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Adjunct Associate Professor Peter Boman

Faculty of Education,
School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education

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Name
Adjunct Associate Professor Peter Boman
Position(s)
Adjunct Associate Professor
Faculty of Education,
School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
Discipline *
Psychology, Specialist Studies in Education
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (Uni of South Australia), GradDipHealthCounselling (Uni of South Australia), GradDipEducation(Secondary) (Uni of South Australia), BA(Hons) (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations

Associations

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • American Psychology Association
  • Queensland College of Teachers
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society

Member of Editorial Boards

  • Journal of School Violence
Keywords

Covitality, Positive Psychology, Optimism, School Anger, Behaviour Management, Counselling

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Peter Boman is an affiliated researcher with the Center for School-Based Youth Development (http://www.michaelfurlong.info/research/csbyd.html) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, under the directorship of Professor Michael Furlong. His interests are broad and cross the boundaries of education, psychology, and counseling. Classroom management, optimism, anger, intelligence, and counseling theories and skills are some areas that he is involved in through his research and teaching. Dr Peter Boman has been directly involved in the development of the Australian version of the Multidimensional School Anger Inventory with researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara and the University of Hawaii. Currently, he is involved in the development of, and research into, Covitality, the positive psychology opposite of comorbidity, which examines the interaction of a number of positive psychology constructs (e.g. optimism, perseverance) and their affects on well-being. Please refer to Teaching for current and completed studies.

This information has been contributed by Adjunct Associate Professor Peter Boman.

Teaching

Coordinator:

LCB002: Child and Adolescent Development & Learning

EDB021: Primary Field Studies 1: Development and Learning in the Field

LCN618: Advanced Educational Counselling 

Research Coordinator: Masters of Psychology (Education & Development)  PYN610-1: Research Thesis 1 (MPsych – Ed & Dev)

Masters of Psychology (Education & Development) Thesis Supervision

Nicole Allenden: Examining psychological well-being constructs in retirees: A cross-battery analysis with  Depression and Perceived Social Support. Completed

Kirsteen Bostock: Examining psychological well-being constructs in students with disabilities Completed

Alisa Cassar: Examining psychological well-being constructs: A cross-battery analysis with Anger and Hostility Completed

Rachael Chalmers: Examining psychological well-being constructs: A cross-battery analysis with Depression Completed

Jayne Cowell: Moving On: Investigating how Gender Orientation, Optimism, and Self-Esteem Impact When Transitioning from University to Work Completed

Helen Davies: Examining psychological well-being constructs: A cross-battery analysis with Academic Stress Completed

Rachael Dawes: Examining psychological well-being constructs in relation to student life challenges and stress. Completed

Melanie George: The role of positive experiences at school in promoting self-esteem Current

Kyra Greisbach: Examining psychological well-being constructs: A cross-battery analysis with Spirituality Current

Lani Jennings: Supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the home environment Current (Co-Supervisor)

Brenda Lam: The Effects of Optimism on Academic Stress in Australian and Malaysian Students Completed

Jenna Luscombe: Examining psychological well-being constructs in retirees: A cross-battery analysis with  Anxiety. Current

Melissa Mackay: Increasing Understanding, Knowledge and Skills of Teachers and Teacher Aides Working with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder:  An Evaluation of Conjoint Behavioural Consultation Completed (Co-Supervisor)

Laura Morrissy: Individual factors that influence the level of positive affect experienced during the university to work transition Completed

Stephen Morton: Effects of Optimism and Self-Efficacy on Adjustment to First Year University Completed

Claire Pennell: Examining psychological well-being constructs in relation to student life challenges and depression. Completed

Zachariah Sheridan: Examining psychological well-being constructs and self-deception Current

Allison Stalling: Examining psychological well-being constructs in relation to student life challenges and school connectedness. Completed

Nicole Vernon-Livingston: Examining psychological well-being constructs in retirees: A cross-battery analysis with  Perceived Social Support. Current

Bronwyn Wilkins: Examining psychological well-being constructs in relation to school connectedness in Primary school children.

Completed Previous Completions

Julie Watson: Experiencing School: An Exploratory, Multimethod Study of the Perceptions of Secondary Teachers, Advocating Parents and Mainstream Students with Learning Difficulties PhD Thesis

Sarah Plowman: “Someone else to look after my son” Honours Thesis

This information has been contributed by Adjunct Associate Professor Peter Boman.

Experience

Grants QUT, Faculty of Education, Caboolture Campus: Teacher Education Done Differently Project. 2010/2011: $5000

Education Queensland: Is the assessment of Aboriginal students with intellectual impairment or learning difficulties, living remote communities, best determined by the use of the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test? with Dr Nerina Caltabiano, and Ms Annabelle Symes. 2006-2007: $15,000

Education Queensland: Identification of Intellectual Impairment of Students from Torres Strait District with Dr Nerina Caltabiano, and Mr Brett O’Connor. 2006: $15,000

Department of Education, Science, and Training Grant. Success for Boys – Stage 1 with Professors Nola Alloway, Rob Gilbert, Jeannie Herbert, and Colin Lankshear, A/Professor Neil Anderson, Dr Leanne Dalley-Trim, and Curriculum Corporation, Victoria. 2005: $534,000

Reports

Boman, P., & Caltabiano, N. J. (2006). Report on the identification of intellectual impairment in the Torres Strait District. Cairns: James Cook University.

