Associate Professor Einar Thorsteinsson

Associate Professor, Convenor of Psychology - School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences

Einar Thorsteinsson

Phone: +61 2 6773 2587

Email: ethorste@une.edu.au

Biography

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Qualifications

B.A. The University of Iceland; G.C.H.E. University of New England; Ph.D. La Trobe University, Melbourne

Teaching Areas

PSYC 304 Healthy Psychology  
PSYC 4th Year Supervision and special lectures on research methods, statistics, and survey systems

Supervision Areas

Health psychology (e.g., social support, adolescent coping, stress, fatigue, depression, cardiovascular reactivity).

Research Interests

Einar Thorsteinsson's primary research interests are in the area of health psychology. He has mainly focused on adolescent coping, social support, fatigue, depression, cardiovascular reactivity, and stress.

Publications

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Journal Publications

Kennedy, W., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2017). Neighborhood predictors of life domain satisfaction and subjective wellbeing in rural and urban groups: Implications for health policy and practice. The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, 7, 83-97.

McNicol, M. L., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2017). Internet addiction, psychological distress, and coping responses among adolescents and adults Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 20, 296-304. doi:10.1089/cyber.2016.0669

Thorsteinsson, E. B., & Loi, N. M. (2017). Attributions toward injury in a military physical training environment. Military Psychology 29, 336-334. doi:10.1037/mil0000158

Zochil, M. L., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2017 online first). Exploring poor sleep, mental health, and help-seeking intention in University students Australian Journal of Psychology. doi:10.1111/ajpy.12160

Thorsteinsson, E. B., Loi, N., & Breadsell, D. (2016). The effect of weight controllability beliefs on prejudice and self-efficacy. PeerJ, 4, e1764. doi:10.7717/peerj.1764

MacDonell, G. V., Bhullar, N., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2016). Depression, anxiety, and stress in partners of Australian combat veterans and military personnel: A comparison with Australian population norms. PeerJ, 4, e2373. doi:10.7717/peerj.2373

Malouff, J. M., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2016). Bias in grading: A meta-analysis of experimental research findings. Australian Journal of Education, 60, 245-256. doi:10.1177/0004944116664618

Arnarsson, A., Sveinbjornsdottir, S., Thorsteinsson, E. B., & Bjarnason, T. (2015). Suicidal risk and sexual orientation in adolescence: A population-based study in Iceland. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 43, 497-505. doi:10.1177/1403494815585402

Thorsteinsson, E. B., Brown, R. F., & Richards, C. (2014). The relationship between work stress, psychological stress and staff health and work outcomes in office workers. Psychology, 5, 1301-1311. doi:10.4236/psych.2014.510141

Basile, M. L., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2015). Parents’ evaluation of support in Australian hospitals following stillbirth. PeerJ, 3, e1049. doi:10.7717/peerj.1049

Bretland, R. J., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2015). Reducing workplace burnout: The relative benefits of cardiovascular and resistance exercise. PeerJ, 3, e891. doi:10.7717/peerj.891

Gibbons, R. J., Thorsteinsson, E. B., & Loi, N. M. (2015). Beliefs and attitudes towards mental illness: An examination of the sex differences in mental health literacy in a community sample. PeerJ, 3, e1004. doi:10.7717/peerj.1004

Magor-Blatch, L., Bhullar, N., Thomason, B., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2014). A systematic review of studies examining effectiveness of therapeutic communities. Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, 35, 168-184. doi:10.1108/TC-07-2013-0024

MacDonell, G. V., Thorsteinsson, E. B., Bhullar, N., & Hine, D. W. (2014). Psychological functioning of partners of Australian combat veterans: Contribution of veterans' PTSD symptoms and partners' caregiving distress. Australian Psychologist, 49, 305-312. doi:10.1111/ap.12069

Loh, J. M. I., Schutte, N. S., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2014). Be happy: The role of resilience between characteristic affect and symptoms of depression. Journal of Happiness Studies, 15, 1125-1138. doi:10.1007/s10902-013-9467-2

