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An Evolutionary Psychology Perspective On Responsibility Attributions For Infidelity And Relationship Dissolution, Kindra Lynn Edmonson Jan 2011

An Evolutionary Psychology Perspective On Responsibility Attributions For Infidelity And Relationship Dissolution, Kindra Lynn Edmonson

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This study investigated responsibility attributions for a partner's emotional infidelity and for a partner's sexual infidelity, and the likelyhood that the victim or partner would end the relationship. This study found a significant relationship between responsibility attributions for a romantic partner's unfaithfulness and the likelihood the relationship would end: the stronger the attributions of personal responsibility the more likely the relationship would dissolve.


Quality Or Quantity?: Refining The Definition Of The Means Efficacy Construct And Its Relationship To Task Specific Self-Efficacy, Jennifer Renee Rice Jan 2011

Quality Or Quantity?: Refining The Definition Of The Means Efficacy Construct And Its Relationship To Task Specific Self-Efficacy, Jennifer Renee Rice

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The purpose of this study was to expand on the definition of the means efficacy construct and its relationship to task-specific self-efficacy. The current research has three studies: assesssing quality means efficacy from a self-report method, study two assessing quality means efficacy from a self-report method, and study three comparing quality and quantity means efficacy to determine which would be a better predictor of confidence in various tasks.


Clarifying Leader-Member Exhange Theory: Examining The Role Of Leader Active Listening And Justice Perceptions, Erik Samuel Collier Jan 2011

Clarifying Leader-Member Exhange Theory: Examining The Role Of Leader Active Listening And Justice Perceptions, Erik Samuel Collier

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This study examines leader-member exchange (LMX) theory and presents a framework to better predict work outcomes of job satisfaction and organizational commitment by introducing organizational justice perceptions as a mediating construct and leader active listening as a moderating construct.


Performance Differences In Diverse Contexts: The Role Of Personality, Daniel Karl Cashmore Jan 2010

Performance Differences In Diverse Contexts: The Role Of Personality, Daniel Karl Cashmore

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This study seeks to explain performance differences in demographically diverse settings by examing introverted and extraverted individuals and using the Inverted-U-Theory developed by Hans J. Eysenck.


Horses And At-Risk Youth: An Alternative Approach To Reconnect Adolescents, Christiane Deaton Jan 2008

Horses And At-Risk Youth: An Alternative Approach To Reconnect Adolescents, Christiane Deaton

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The author developed a model for at-risk youth that outlines processes and incorporates best practices of an equine-facilitated program. The Horse Program Model (HPM) is designed to determine if and how participating in a horse program can help change attitudes, skills and behaviors of at-risk youth.


Instruction Type And Stereotype Threat In Analytical Reasoning: Can Creativity Help?, Erica Rachel Mitchell Jan 2008

Instruction Type And Stereotype Threat In Analytical Reasoning: Can Creativity Help?, Erica Rachel Mitchell

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Stereotype threat is the fear that a person's behavior or performance will confirm an existing stereotype of a group with which that person identifies. The purpose of this study was to look at the effect of instruction and emphasis on the female performance on an analytical reasoning task. This study tested undergraduate students taking a psychology course from California State University at San Bernardino. In this thesis, the task was framed as either an analytical reasoning task, a creative reasoning task, or there was no framing present. This study found that performance did differ as a result of instruction ...


Women's Silencing-The-Self: A Structural Model, Bianca Nadine Loya Jan 2007

Women's Silencing-The-Self: A Structural Model, Bianca Nadine Loya

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This study tests the hypotheses that both women's internal beliefs regarding their bodies and their condoning of benevolent sexist beliefs will influence their silencing-the-self views.


Early Familial Misogyny: Its Impact On Attachment Security And Later Caregiving Behaviors, Debra Dee Kirtland Jan 2007

Early Familial Misogyny: Its Impact On Attachment Security And Later Caregiving Behaviors, Debra Dee Kirtland

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The purpose of this study was to look at the impact of early misogynistic treatment of females on subsequent attachment security and the quality of the later caregiving of their own children. A Misogyny Scale was created for use in this study.


