Journal of Social Psychology 103: 161-162 (1977).
8. CAELLI, T. M . - Is Perceived Length Affected by Interactions between Orientation Detectors? Vision Research 17: 837-941 (1977).
9. CHEN, C. S. and GATES, G. R. — Maturational State of the Auditory Receptor System and the Sensitive Period for Priming for Audiogenic Seizure in Mice. Experimental Neurology 54: 283-290 (1977).
10. CHEN, C. S. and GATES, G. R. — Effects of 6-Aminonicotinamide on Abolition and Induction of Audiogenic Seizure. Experimental Neurology 57: 1049-1053 (1977).
11. CHEN, C. S. and GATES, G. R. - Offset-induced Audiogenic Seizures. Experientia 33: 1467-1468 (1977).
12. CLARK, G. M . , O'LOUGHLIN, B. J.. RICKARDS. F. W.. TONG. Y. C. and WILLIAMS. A. J. - Assessment of Cochlea Implant Patients. Journal o f Laryngology and Otology 91: 697-708 (1977).
13. CROSS, A. G. — Mothers' Speech Adjustments and Child Language Learning: Some Methodological Considerations Working Papers in Linguistics No. 3: 15-32. University of Melbourne, 1977.
14. ELTON, D. and STANLEY, G. V. - Relaxation as a means of pain control. Psychotherapy 63: 22 (1977).
15. ELTON, D., BURROWS, G. D. and STANLEY, G. V. - Psychological Control of Pain. Australian Journal o f Clinical Hypnosis 5: 12-24 (1977).
16. GARDNER, GODFREY — The Higher-order Needs of London Bus Crews: a Two-factor Analysis. Human Relations 30: 767-785 (1977).
17. GARDNER. GODFREY - Is there a Valid Test of Herzberg's Two-factor Theory? Journal of Occupational Psychology 50: 197-204 (1977).
18. GARDNER, GODFREY - Workers' Participation - a Critical Evaluation of Coch and French. Human Relations 30: 1071-1078 (1977).
19. HILL, D. J., GARDNER, G. J., CARSON, N . E., EAST, SUSAN, GRAY, N. J.. HEFFERNAN, M . W.
and PAGET, N . S. — General Practitioners and Cancer Education. Australian Familv Phvsician 6: pp. 4 (1977).
20. McMURRAY, N . E. and BERNARD, M. E. - Instructional Design for Accelerating Children's Concept Learning. Journal o f Educational Psychology 69: 660-667 (1977).
21. NIENHUYS, T. G. W. and CLARK. G. M'. - Frequency Discrimination and Critical Bands following the Selective Destruction of Cochlea Inner and Outer Hair Cells. IRCS Medical Science 5: 586 (1977).
22. ROGERS. L. J„ ROSS, M. W. and McCULLOUCH, H. - Stigma, Sex and Society: Gender Differentiation and Sexual Variation. Social Biology Resources Centre Report. University of Melbourne (1977).
PSYCHOLOGY 47 23. ROSS, M. W. - Paradigm Lost or Paradigm Regained? Behaviour Modification and Homosexuality. New
Zealand Psychologist 6: 42-51 (1977).
24. SCHNEIDER, M . A., BROTHERTON, P. L. and HAILES, J. - The Effect of Exogenous Oestrogene on Depression in Menopausal Women. Medical Journal o f Australia 2: 162-163 (1977).
25. STANLEY, G. V. — Visual Information Processing and Reading. Australian Journal of Remedial Education 9: 10-13 (1977).
26. SUMMERS, J. J. — Adjustments to Redundancy in Reaction Times: a Comparison of Three Learning Methods. Acta Psychologica 41: 205-223 (1977).
27. SUMMERS, J. J. — The Relationship between the Sequencing and Timing Components of a Skill. Journal of Motor Behavior 9: 49-59 (1977).
28. TAYLOR, K. F., KELSO, G. 1., and REMENYI, A. G. - Psychological Perspectives on the Work ofthe Commonwealth Employment Service. Australian Psychologist 12: 273-281 (1977).
29. WALES, R. J. — Revue du language et de la pensee chez Tenfant. Hommage a Jean Piaget: Bulletin de Psychologie 30: 406-408 (1977).
30. WALKER, J., FLETCHER, C. A., WILLIAMS, R. S. and TAYLOR. K. F. - Performance Appraisal: an Open or Shut Case? Personnel Review 6: 38-42 (1977).
31. WEARING, A. J. - An Exploration of the Long Term Development or Telecommunications in Australia.
Program on Information Technologies and Puhlic Policy. 1977 (abstract).
32. S. M. CHAMBERS - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 28. 1977 - An Inhibition Effect in Word Recognition?
33. TAMARA KOTLER and PH1LIPPA PATTISON - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 29, 1977 - Representing Interpersonal Relations in Families; I : A Structural Analysis.
