The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 6, No. 1 - 2013
Table of contents
Project articles - Biological and Marine Sciences
Project articles - Engineering
Osmotic regulation of the amphipod Gammarus chevreuxi (Sexton, 1912), Sam Houston, p. 104-118.
Project articles - Psychology
The working class heroes: analysing hegemonic masculinity in occupational reality TV, Nathan Blair, p. 137-160.
The effects of focus of attention when imitating a professional darts player, Matthew Goodhead, p. 161-176.
At arm’s length: competing and complementary mechanisms, Amanda Hyne, p. 177-203.
The effect cognitive load has on eye blinking, Hayley Ledger, p. 206-223.
The effects of self-efficacy on pro-environmental intentions, Kerrie Payne, p. 224-238.
Social Exclusion: the effects of non-mimicry on self-esteem, need to belong and sociability, Elizabeth Templeman, p. 256-271.
The effects of mental imagery on implementation intentions: specifically in regards to exercise goal achievement, Nathan Trethewey, p. 272-288.
Project articles - Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences
A study evaluating what best inspires visitor behaviour and attitude changes in zoos, with a small botanical garden comparison: addressing zoos' educational and subsequent conservation values, Sophie Lancaster, p. 289-331.
The habitat preferences of web building spiders, Nicola Glover, p. 363-375.
The therapeutic effects of honey, Annie Knight, p. p.376-385.
A critical evaluation of the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum: an example of things to come? Philip Martin, Stephen Grimes (Associate Professor), Hayley Manners (PhD Student), Malcolm Hart (Emeritus Professor), p. 386-397.
Key factors that influence breeding performance in raptors, James Paviour, p. 398-411.
The dorsal organ: what is it and what is it for? Stuart Robertson, p. 412-422.
Visitor effects on zoo animals, Camille Sade, p. 423-433.
A study evaluating what best inspires visitor behaviour and attitude changes in zoos, with a small botanical garden comparison: addressing zoos' educational and subsequent conservation values (University of Plymouth, 2013)The planet is currently under intense stress, though unsustainable consumption carries on rising at an exponential rate. One explanation for this is ignorance, especially within developed nations. Governments and industry ...
(University of Plymouth, 2013)The effect of self-efficacy on pro-environmental intentions was studied in thirty five individuals. Each participant was required to watch a fear-inducing global warming video and complete three separate questionnaires ...
Expression of Protease-Activated Receptor 3 in the Trigeminal and Dorsal Root Ganglion of adult rats using immunohistochemistry (University of Plymouth, 2013)Protease-activated receptors (PARs) have been implicated in a variety of human physiological and pathophysiological processes, including; nociception, neuroinflammation, neuroprotective and neurodegenerative pathways ...
The effect of the probiotic Pediococcus acidilactici on the gut microbiota ecology of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum) analysed using DGGE (University of Plymouth, 2013)The microbiota of the gastrointestinal tract heavily influences the health, growth and survival of fish. Probiotics have proved effective in improving fish productivity in aquaculture. Research suggests that probiotics, ...
Possible preventive obesity measures for consideration in Labrador Retrievers Canis lupus familiaris according to veterinarian and owner opinions (University of Plymouth, 2013)Canine obesity is a persistent and ever-increasing chronic disease. This research investigated possible new and improved preventive obesity measures specific to the Labrador retriever dog breed. Quantitative analysis of ...
(University of Plymouth, 2013)The Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), arguably the most dramatic hyperthermal event recorded to date, occurred approximately 55 million years ago (Ma). During this event thousands of petagrams of carbon were released ...
(University of Plymouth, 2013)The emergence of a new genre of occupational reality television has generated a surprisingly large following. The programme follows the activities of the trawlermen at work. Using a number of detailed transcriptions, this ...
An investigation into the relationship between an individual’s level of hypnotic suggestibility and their ability to engage in ideomotor action (University of Plymouth, 2013)The relationship between hypnotic suggestibility and a propensity to engage in ideomotor action was investigated in 36 participants from the city of Plymouth, 24 of whom were psychology undergraduates from the University ...