Dr Emma Little

Position

Casual Academic

School /
Work Unit

School of Health and Biomedical Sciences

Contact Details

No Phone

Location

Bundoora West campus

College/Portfolio

Science, Engineering and Health

Qualifications

  • B.B.Sc, Grad.Dip.App.Ch.Psych, Ph.D, M.A.P.S
  • Lecturer in Psychology

Research interests

  • Educational psychology
  • Child behaviour problems
  • Classroom management
  • Teacher preparedness following teacher training.
  • Children's behaviour problems
  • Stress and coping in Teachers
  • Intervention in schools
  • Psychological aspects of physical activity

Publications

Book

Little, E. (2003). Kids behaving badly: Teacher strategies for classroom behaviours. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education.

Book Chapters

Little, E. (2002). Report builder. In: Francis, A. J. P., & Marchant, T. (Eds.) Psychology On-Line [On-line]. Melbourne: Open Learning Australia.

Little, E. & Hudson, A. (2003). Extinction. In T. H. Ollendick & C. Schroeder (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Clinical Child Psychology, New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press

Little, E. & Hudson, A. (2003). Positive reinforcement. In T. H. Ollendick & C. Schroeder (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Clinical Child Psychology, New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press

Little, E. & Hudson, A. (2003). Time out. In T. H. Ollendick & C. Schroeder (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Clinical Child Psychology, New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press.

Little, E. & Hudson, A. (2003). Token Economies. In T. H. Ollendick & C. Schroeder (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Clinical Child Psychology, New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press

Recent journal publications

Arbuckle, C., & Little, E. (2004). Teachers’ Perceptions and Management of Disruptive Classroom Behaviour During the Middle Years (years five to nine). Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 4, 59 – 70.

Giallo, R., & Little, E. (2003). Classroom behaviour problems: The relationship between preparedness, classroom experiences, and self-efficacy in graduate and student teachers. Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 3, 21 – 34

Herrera, M. & Little, E. (2005). Behaviour Problems Across Home and Kindergarten in an Australian Sample. Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 5, 77 – 90.

Infantino, J. & Little, E. (2005). Student’s perceptions of classroom behaviour problems and the effectiveness of disciplinary methods. Educational Psychology, 25 (5),491 – 508.

Little, E. (2005). Secondary School Teachers' Perceptions of Students' Problem Behaviours. Educational Psychology, 25 (4), 369 – 378.

Little, E., & Francis, A. (2005). Teaching introductory psychology through flexible delivery: a case study. Psychology Learning & Teaching,5, 37 – 41.

Little, E., & Hudson, A. (1998). Conduct problems and treatment across home and school: A review of the literature. Behaviour Change, 15, 213 – 227.

Little, E., Hudson, A., & Wilks, R. (2000). Conduct problems across home and school. Behaviour Change, 17, 69–77.

Little, E., Hudson, A., & Wilks, R. (2002). The efficacy of written teacher advice for managing classroom behaviour problems. Educational Psychology, 22, 251 – 266.

Papers presented at conferences

Little, E. (2004, October). Teaching introductory psychology: development and review of a flexible mode of deliver. 39th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Sydney, Australia.

Little, E. (2004, April). Teaching introductory psychology through flexible delivery: a case study. Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.

Little, E. (2001, November). Secondary school teachers’ perceptions of students’ problem behaviours. Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy, 11th Annual Victorian Branch Conference.

Giallo, R., & Little, E. (2000, December). Classroom behaviour problems: The relationship between preparedness, classroom experiences, and self-efficacy in graduate and student teachers. Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy, 10th Annual Victorian Branch Conference.

Keynote

Barwon Region, Department of Education Professional Development Day, August 2004

Keynote speaker & workshop on classroom management

Industry experience

  • Registered Psychologist, Victoria
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society