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Who is pre-disposed to insomnia? A psychobiological investigation

Harvey, Christopher-James (2012) Who is pre-disposed to insomnia? A psychobiological investigation. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

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 coping and significantly lower scores on conscientiousness and extroversion (p<
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Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Sleep, Insomnia, stress, stress-reactivity, personality, coping style, cortisol, Trier, fMRI, heart-rate, Inferior Parietal Lobule
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing
College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Supervisor's Name: Espie, Prof. Colin
Date of Award: 2012
Embargo Date: 4 December 2015
Depositing User: Dr C.J. Harvey
Unique ID: glathesis:2012-3785
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 14:10
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/3785

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