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Psychology

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William & Mary

1999

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Examination Of A Stress Process Model In People Living With Aids/Hiv, Bret Morgan Sawyer Jan 1999

Examination Of A Stress Process Model In People Living With Aids/Hiv, Bret Morgan Sawyer

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This survey research examined a stress process model (A-B-C) in People Living With AIDS and/or HIV (PLWAs) with point "A" representing stressful life events, point "B" the PLWAs' psychological make-up, and point "C" the emotional consequences. Point "A" was assessed by the HIV-stressor scale which yielded two results: (1) number of stressors experienced, and (2) the PLWAs' perception of how stressful each event was for them. Point "B" was assessed by measuring two constructs: (1) Sense of Coherence (SOC) which measured the PLWAs' ability to find meaning in their illness, and (2) Perceived Health Competence (PHC) which measured the ...


Relationships Between Experience, Credentials, Moral Development, Conceptual Level, And Self-Efficacy Of School Counselors, Susan Emilie Halverson Jan 1999

Relationships Between Experience, Credentials, Moral Development, Conceptual Level, And Self-Efficacy Of School Counselors, Susan Emilie Halverson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Transpersonal Approach In A Case Of Dissociative Identity Disorder, Deborah Hall Berkley-Carter Jan 1999

A Transpersonal Approach In A Case Of Dissociative Identity Disorder, Deborah Hall Berkley-Carter

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and the humanistic movement have, in the latter years of the twentieth century, been joined by a fourth psychological force, Transpersonal psychology. This study utilized a Qualitative methodology, Social-Constructivist orientation, Case Study design, and Dual Narrative format to explore the feasibility of utilizing a transpersonal approach in a case of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Sub-units of the investigation were (a) the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder by traditional, psychoanalytic/medical model psychotherapy, (b) the functions of the altered states of consciousness within the client's personality system, (c) the functions of the Internal Self Helper in the integration of ...


Domain-Specificity Of Self-Esteem: An Evolutionary Approach, Tudor E. Williams Jan 1999

Domain-Specificity Of Self-Esteem: An Evolutionary Approach, Tudor E. Williams

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Semantic Memory In Alzheimer's Disease, Eva Marie Morris Jan 1999

Semantic Memory In Alzheimer's Disease, Eva Marie Morris

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Surface And Structural Similarity In Analogical Reasoning: Transfer From A Card Game To The Monty Hall Problem, Ana M. Franco-Watkins Jan 1999

Surface And Structural Similarity In Analogical Reasoning: Transfer From A Card Game To The Monty Hall Problem, Ana M. Franco-Watkins

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Perceptions Of Stress Between Business Owners And Business Managers, Andrea L. Kimmel Jan 1999

Perceptions Of Stress Between Business Owners And Business Managers, Andrea L. Kimmel

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Emotional Consequences Of Exposure To Sexual Orientation Inappropriate Humor On Television Comedies, Allison S. Caruthers Jan 1999

The Emotional Consequences Of Exposure To Sexual Orientation Inappropriate Humor On Television Comedies, Allison S. Caruthers

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Factors Influencing The Accessibility Of The Hiv/Aids Schema, Tracee Washington Jan 1999

Factors Influencing The Accessibility Of The Hiv/Aids Schema, Tracee Washington

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Contextual Variables Of The Counselor Internship Experiences From The Perceptions Of The Interns: Contributions To Their Psychological Development, Teresa B. Ancellotti Jan 1999

Contextual Variables Of The Counselor Internship Experiences From The Perceptions Of The Interns: Contributions To Their Psychological Development, Teresa B. Ancellotti

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this phenomenological investigation was to explore the counseling internship experience and gain knowledge of the variables that counselor interns perceived impacted their psychological growth. The interns who volunteered for the study were participating in a counseling internship to complete their requirements for a master's degree from a CACREP accredited institution. This qualitative study was chronicled for phenomenological analysis by conducting four interviews with each intern during their counseling internship. Further items for data analysis included a record of observations made by the researcher's attendance of their weekly internship class, analysis of videotaped counseling sessions presented ...


Correlates Of The Joint Attention Disturbance In Autism, Linda Sue Bourdon Jan 1999

Correlates Of The Joint Attention Disturbance In Autism, Linda Sue Bourdon

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Deficits in joint attention, imitation, and pretense are believed to contribute to subsequent difficulty in the development of a theory of mind in children with autism (Baron-Cohen, 1991; Mundy, 1995). Joint attention and other early social skills of children with autism (34 male, 4 female; ages 4 to 18 years) were correlated with measures of nonverbal cognitive ability (Leiter International Performance Scale), receptive and expressive language skills (Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised and Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised), and the severity of autism (Childhood Autism Rating Scale) to gain a better understanding of these developmental relationships. Joint attention and other early ...


The Relationship Among Registered Nurse's Years Of Experience, Credentials, Work Location, Completed Non-Required Continuing Education Hours, Moral Development And Conceptual Level, Agatha Custodio Dado Parks Jan 1999

The Relationship Among Registered Nurse's Years Of Experience, Credentials, Work Location, Completed Non-Required Continuing Education Hours, Moral Development And Conceptual Level, Agatha Custodio Dado Parks

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Limited research has been done regarding the relationship among registered nurses years of experience, credentials, work location, completed non-required continuing education hours, moral development, and conceptual level. This study's theoretical framework is based on the cognitive-developmental theory domains of moral and conceptual development. A descriptive and correlational research design was used to discover the relationship between variables. One hundred registered nurses were selected from a hospital in southeastern Virginia. Participants completed a general questionnaire, Defining Issues Test-2 and the Paragraph Completion Method. Findings resulted in failing to reject the null hypotheses. There was no statistically significant correlation among the ...


The Growth And Development Of Novice Family Counselors Theory To Practice, Denyse Brennan Doerries Jan 1999

The Growth And Development Of Novice Family Counselors Theory To Practice, Denyse Brennan Doerries

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Vulnerability To Disability Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Pamela Jo Macmillan Jan 1999

Vulnerability To Disability Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Pamela Jo Macmillan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.