Peter Strelan

Dr Peter Strelan

Associate Professor

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Peter Strelan.

Peter Strelan works at the intersection of social psychology and individual differences. His broad research interest is in the area of forgiveness, with a specific focus on the relation between justice and forgiveness.

He also has an interest in body image, in particular the application of objectification theory to explaining the antecedents and consequences of negative body image.

I am an education specialist with expertise in the flipped classroom and interest in the development of innovative teaching exercises. I also conduct research that is located at the intersection of social psychology and individual differences. Broadly speaking, I am interested in how people get along, particularly when conflict and transgressions occur.  Both justice and social harmony are fundamentally important to humans; how do we get both following a transgression? Thus,most of research is concerned with forgiveness, with a special emphasis on the relation between justice and forgiveness. 

 

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Newell, S. J., Chur-Hansen, A., & Strelan, P. (2021). A construct validity analysis of the concept of psychological literacy. Australian Journal of Psychology, 13 pages.
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    2021 Collins, E., & Strelan, P. (2021). Being fair in an unfair world: The deleterious effect on self-esteem. Personality and Individual Differences, 173, 1-6.
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    2021 Winkenweder, H., Due, C., & Strelan, P. (2021). Ethiopian Adoptees’ Experiences of Attachment after Adoption in Australia: A Qualitative Study. Adoption Quarterly, 1-22.
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    2021 Kemp, E., Strelan, P., Roberts, R. M., Burns, N. R., & Mulvey, K. L. (2021). The Children's Forgiveness Card Set: Development of a Brief Pictorial Card-Sorting Measure of Children's Emotional Forgiveness. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 1-15.
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    2021 Bartholomaeus, J., & Strelan, P. (2021). The empowering function of the belief in a just world for the self in mental health: A comparison of prisoners and non-prisoners. Personality and Individual Differences, 179, 1-6.
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    2021 Strelan, P. (2021). The Bank Robbery: A Behavioral Observation Exercise for Enhancing Understanding of Reliability. Teaching of Psychology, 5 pages.
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    2021 Alim, M., Due, C., & Strelan, P. (2021). Relationship between experiences of systemic injustice and wellbeing among refugees and asylum seekers: a systematic review. Australian Psychologist, 56(4), 1-15.
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    2021 Bem, J. R., Strelan, P., & Proeve, M. (2021). Roads less travelled to self-forgiveness: Can psychological flexibility overcome chronic guilt/shame to achieve genuine self-forgiveness?. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 21, 203-211.
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    2021 Scholz, D., & Strelan, P. (2021). In control, optimistic, and resilient: Age-related effects of believing in a just world among adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 171, 110474-1-110474-6.
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    2020 Lucas, T., Drolet, C. E., Strelan, P., Karremans, J. C., & Sutton, R. M. (2020). Fairness and forgiveness: Effects of priming justice depend on justice beliefs. Current Psychology, 12 pages.
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    2020 Strelan, P., Osborn, A., & Palmer, E. (2020). Student satisfaction with courses and instructors in a flipped classroom: A meta-analysis. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 36(3), 295-314.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS5
    2020 Strelan, P., Osborn, A., & Palmer, E. (2020). The flipped classroom: A meta-analysis of effects on student performance across disciplines and education levels. Educational Research Review, 30, 22 pages.
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    2020 Strelan, P., & Callisto, J. (2020). Good outcomes are more likely for me than you—Especially in a just world. Personality and Individual Differences, 163, 1-9.
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    2020 Newell, S., Chur-Hansen, A., & Strelan, P. (2020). A systematic narrative review of psychological literacy measurement. Australian Journal of Psychology, 72(2), 123-132.
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    2020 Strelan, P., Van Prooijen, J. -W., & Gollwitzer, M. (2020). When transgressors intend to cause harm: The empowering effects of revenge and forgiveness on victim well-being.. The British journal of social psychology, 59(2), 447-469.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3
    2019 Kemp, A., Palmer, E., & Strelan, P. (2019). A taxonomy of factors affecting attitudes towards educational technologies for use with technology acceptance models. British Journal of Educational Technology, 50(5), 2394-2413.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS13
