Natasha Van Antwerpen

Natasha Van Antwerpen

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


My research is primarily focused on human decision-making, beliefs, and perceptions of truth under conditions of uncertainty, and how they interact with broader social, societal, and cultural factors. As part of this, I am focusing on constructive journalism, which utilises positive psychology techniques in the reporting of events, with an aim to encourage mental well-being; positive societal engagement; and restore trust in the journalistic process.

I use a mixed-methods approach in my research, and am interested in the application of interdisciplinary and systems thinking approaches, and their use to encourage constructive responses to societal challenges.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 van Antwerpen, N., Turnbull, D., & Searston, R. A. (2022). Perspectives from Journalism Professionals on the Application and Benefits of Constructive Reporting for Addressing Misinformation. International Journal of Press/Politics, 22 pages.
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    2022 van Antwerpen, N., Turnbull, D., & Searston, R. A. (2022). What’s Positive in a Pandemic? Journalism Professionals’ Perspectives on Constructive Approaches to COVID-19 News Reporting. Journalism Studies, 23(4), 506-524.
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    2022 van Antwerpen, N., Searston, R. A., Turnbull, D., Hermans, L., & Kovacevic, P. (2022). The effects of constructive journalism techniques on mood, comprehension, and trust. Journalism, 24 pages.
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    2021 Van Antwerpen, N., Turnbull, D., & Searston, R. A. (2021). The role of anxiety in mediating the relationship between information consumption and COVID-19 protective behaviours: Psychology, Health & Medicine. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 1-14.
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    2021 Wang, S., Li, L. Z., Van Antwerpen, N., Suparman, S., Gayatri, M., Sari, N. P., & Zhang, S. X. (2021). Hand Hygiene and Mask-Wearing Practices during COVID-19 among Healthcare Workers: Misinformation as a Predictor. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 105(6), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2020 Van Antwerpen, N. R., & Oster, C. (2020). Postmodern thought and the self: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Human Studies, 43(1), 107-127.
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    Gayatri, M., Akingbade, O., Adesuyi, E. O., Pirade, R. A., Antwerpen, N. V., Sari, N. P., & Sutrisno, S. (n.d.). Compliance with Standard Precautions among Midwives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Midwifery, 6(1), 94.
    DOI
    van Antwerpen, N., Searston, R. A., & Turnbull, D. (n.d.). The role of anxiety in mediating the relationship between information consumption and COVID-19 protective behaviours.
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Tutoring

Doing Research In Psychology (2019): Qualitative methods, semester 1 2019.

Research Methods in Psychology (2020-2021): Tutor, semester 1 2020 and 2021. Acting course coordinator (two-weeks 2021).

Big Picture Psychology (2020-2021): Tutor, semester 1 2020, semester 2 2021.

Psychology in Society (2020): Tutor, semester 2 2020.

Doing Research In Psychology: Advanced (2021): Quantitative methods, semester 2 2021.

Honours Mentoring

Co-mentored psychology honours students completing a range of projects across health and cognitive psychology. Participated in group meetings and supervision panels, and assisted with planning, writing, and data analysis.

Marking

Big Picture Psychology (2019-2020): Marked 1, 500 word essays on the application of psychological theory to global issues for a second-year psychology course.

Psychology in Society (2020): Marked 1, 500 word essays on the application of psychological diagnoses and treatments in cross-cultural contexts for a second-year psychology course.

Research Methods (2021): Marked assignments consisting of short answer questions on research methods including operationalization, sampling, study design, validity and reliability, and analysis decisions for a first-year psychology course.

Doing Research In Psychology: Advanced (2021): Marked R-notebooks on experiment simulation, design, and analysis for a third-year psychology. 

Wirltu Yarlu Academic Mentoring

Mentored Indigenous students with their academic studies in psychology and anthropology. Assisted with assignments, course content, and time management skills.


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