Browsing by Author "Sargisson, Rebecca J."

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  • Mind reading as behaviour reading: Behavour analysis and perspective taking

    Taylor, Tokiko (The University of Waikato, 2022)
    Theory of Mind (ToM) presents perspective-taking as an ability to infer another person’s mental state. Researchers in various fields have searched for evidence of ToM in both human and non-human subjects; however, this ...
  • Assessing equine preference for food versus human contact: A replication

    Moss, Charlotte Jane (The University of Waikato, 2022)
    Horses have been trained through negative reinforcement for centuries. However, as studies show that positive reinforcement is an effective training technique for horses, it is important to discover what a horse finds ...
  • Determinants of risky decision-making: What is peer influence?

    Andrews, Tegan Emily Anne-Marie (The University of Waikato, 2022)
    Impulsive and risky decision-making have been linked to dangerous driving, substance use, gambling, overspending, and general delinquency. The aim of the series of studies presented in this thesis was to gain an understanding ...
  • Using self- and direct persuasion to reduce food waste: Consumer food waste and values

    Nel, Jasmine (The University of Waikato, 2022)
    With a growing population and an increase in food waste, research is needed to examine consumer behaviour and the effectiveness of marketing strategies to reduce household food waste. I examined the effectiveness of ...
  • To drive, or not to drive: Mode choice in daily commute

    Sivasubramaniyam, Rathee Dewi (The University of Waikato, 2021)
    Mode choice for daily commute refers to the process whereby commuters choose a travel mode for their daily trips to work. Despite its ordinary nature, it often involves a series of decisions and consideration of various ...

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