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Kay Bussey is an Associate Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychology at Macquarie University,Sydney, Australia. She is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology and serves as an editorial consultant for numerous psychology journals and scientific organizations. Her research has been funded by the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Research interests

Social cognitive theory; moral development; moraldisengagement; gender development; gender identity; school bullying; peervictimization; child sexual abuse; child abuse; child witnesses; children'sparticipation in the legal system.

Publications

Bussey, K. (2015). Social cognitive theory. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of theory in counseling and psychotherapy. (pp. 939-944). Thousand Oaks,, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483346502.n336

Gini, G., Pozzoli, T., Bussey, K (2015). The role of individual and collective moral disengagement in bullying and bystanding: A multilevel analysis. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 441-452.  doi: 10.1007/s10802-014-9920-7

Gini, G., Pozzoli, T., Bussey, K. Moral disengagement moderates the link between psychopathic traits and aggressive behavior among early adolescents. Merrill- Palmer Quarterly, 61, Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mpq/vol61/iss1/4

Quinn, C., & Bussey, K. (in press). The role of moral disengagement in underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking. Substance Use and Misuse.

Quinn, C., & Bussey,K. (2015). Adolescents  anticipated social outcomes for drinking alcohol and being drunk. Addiction Research & Theory. doi: 10.3109/16066359.2015.1014346

Quinn, C., &  Bussey, K. (2015). Moral disengagement, anticipated social outcomes and adolescents' alcohol use: Parallel latent growth curve analyses. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 1854-70. doi: 10.1007/s10964-015-0345-6 /

Kearney, J., & Bussey, K. (2015). The longitudinal influence of self-efficacy, communication and parenting on spontaneous adolescent disclosure. Journal of Research on Adolescence. doi: 10.1111/jora.12148

Sokol, N., Bussey, K., & Rapee, R. (2015). The effect of victims' responses to overt bullying on same-sex peer bystander reactions. Journal of School Psychology, 53, 375-391. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsp.2015.07.002.

Sokol, N., Bussey, K., & Rapee, R. (2015).The impact of victims' responses on teacher reactions to bullying. Teaching and Teacher Education. doi:10.1016/j.tate.2015.11.002.

Bussey, K. ,Fitzpatrick, S., & Raman, A. (2015). The role of moral disengagement and self-efficacy in cyberbullying. Journal of School Violence,14, 30-46.doi:10.1080/15388220.2014.954045

Gianluca, G., Pozzoli, T., Bussey, K (2015). The role of individual and collective moral disengagement in bullying and bystanding: A multilevel analysis. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 441-452.doi: 10.1007/s10802-014-9920-7

Wagland, P., & Bussey, K. (2015). Appreciating the wrongfulness of criminal conduct: Implications for the age of criminal responsibility. Legal and Criminological Psychology (accepted November, 2015).

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Fogliati, R., & Bussey, K (2015). The effects of cross-examination on children's coached reports. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 21, 10-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/law0000036

Bussey, K., Quinn, C., & Dobson, J (2015). The moderating role of empathic concern and perspective taking on the relationship between moral disengagement and aggression. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 61,10-29.Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mpq/vol61/iss1/2

Gianluca, G., Pozzoli, T., Bussey, K. (2015). Moral disengagement moderates the link between psychopathic traits and aggressive behaviour among early adolescents. Merrill- Palmer Quarterly

Zanoni, L., Warburton, W., Bussey, K., & McMaugh, A. (2014) Child protection fathers' experiences of childhood, intimate partner violence and parenting, Children and Youth Services Review, 46, 91-102. doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.08.009.

Zanoni, L., Warburton, W., Bussey, K., & McMaugh, A. (2014). Are All Fathers in Child Protection Families Uncommitted, Uninvolved and Unable to Change? Children and Youth Services Review, 41(C), 83-94. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.03.014

Fitzpatrick, S., & Bussey. K. (2014). The role of perceived friendship self-efficacy as a protective factor against the negative effects of social victimization. Social Development, 23, 41-60. doi:10.1111/sode.12032. 

Kearney, J., & Bussey, K. (2014). The impact of pressured information management on boys' and girls' psychological functioning. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology,35, 234-244. doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2014.01.002.

Gini, G., Pozzoli, T., & Bussey, K. (2014). Collective moral disengagement: Initial validation of a scale for adolescents. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 11, 386–395. doi:10.1080/17405629.2013.851024

Lennings, C. J., Brummert Lennings, H. I., Bussey, K., & Taylor, A. J. (2014). Family risk assessment: Characteristics of families with child abuse notifications in Australia. Journal of Child Custody, 11, 61-75. doi:10.1080/15379418.2014.892804

Fogliati, R., & Bussey, K. (2014). The effect of cross-examination on the accuracy and truthfulness of children's reports. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 19, 296-315. DOI:10.1111/lcrp.12010.

Neilsen-Hewett, C., & Bussey, K. (2014). Bullying and socio-emotional wellbeing. In S. Garvis & D. Pendergast (Eds.).  Health and wellbeing in childhood (pp.287-302). Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press

Zanoni, L., Warburton, W., Bussey, K., & McMaugh, A. (2013). Fathers as 'core business' in child welfare practice and research: An interdisciplinary review. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 1055-1070. Dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.04.018

Fogliati, V., & Bussey, K. (2013). Stereotype threat reduces motivation to improve: Effects stereotype threat and feedback on women's intention to improve mathematical ability. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37, 310-324. DOI:10.1177/0361684313480045.

