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Identity and social networking sites: the roles of alcohol use, mental health, and personality

Joiner, Rachel Elizabeth (2017)
Clin.Psy.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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This thesis is submitted as part of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Birmingham and consists of two volumes. Volume I contains the research component of this thesis and consists of a systematic literature review, empirical research paper, and public dissemination document. The systematic review found that content on social networking sites can provide researchers with tentative information about the psychopathology and personality traits of the user. However, research displaying greater internal and external validity is required before this information could reliably inform the development of targeted online public health information or interventions. The research paper presents a study exploring the relationships between drinking identity, alcohol use, mental health symptoms, and alcohol content in social networking site pictures, in a community sample of young females. Drinking identity may be an important factor to consider in alcohol reduction and prevention efforts. The public dissemination document provides an accessible overview of the review and research paper. Volume II consists of five Clinical Practice Reports (CPRs). CPR I presents a Cognitive-Behavioural and Systemic formulation for a 21-year-old female experiencing low mood. CPR II presents a service evaluation of non-attendance to psychological assessment appointments in an adult community mental health setting. CPR III presents a single-case research design to assess the effects of a Positive Behavioural Support intervention with a 40-year-old female displaying behaviour that challenges. CPR IV presents a case study of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with a 69-year-old female experiencing chronic pain and depression. CPR V presents a presentation abstract for a case study of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with a 31-year-old female experiencing Bulimia Nervosa.

Type of Work:Clin.Psy.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Graham, Hermine
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Department:School of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology
Subjects:BF Psychology
HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:7686
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