Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Recent research has suggested that the preferred use of either the right or left hand side of the brain (brain lateralisation) by domestic dogs may influence behavioural issues such as aggression, anxiety and excitability. Greater understanding of lateralised behaviour in dogs and the relationships between lateralisation, personality and problem-solving may lead to advancements in training of these animals for purposes such as service roles for those with disabilities, as well as an increased understanding of animals with anxiety and other behavioural issues. The relationship between the owner’s personality and the dog’s lateralisation, personality and problem-solving ability has not been investigated before and may also lead to advancements in training and treatment of dog behavioural issues.
Date Position Institution name 2018 Policy Implementation Officer Department for Education and Child Development 2017 - 2018 Research Coordinator Cancer Council SA
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) 2010 The University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma in Psychology 1994 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Teaching (Junior Primary)
Year Citation 2017 Delfabbro, P., Winefield, H., Winefield, A., Malvaso, C., & Plueckhahn, T. (2017). Factors Associated With Attrition in a 10-year Longitudinal Study of Young People: Implications for Studies of Employment in School Leavers. Australian Psychologist, 52(1), 41-51.
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2017 Bierbaum, M., Plueckhahn, T., Roth, F., McNamara, C., Ramsey, I., & Corsini, N. (2017). Challenges to uptake of cancer education resources by rural Aboriginal Health Workers: The Cancer Healing Messages flipchart experience. Rural and Remote Health, 17(4), 10 pages.
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2016 Plueckhahn, T., Schneider, L., & Delfabbro, P. (2016). Assessing lateralization in domestic dogs: performance by Canis familiaris on the Kong test. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 15, 25-30.
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2015 Winefield, H., Delfabbro, P., Winefield, A., Plueckhahn, T., & Malvaso, C. (2015). Adolescent predictors of satisfaction with social support six years later: an Australian longitudinal study. Journal of Adolescence, 44, 70-76.
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