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dc.contributor.advisorFrazer, Patriciaen
dc.contributor.authorKochman, Kayaen
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-28T19:27:00Z
dc.date.available2014-01-28T19:27:00Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationKochman, K. (2013). The relationship between neuroticism, current affect, past contact with dogs and fear of dogs. Bachelors Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/1624
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between neuroticism, current affect, past contact with dogs and fear of dogs, with a hope to enhance the understanding of this specific fear. A mixed, experimental and correlational within-subjects design was used on a convenience sample of 33 participants. Participants’ GSR was measured while exposing them to a series neutral and dog images. The GSR response to dog images was significantly higher than that to neutral pictures; the difference between the two was used as a physiological indicator of ‘fear’ in the correlational analysis. Neuroticism was measured by The Big Five Inventory (John, Srivastava, 1999); current affect was measured by PANAS (Watson, Clark, Tellegen, 1988); past exposure to dogs was measured by a Semantic Differential. Whilst there was no significant association between ‘fear’ and the 3 psychological factors, the power of the tests was too low to reject the hypotheses. Author keywords: fear of dogs, specific fear, fear of animals, neuroticism, negative affect, past exposure to dogsen
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dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectClinical health psychologyen
dc.titleThe relationship between neuroticism, current affect, past contact with dogs and fear of dogsen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
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dc.type.degreenameBA (Hons) in Psychologyen
dc.type.degreelevelBA (Hons)en


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