34. TAMARA KOTLER and PETER W. SALMON - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 30, 1977 - Representing Interpersonal Relations in Families, 11: Mutual Evaluations.
35. NEIL J. McLEAN and I A N M . CAMPBELL - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 31, 1977 - The Drinking Driver: a Personality Profile.
36. S. M . CHAMBERS - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 32, 1977 - The Use of Visual Stimulus Information in Word Recognition: Letter and Order Information.
37. ANONA F. ARMSTRONG and ALEXANDER J. WEARING - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 33, 1977 — A Social Impact Assessment of Some Current and Expected Changes in the Social Environment of the Mornington Peninsula.
38. SUSIE ALLANSON and TAMARA KOTLER - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 34, 1977 - Socioeconomic Contrasts in Same-Sex and Cross Sex Parent-Child Interactions.
39. PAUL LAF1TTE - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 35, 1977 - Personality: an Introduction to a General Psychological Theory of Action.
40. CARMEN STEGER and TAMARA KOTLER - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 36. 1977 - Contrasting Resources in Disturbed and Non-Disturbed Family Systems.
41. R. W. DAWSON and N. E. McMURRAY - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 37, 1977 - Desensitization without Hierarchical Presentation and Concomitant Relaxation.
42. ROBYN A. PENMAN - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 38, 1977 - Manifest and Latent Communication: a Conceptual Scheme for thc Classification of Marital and Family Interactions.
43. B. J. ROBBINS and P. L. BROTHERTON - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 39, 1977 - Mood Change with Alcohol Intoxication.
44. GREG MURPHY and GODFREY GARDNER - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 40, 1977 - Job Satisfaction and Turnover among Psychologists in Two Government Departments.
45. DAVID HILL and GODFREY GARDNER - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 41, 1977 - Repression- Sensitization and Yielding to Threatening Health Communications.
46. M . W. ROSS - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 42, 1977 - Societal Reaction Theory: a Phenomenological Approach.
47. SUSAN C.SOMERVILLE, B. A. HADKINSON and C. GREENBERG - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 43, 1977 — Two Levels of Inferential Behaviour in Young Children.
48. GRAEME HOLLOWAY and A L A N ISAACS - Melbourne Psychology Report No. 44, 1977 - A Versatile Laboratory Interface System.
T H E S E S P A S S E D F O R H I G H E R D E G R E E S Master of Arts
1. ALLOWAY, WENDI J. - Effects of Behavioural Self-Control on Disruptive Behaviour in Classrooms: a Method of Programming Generalization
2. FARHALL, JOHN F. - The Nature ofthe Third Factor in the W1SC-R
3. MOLLOY, MAUREEN P. — A Neuropsychological Investigation of the Memory Disorder found in Chronic Alcoholism
4. PRESS, MALCOLM — An Investigation into the Effects of Assertion Training and Increasing Positive Male Statements on Raising Self-Esteem in Juvenile Delinquent Males
5. SECOMB, MEREDITH A. — Religious Experience and Ego Permissiveness in a Charismatic and a Divine Light Group
6. STUART, IAN M. — The Study of the Origins and Nature of Number Conservation
7. WANGEMAN, JOHN F. — Coping with Stress: Impulsivity Trait-state Reactions under Stressful Conditions
T H E S E S IN P R O G R E S S Doctor of Philosophy 1. M. CAMPBELL - The Joint Domain ofthe MMPI and the CPI P. N. CLARKE - Pre-training Influences upon Student Teachers
A. G. CROSS — An Analysis ofthe Course of Development of Language in the Pre-school Child M. G. DARBYSHIRE — A Study of Behavioural, Cognitive, and Development Anomalies: Deficits in Children R. DAWSON — An Investigation into the Consequences of the Direct Manipulation of Covert Behaviours in Behaviour Therapy
D. ELTON — Cognitive Control of Pain M. FORD — Planning in Sentence Production L. GETHING - Extreme Response Styles
J. D. GUDKOVS — Depression — a Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Development Approach
R. M. GURNEY — The Self under Stress: a Study of School Leavers in a Period of High Unemployment D. J. HILL — Situational and Personality Determinants of Precautionary Health Behaviour in Response to Persuasive Communications
R. W. HOLDEN - The Delinquent Self
A. H. HUGHES — Some Aspects of Subjective Alienation (including its measurement) S. E. JONES — Divergent Thinking in Primary School Children
F. D. KIELLERUP — Social Class, Ability, and Anxiety Contrasts in the Written Language of Primary School Children
T. N. G. NIENHUYS — A Behavioural Study of the Role of Hair Cells in Frequency Processing in the Cal P. E. PATTISON — The Analysis of Social Structure by the Algebra of Semi-groups
