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.
School Project: Determining the predominant learning style from the VAK learning styles model in KS2 to enhance environmental education (University of Plymouth, 2013)There is a need to improve the delivery of environmental education as it struggles to establish itself within the curriculum, it would be more beneficial if environmental issues were to become embedded in the whole ...
(University of Plymouth, 2013)This current study investigates the effects of imitating a video of a professional darts player. Participants were asked to focus on, and then replicate either internal or external factors of a professional darts player’s ...
(University of Plymouth, 2013)The present study investigates the theory that blink rate decreases as cognitive load increases. 30 subjects participated in one of two experiments, containing four conditions: Condition A involved four blank screens, B ...
The effect of induced incidental disgust on attitudes towards physical disabilities: does intergroup disgust sensitivity moderate? (University of Plymouth, 2013)The present study investigated whether induced incidental disgust affected attitudes towards individuals with physical disabilities and whether intergroup disgust sensitivity (ITG-DS) would moderate this effect. Thirty ...
(University of Plymouth, 2013)Habitat selection is an important decision to make by most species as consequences such as loss of fitness or even death can result if wrong choices are made. Web building spiders are ubiquitous species, and can be found ...
(University of Plymouth, 2013)Although a great deal is known about mimicry, much less is known about non-mimicry in social interaction. The current research investigated the effects of social exclusion via non-mimicry on self-esteem, need to belong ...
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, ...