Depression And Coping Among Hmong Refugees, May Vang Jan 2007

Depression And Coping Among Hmong Refugees, May Vang

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The purpose of study was to explore depression among Hmong refugees and the ways they use their coping skills to deal with stressful life events.


"Getting Ready" Independent Living Skills Program: A Professional Assessment, Luz Maria Varela Jan 2007

"Getting Ready" Independent Living Skills Program: A Professional Assessment, Luz Maria Varela

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This project describes a 12 week pilot program that was designed to offer further resources to the foster youth who are 'aged out' of the foster care system.


The Effects Of Acute Posttraining Injections Of Cocaine On Spatial Memory In C57bl/6 Mice, Sergio Diaz IñIguez Jan 2007

The Effects Of Acute Posttraining Injections Of Cocaine On Spatial Memory In C57bl/6 Mice, Sergio Diaz IñIguez

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of cocaine on spatial memory consolidation using the Morris water maze. Specifically, male and female C57BL/6 mice were trained on a spatial water task, and then administered a single posttraining injection of saline or cocaine (1.25, 2.5, 5.0, or 20.0 mg/kg).


Everquest, Reality, And Postmodern Theories Of Community, Brian Jacob-Paul Bailie Jan 2007

Everquest, Reality, And Postmodern Theories Of Community, Brian Jacob-Paul Bailie

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EverQuest is a multiplayer online role playing game that serves as a practical incarnation of life as a cyborg in a posthuman community. Using cultural materialsim, this thesis demonstrates how the words of EverQuest interactants - from message boards, interviews, and player in-game communications - construct the world of EverQuest and the roles of the interactants as its citizens. More specifically, this thesis will argue that the EverQuest world serves to reify the ideas of consumer capitalism that informs the "real" world, even as EverQuest itself promises an escape from that world.


The Effects Of Perceived Discrimination On Samoan Health, Shail Singh Jan 2007

The Effects Of Perceived Discrimination On Samoan Health, Shail Singh

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of perceived discrimination on Samoan health. This study employed purposive data collection and was conducted quantitatively using a questionnaire format, which measured everyday perceived discrimination, depression, and physical health.


Millennial Pre-Camp Staff Training: Incorporating Generational Knowledge, Learning Strategies And Compliance Gaining Techniques, Dana Robin Magilen Jan 2007

Millennial Pre-Camp Staff Training: Incorporating Generational Knowledge, Learning Strategies And Compliance Gaining Techniques, Dana Robin Magilen

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A new generation, Millennial Generation, is currently staffing summer camp programs. Camp directors need to be aware of the differences in learning styles this generation prefers. The Millennial generation is the first to grow up with the instant accessibility of the Internet. This project was created based on suggestions from Camp Directors and ideas that have been developed from the study of this generation. A pre-camp video game training script has been created and tailored to the Millennial camp staff in order to encourage Millennials to learn and use the information needed to take proper care of campers.


Transformational Leadership And Group Outcomes: The Mediating Effects Of Social Identification And Empowerment, Kevin Michael Karlak Jan 2007

Transformational Leadership And Group Outcomes: The Mediating Effects Of Social Identification And Empowerment, Kevin Michael Karlak

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Collective efficacy, group helping behaviors, and group cohesion are group outcomes that have demonstrated pervasive effects on group performance. These group outcomes are important because of the strong relationships that have been established among these variables. Transformational leadership has shown to greatly foster these outcomes. The purpose of this thesis was to investigate the relationship between transformational leadership styles and organizational group outcomes in the workplace.