    2019 Bartholomaeus, J., & Strelan, P. (2019). The adaptive, approach-oriented correlates of belief in a just world for the self: A review of the research. Personality and Individual Differences, 151, 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS18
    2019 Alim, M., Due, C., & Strelan, P. (2019). Perceptions of Forgiveness in Response to Systemic Injustice Among Iranian Refugees. Peace and Conflict, 25(3), 255-258.
    DOI Scopus6
    2018 Strelan, P. (2018). Using the Movies to Illustrate the Principles of Experimental Design. Teaching of Psychology, 45(2), 179-182.
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    2018 Strelan, P., & Pagoudis, S. (2018). Birds of a feather flock together: the interpersonal process of objectification within intimate heterosexual relationships. Sex Roles, 79(1-2), 72-82.
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    2018 Gabriels, J., & Strelan, P. (2018). For whom we forgive matters: relationship focus magnifies, but self-focus buffers against the negative effects of forgiving an exploitative partner. British Journal of Social Psychology, 57(1), 154-173.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3
    2018 Strelan, P. (2018). Justice and forgiveness in interpersonal relationships. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27(1), 20-24.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS14
    2018 Pearce, H., Strelan, P., & Burns, N. (2018). The barriers to forgiveness scale: A measure of active and reactive reasons for withholding forgiveness. Personality and Individual Differences, 134, 337-347.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2018 Lucas, T., Strelan, P., Karremans, J. C., Sutton, R. M., Najmi, E., & Malik, Z. (2018). When does priming justice promote forgiveness? On the importance of distributive and procedural justice for self and others. Journal of Positive Psychology, 13(5), 471-484.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS9
    2017 Strelan, P., Crabb, S., Chan, D., & Jones, L. (2017). Lay perspectives on the costs and risks of forgiving. Personal Relationships, 24(2), 392-407.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS9
    2017 Strelan, P., Di Fiore, C., & Prooijen, J. (2017). The empowering effect of punishment on forgiveness. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47(4), 472-487.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS9
    2017 Strelan, P., Karremans, J., & Krieg, J. (2017). What determines forgiveness in close relationships? The role of post-transgression trust. British Journal of Social Psychology, 56(1), 161-180.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS10 Europe PMC1
    2017 Goldring, J., & Strelan, P. (2017). The Forgiveness Implicit Association Test. Personality and Individual Differences, 108, 69-78.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS8
    2016 Strelan, P., & Van Prooijen, J. (2016). Tough love: the behavior control justice motive facilitates forgiveness in valued relationships. Personal Relationships, 23(3), 536-553.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2016 Mooney, L., Strelan, P., & Mckee, I. (2016). How forgiveness promotes offender pro-relational intentions: The mediating role of offender gratitude. British Journal of Social Psychology, 55(1), 44-64.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS10 Europe PMC1
    2016 Strelan, P., McKee, I., & Feather, N. (2016). When and how forgiving benefits victims: Post-transgression offender effort and the mediating role of deservingness judgements. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46(3), 308-322.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS13
    2016 Lillie, M., & Strelan, P. (2016). Careful what you wish for: fantasizing about revenge increases justice dissatisfaction in the chronically powerless. Personality and Individual Differences, 94, 290-294.
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    2016 Strelan, P., & Bartholomaeus, J. (2016). Just world beliefs and forgiveness: the mediating role of implicit theories of relationships. Personality and Individual Differences, 96, 106-110.
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    2015 Palmer, M., & Strelan, P. (2015). Commentary on Dutta and Pullig (2011): Corrective action is more effective than downplaying harm for restoring brand equity. Journal of Business Research, 68(6), 1271-1272.
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    2015 Strelan, P., & Zdaniuk, A. (2015). Threatened state self-esteem reduces forgiveness. Self and Identity, 14(1), 16-32.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS6
    2014 Strelan, P., & McKee, I. (2014). Inclusive justice beliefs and forgiveness: commonality through self-transcending values. Personality and Individual Differences, 68, 87-92.
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    2014 Strelan, P., & Van Prooijen, J. (2014). Rationalizers or realists? The effects of transgressors' just world beliefs within committed relationships. Personality and Individual Differences, 63, 41-46.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3
