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Development and validation of the Threat of Dementia Scale (2020)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., Dodd, E., Christopher, G., White, P., Wildschut, T., & Sedikides, C. (in press). Development and validation of the Threat of Dementia Scale. International Journal of Aging and Human Development,

Dementia represents a substantial threat to the self. However, to date, there is no reliable way to measure how threatened people feel by dementia. This article reports on two online studies. In Study 1, 248 participants rated statements about demen... Read More about Development and validation of the Threat of Dementia Scale.

Can colouring improve the mood and concentration of older adults? Developing a research study (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Holt, N. J., Christopher, G., & McClean, S. (2019, July). Can colouring improve the mood and concentration of older adults? Developing a research study. Paper presented at Ageing Better Conference

Colouring has been advocated as a wellbeing activity for older adults (e.g., Alzheimer’s Society, 2018) and colouring books and activity packs specific to this population abound (e.g., Active Minds, 2018). Despite this, no research has examined the e... Read More about Can colouring improve the mood and concentration of older adults? Developing a research study.

Confronting the Existential Threat of Dementia: An Exploration into Emotional Regulation (2019)
Book
Cheston, R., & Christopher, G. (2019). Confronting the Existential Threat of Dementia: An Exploration into Emotional Regulation. Palgrave-MacMillan

This book explores how dementia acts as an existential threat, both to people diagnosed with the condition, and to their carers. The authors highlight how dementia not only gradually erodes our most fundamental abilities, but that it does so at a tim... Read More about Confronting the Existential Threat of Dementia: An Exploration into Emotional Regulation.

The effects of clinical task interruptions on subsequent performance of a medication pre-administration task (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Williams, C., Morgan, P. L., Christopher, G., Zook, N., & Hoskins, R. (2020). The effects of clinical task interruptions on subsequent performance of a medication pre-administration task. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19135-1_9

There is a surge of research exploring the role of task interruptions in the manifestation of primary task errors both in controlled experimental settings, and safety critical workplaces such as healthcare. Despite such research providing valuable in... Read More about The effects of clinical task interruptions on subsequent performance of a medication pre-administration task.

The recall of dementia-related and neutral words by people with dementia: The ironic process of thought suppression (2019)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., Dodd, E., Hart, I., & Christopher, G. (2019). The recall of dementia-related and neutral words by people with dementia: The ironic process of thought suppression. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 34(5), 756-764. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.5083

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective: Thought suppression may not work effectively when people have a cognitive impairment. This study tests whether participants with dementia showed lessened or enhanced recall and recognition of dementia-relat... Read More about The recall of dementia-related and neutral words by people with dementia: The ironic process of thought suppression.

Significant therapy events with clients with intellectual disabilities (2018)
Journal Article
Wills, S., Ward, T., & Christopher, G. (2018). Significant therapy events with clients with intellectual disabilities. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 12(5-6), 173-183. https://doi.org/10.1108/AMHID-07-2018-0033

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore significant events in psychotherapy with clients with intellectual disabilities (IDs). Design/methodology/approach: Four therapy dyads, each consisting of one client... Read More about Significant therapy events with clients with intellectual disabilities.

Psychological and mnemonic benefits of nostalgia for people with dementia (2018)
Journal Article
Ismail, S., Christopher, G., Dodd, E., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Ingram, T., …Cheston, R. (2018). Psychological and mnemonic benefits of nostalgia for people with dementia. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 65(4), 1327-1344

Background: Studies with non-clinical populations show that nostalgia increases psychological resources, such as self-esteem and social connectedness. Objectives: Our objectives were to find out if the benefits of nostalgia in non-clinical populat... Read More about Psychological and mnemonic benefits of nostalgia for people with dementia.

Selective forgetting of self-threatening statements: Mnemic neglect for dementia information in people with mild dementia (2018)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., Dodd, E., Christopher, G., Jones, C., Wildschut, T., & Sedikides, C. (2018). Selective forgetting of self-threatening statements: Mnemic neglect for dementia information in people with mild dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33(8), 1065-1073. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.4894

© 2018 The Authors. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Objective: We tested whether people with dementia manifest selective forgetting for self-threatening information, the mnemic neglect effect (MNE).... Read More about Selective forgetting of self-threatening statements: Mnemic neglect for dementia information in people with mild dementia.

