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Neuroanatomical correlates of subjective wellbeing following head injury

Hayward, Carrie Susan. 2007, Neuroanatomical correlates of subjective wellbeing following head injury, D.Psych. (Health) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.


Title Neuroanatomical correlates of subjective wellbeing following head injury
Alternative title The relationship between anxiety disorders, chronic illness and psychological adjustment
Author Hayward, Carrie Susan.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych. (Health)
Date submitted 2007
Keyword(s) Brain damage - Patients - Rehabilitation
Happiness
Neuroanatomy
Chronic diseases - Psychological aspects
Anxiety disorders
Summary The thesis found results supporting the involvement of the Right Frontal area of the brain in the subjective wellbeing (SWB) of individuals. Additional results suggested SWB is dependent upon Core Affect, itself dependent upon the Right Parietal area of the brain. These results provide evidence that SWB and Core Affect are based upon a neurological substrate. The portfolio investigated the association between chronic medical conditions and anxiety disorders, and how the occurence of anxiety issues can affect overall psychological adjustment to illness.
Notes Degree conferred 2008.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 617.4810443
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027206

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