Ellis, S., Brown, R. F., Thorsteinsson, E. B., & Perrott, C. (2014). Trait mindfulness, affective symptoms and quality of life in people with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Journal of Cancer Therapy, 5, 1114-1126. doi:10.4236/jct.2014.512115

Malouff, J. M., Schutte, N. S., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2014). Trait emotional intelligence and romantic relationship satisfaction: A meta-analysis. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 42, 53-66. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01926187.2012.748549

Sveinbjornsdottir, S., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2014). Psychometric properties of the Measure of Adolescent Coping Strategies (MACS). Psychology, 5, 142-147. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/psych.2014.52022

Thorsteinsson, E. B., & Davey, L. (2014). Adolescents' compulsive Internet use and depression: A longitudinal study. Open Journal of Depression, 3, 13-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojd.2014.31005

Thorsteinsson, E. B., Loi, N. M., & Moulynox, A. L. (2014). Mental health literacy of depression and postnatal depression: A community sample. Open Journal of Depression, 3, 101-111. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojd.2014.33014

Xue, W., Hine, D. W., Loi, N. M., Thorsteinsson, E. B., & Phillips, W. J. (2014). Cultural worldviews and environmental risk perceptions: A meta-analysis. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 40, 249-258. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2014.07.002

Croft, C., Brown, R. F., Thorsteinsson, E. B., & Noble, W. (2013). Is tinnitus acceptance the same as tinnitus habituation? International Tinnitus Journal, 18, 143-148. doi:10.5935/0946-5448.20130018

Croft, C., Brown, R. F., Thorsteinsson, E. B., & Noble, W. (2013). Development of the Tinnitus Response Scales: Factor analyses, subscale reliability and validity analyses. International Tinnitus Journal, 18, 45-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0946-5448.20130007

Loh, J. M. I., Schutte, N. S., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2013). Be happy: The role of resilience between characteristic affect and symptoms of depression. Journal of Happiness Studies, 1-14. doi:10.1007/s10902-013-9467-2

Pinniger, R., Brown, R. F., Thorsteinsson, E. B., & McKinley, P. (2013). Tango program for individuals with age-related macular degeneration. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 31, 47-59. doi:10.1177/0264619612470651

Pinniger, R., Thorsteinsson, E. B., Brown, R. F., & McKinley, P. (2013). Intensive tango dance program for people with self-referred affective symptoms. Music and Medicine, 5, 15-22. doi:10.1177/1943862112470143

Pinniger, R., Thorsteinsson, E. B., Brown, R. F., & McKinley, P. (2013). Tango dance can reduce distress and insomnia in people with self-referred affective symptoms. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 35, 60-77. doi:10.1007/s10465-012-9141-y

Read, D., Brown, R. F., Thorsteinsson, E. B., Morgan, M., & Price, I. (2013). The theory of planned behaviour as a model for predicting public opposition to wind farm developments. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 36, 70-76. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2013.07.001

Schutte, N. S., Malouff, J. M., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2013). Increasing emotional intelligence through training: Current status and future directions. The International Journal of Emotional Education, 5, 56-72.

Thorsteinsson, E. B., Ryan, S., & Sveinbjornsdottir, S. (2013). The mediating effects of social support and coping on the stress-depression relationship in rural and urban adolescents. Open Journal of Depression, 2, 1-6. doi:10.4236/ojd.2013.21001

Thorsteinsson, E. B., Sveinbjornsdottir, S., Dintsi, M., & Rooke, S. E. (2013). Negative life events, distress, and coping among adolescents in Botswana. Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 13, 75-86.

Liffman, S., Thorsteinsson, E. B., Brown, R. F., & Hine, D. W. (2012). Mediators and moderators of stress - fatigue and psychological distress - fatigue relationships in a non-clinical sample. Psychology and Education, 49, 29-45.

