Skye McDonald

Summary

Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi Exploring the cognitive basis of right-hemisphere pragmatic language disorders
    S McDonald
    Scholl of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Brain Lang 75:82-107. 2000
  2. doi Dogs and other metaphors: reflections on the influence of Mark Ylvisaker
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Semin Speech Lang 31:168-76. 2010
  3. doi Assessing social cognition and pragmatic language in adolescents with traumatic brain injuries
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Australia
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 19:528-38. 2013
  4. doi Deficits in social perception in opioid maintenance patients, abstinent opioid users and non-opioid users
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Addiction 108:566-74. 2013
  5. doi A randomised controlled trial evaluating a brief intervention for deficits in recognising emotional prosody following severe ABI
    S McDonald
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Neuropsychol Rehabil 23:267-86. 2013
  6. doi The influence of attention and arousal on emotion perception in adults with severe traumatic brain injury
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Int J Psychophysiol 82:124-31. 2011
  7. doi Angry responses to emotional events: the role of impaired control and drive in people with severe traumatic brain injury
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 32:855-64. 2010
  8. doi Social skills treatment for people with severe, chronic acquired brain injuries: a multicenter trial
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1648-59. 2008
  9. doi Impaired mimicry response to angry faces following severe traumatic brain injury
    Skye McDonald
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 33:17-29. 2011
  10. doi Addressing deficits in emotion recognition after severe traumatic brain injury: the role of focused attention and mimicry
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Neuropsychol Rehabil 19:321-39. 2009

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. ncbi Exploring the cognitive basis of right-hemisphere pragmatic language disorders
    S McDonald
    Scholl of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Brain Lang 75:82-107. 2000
    ..Nonetheless RH patients were found to have problems ignoring plausibility. Thus the specific RH hypothesis described needs to be reconsidered...
  2. doi Dogs and other metaphors: reflections on the influence of Mark Ylvisaker
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Semin Speech Lang 31:168-76. 2010
    ..This article also reflects upon Ylvisaker's models for remediation and the extent to which these can be encompassed within (as well as shape) more traditional models of social skills training...
  3. doi Assessing social cognition and pragmatic language in adolescents with traumatic brain injuries
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Australia
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 19:528-38. 2013
    ..Overall, this study suggests TASIT is a valid measure for adolescents although it raised questions as to how effective normative data is for comparing performance in social cognition during childhood and adolescence...
  4. doi Deficits in social perception in opioid maintenance patients, abstinent opioid users and non-opioid users
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Addiction 108:566-74. 2013
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  5. doi A randomised controlled trial evaluating a brief intervention for deficits in recognising emotional prosody following severe ABI
    S McDonald
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Neuropsychol Rehabil 23:267-86. 2013
    ..In conclusion, treatment of emotional prosody was effective in the short-term for half of the participants. Further research is required to determine what conditions are required to optimise generalisability and longer-term gains...
  6. doi The influence of attention and arousal on emotion perception in adults with severe traumatic brain injury
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Int J Psychophysiol 82:124-31. 2011
    ..The results suggest that increasing attentional demands improves orientation and emotional engagement (arousal) to emotional faces following TBI. However, the relationship to this and emotion perception accuracy remains unclear...
  7. doi Angry responses to emotional events: the role of impaired control and drive in people with severe traumatic brain injury
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 32:855-64. 2010
    ..This study provides support for the use of formal measures of disinhibition on neuropsychological tests as a corollary for emotion disinhibition. As with previous work, operationalization of loss of drive was more difficult to achieve...
  8. doi Social skills treatment for people with severe, chronic acquired brain injuries: a multicenter trial
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1648-59. 2008
    ....
  9. doi Impaired mimicry response to angry faces following severe traumatic brain injury
    Skye McDonald
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 33:17-29. 2011
    ..The results did not support the view that simulation (mimicry) facilitates emotion recognition...
  10. doi Addressing deficits in emotion recognition after severe traumatic brain injury: the role of focused attention and mimicry
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Neuropsychol Rehabil 19:321-39. 2009
    ..There was no such association in the control group and no associations between cognitive abilities and changes in scores using the Mimic strategy in either group...