Bussey, K . (2013). Gender development. In M.K. Ryan & N. R. Branscombe (Eds.).The Sage handbook of gender and psychology (81-99). London: Sage Publishers. Accepted 26/9/12.

Newton, N., & Bussey, K. (2012). The age of reason: An examination of psychosocial factors involved in criminal decision making. Legal and Criminological Psychology,17, 75-88. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-7988-9_25.

Neilsen-Hewett, C.,  & Bussey, K. (2012). Relationships with peers: The special case of bullying.  In J.Bowes, R. Grace., & K. Hodges. (Eds.). Children, families, and communities: Contexts and consequences (176-196) .Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Barchia, K., & Bussey, K. (2011). Individual and collective social cognitive influences on peer aggression: Exploring the contribution of aggression efficacy, moral disengagment, and collective efficacy. Aggressive Behavior, 37, 107-120. doi: 10.1002/ab.20375.

Fitzpatrick, S., Bussey, K. (2011). The development of the Social Bullying Involvement Scales. Aggressive Behavior, 37, 177-192 .doi:10.1002/ab.20379.

Barchia, K.,Bussey, K. (2011). Predictors of student defenders of peer aggression victims: Empathy and social cognitive factors. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35, 289-297. doi:10.1177/0165025410396746.

Singh, P., & Bussey, K. (2011).  Peer victimization and psychological maladjustment: The mediating role of coping self-efficacy. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 21, 420-433. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2010.00680.x.

Bussey, K. (2011).  The influence of gender on students' self-regulated learning and performance. In B.J. Zimmerman & D. H. Schunk (Eds.). Handbook of self-regulation of learning and performance (pp.426-441).New York: Routledge.

Bussey, K. (2011).  Gender identity development.  In  S.J. Schwartz, Luyckx,  K., & Vignoles, V. L. (Eds.) Handbook of identity theory and research (603-628).Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-7988-9_25.

Barchia, K., & Bussey, K. (2010). The psychological impact of peer victimization: Exploring social-cognitive mediators of depression. Journal of Adolescence, 33, 615-623. doi:10: 1016/j.adolescence.2009.12.002.

Bussey, K. (2010). The Role of Promises for Children's Trustworthiness and Honesty. In K. Rotenberg (Ed.) Interpersonal trust during childhood and adolescence (pp.155-176).Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Singh, P., & Bussey, K. (2009). The development of a peer aggression coping self-efficacy scale for adolescents. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 27, 971-992.

Bussey, K. (2009). An international perspective on child witness. In Bottoms, B. L, Najdowski, C, J., &  Goodman, G. S., (Eds.). Child as victims, witnesses, and offenders: Psychological science and the law (pp. 209-232). New York: Guildford Press.

Awards

Award

Year

Macquarie University Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision2015

Fulbright Fellowship

 

Australian Federation of University Women Scholarship

 

Early Career Award from the Australian Psychological Society.

Grants

Duration

Funding Body

Title

Team

Value

2013-2016

NH&MRC

Reducing Peer Victimisation in Australian Schools through Targeted and Universal Approaches

R.Rapee, D.Cross, C. Hunt, K.Bussey, J.Hudson, C,Mihalopoulos, & N. Titov.

$1,800,000

2014

Macquarie University Safety Net Scheme

Cyberbullying

K.Bussey

$25,000

2013

Macquarie Uinversity, Psychology Department Grant.

Sociocognitive Factors Associated with Bullying.

K.Bussey

$3,000

2012

Macquarie University Safety Net Scheme

Bullies, Victims, and Defenders: Online and offline

K.Bussey

$15,000

2005-2009

Australian Research Council Discovery Grant

Understanding Promises: Legal and Everyday Implications

K.Bussey

$190,000

Higher Degree Research completions

Year

Candidate

Title

Degree

2016Dr Frances HouwingSocial Cognitive Processes Associated with Parental Discipline

Doctor of Philosophy with a Master of Clinical Psychology

2016Kimberley AllisonBystander's Responses to Witnessed Incidents of Cyberbullying: Independent and Interactive Influences on InterventionMaster of Research

2015

Dr Rhiannon Julie Fogliati

The Effect of Cross-Examination on Children's Reports

Doctor of Philosophy with a Master of Clinical Psychology

2015

Dr Catherine Quinn

Social Cognitive Processes Associated with Underage Drinking and Alcohol-related Harm

Doctor of Philosophy with a Master of Clinical Psychology

2014

Dr Heidi Isabel Brummert Lennings

The Role of Children's Coping Self-Efficacy Beliefs in the Context of Parent Conflict: Implications for Children's Psychological Adjustment

Doctor of Philosophy with a Master of Clinical Psychology

2014

Dr Josephine Kearney

A Longitudinal Analysis of Disclosure and the Psychological Outcomes of Adolescent Information Management

Doctor of Philosophy with a Master of Clinical Psychology

2012

Dr Vincent Jacques Fogliati

The Effect of Stereotype Threat on Women's Mathematical Performance and Motivation

Doctor of Philosophy with a Master of Clinical Psychology

2011

Dr Sally Fitzpatrick

The Influence of Social Cognitive Factors and Peer Friendships on Social Bullying in Schools

Doctor of Philosophy with a Master of Clinical Psychology

2009

Dr Kirstin Malia Barchia

Peer Aggression in Schools: Social Cognitive Predictors of Behaviours and Outcomes Associated with Peer Aggression Interactions

Doctor of Philosophy with a Master of Clinical Psychology

2009

Dr Puneet Singh

Peer Victimization and Psychological Maladjustment: The Mediating Role of Coping Self-Efficacy

Doctor of Philosophy with a Master of Clinical Psychology