    2014 Strelan, P., Weick, M., & Vasiljevic, M. (2014). Power and revenge. British Journal of Social Psychology, 53(3), 521-540.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS27 Europe PMC5
    2013 Strelan, P., & van Prooijen, J. (2013). Retribution and forgiveness: The healing effects of punishing for just deserts. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43(6), 544-553.
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    2013 Skaczkowski, G., Hayman, T., Strelan, P., Miller, J., & Knott, V. (2013). Complementary medicine and recovery from cancer: the importance of post-traumatic growth. European Journal of Cancer Care, 22(4), 474-483.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS7 Europe PMC5
    2013 Strelan, P., McKee, I., Calic, D., Cook, L., & Shaw, L. (2013). For whom do we forgive? A functional analysis of forgiveness. Personal Relationships, 20(1), 124-139.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS22
    2011 Strelan, P., Feather, N., & McKee, I. (2011). Retributive and inclusive justice goals and forgiveness: The influence of motivational values. Social Justice Research, 24(2), 126-142.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS17
    2011 Strelan, P., & Sutton, R. (2011). When just-world beliefs promote and when they inhibit forgiveness. Personality and Individual Differences, 50(2), 163-168.
    DOI Scopus43 WoS41
    2010 Strelan, P., & Lawani, A. (2010). Muslim and Westerner responses to terrorism: The influence of group identity on attitudes toward forgiveness and reconciliation. Peace and Conflict, 16(1), 59-79.
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    2009 Crisp, G., Palmer, E., Turnbull, D., Nettelbeck, T., Ward, L., Le Couteur, A., . . . Schneider, L. (2009). First year student expectations: Results from a university-wide student survey. Journal of University of Teaching & Learning Practice, 6(1), 1-18.
    2009 Strelan, P., & Wojtysiak, N. (2009). Strategies for coping with interpersonal hurt: Preliminary evidence for the relationship between coping and forgiveness. Counseling and Values, 53(2), 97-111.
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    2009 Strelan, P., Acton, C., & Patrick, K. (2009). Disappointment with God and well-being: The mediating influence of relationship quality and dispositional forgiveness. Counseling and Values, 53(3), 202-213.
    DOI Scopus28
    2008 Strelan, P., Feather, N., & McKee, I. (2008). Justice and forgiveness: Experimental evidence for compatibility. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44(6), 1538-1544.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS27
    2007 Strelan, P. (2007). The prosocial, adaptive qualities of just world beliefs: Implications for the relationship between justice and forgiveness. Personality and Individual Differences, 43(4), 881-890.
    DOI Scopus71 WoS61
    2007 Strelan, P. (2007). Who forgives others, themselves, and situations? The roles of narcissism, guilt, self-esteem, and agreeableness. Personality and Individual Differences, 42(2), 259-269.
    DOI Scopus102 WoS92
    2006 Strelan, P., & Covic, T. (2006). A review of forgiveness process models and a coping framework to guide future research. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 25(10), 1059-1085.
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    2006 Strelan, P., & Boeckmann, R. (2006). Why drug testing in elite sport does not work: Perceptual deterrence theory and the role of personal moral beliefs. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36(12), 2909-2934.
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    2005 Strelan, P., & Hargreaves, D. (2005). Women who objectify other women: The vicious circle of objectification?. Sex Roles, 52(9-10), 707-712.
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    2005 Strelan, P., & Hargreaves, D. (2005). Reasons for exercise and esteem: Men's responses to self-objectification.. Sex Roles, 53(7-8), 495-503.
    DOI Scopus73 WoS65
    2005 Strelan, P. (2005). Definitions of forgiveness: Do theorists and laypersons agree?. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 57, 99.
    2005 Mallard, D., & Strelan, P. (2005). Defining "common knowledge": An investigation of public beliefs concerning eyewitness memory. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 57, 227.
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    2003 Strelan, P., Mehaffey, S. J., & Tiggemann, M. (2003). Self-objectification and esteem in young women: The mediating role of reasons for exercise. Sex Roles, 48(1-2), 89-95.
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    2003 Strelan, P., Mehaffey, S., & Tiggemann, M. (2003). Self-objectification and esteem in young women: The mediating role of exercise.. Sex Roles, 48(1-2), 89-95.
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    2003 Strelan, P., & Boeckmann, R. (2003). A new model for understanding performance-enhancing drug use by elite athletes. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 15(2), 176-183.
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  • Books

