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Western Michigan University

1980

Educational Psychology

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The Influence Of Same-Sex And Cross-Sex Mentors On The Professional Development And Personality Characteristics Of Women In Human Services, Barbara Jean Charlesworth Quinn Aug 1980

The Influence Of Same-Sex And Cross-Sex Mentors On The Professional Development And Personality Characteristics Of Women In Human Services, Barbara Jean Charlesworth Quinn

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The purpose of this study was to investigate mentoring relationships and to compare women's relationships with male and female mentors. Data were collected from 20 women (10 with male mentors and 10 with female mentors) with master's degrees or higher in social work, psychology, or counseling and working a minimum of 20 hours per week providing psychological services. Two instruments were administered to all of the subjects: the Standard Adjective Q Sort (SAQS), and the short form of the California Psychological Inventory (CPI). These instruments provided measures of the amount of agreement between actual and ideal professional self-perceptions ...


An Analysis Of The Decision-Making Process Used By Chief Student Personnel Administrators, Lawrence Anthony Pfaff Aug 1980

An Analysis Of The Decision-Making Process Used By Chief Student Personnel Administrators, Lawrence Anthony Pfaff

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The purpose of this study was to examine the decision-making (DM) process used by chief student personnel administrators within universities from the perspective of both the chief administrator and his/her subordinates. The relation between DM method and several situational variables was examined. A comparison was made between the chief student personnel administrators' perceptions of their DM methods and the subordinates' perceptions of the chiefs' DM methods, and subordinates' perceived and preferred DM methods were compared. Also, the chief administrators' DM methods were studied in relation to: the importance of the situation as judged by subordinates and chiefs; span of ...


Programmed Review Tests In A Psi Course, Terry E. Mcsween Apr 1980

Programmed Review Tests In A Psi Course, Terry E. Mcsween

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Two experiments demonstrated that carefully programmed review tests can result in 90% mastery of course objectives. Introductory psychology students participated in two group comparisons of the effectiveness of review tests versus no review tests. Review tests were programmed in that difficult items were repeated on several review tests. In both studies, students taking review quizzes outperformed students not taking review quizzes on final examinations. In addition, students not taking review quizzes were more likely to drop the course.


A Discrete-Trial Choice Procedure And The Psychophysics Of Amount Of Reinforcement: A Preliminary Analysis, Frans Van Haaren Apr 1980

A Discrete-Trial Choice Procedure And The Psychophysics Of Amount Of Reinforcement: A Preliminary Analysis, Frans Van Haaren

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A discrete-trial choice procedure, in which pigeons were exposed to one constant and one variable duration of reinforcement, was used to assess the effects of session-by-session manipulations in the variable reinforcement duration on the choice behavior of the subjects. Two groups of pigeons were used. Each subject in the first group was exposed to the same constant reinforcement duration (1.5, 3.0 or 6.0 sec), but different fixed-ratio trial completion requirements (5, 15 and 45). The subjects in the second group were exposed to all three different constant reinforcement durations while the trial completion requirement was kept constant ...