R. PENMAN — The Structure of Communication in Dyadic Systems R. C. ROBINSON — Learning in Courses of Continuing Education M. W. ROSS — Homosexuality. Sex Roles, and Societal Control
H. ROWE — The Interrelation of Various Componential Processes in Problem Solving C. SHARP — Lateralization of Motor Functions in the Cerebral Hemispheres S. SMALE — Transactions and Perceptions within Families
J. A. UMANSKY — Reading Retardation: an Information Processing Approach A. WILLIAMS — Investigations of Speech Perception in Young Children
Master of Arts L. A. ALBERTSON — Psychological Aspects of Visual Teleconferencing
S. J. ALLANSON — Efficacy of Certain Small-group Training Procedures for Workers in Social Welfare A. F. ARMSTRONG - An Application of Social Impact Analysis
F. A. BAGOT — Effects of Anaesthesia with Children
R. J. BARKER - Validation of Personality Types from Internal Data I. M. BOCK — The Role of Information in Farm Management Decision Making
V. BOYD — Judgments of the Relationship between Students' Facial Expressions and Proximity in Interaction between Greek and Australian Subjects
C. A. BURTON - Disorders of Higher Cortical Function G. J. CHANT - Managers' Preferences for Compensation Packages
A. E. CROOK - Organizational Strategies for Turbulent Environments - Coping with Uncertainly F. R. FAIR — Item Level Factorial Relationships among CPI and EPI Assessment Devices for Males and Females
M. M. E. FIELD — Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum: a Developmental Neuropsychological Studv P. D. FOX - Is nach a Situation Artifact?
G. GALLAGHER - A Study of Cognitive Development as it Relates to Mathematical Learning - Children's Understanding of Proportionality and Operations on Fractions
J. GREEN - Perceptions and Constructs of Health Professionals M. E. HENDERSON - Work Role Centrality
R. HUDSON - Patterns of Alcoholism K. M. KIRBY - Structural Ambiguity
M. A. KOTZMAN - Memory and Testing of Patients with Related Brain Damage J. LANGFORD - Presuppositions
A. R. LOWE - Personality in Sport
I. W. MACMILLAN — Parameters of Recognition Memory
N. MAIZELS - Self Ratings on Personality Attributes: a CPI Validity Study.
C. M. MARTIN — The Vocational Choices of Males and Females J. P. MATTHEWS — Importance of Semantics and Classification Tasks P. E. MILLIS — Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Group vs Individual
C. J. S. MOLLOY - Employee Job Compatibility: a Study of Low-level Technical Workers
J. MUNRO — Intellectual and Linguistic Abilities Involved in ihe Solution of Verbal Arithmetic Problems B. M. O'CONNEL - Sex, Personality, and Background of Melbourne's Illicit Drug Users
G. O'CONNOR — Perception and Production in Children's Speech G. L. O'NEIL — Local and Global Processing in the Visual System
G. OTTREY — Investigation of Verbal I Vocal Exchanges between Mothers and their Infanls P. PERSHIN — Developmental Stages in Graphic Production in Preschool Children R. PICKERING - Cumulative Deficit Hypothesis
L. RECHTER — Patterns of Interaction, Disruption and Stress Coping Mechanisms through First Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Infancy — Parent Variables
A. J. RZECHORZEK — Functional Asymmetry of the Frontal Lobes of Man M. A. SCHNEIDER - Rape: The Effects on the Victim. A Pilot Study in Melbourne
PSYCHOLOGY 49 C. M. STEGER — Client's Ferceptions of Useful Therapeutic Interventions within a Cognitive-Behavioural Framework
Y. STOLK — Social and Psychological Factors in the Life-Style of Single Women S. A. THOMAS — Methodological Problems of Social Judgment Theory S. F. UMANSKY — Demographics of Menstruation and Menstrual Discomfort
A. WALT A — The Development of an Understanding ofthe Properties of the Whole Number System in Primary School Children
G. G. WEARNE — Patterns of Interaction. Disruption and Stress Coping Mechanisms through First Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Infancy - Baby Variables
Master of Science L. D. ARNOTT — Spatial Abilities and the Teaching of Mathematics P. E. FOREMAN — Clinical Training of Occupational Therapy Students
M. McGARTLAND — Comparisons of Factorial Structures of Standard and Short Forms of the MMPI B. ROBBINS — Personality Factors in Mood Changes with Alcohql Intoxication
R. M. ROSA LION — Cognitive Performance of Tobacco Smokers SUBSTANTIAL GRANTS RECEIVED Grants have been received as follows: —
ARGC: A Longitudinal Study of Career Development
ARGC: Instructional Variables in Concept Teaching with the Educable Mentally Retarded Student ARGC: Context Effects in Sentence Perception
ARGC: Some Studies of Children's Ability to Infer Location and Reference from Verbal Instructions