    Year Citation
    1998 Braithwaite, H. L., Brewer, N., & Strelan, P. (1998). Conflict Management in Police-citizen Interactions.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2020 Strelan, P. G. (2020). The stress-and-coping model of forgiveness: Theory, research, and the potential of dyadic coping. In E. Worthington, & N. Wade (Eds.), Handbook of Forgiveness (2 ed., pp. 63-73). New York, NY; USA: Routledge.
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    2017 Strelan, P. G. (2017). The measurement of dispositional self-forgiveness. In L. Woodyatt, E. Worthington, M. Wenzel, & B. J. Griffin (Eds.), Handbook of the Psychology of Self-Forgiveness (1 ed., pp. 75-86). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
    DOI Scopus2
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2012 Dewar, G., Burke, A. L. J., Winefield, H., & Strelan, P. (2012). Forgiveness, psychological distress & chronic pain: Have we missed something?. In Program of the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of Australian Pain Society. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2018 Kemp, A., Palmer, E., & Strelan, P. (2018). Construction of a root taxonomy to assess student attitudes towards educational technology. Poster session presented at the meeting of HERGA book of abstracts. Flinders University.
    2017 Dewar, G., Strelan, P., & Delfabbro, P. (2017). The ACT of Self Forgiveness: A Principles-Based Response to Intrapersonal Offence. Poster session presented at the meeting of https://contextualscience.org/wc15. Jennison, Michigan.
    2013 Dewar, G., Burke, A. L., Winefield, H., & Strelan, P. (2013). Forgiveness, psychological distress and chronic pain: have we missed something?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of PainAdelaide: Bringing Heads Together for Chronic Pain. Adelaide, South Australia.
    2012 Dewar, G., Burke, A. L. J., Winefield, H., & Strelan, P. (2012). Forgiveness, Psychological Distress and Chronic Pain: Have We Missed Something?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) Post-Graduate Research Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2017 Dewar, G., Strelan, P., & Delfabbro, P. (2017). A principles-based approach to ACT with self-forgiveness: new approaches to flexible living. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide, School of Psychology).
  • Datasets