Marks, A. D. G., Hine, D. W., Manton, G., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2012). Can outcome expectancies help explain sex differences in direct and indirect aggression? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 151-169. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00876.x

Pinniger, R., Brown, R. F., Thorsteinsson, E. B., & McKinley, P. (2012). Argentine tango dance compared to mindfulness meditation and a waiting-list control: A randomised trial for treating depression. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 20, 377-384. doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2012.07.003

Sveinbjornsdottir, S., Thorsteinsson, E. B., & Bjarnason, T. (2012). Upplifun unglinga á almennri líkamlegri og andlegri heilsu með hliðsjón af kynhneigð [Adolescents' physical and mental health in relation to sexual orientation]. Sálfræðiritið, 17 (Fylgirit 1), 20-22.

Wells, L., Thorsteinsson, E. B., & Brown, R. F. (2012). Control cognitions and causal attributions as predictors of fatigue severity in a community sample. Journal of Social Psychology, 152, 185-198. doi:10.1080/00224545.2011.586655

Thorsteinsson, E. B., James, J. E., Douglas, M. E., & Omodei, M. M. (2011). Effects of social support on cardiovascular and cortisol reactivity during passive and active behavioural challenge. Journal of Psychiatry, Psychology and Mental Health, 3, 1-12. Full text copy.

Bate, K. S., Malouff, J. M., Thorsteinsson, E. T., & Bhullar, N. (2011). The efficacy of habit reversal therapy for tics, habit disorders, and stuttering: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 865-871. [First three authors contributed equally to this publication]

Mutkins, E., Brown, R. F., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2011). Stress, depression, workplace and social support and burnout in intellectual disability support staff. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55, 500-510. doi: doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2011.01406.x

Valpiani, E. M., Brown, R. F., Thorsteinsson, E. B., & Hine, D. W. (2011). Poor sleep quality mediates between affective symptoms and fatigue in a university student sample. Psychology and Education, 48, 59-71.

Malouff, J. M., Thorsteinsson, E. B., Schutte, N. S., Bhullar, N., & Rooke, S. E. (2010). The Five-factor model of personality and relationship satisfaction of intimate partners: A meta-analysis. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 124-127.

Phillips, W. J., Hine, D. W., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2010). Implicit cognition and depression: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 691-709.

Rooke, S. E., Thorsteinsson, E. B., Karpin, A., Copeland, J., & Allsop, D. (2010). Computer delivered interventions for alcohol and tobacco use: A meta analysis. Addiction, 105, 1381-1390. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.02975.x

Schutte, N. S., Thorsteinsson, E. B., Donald W Hine, Foster, R., Cauchi, A., & Binns, C. (2010). Experiential and rational processing styles, emotional intelligence and well-being. Australian Journal of Psychology, 62, 14-19.

Brown, R. F. & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2009). Stressful life-events and fatigue in a non-clinical sample. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197(9), 707-710.

Malouff, J., Thorsteinsson, E., Schutte, N., & Rooke, S. (2009). Effects of vicarious punishment: A meta-analysis. Journal of General Psychology, 136, 271-286.

Thorsteinsson, E. B., & Brown, R. F. (2009). Mediators and moderators of the stressor - fatigue relationship in non-clinical samples. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 66, 21-29.

Myall, B., Hine, D. W., Marks, A. D. G., Thorsteinsson, E. B., Brechman-Toussaint, M., & Samuels, C. A. (2009). Assessing individual differences in perceived vulnerability in older adults. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 8-13.

Coventry, W. L., Medland, S. E., Wray, N. R., Thorsteinsson, E. B., Heath, A. C., & Byrne, B. (2009). Phenotypic and discordant-monozygotic analyses of stress and perceived social support as antecedents to or sequelae of risk for depression. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 12(5), 469-488.

Sveinbjornsdottir, S., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2008). Adolescent coping scales: A critical psychometric review. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 49, 533-548.

Malouff, J. M., Thorsteinsson, E. B., Rooke, S. E., Bhullar, N., & Schutte, N. S. (2008). Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 28, 736–745.

