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Overview

Area of research expertise - Outline

My main research interests lie in the impact of early experiences on later functioning and well-being. My PhD thesis focuses on the relevance of early attachment experiences as a broader framework to explain aspects of human emotions, cognitions and behaviours in later life.

 

Current research activities

Recent projects include on-going investigations into attachment-related differences in the regulation of anger and expression of aggression. In addition, I am currently working in collaboration with colleagues from the University of the West of Scotland on an exploratory project focused on the predictors and outcomes of the sending and receiving of sexually explicit messages in a UK population. 

 

Desired research direction

The overarching aim of my research is to understand the ways in which early experiences relate to poor social and emotional outcomes in adulthood, such that relevant risk factors can be targeted to reduce such outcomes. I then hope to use this evidence to work with educators, support workers and policy makers to help inform the development of attachment and emotion regulation based interventions to improve the developmental trajectory of affected young people.

 

Target Collaborative Companies (National, International, up to 3)

1. Social network operators

 

Target Collaborative Organisations (National, International, up to 3)

1. Local Authorities

2. Education Scotland

3. Sacro

 

Teaching expertise

My primary teaching interests lie in Forensic, Social and Developmental Psychology. However, I have experience teaching on a wide range of modules across all levels of study, both at the University of the West of Scotland (as outlined below), and at Queen Margaret University.

 Level     

 Module

 L07

 Introduction to Psychology

 Investigating Psychology

 Foundations of Life & Social Science

 L08

 Lifespan Development B

 Introductory Cognitive & Social   Psychology

 Biological and Developmental Psychology

 L09

 Social Psychology

 Child Development

 L10

 Atypical Child Development

 Forensic Psychology (Module Co-ordinator; in development)

 Dissertation (project supervision)

External positions

Doctoral Researcher, Queen Margaret University

20132017

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Queen Margaret University

20132017

Student Learning Adviser, Edinburgh Napier University

20122016

Research Assistant, Edinburgh Napier University

20112012

Keywords

  • BF Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Attachment
  • Emotion regulation
  • Psychopathy
  • Anger
  • Aggression

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Research Output 2010 2018

Academic skills for psychology: a pre-entry course

Hendry, G., Brodie, Z., Wilson, C., Flynn, R. & McKechnie, J. 6 Jun 2018 p. 18-19 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

psychology
university
student
education statistics
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Attachment insecurity and dispositional aggression: the mediating role of maladaptive anger regulation

Brodie, Z., Goodall, K., Darling, S. & McVittie, C. 4 Apr 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Social and Personal Relationships .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Anger
Aggression
Hostility
Anxiety
Emotions

Risky texting behaviour: motivators and consequences

Wilson, C., Brodie, Z. & Scott, G. G. 31 Aug 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Psychopathy in light of the Dark Triad: inter-correlations between the CAPP and the LSRP

Lochrie, Z. P. & Cooke, D. J. 2014

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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Prizes

Best Poster Award

Zara Brodie (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Poster Award

Zara Brodie (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

David Shewan Memorial Prize for Best Dissertation

Zara Brodie (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Masters Award for Best Performance

Zara Brodie (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

QMU Doctoral Research Scholarship

Zara Brodie (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

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