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The goal of this thesis is to modify projection pursuit by trading accuracy for interpretability. The modification produces a more parsimonious and understandable model without sacrificing the structure which projection pursuit seeks. The method retains the nonlinear versatility of projection pursuit while clarifying the results. Following an introduction(More)
Disruptive behaviour problems (DBPs) during childhood exert a high burden on individuals, families and the community as a whole. Reducing this impact is a major public health priority. Early parenting interventions are recommended as valuable ways to target DBPs; however, low take-up of, and high drop-out rates from, these programmes seriously reduce their(More)
We argue that the concept of goal neglect can be fruitfully applied to understand children's potential problems in experimental tasks and real-world settings. We describe an assessment of goal neglect developed for administration to preschool children and report data on two measures derived from this task alongside the Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS)(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of early intervention approaches for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been increasingly acknowledged. Parenting programmes (PPs) are recommended for use with preschool children with ADHD. However, low 'take-up' and high 'drop-out' rates compromise the effectiveness of such programmes within the(More)
The effects of inner-outer feature interactions with unfamiliar faces were investigated in 6- and 10-year-old children and adults (20-30 years) to determine their contribution in holistic face vision. Participants completed a two-alternative forced-choice (2AFC) task under two conditions. The congruent condition used whole, inner-only, and outer-only(More)
OBJECTIVE This pilot study was a comparison of dimensional models assessing personality traits and personality pathology in a clinical sample of adults diagnosed with ADHD and adults diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD), and a nonclinical control sample of healthy adults. METHOD Personality traits were assessed using the NEO-Personality(More)
OBJECTIVE The Attention Training Technique (ATT; Wells, 1990) is a brief metacognitive treatment strategy aimed at remediating self-focused processing and increasing attention flexibility in psychological disorder. METHOD We systematically reviewed and examined the efficacy of ATT in clinical and nonclinical samples. Scientific databases were searched(More)
Adapting a specialized ADHD parenting programme for use with 'hard to reach' and 'difficult to treat' preschool children. This version is made available in accordance with publisher policies. Please cite only the published version using the reference above. Background: Effective implementation of parent training programmes for preschool(More)