James Neill

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James is an educational psychologist, with expertise and interest in outdoor education, adventure therapy, green exercise, as well as in experiential education, online education, open education, psychology of social networking, and program evaluation. James’ PhD examined the effects of Outward Bound programs on life effectiveness skills. James’ current research is on the effects of adventure therapy programs on life skills, mental health, and adjustment to health and medical conditions.

Research interests

  • Positive psychology
  • Motivation
  • Emotion
  • Outdoor education
  • Adventure therapy
  • Green exercise
  • Experiential education
  • Social networking
  • Program evaluation
  • Survey design
  • Psychometrics

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Western Sydney University

Bachelor, Australian National University

Bachelor, University of Western Australia

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Projects 2010 2015

Research Output 1997 2020

  • 19 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article

I'm just trolling: The role of normative beliefs in aggressive behaviour in online gaming

Hilvert-Bruce, Z. & Neill, J. T., Jan 2020, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 102, p. 303-311 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Automatic Data Processing
26 Citations (Scopus)

Social motivations of live-streaming viewer engagement on Twitch

Hilvert-Bruce, Z., Neill, J. T., Sjöblom, M. & Hamari, J., 1 Jul 2018, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 84, p. 58-67 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mass Media
Interpersonal Relations
Linear regression
2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

The effect of basic psychological needs and exposure to idealised Facebook images on university students' body satisfaction

Brichacek, A. L., Neill, J. T. & Murray, K., 2018, In : Cyberpsychology. 12, 3, 12 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Coping strategies and the development of psychological resilience

Booth, J. & Neill, J. T., 1 Apr 2017, In : Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education. 20, 1, p. 47-54 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychological Resilience
Psychological Theory
8 Citations (Scopus)
99 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Cultural Diversity