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Am I delusional?
Background Delusions are a significant feature of mental illnesses and can occur in many clinical conditions (Maher, 2001) yet the standard clinical definition (American Psychiatric Association. DSM-5 Task Force, 2013) is highly contentious. Much of the literature holds elements such as bizarren...
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Author : Gunn, Rachel
Date : June 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
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An investigation into the expert performance approach using tests of visual and motion perception
The Expert-Performance Approach suggests that in order to gain the most accurate reflection of human behaviour, scientific experiments must employ designs that represent the natural environment as closely as possible. By adopting this approach, the ability to identify expert-novice differences in me...
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Author : Wilkins, Luke
Date : June 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
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An investigation of educational provision for students with learning disabilities (LD)/ dyslexia in primary schools in Saudi Arabia: an ethnographic case study
Even though the first verse in the Holy Quran says explicitly “Read”, each year there are thousands of children in Saudi Arabia who fail to achieve their potential in education due to difficulties in reading, writing and spelling. This study investigates educational provision for learner with litera...
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Author : Alshareef, Layla
Date : June 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
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Assessment of algae biodiesel viability based on area requirement
The current feedstocks used to produce biodiesel are unviable to replace the diesel consumption because of the land used in their cultivation and one proposed solution is the use of algae which have a higher productivity per area. With this in mind, the total superficial area (water and land) requir...
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Author : Speranza, Lais Galileu
Date : June 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
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Bike handling for cycling commuters' road safety
Cycling is a healthy and sustainable activity. However balance and bike handling skills are of crucial importance to avoid falling off the bike, crashing into obstacles and to prevent injuries. With the increase in cycling popularity this aspect becomes extremely important. However there is no objec...
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Author : Fonda, Borut
Date : June 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
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Can women become ‘Minister’ in Islam?
This study aims to investigate Muslim women’s rights of obtaining the top rank religious position, from Mutahhari’s perspective. Mutahhari (1919-1979) was one of the contemporary prominent Shia philosopher and theologian who changed the traditional style of discussion from specialized jurisprudence ...
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Author : Larijany, Sareh
Date : June 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
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Computerized attention training - an intervention with older adults
Ageing may have an impact on a variety of physical and health related aspects. In particular cognitive ageing may reflect decline in executive functioning, memory and speed of information processing (Glisky, 2007) as well as fluid intelligence (Salthouse, 2004). The present study assessed whether c...
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Author : West, Melanie
Date : June 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
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Dedications at Dodona
The sanctuary of Dodona is located at the middle of a valley, between the imposing mountains of Tomaros and Manoliassa, a few miles away from the modern city of Ioannina at Epirus. Dodona was the oldest oracle of Ancient Greece and the religious and political center of the Epirotic tribes. The sanct...
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Author : Fotiadi, Maria
Date : June 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
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Exploring Light Field camera applications through simulation
Light Field, or Plenoptic, imaging is an exciting new technique where a user can capture 3-D information about a scene in a single acquisition. By placing a microlens array (thousands of tiny lenses) in between a conventional camera's main lens and image sensor, we can split rays which would have me...
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Author : Meah, Chris
Date : June 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
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It’s all in your head! The uncoupling of psychological and biological stress responses
Introduction: Stress triggers psychological and biological responses that, among the general public, are perceived to be intimately linked. However, few studies have directly examined the relationship between actual and perceived psychological and biological stress responses. Study 1: Partici...
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Author : Brindle, Ryan
Date : June 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
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Recruitment strategies for engaging members of the Pakistani community: overcoming gender differences and generational gaps beyond work and education
Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the primary causes of mortality in the South Asian population. The Pakistani community have an elevated risk of developing it and other associated illnesses. Individual health is a consequence of personal lifestyle and social-networks influenced by...
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Author : Kokab, Farina
Date : June 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
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Sacred Soldiers. Identifying the cause(s) of Muslim violent extremism: developing a theoretical framework for a credible intervention programme
Muslim violent extremism has claimed the lives of countless individuals. The phenomenon has spread across the world and seems only to be gathering pace. The cause(s) of Muslim violent extremism have been the subject of much research. As a result, programmes to counteract this radical threat and ...
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Author : Mustafa, Rizwan
Date : June 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
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Short term exposure patterns in time-series studies of air pollution and health
Background: Air pollution related risks on health are often reported using percentages. Hence, a 1% increase in mortality risk per 10 unit increase in pollution compares two days say with 2 and 12 units; the days need not be sequential. But a change from 2 to 12 could follow different patterns―incre...
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Author : Mohammed, Nuredin
Date : June 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
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Sticks and stones: the association between weight discrimination and mental and physical well-being
Obese individuals face increasing levels of prejudice and discrimination. In addition, some individuals internalise society’s anti-fat attitudes and stereotypes. Both internalised and societal stigmas have been associated with poorer health outcomes, independent of BMI. In this online study, 379...
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Author : Meadows, Angela
Date : June 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
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Tanzanian teacher’s constructions and perceptions of ‘inclusive education’ for girls and girls with disabilities
The benefits of the inclusion of girls and girls with disability in mainstream education in Tanzania have been well documented, yet it is this demographic which remain the most at risk of exclusion (Lewin and Little, 2011). Quantitative research has demonstrated some success for the government’s tar...
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Author : Sewell, Alexandra
Date : June 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
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We are watching you: Type D personality is associated with greater blood pressure, heart rate and hormone responses in socially stressful situations
Individuals can be classified as having Type D, ‘distressed’, personality which is characterised by a tendency to experience negative emotions and to hide these emotions during social interaction. Type D personality has been linked to heart disease. A potential mechanism behind this association is l...
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Author : Bibbey, Adam
Date : June 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
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