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Psychology

Theses/Dissertations

William & Mary

1996

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Level And Stability Of Day To Day Psychological Well-Being And Vulnerability To Depression, Shelly Lyne Gable Jan 1996

Level And Stability Of Day To Day Psychological Well-Being And Vulnerability To Depression, Shelly Lyne Gable

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Neuropsychological Function, Recidivism, And Community Adjustment Of The Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted (Mica) Patient, Robert Warren Smith Jan 1996

Neuropsychological Function, Recidivism, And Community Adjustment Of The Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted (Mica) Patient, Robert Warren Smith

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Guided Imagery As A Psychoneuroimmunological Intervention For Hiv-Positive Individuals, Christopher Dale Keene Jan 1996

Guided Imagery As A Psychoneuroimmunological Intervention For Hiv-Positive Individuals, Christopher Dale Keene

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Study Of The Effect Of Interactive Language In The Stimulation Of Cognitive Functioning For Students With Learning Disabilities, Kathleen Ricards Hopkins Jan 1996

A Study Of The Effect Of Interactive Language In The Stimulation Of Cognitive Functioning For Students With Learning Disabilities, Kathleen Ricards Hopkins

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Much can be gained by applying knowledge and insight gleaned from the field of neuropsychology to the field of education. Diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities (LD) could be enhanced through an increased understanding of neurolinguistic functioning. The present study examined the effect of five instructional techniques aimed at stimulating the cognitive functioning of students with diagnosed learning disabilities. The defining characteristic of each of the five techniques is the use of interactive dialogue to stimulate oral language production leading to greater cognitive efficiency. Evidence is presented for the need for interhemispheric collaboration in complex linguistic tasks such as reading ...


The Influence Of Nouns On Stereotypes, Linda Elaine Zyzniewski Jan 1996

The Influence Of Nouns On Stereotypes, Linda Elaine Zyzniewski

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Schizotypy And Extroversion-Introversion: Correlation And Electrodermal Activities In Emotions, Kai Qu Jan 1996

Schizotypy And Extroversion-Introversion: Correlation And Electrodermal Activities In Emotions, Kai Qu

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Susceptibility To Activity-Based Anorexia, Eric Zane Stanley Jan 1996

Susceptibility To Activity-Based Anorexia, Eric Zane Stanley

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Sick Building Syndrome On Selected Variables Associated With School Effectiveness, Caryl Shannon Felty Jan 1996

The Impact Of Sick Building Syndrome On Selected Variables Associated With School Effectiveness, Caryl Shannon Felty

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Using matched pairs of schools having a diagnosis of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and those not identified, and not having the potential of being identified as having the diagnosis, this study examined the relationship between factors assumed or determined to have an impact on a school's ability to carry out its mission as they related to the SBS diagnosis. The factors studied were student average daily attendance (ADA); students' mean standardized test scores in math and reading on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and the Tests of Achievement and Proficiency; the need for students to take prophylactic medications ...


Adult Attentional Functioning In Families With Children Diagnosed As Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Michael C. Mcdonough Jan 1996

Adult Attentional Functioning In Families With Children Diagnosed As Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Michael C. Mcdonough

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to explore what differences, if any, existed between individuals and families with or without children diagnosed as Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Information was gathered to identify subjects according to such demographic and situational variables as age, race, education, occupation, income, and performance on tasks requiring sustained attention and concentration. to further understand possible etiology each subject completed a neuropsychological battery. Collected data was analyzed to determine if the differences were significant.;The subjects were selected from the author's private practice and the local churches and schools that refer to that practice. Each subject completed ...


An Extension Of Dyadic Counseling To Multi-Family Group Training With Application For Head Start Families, Janet J. Zanetti Jan 1996

An Extension Of Dyadic Counseling To Multi-Family Group Training With Application For Head Start Families, Janet J. Zanetti

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of one short-term training model, Parents and Children Together (PACT), on parent stress and child behavior for families enrolled in the Head Start program. PACT is a program of structured play activities designed to replicate the interactions between parents and children during the first developmental stage of life. PACT has been adapted, by the researcher, from a program called Theraplay developed for Head Start children by Ann Jernberg (1967).;Thirty families completed the study. Experimental and Control groups were formed from volunteer participants. Only Experimental subjects received training. Sessions were ...


Issues Of Power And Centrality In United Methodist Ministers' Occupational Activities: Implications For Professional Education, Richard Bruce Osmann Jan 1996

Issues Of Power And Centrality In United Methodist Ministers' Occupational Activities: Implications For Professional Education, Richard Bruce Osmann

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this interview based qualitative study was to explore the influence that a plurality of social contexts, represented through United Methodist congregations in the Virginia Conference, have on the formation of ministers' occupational activities.;The study used a typology developed by Larry Blazer (1987) to identify the occupational activities practiced by parish ministers. The investigation weighted clergy's professional practice using Judith Hackman's (1985) concepts of power and centrality in her study institutions of higher education's budgeting process. Congregational representatives identified occupational activities that were central and peripheral to their congregation's mission. Clergy identified the ...


Multisystemic Assessment And Intervention: Effects Of Joining Systems In The Process Of Family Therapy, Gail Bareford Hardinge Jan 1996

Multisystemic Assessment And Intervention: Effects Of Joining Systems In The Process Of Family Therapy, Gail Bareford Hardinge

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to investigate multi-systemic training of counselors on families who participated in counseling to determine differences in the family's social functioning and in children's behaviors within home and school settings. The sample of counselors (n = 10) and families (n = 29) were from the New Horizon's Family Counseling Center, affiliated with the School of Education at the College of William and Mary.;Systemic theory as it relates to family therapy possesses two major tenets: the family is best understood as a system of mutually interacting and interdependent parts, and interventions should include the ...


The Use Of Visualization In The Treatment Of Substance Abusing Adolescents, Candice Jane Cook Jan 1996

The Use Of Visualization In The Treatment Of Substance Abusing Adolescents, Candice Jane Cook

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of visualization in the treatment of adolescents who abuse substances. This study measured whether the use of visualization had an impact on levels of depression, acting out behavior and ego development.;The sample consisted of 63 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 who had been referred to a residential group home by the court system. The adolescents were evaluated using the Child Behavior Checklist, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the Washington University Sentence Completion Test. The subjects were evaluated at the beginning of the study and again at ...