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The Availability Of Inferences In Children And Young Adults, Gerilyn A. Katz Nov 1997

The Availability Of Inferences In Children And Young Adults, Gerilyn A. Katz

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Much of the research on age-related differences in the ability to inhibit irrelevant information in a given task has been on the study of younger and older adults. Only a minimal amount of research has focused on the developmental differences in children and young adults. Accordingly, the purpose of this paper is to examine whether age-related differences exist between children and young adults in processes consistent with inhibition.

Third-, sixth-grade children, and college undergraduates listened to twenty-four garden path passages containing either expected or unexpected, but acceptable, conclusions. The twenty-four passages were divided into four subsets, with each subset containing ...


The Sickness Unto Death: Søren Kierkegaard's Categories Of Despair, Michael A. Harsh May 1997

The Sickness Unto Death: Søren Kierkegaard's Categories Of Despair, Michael A. Harsh

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This dissertation examines and explicates S0ren Kierkegaard's categories of despair as found in The Sickness Unto Death, in order to clarify his psychological framework and make his analysis more accessible to practitioners of psychotherapy. In so doing, this dissertation deciphers Kierkegaard's theory in depth and presents and critiques the views of other theorists who have referenced Kierkegaard's categories of despair. The dissertation concludes with a discussion of the role and limitations of a therapist who operates using Kierkegaard's schema.