    Year Citation
    Strelan, P. (n.d.). BJW and adolescence N1128 2019 data collection.
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    Strelan, P. (n.d.). BJW and unrealistic bias Callisto first years N140.
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    Strelan, P. (n.d.). BJW and unrealistic bias PROLIFIC study N208.
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    Strelan, P., Roberts, R., Burns, N., Mulvey, K. L., & Kemp, E. (n.d.). CFCS Australian and US samples.
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External

  • $232,000: ARC Discovery Grant (DP0877945) 2008-2010
    • CI: Strelan.
    • “A new conceptualisation of forgiveness: Altruistic and self-interested foci as predictors of psychological costs and benefits of forgiveness”

The University of Adelaide

  • NCSU-Adelaide Starter Grant (w/Kelly-Lynn Mulvey, NCSU) 2020[PS1] 

    $1,200              Faculty of Health Sciences Summer Scholarship; supervised Ria Aiyar 2019/20

    $1,200              Faculty of Health Sciences Summer Scholarship; supervised Tayla Bradley 2018/19


    • $20,000 NCSU-Adelaide Starter Grant 2020
    • $1,200              Faculty of Health Sciences Summer Scholarship; supervised Ria Aiyar 2019/20
    • $1,200              Faculty of Health Sciences Summer Scholarship; supervised Tayla Bradley 2018/19
    • $20,000 SGDE Development Grant 2016
      • with Cathy Snelling and Sophie Karanicolas (Dentistry), Adriano Millazo (Public Health), David Wilson, Kim Hynes (Medicine)
    • $2,200 Faculty of Health Sciences cultural enrichment teaching grant 2016
  • $9,595 School of Psychology RIBG small grant 2015
    • Development of a children’s card sort measure of forgiveness
  • $9,074 School of Psychology RIBG small grant 2014
    • When love does not conquer all: Towards improving interventions for children with a disrupted attachment history and associated ASD-like symptoms.
  • $3,990 School of Psychology RIBG small grant 2014
    • Trust as a mediator between relationship closeness and forgiveness
  • $6,000 Faculty of Health Sciences Summer Scholarship
    • supervised Youngblood Roche 2013/14
  • $6,000 Faculty of Health Sciences Summer Scholarship
    • supervised Caroline diFiore 2013/14
  • $6,000 Faculty of Health Sciences Summer Scholarship
    • supervised Jasmine Currall 2012/13
  • $6,000 Faculty of Health Sciences Summer Scholarship
    • supervised Sarah Hunter 2012/13
  • $5,625 School of Psychology RIBG small grant 2012
    • The deleterious effects of self-focused attention on forgiveness
  • $6,000 Faculty of Health Sciences Summer Scholarship
    • supervised Alison Robb, 2011/12
  • $3,000: School of Psychology application support for ARC-Discovery Grant 2007
  • $1,500: School of Psychology conference travel 2006
  • $15,000: Faculty of Health Sciences Establishment Grant 2005

Currently I...

  • chair the Programs Board
  • coordinate the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Advanced program
  • coordinate and teach into the first year Research Methods course in Psychology (enrolment = ca. 450);
  • deliver the Social Psychology lectures in the first year Introduction to Psychology course
  • deliver individual differences lectures in the third year Individual Differerences and Personality Assessment course in Psychology
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Principal Supervisor Trait and Situational Predictors of Interpersonal Objectification in Male and Female Perpetrators Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Danielle Grace Tetley
    2020 Principal Supervisor Development of an online intervention based on acceptance and commitment therapy facilitated in schools to support and enhance psychological flexibility and wellbeing in adolescents. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr David Arthur Scholz
    2019 Co-Supervisor The Design, Application and Evaluation of a Comprehensive Model to Assess Attitudes Towards Educational Technologies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Andrew Charles Kemp
    2018 Principal Supervisor The Act of Forgiveness: Can Psychological Flexibility Explain and Facilitate Genuine Intra and Interpersonal Forgiveness Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Mrs Jemima Rohini Bem
    2018 Principal Supervisor Objectification Among Couples in Romantic Relationships Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Stephenie Joulie Pagoudis
    2018 Co-Supervisor Evaluating Evidence Based Digital Methods for the Assessment of Psychology Graduate Competencies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Samantha Jane Newell
    2017 Co-Supervisor Perceptions of Justice and Forgiveness Among Refugees Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Mrs Mastura Alim
    2017 Co-Supervisor Factors associated with Success at University of International First - year Students Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Rev Susan Frances Straub
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2021 Principal Supervisor The Empowering Role of the Belief in a Just World for the Self in Adaptive Psychological Functioning Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jonathan David Bartholomaeus
    2014 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Does it matter why people forgive? How a victim's reasons for forgiving change the outcomes of forgiveness Doctor of Philosophy with Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Doctorate Full Time Jordan Brian Gabriels
    2014 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Trust Heals, Commitment Hurts: Disentangling Predictors of Coping with Interpersonal Betrayal Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Josiah Cameron Krieg
    2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor A Principles-based Approach to ACT with Self-Forgiveness: New Approaches to Flexible Living Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Dr Grant Malcolm Dewar
    2008 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Predicting Pro-Relational and Prosocial Responses to Received Forgiveness: The Role of State Gratitude Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Louise Elizabeth Joan Mooney
    2008 - 2014 Principal Supervisor The Identification and Measurement of Barriers to Forgiveness Following an Interpersonal Transgression Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Heather Pearce
    2008 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Measuring Children's Forgiveness: Development of the Children's Forgiveness Card Set Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Emma Kemp
    2007 - 2011 Principal Supervisor The Development of an Implicit Association Test for Measuring Forgiveness Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jeremy Goldring
    2006 - 2009 Co-Supervisor The Conceptualisation, Status and Measurement of Technology-based Gaming Behaviour and its Correlates Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Daniel King
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83135662
  • Email: peter.strelan@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3770
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 7
  • Room: 7 09
  • Org Unit: School of Psychology

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