  11. ncbi Reliability and validity of The Awareness of Social Inference Test (TASIT): a clinical test of social perception
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Disabil Rehabil 28:1529-42. 2006
    ..e., sincere remarks and lies) or non-literally (i.e., sarcasm) as well as the ability to make judgments about the thoughts, intentions and feelings of speakers. This paper aims to examine TASIT's reliability and validity...
  12. ncbi Differential impairment in recognition of emotion across different media in people with severe traumatic brain injury
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 11:392-9. 2005
    ..While this may attest to the independence of the auditory affective system, it may also reflect problems with the dual demands of listening to conversational meaning and affective tone...
  13. ncbi Social perception deficits after traumatic brain injury: interaction between emotion recognition, mentalizing ability, and social communication
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Neuropsychology 18:572-9. 2004
    ..In general, emotion recognition and first-order theory of mind judgments were not related to the ability to understand social (conversational) inference, whereas second-order theory of mind judgments were related to that ability...
  14. ncbi TASIT: A new clinical tool for assessing social perception after traumatic brain injury
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Head Trauma Rehabil 18:219-38. 2003
    ..To develop a clinically sensitive test of social perception for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  15. doi Why don't you feel how I feel? Insight into the absence of empathy after severe traumatic brain injury
    Arielle de Sousa
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Neuropsychologia 48:3585-95. 2010
    ..The results represent a further step towards understanding what processes shape empathy...
  16. doi Understanding advanced theory of mind and empathy in high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder
    Danielle Mathersul
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 35:655-68. 2013
    ..They also had significantly lower cognitive and affective empathy. Cognitive empathy was related to ToM and group membership whereas affective empathy was only related to group membership. ..
  17. doi Understanding deficits in empathy after traumatic brain injury: The role of affective responsivity
    Arielle de Sousa
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Cortex 47:526-35. 2011
    ..The results have implications for understanding the impaired social functioning and poor quality of interpersonal relationships commonly seen as a consequence of TBI...
  18. ncbi Autonomic arousal explains social cognitive abilities in high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder
    Danielle Mathersul
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia Electronic address
    Int J Psychophysiol 89:475-82. 2013
    ..In contrast, low cognitive empathy was a feature of all ASD adults. These findings have important implications for clinical interventions and future studies investigating autonomic functioning in ASDs...
  19. ncbi Impaired emotional contagion following severe traumatic brain injury
    Jacqueline Ann Rushby
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia Electronic address
    Int J Psychophysiol 89:466-74. 2013
    ..While some normalisation of physiological arousal appeared with repeated stimulus presentations, this came at the cost of greater attentional effort...
  20. doi Social cognition, empathy and functional outcome in schizophrenia
    Amy Sparks
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2031, Australia
    Schizophr Res 122:172-8. 2010
    ..These findings have implications for the remediation of specific social cognitive deficits with respect to improving functional outcomes in schizophrenia...
  21. doi Changes in emotional empathy, affective responsivity, and behavior following severe traumatic brain injury
    Arielle de Sousa
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 34:606-23. 2012
    ..The results represent the first to suggest that level of emotional empathy post traumatic brain injury may be associated with behavioral manifestations of disorders of drive and control...
  22. doi Emotion dysregulation and schizotypy
    Julie D Henry
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
    Psychiatry Res 166:116-24. 2009
    ..Implications for understanding blunted affect in schizophrenia and related disorders are discussed...
  23. doi Social dysdecorum following severe traumatic brain injury: loss of implicit social knowledge or loss of control?
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 33:619-30. 2011
    ..Performance in general did not fit well with the implicit social cognition explanation for social dysdecorum following TBI. More evidence was found to support the executive account...
  24. ncbi Emotion in voice matters: neural correlates of emotional prosody perception
    Jaimi Marie Iredale
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia Electronic address
    Int J Psychophysiol 89:483-90. 2013
    ....
