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Nisbet, E. (2011). A nature relatedness intervention to promote happiness and environmental concern.

Ruci, L. (2011). Pro-social personality traits and helping motivations.

Whelan, D. (2013). Extraversion and counter-dispositional behaviour: Exploring consequences and the impact of situation-behaviour congruence.

Howell, G. (2015). Self-reference elicits slower recall for personality congruent adjectives: An item-specific processing effect.

Dopko, R. (2017). Effects of nature exposure and nature relatedness on goals: Implications for materialism.

Blouin-Hudon, E. M. C. (2019). I daydream therefore I am: Investigating associative and narrative processes in daydreaming and self-concept.

Sobocko, K. (2019). Being alone with others: A unique form of social contact and its impact on momentary positive affect.

Capaldi, C. A. (2020). From mother to mother nature: The role of interpersonal attachment in human-nature relations.


Sullivan, R. (2004). Looking on the bright side: Smoking cessation, stages of change, and message framing.

Nisbet, E. (2005). The human-nature connection: Nature relatedness, environmental concern, and well-being.

Ruci, L. (2005). How far should you go out of your way? Variations in self-offering and positive affect in helping behavior.

Jenkins, D. (2005). Examining the relationships between the satisfaction of basic psychological needs at work, job satisfaction and commitment.

Whelan, D. (2008). The impact of positive moods on situational preferences and feeling sociable.

Besner, C. (2009). The role of personality and current mood in predicting behaviour and self-reported affective forecasts for imagined social events.

Santoro, M. (2009). Ego depletion: A potential cost associated with acting counter dispositionally.

Dopko, R. (2012). Effects of nature on cooperation in a commons dilemma: Implications for sustainability.

Sobocko, K. (2012). The relationship between ego-depletion and sensory processing sensitivity.

Capaldi, C. (2014). Helping nature: The impact of exposure to nature on prosociality and sustainability.

Pineau, S. (2014). Attempting to foster biophilia through caring for a common plant.

van Allen, Z. (2016). An exploratory manipulation of openness to experience.

van Ginkel, S. (2020). Happy planet, happy people? The impact of pro-environmental behaviour on psychological well-being.

Lutz, P. (2022). Eco-anxiety in daily life: Relationships with well-being and pro-environmental behaviour.

B.A. Honours

Yarkoni, T. (2003). Two constructs are better than one: An empirical investigation and theoretical remodeling of alexithymia.

Morrow, J. (2003). How implicit and explicit achievement motivation combine to influence well-being.

Murphy, S. (2004). Parental personality and behavioural activation in children: Exploring the effects of parenting.

Mazpolis, A. (2004). The influence of mood and personality on cognitive processing.

Thake, J. (2004). The relationship between delay of gratification and subjective well-being.

Legault, M. (2005). Persuasion and individual differences in environmental behaviour: A new perspective on the issue of involvement in message framing.

Zoretic, M. (2005). Responsible environmental behaviour.

Williams, C. (2006). An investigation of the self-regulatory costs associated with manipulating state extraversion.

Whelan, D. (2006). The emotional implications of acting extraverted: Does it depend on disposition?

Abunassar, J. (2007). Am I easily affected? An examination of neuroticism and reactivity to negative mood inductions.

Adamyk, J. (2007). “Let’s take a walk:” An analysis of the effects of the natural environment on happiness, nature relatedness, and environmental concern.

Boros, Z. (2007). Concordance of implicit and explicit needs and their relation to well-being.

Santoro, M. (2007). Why acting extraverted may not be as good as being extraverted: An investigation into a potential cost of behaving in a counter-dispositional manner.

Wynn, J. (2007) Errors in affective forecasting: Are they influenced by state extraversion and disposition?

Shaw, C. (2008). Being there: The effects of mindfulness and thought suppression in the regulation of negative emotions.

Rouse, J. (2008). The relationship between nature and well-being on a daily basis.

Gillen, N. (2010). The effects of acting counter dispositionally on cognition and mood.

Hill, R. (2010). Winter wonderland: The effects of winter nature on mood and cognition.

Graham, M. E. (2011). “Go fish!”: The benefits of walking in nature on individual and group cooperation in N-person commons dilemma games.

Grandpierre-Nagy, Z. (2011). Mindfulness as a moderating agent on time spent in nature: Deepening human-nature connection and enhancing associated benefits.

Nealis, L. J. (2011). Dimensions of restoration: The effect of valence and arousal of positive emotion on the restoration of depleted mental energy.

Ryan, J. E. (2011). Do moods cause differences in social behaviour?

O’Neill, D. (2012). Do nice guys finish last? The costs and benefits of acting agreeably.

Vandervalk, S. (2012). Intraindividual variability across social roles: Relationships with well-being and authenticity.

Gonzalez, A. (2013). An investigation of social responses to extraverted behaviour.

Habets, N. (2013). Examining the effects of exposure to natural environments as moderated by depressive symptoms.

Jones, S. (2013). A trait specific self-reference effect in memory.

Smallenbroek, O. (2013). The role of value priorities and affect on judgments of state authenticity.

Streiner, T. (2014). Examining the effects of enacted extraversion on well-being in naturalistic and longitudinal timeframes.

van Allen, Z. (2014). Is enacted extraversion a viable positive psychology intervention?

Davydenko, M. (2015). Is extraversion contagious? Effects of acting extraverted on mood contagion.

Walker, D. (2015). Why are we happier when we act extraverted? Examining social connectedness in well-being interventions.

Levine, S. (2016). The unique effects of awe and nature on prosociality and interest.

Wiseman, O. (2016). Does visual disorder reduce charitable behaviour?

Holmstrom, S. (2018). Personality differences in predicting emotions in social situations.

Richards, O. (2018). The impact of nature on interpersonal conflict resolution.

Babb, N. (2019). Environmental context and prosocial behaviour: How virtual nature exposure influences cooperation.

McLeod, J. (2019). Nature, affect, and pro-environmental behaviour.

Beaudin, K. (2020). Shyness and socioemotional outcomes among university students: Potential moderating roles of extracurricular participation and gender.

Bossom, I. R. L. (2020). Do beliefs about our traits matter? How beliefs about extraversion impact authenticity.

Scanlon, M. (2020). The effects of spending time in nature on cooperation and pro-environmental behaviour.

Villeneuve, M. (2020). The influence of feeling authentic on perceived feelings of being connected to nature.

Joseph, I. (2021). Replication project of dynamic norms’ impact on reducing meat consumption.

Willis, S. (2021). Are we more than our traits? Exploring the extraversion deficit beliefs, social identity, and the well-being of introverts and extraverts.

Marshall, T. (2022). What is nature? Beliefs of naturalness of landscape images and the role of nature connection.

Phillips, S. (2022). The role of education in increasing nature connection and decreasing biophobia.

Sharpe, M. (2022). Personality, mood, and subjective experience.

Wadlow, M. (2022). Is nature grand or connected? Examining nature-self size in relation to connection to nature.

Bhardwaj, K. (2023). How does culture impact human-nature connection? Exploring differences between India and Canada on the predictors and consequences of nature relatedness.

Debelle, L. (2023). Examining the relationship between integrative emotion regulation, personality, and state authenticity.