Childhood Abuse, Resiliency, And Psychiatric Outcomes In A College Sample Of Women: A Model, Laura Liliana Luna Jan 2007

Childhood Abuse, Resiliency, And Psychiatric Outcomes In A College Sample Of Women: A Model, Laura Liliana Luna

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In the proposed study it is hypothesized that resiliency will moderate the relationship between child abuse and psychiatric outcomes. Secondly, it is expected that shame will mediate the above mentioned relationship. Mediation and moderation effects will be tested via SPSS REGRESSION. Data was collected from 160 women at California State University, San Bernardino. The following measures were used to examine the hypothesis: Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, Brief Symptom Inventory, Experience of Shame Scale, Self-Esteem Inventory, the Life Orientation Test-Revised, and the Social Support Inventory.


Organizational Policies, Organizational Social Support, And Work-Family Conflict: The Mediating Role Of Motivation Orientation, Christie Lynn Crimaldi Jan 2007

Organizational Policies, Organizational Social Support, And Work-Family Conflict: The Mediating Role Of Motivation Orientation, Christie Lynn Crimaldi

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The current study examines the relationship between organizational support and work-family/family-work conflict. This study hopes to add to the literature by looking at individual differences as a possible mediator in the relationship between various sources of support and conflict between work and family.


The Influence Of Work And Nonwork-Related Factors On Bridge Employment Decisions, Chanjira Pengcharoen Jan 2007

The Influence Of Work And Nonwork-Related Factors On Bridge Employment Decisions, Chanjira Pengcharoen

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The influence of demographic factors, work schedule flexibility, job satisfaction, job involvement, job seeking self-efficacy, certainty of retirement plans, familial and marital satisfaction, and attitude toward retirement on older workers' decision to fully retire, continue career employment, or participate in bridge employment was examined in this study.


Coworker Justice Perceptions Toward Workplace Accommodations And What Justice Criteria Are Used To Make These Justice Perceptions, Audrey Marie Hunzeker Jan 2007

Coworker Justice Perceptions Toward Workplace Accommodations And What Justice Criteria Are Used To Make These Justice Perceptions, Audrey Marie Hunzeker

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The purpose of this study is to examine if in the accommodation situation, coworkers are likely to use the need rule when determining whether an accommodation is warranted or not, and if they do, if using the need rule is likely to result in more positive justice judgments.


The Difference Between Bystander Normative Judgments And Intentions To Intervene In Male On Female Physical Violence, Gustavo Leoplodo Bento Jan 2007

The Difference Between Bystander Normative Judgments And Intentions To Intervene In Male On Female Physical Violence, Gustavo Leoplodo Bento

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The purpose of this experiment was to measure participants' normative judgment and willingness to help a woman who is being assaulted by a man.


Internal Psychological States In A Diverse Work Environment, Vincent Valdez Cordero Jan 2007

Internal Psychological States In A Diverse Work Environment, Vincent Valdez Cordero

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The study examined the internal states (self-esteem and ethnic identity) that may affect individuals in a diverse work environment and lead to conflict. In particular it was expected that ethnic identity and self-esteem would mediate the relationship between diversity and conflict. Participants from a wide variety of organizations in Southern California completed an online survey. Statistical analyses revealed that self-esteem and ethnic identity did not mediate the relationship between diversity and conflict. However, many of the variables were significantly related to each other. Implications of the findings are discussed.


The Mediating Role Of Avoidance Coping Upon The Relationship Between Early Maladaptive Schemas, Anxiety And Depression, Christine Louise French Jan 2007

The Mediating Role Of Avoidance Coping Upon The Relationship Between Early Maladaptive Schemas, Anxiety And Depression, Christine Louise French

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This study examined the mediating role of Maladaptive Emotion-focused coping (MEFC) on the relationship between Early Maladaptive Schemas (EMS), anxiety and depression.


Multiple Forms Of Maltreatment And The Effects On Mental Health In Hispanic And Caucasian Women, Marci Mae Danielson Jan 2007

Multiple Forms Of Maltreatment And The Effects On Mental Health In Hispanic And Caucasian Women, Marci Mae Danielson

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of multiple forms of abuse (physical, psychological, and sexual) on later psychopathology (depression, anxiety, and somatic complaints as assessed by the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist -HSCL) among two ethnic groups (non-Hispanic Caucasian and Hispanic).