Rooke, S. E., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2008). Examining the temporal relationship between depression and obesity: Two meta-analyses of prospective research. Health Psychology Review, 2, 94-109.

Rooke, S. E., Hine, D. W., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2008). Implicit cognition and substance Use: A meta-analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 33, 1314-1328. (33%)

Lyall, H. C., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2007). Attitudes to the Iraq war and mandatory detention of asylum seekers: Associations with authoritarianism, social dominance, and mortality salience. Australian Journal of Psychology, 59, 70-77.

Malouff, J. M., Thorsteinsson, E. B., Rooke, S. E., & Schutte, N. S. (2007). Alcohol Involvement and the Five-Factor Model of Personality: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Drug Education, 37, 277-294.

Malouff, J. M., Thorsteinsson, E. B., & Schutte, N. S. (2007). The efficacy of problem solving therapy in reducing mental and physical health problems: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 27, 46-57.

Schutte, N. S., Malouff, J. M., Thorsteinsson, E. B., Bhullar, N., & Rooke, S. E. (2007). A meta-analytic investigation of the relationship between emotional intelligence and health. Personality and Individual Differences, 42, 921-933.

Kaur, I., Schutte, N. S., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2006). Gambling Control Self-efficacy as a Mediator of the Effects of Low Emotional Intelligence on Problem Gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, 22, 405-411.

Malouff, J. M., Thorsteinsson, E. B., & Schutte, N. S. (2006). The Five-Factor Model of personality and smoking: A meta-analysis. Journal of Drug Education, 36, 47-58.

Malouff, J. M., Thorsteinsson, E. B., & Schutte, N. S. (2005). The Relationship Between the Five-Factor Model of Personality and Symptoms of Clinical Disorders: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 27, 101-114.

Clancy, J. M., Elliott, G. C., Ley, T., Omodei, M. M., Wearing, A. J., McLennan, J., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2003). Command style and team performance in dynamic decision-making tasks. In S. L. Schneider & J. Shanteau (Eds.), Emerging perspectives on judgment and decision research (pp. 586-619). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Gregg, M. E., James, J. E., Matyas, T. A., & Thorsteinsson, E. B. (1999). Hemodynamic profile of stress-induced anticipation and recovery. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 34, 147-162.

Thorsteinsson, E. B., & James, J. E. (1999). A meta-analysis of the effects of experimental manipulations of social support during laboratory stress. Psychology & Health, 14, 869-886.

Thorsteinsson, E. B., James, J. E., & Gregg, M. E. (1998). Effects of video-relayed social support on hemodynamic reactivity and salivary cortisol during laboratory-based behavioral challenge. Health Psychology, 17, 436-444.

Book Chapters

Dorrian*, J., & Thorsteinsson*, E. B. (2017). Introduction to health psychology. In Health Psychology in Australia (pp. 1-15). Port Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press. [*Equal contribution; alphabetical order]

Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2017). Common models in health psychology. In Health Psychology in Australia (pp. 45-67). Port Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2017). Health inequalities. In Health Psychology in Australia (pp. 282-304). Port Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

Thorsteinsson, E. B. (2017). Nutrition, exercise and health. In Health Psychology in Australia (pp. 96-125). Port Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

Books

Dorrian*, J., Thorsteinsson*, E. B., Di Benedetto, M., Lane-Krebs, K., Day, M., Hutchinson, A., & Sherman, K. (2017). Health Psychology in Australia. Port Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press. [*Equal contribution; alphabetical order].

Research in the News

Page, F. (2013, February 22). Tango goes hand in hand with  happiness. The Sydney Morning Herald: National. http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/tango-goes-hand-in-hand-with-happiness-20130221-2euay.html

Page, F. (2013, February 22). Tango goes hand in hand with  happiness. Murray Mail. http://www.murraymail.com.au/story/1318733/tango-goes-hand-in-hand-with-happiness/

Page, F. (2013, February 22). Untangling life's missteps  with the tango. The Canberra Times. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/untangling-lifes-missteps-with-the-tango-20130221-2eunk.html