  25. doi Emotion regulation in schizophrenia: affective, social, and clinical correlates of suppression and reappraisal
    Julie D Henry
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
    J Abnorm Psychol 117:473-8. 2008
    ..Implications for understanding blunted affect and social dysfunction in schizophrenia are discussed...
  26. ncbi Autonomic and neural correlates of dysregulated arousal in severe traumatic brain injury
    Jacqueline A Rushby
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia Electronic address
    Int J Psychophysiol 89:460-5. 2013
    ..This study showed that examining simple alpha changes provides insight into TBI-related arousal disturbances. Importantly, our findings accord with the nature of TBI, which involves global and region-specific damage...
  27. doi Comparative patterns of cognitive performance amongst opioid maintenance patients, abstinent opioid users and non-opioid users
    Shane Darke
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 126:309-15. 2012
    ..To compare the cognitive performances of maintenance patients (MAIN), abstinent ex-users (ABST) and healthy non-heroin using controls (CON)...
  28. doi Automatic facial responses to affective stimuli in high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder
    Danielle Mathersul
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Physiol Behav 109:14-22. 2013
    ..These results have implications for neural systems known to underlie affective processes, including the orbitofrontal cortex and amygdala...
  29. ncbi Loss of emotional experience after traumatic brain injury: findings with the startle probe procedure
    Jennifer Clare Saunders
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Neuropsychology 20:224-31. 2006
    ..The results are consistent with recent evidence of differential impairment in negative versus positive emotions after TBI and are discussed in relation to 2 competing explanations of startle modulation...
  30. ncbi Treating deficits in emotion perception following traumatic brain injury
    Cristina Bornhofen
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Neuropsychol Rehabil 18:22-44. 2008
    ..e., video vignettes) and in making social inferences on the basis of speaker demeanour. This is the first known treatment study dealing with emotion perception deficits in individuals with TBI...
  31. ncbi Automatic facial responses to briefly presented emotional stimuli in autism spectrum disorder
    Danielle Mathersul
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia Electronic address
    Biol Psychol 94:397-407. 2013
    ..The ASD group failed to differentiate by valence in their EMG (zygomaticus, corrugator) and demonstrated atypical pre- and post-stimulus arousal. These findings may provide a potential mechanism for marked deficits in social reciprocity...
  32. ncbi Emotion dysregulation in schizophrenia: reduced amplification of emotional expression is associated with emotional blunting
    Julie D Henry
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
    Schizophr Res 95:197-204. 2007
    ..These difficulties are significantly correlated with total negative symptoms experienced, particularly emotional blunting...
  33. ncbi Evidence for deficits in facial affect recognition and theory of mind in multiple sclerosis
    Julie D Henry
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 15:277-85. 2009
    ..These data highlight the need for future research to more fully delineate the extent and implications of emotion understanding difficulties in this population...
  34. ncbi Cognitive disinhibition and socioemotional functioning in Alzheimer's disease
    Scott Nash
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 13:1060-4. 2007
    ..Controlling for general cognitive status, in the AD (but not the control) group, reduced cognitive inhibition was associated with lower levels of depression. The theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed...
  35. doi Recognition of disgust is selectively preserved in Alzheimer's disease
    Julie D Henry
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Neuropsychologia 46:1363-70. 2008
    ....
  36. doi Emotion perception deficits following traumatic brain injury: a review of the evidence and rationale for intervention
    Cristina Bornhofen
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 14:511-25. 2008
    ..The article concludes with a discussion of the importance of carrying out efforts to improve emotion perception within a contextualized framework in which the day-to-day relevance of training is clear to all recipients...
  37. doi An exploration of participant experience of a communication training program for people with traumatic brain injury and their communication partners
    Leanne Togher
    Speech Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 34:1562-74. 2012
    ..To investigate the experiences of participants who attended communication training programs for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their everyday communication partners (CP) as part of a non-randomised controlled trial...
  38. doi Psychophysiological correlates of social judgement in high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder
    Danielle Mathersul
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Int J Psychophysiol 87:88-94. 2013
    ..Adults with ASDs did not differ from controls in ratings of trustworthiness. However, they displayed atypical SCRs, providing further support for a disruption in the allocation of emotional significance...