Relationship Of Attachment Security To Shame In Young Adults, Scott Edward Donovan Jan 2007

Relationship Of Attachment Security To Shame In Young Adults, Scott Edward Donovan

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Examines the relationship between early maternal attachment security and shame in young adults. The findings of this study have significant implications for parenting, including providing support for the importance of a secure relationship between mother and child and the developmental consequences of warm and secure caregiving experiences for their child.


Influence Of Teamwork Aptitude And Personal Characteristics Of Team Members On Team Effectiveness: How Should We Form Effective Teams?, Shinko Kimura Jan 2007

Influence Of Teamwork Aptitude And Personal Characteristics Of Team Members On Team Effectiveness: How Should We Form Effective Teams?, Shinko Kimura

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This study examines the factors that are important for team success by exploring the best possible criteria for selecting members for teamwork. Two models of team composition were proposed, productivty and synergy. The findings are discussed for their implications for team satisfaction and productivity.


The Impact Of Need For Cognition On Primacy And Regency Effects In The Employment Interview, Amy Marie Lawton Jan 2007

The Impact Of Need For Cognition On Primacy And Regency Effects In The Employment Interview, Amy Marie Lawton

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The order of interview questions during the interview may influence candidate ratings, giving an unfair advantage to some candidates. This study was done to test the effect of the interviewer's need for cogniton, the desire to use cognitive energy, on primacy and recency effects during the employment interview. A transcript of competency-based behavior description interivew questions was given to nearly 300 participants. Evidence was found for recency effects only, and no significant differences were found that could be attributed to the interviewer's need for cognition.


Artists And Crooks: A Correlational Examination Of Creativity And Criminal Thinking, Luis Daniel GascóN Jan 2007

Artists And Crooks: A Correlational Examination Of Creativity And Criminal Thinking, Luis Daniel GascóN

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This study explores some of the possible correlations between creativity and criminal thinking evident in the literature in an attempt to link the two forms of cognition. An understanding of the concept of Malevolent Creativity can serve the purpose of elucidating another component of the criminal personality.


Whites' Physiological And Psychological Reactions Toward Affirmative Action Programs, Victor Soto-Marquez Jan 2007

Whites' Physiological And Psychological Reactions Toward Affirmative Action Programs, Victor Soto-Marquez

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Discrimination has many effects on the individual/group being discriminated against regardless of the reasons for the discrimination. Further exploration on discrimination processes and their relationships to physiological and psychological outcomes, both of which, over time may become problematic and affect the health and well-being of individuals.


Impact Of Maternal Attachment Security On Emotional Experession In Young Males, Noemi Ramirez Jan 2006

Impact Of Maternal Attachment Security On Emotional Experession In Young Males, Noemi Ramirez

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Examines the relationship between early maternal attachment security and verbal emotional expression in males. Participants were 115 male college students aged 18 to 25 years (M=20.0 yrs.) who completed a questionnaire comprised of two measures of early maternal attachment security, two measures of emotional expression, and demographic items. Results showed a low to moderate relationship between early attachment security and verbal emotional expression.


Biconditional Discrimination Learning In Rats With 192 Igg-Saporin Lesions Of The Nucleus Basalis Magnocellularis, Michael Ryan Kitto Jan 2006

Biconditional Discrimination Learning In Rats With 192 Igg-Saporin Lesions Of The Nucleus Basalis Magnocellularis, Michael Ryan Kitto

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The experiment tested the hypothesis that 192 IgG-saporin lesions of the nucleus basalis magnocellularis (NBM) in rats would impair performance in a biconditional visual discrimination task, which requires configural association learning. Experiment used 22 male Long-Evan rats (Harlan Sprague-Dawley). Behavioral testing was conducted in two identical T-mazes. Rats were randomly assigned to either a bilateral 192 IgG-saporin lesion group (n = 10) or to a control group (n = 12). Results support the hypothesis that NBM is critically involved in configural but not simple association learning and suggest that NBM may be involved more generally in cognitive flexibility.