Conferences

Furlong, M. J., Dowdy, E., Adams, S., Orellana, A.G., & Boman, P. (2013, August) Dual-Factor Model Approach for School-Based Mental-Health Screening. Poster presented at the 121th Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Smith, D. C., Furlong, M. J., Boman, P., You, S., Terasaka, A., Shimoda, Y., del Pilar Grazioso, M., & Merino Soto, C. A. (2010, July). Multidimensional School Anger Inventory: A Cross-National Evaluation. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International School Psychology Association in Dublin, Ireland.

Williams, D. & Boman, P. (2009, November) “I heard it through the grapevine”: Classroom management and mythology. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education in Canberra, Australia.

Boman, P., Furlong, M. J., & Smith, D. C. (2007, August). / Cross-Validation of the Multidimensional School Anger Inventory–Australian Version/. Poster presented at the 115th Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco, California.

Gilholm, R. & Boman, P. (2005, November) Resilience in Primary School Students and Their Teachers` Knowledge of Resilience Assets. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education in Sydney, Australia.

Boman, P. & Gilholm, R. (2005, September) Development of the Australian Version of the Multidimensional School Anger Inventory-Revised. Rapid Fire Poster presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society in Melbourne, Australia.

Boman, P. & Jung, J. (2004, December) The Relationship Between Attitude to LOTE and the Frequency of Disruptive Behaviours in the LOTE Classroom. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education in Melbourne, Australia.

Furlong, M. J., Smith, D. C., Boman, P., del Pilar Grazioso, M., Gonzalez, M. & Chorrillos, C. (2004, July) Multidimensional School Anger Inventory: A Cross National Comparison. Inventario de Enojo Escolar Multidimensional: Compariciion de Naciones. Poster presented at the 112th Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Curtis, D. & Boman, P. (2004, July) The Identification of Misfitting Response Patterns to, and their Influences on the Calibration of Attitude Survey Instruments. Paper presented at the 12th International Objective Measurement Conference in Cairns, Australia.

Furlong, M. J., Sharkey, J. D., Jimerson, S. R., Boman, P., & Caldwell, R. (2003, November) Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale: An Examination of Its Utility as a Youth Self-Report. Paper presented at the 27th Anniversary Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth, Phoenix, AZ.

Furlong, M. J., Jimerson, S. R., & Boman, P. (2003, August) Item Characteristics and Construct Validity of the Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale. Poster presented at the 111th Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association in Toronto, Canada.

Boman, P., Pelling, N., & Yates, G. C. R. (2001, September) Sex differences in anger. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society in Adelaide, South Australia.

Boman, P. (2001, September). Optimism, pessimism, and anger in adolescents. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society in Adelaide, South Australia.

Boman, P. (2001, November). Optimism, hostility, and adjustment in the first year of high school. Paper presented at the Faculty of Education, Health and Professional Studies, University of New England Research Seminar in Armidale, New South Wales.

Boman, P. (2000, November). Adjustment in the first year of high school. Paper presented at the Department of Education, Training, and Employment Research Symposium in Adelaide, South Australia.

Conference Abstracts

Boman, P., Gilholm, R., Furlong, M. J. & Smith, D. C. (2005). Development of the Australian version of the Multidimensional School Anger Inventory-Revised. Australian Journal of Psychology, 57, (Suppl. S), 185.

Boman, P., Pelling, N., & Yates, G. (2001). Gender differneces in the affective, behavioural, and cognitive dimensions of anger in first year high school students. Australian Journal of Psychology, 53, (Suppl. S), 139.

Media Reports

Boman, P. (April/May, 2014). Learned Optimism: What is it? Families Magazine Brisbane, pp. 26-27.

Macdonald, E. (2009, December 1). Teachers ‘rely on myths’ to manage students. The Canberra Times, p. 3. O`Connor, T. (2007, Summer).

The getting of optimism. Teenmatters, pp. 60-61. O`Connor, T. (2006, July 16).

Sunny side up: A good life just won`t happen – you need an optimistic outlook and a realistic plan. The Sun-Herald Sunday Life Magazine, p. 34.

O`Connor, T. (2006, July 16). Sunny side up: A good life just won`t happen – you need an optimistic outlook and a realistic plan. The Sunday Age Life Magazine, p. 34.

Yallop, R. (2001, June 16-17). The trouble with boys. The Weekend Australian, pp. 19, 22.

Goodyear, P. (2001, May 6). Word power: Depression sets in at a young age if children don’t receive the right kind of encouragement. The Sun-Herald Sunday Life Magazine, p. 33.

Goodyear, P. (2001, May 6). Word power: Depression sets in at a young age if children don’t receive the right kind of encouragement. The Sunday Age Life Magazine, p. 33.

Boman, P. (Researcher). (2001, April 10). Boys losing out on transition to high school Radio broadcast. In K. Phillips (Reporter), Breakfast with Peter Godfrey. Adelaide, SA: 5UV Community Radio.

Boman, P. (Researcher). (2001, March 15). Optimism and adjustment to high school Radio broadcast. In J. McCrossan (Broadcaster), Life Matters. Sydney, NSW: ABC Radio National.

Boman, P. (Researcher). (2001, February 27). Optimism and adjustment to high school Radio broadcast. In B. Gleeson (Broadcaster), Morning Show. Tamworth, NSW: ABC Radio.

Is the class half empty or half full? (2001, February 26). The Australian, p. 14.

Boys “losing out” in move to high school. (2001, February 22). The Armidale Express Extra, p. 7.

Boman, P. (Researcher). (2001, February 20). Optimism and adjustment to high school Radio broadcast. In P. Bevan (Broadcaster), Morning Show. Newcastle, NSW: ABC Radio.

This information has been contributed by Adjunct Associate Professor Peter Boman.

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