  39. doi Preferential processing of threatening facial expressions using the repetition blindness paradigm
    Loren Mowszowski
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Cogn Emot 26:1238-55. 2012
    ..RB (i.e., failure to report the second instance of an identical stimulus rapidly following the first) has been established for words, objects and faces but not, to date, facial expressions...
  40. doi All alone with sweaty palms--physiological arousal and ostracism
    Michelle Kelly
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Psychophysiol 83:309-14. 2012
    ..The implications of these results are discussed in terms of the potential of differential autonomic activity to predict the coping strategies that people engage in following ostracism...
  41. doi A meta-analysis of response inhibition and Stroop interference control deficits in adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI)
    Aneta Dimoska-Di Marco
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 33:471-85. 2011
    ..96). Together these findings support a response inhibition deficit following TBI but suggest factors other than interference control, such as poor processing speed, fatigue, and underarousal, may underlie poor performance in Stroop tasks...
  42. doi Comparing strategies for treating emotion perception deficits in traumatic brain injury
    Cristina Bornhofen
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Head Trauma Rehabil 23:103-15. 2008
    ..To compare the efficacy of 2 strategies, errorless learning (EL) and self-instruction training (SIT), for remediating emotion perception deficits in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  43. ncbi Weak coherence, no theory of mind, or executive dysfunction? Solving the puzzle of pragmatic language disorders
    Ingerith Martin
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
    Brain Lang 85:451-66. 2003
    ..It is recommended that a new, more convergent approach to investigating the causes of pragmatic language disability be adopted...
  44. ncbi An exploration of causes of non-literal language problems in individuals with Asperger Syndrome
    Ingerith Martin
    University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 34:311-28. 2004
    ..Results indicated that the ability to understand the belief states of others is critical to understanding ironic language in AS...
  45. doi Impairments in social cognition following severe traumatic brain injury
    Skye McDonald
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 19:231-46. 2013
    ..In addition, research into remediation needs to be guided by the growing empirical base for understanding social cognition that may yet reveal how deficits dissociate following TBI...
  46. ncbi Theory of mind after traumatic brain injury
    Helen Bibby
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales UNSW, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Neuropsychologia 43:99-114. 2005
    ..Implications of this finding for the possibility of a separate cognitive module of ToM are discussed, as well as for the rehabilitation of social deficits after TBI...
  47. doi Real-time imaging of cortical areas involved in the generation of increases in skin sympathetic nerve activity when viewing emotionally charged images
    Luke A Henderson
    Department of Anatomy and Histology, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Neuroimage 62:30-40. 2012
    ..These data reveal for the first time, cortical and subcortical sites involved in generating SSNA changes during emotions...
  48. ncbi The child in time: the influence of parent-child discussion about a future experience on how it is remembered
    Karen Salmon
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Memory 16:485-99. 2008
    ..The potential underlying mechanisms and theoretical implications are discussed...
  49. doi Recognizing vocal expressions of emotion in patients with social skills deficits following traumatic brain injury
    A Dimoska
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Kensington 2052 NSW, Australia
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 16:369-82. 2010
    ..Emotional recognition accuracy was significantly related to the ability to inhibit prepotent responses, consistent with neuroanatomical research suggesting similar ventrofrontal systems subserve both functions...
  50. doi The psychological effects of ostracism following traumatic brain injury
    Michelle Kelly
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and
    Brain Inj 27:1676-84. 2013
    ..This study examines the psychological effects of ostracism. It was predicted that adults with brain injury would have an attenuated response to an acute experience of ostracism...
  51. ncbi A validation study of two brief measures of depression in the cardiac population: the DMI-10 and DMI-18
    Therese M Hilton
    Black Dog Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Psychosomatics 47:129-35. 2006
    ..The DMI-18 and DMI-10 are appropriate for use as screening instruments in cardiac patients...
  52. ncbi Update on Cicerone's systematic review of cognitive rehabilitation: the PsycBITE perspective
    Robyn L Tate
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:446. 2006