An Examination of the Relationship Between Characteristics Associated with Self-Harm and Brain Function

dc.contributor.advisor Foster, Paul Fox, Victoria
dc.contributor.committeemember Ujcich-Ward, Kim
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US 2017-10-04T20:15:35Z 2017-10-04T20:15:35Z 2017-07-18
dc.description.abstract Researchers have identified characteristics in individuals associated with the likelihood of
dc.description.abstract engaging in self-harm. These characteristics have been linked to increased levels of
dc.description.abstract activity within the left frontal lobe of the brain. The purpose of the current study was to
dc.description.abstract investigate how characteristics associated with self-harm relate to brain
dc.description.abstract activation/deactivation within the frontal and parietal lobes and how this pattern differs
dc.description.abstract between groups. Sixty-five male and female students completed assessments that
dc.description.abstract assessed functioning in four regions of the brain. The results indicated that the
dc.description.abstract performance between groups on the Line Bisection Test, which taps into right parietal
dc.description.abstract functioning, was significant. However, a supplementary analysis did not indicate
dc.description.abstract significance. There were no significant differences in performance between groups on
dc.description.abstract other measures. The results may suggest a potential relationship between self-harm and
dc.description.abstract spatial cognition that future researchers should continue to clarify. M.A.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Brain
dc.subject Neuropsychology
dc.subject Self-Harm
dc.subject.umi Psychology
dc.subject.umi Personality psychology
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.title An Examination of the Relationship Between Characteristics Associated with Self-Harm and Brain Function
dc.type Thesis
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