Exploring Older Adult Susceptibility to Fraudulent Computer Pop-Up Interruptions (2018)
Journal Article
Morgan, P., Williams, E., Zook, N., & Christopher, G. (2019). Exploring Older Adult Susceptibility to Fraudulent Computer Pop-Up Interruptions. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 782, 56-68. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94782-2_6

© 2019, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature. The proliferation of Internet connectivity and accessibility has been accompanied by an increase in cyber-threats, including fraudulent communications. Fake computer updates, whic... Read More about Exploring Older Adult Susceptibility to Fraudulent Computer Pop-Up Interruptions.

A holistic approach to healthy ageing: how can people live longer, healthier lives? (2018)
Journal Article
Calder, P., Carding, S., Christopher, G., Kuh, D., Langley-Evans, S., & McNulty, H. (2018). A holistic approach to healthy ageing: how can people live longer, healthier lives?. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 31, 439-450

Background: Although lifespan is increasing, there is no evidence to suggest that older people are experiencing better health in their later years than previous generations. Nutrition, at all stages of life, plays an important role in determining hea... Read More about A holistic approach to healthy ageing: how can people live longer, healthier lives?.

Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence of effectiveness from experimental studies (2018)
Journal Article
Ismail, S. U., Cheston, R., Christopher, G., & Meyrick, J. (2020). Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence of effectiveness from experimental studies. Dementia, 19(2), 330-351. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301218774909

Objective: This review systematically examines evidence relating to the effect of nostalgia on psychological well-being through a meta-analysis of measures of social connectedness, self-esteem, meaning in life, self-continuity, optimism and positive... Read More about Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence of effectiveness from experimental studies.

Fatigue in developmental coordination disorder: An exploratory study in adults (2017)
Journal Article
Thomas, M., & Christopher, G. (2018). Fatigue in developmental coordination disorder: An exploratory study in adults. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health and Behavior, 6(1), 41-51. https://doi.org/10.1080/21641846.2018.1419564

Background: Fatigue in adult Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is increasingly being acknowledged by clinicians. However, no research to date has explored the nature of fatigue experienced by adults with this disorder. Purpose: This paper... Read More about Fatigue in developmental coordination disorder: An exploratory study in adults.

The psychology of ageing: Mind over matter? (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Christopher, G. (2017, September). The psychology of ageing: Mind over matter?. Presented at Expert Panel

Invited expert on Merck Seven Seas roundtable meeting

Threat of dementia: The role of self-protective memory and replication of the mnemic neglect effect. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), March 2017 (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Christopher, G., Cheston, R., & Dodd, E. (2017, March). Threat of dementia: The role of self-protective memory and replication of the mnemic neglect effect. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), March 2017. Poster presented at International Convention of Psychological Science

Poster

Dementia threat: The role of self-protective memory (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Christopher, G., Cheston, R., & Dodd, E. (2016, July). Dementia threat: The role of self-protective memory. Paper presented at British Society of Gerontology

Dementia threat: The role of self-protective memory

The psychological impact of dependency in adults with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: A qualitative exploration (2016)
Journal Article
chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: A qualitative exploration. Journal of Health Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105316643376

Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis can limit functional capacity, producing various degrees of disability and psychological distress. Semi-structured interviews explored the experiences of adults with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic... Read More about The psychological impact of dependency in adults with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: A qualitative exploration.

Looking age-appropriate while growing old gracefully: A qualitative study of ageing and body image among older adults (2016)
Journal Article
Diedrichs, P. C., Jankowski, G. S., Jankowski, G., Diedrichs, P. C., Williamson, H., Harcourt, D., & Christopher, G. (2016). Looking age-appropriate while growing old gracefully: A qualitative study of ageing and body image among older adults. Journal of Health Psychology, 21(4), 550-561. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105314531468

© SAGE Publications. Body dissatisfaction can be significantly detrimental to wellbeing. Little is known about older adults' body image, despite the fact that ageing causes unique bodily changes and that sociocultural pressures to resist these change... Read More about Looking age-appropriate while growing old gracefully: A qualitative study of ageing and body image among older adults.


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