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The Effect Of Self-Generated Information On The Plausibility Of Unlikely Autobiographical Events, Michele Dawn Sheremeta Jan 2000

The Effect Of Self-Generated Information On The Plausibility Of Unlikely Autobiographical Events, Michele Dawn Sheremeta

UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations

Plausibility of unlikely events was investigated using a pre-test and post-test of the Life Events Inventory (Garry, et al, 1996). Students (N = 55) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas completed two sessions, including a plausibility scenario phase in which they were asked to describe four events chosen by the researcher from the pre-test on the basis of reported plausibility. Two of the events were rated low in plausibility and two were rated high in plausibility. Results indicate that plausibility ratings increase more for low rated items when participants are asked to describe those items than for control items which ...


The Relationship Between Psychosocial Momentum, Precipitating Events, And Tennis Match Outcome, Tracey M Covassin Jan 1999

The Relationship Between Psychosocial Momentum, Precipitating Events, And Tennis Match Outcome, Tracey M Covassin

UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations

The purpose of this experiment is to determine whether mood states, anxiety, self-confidence, precipitating events, and psychological momentum play a role in tennis match outcome. The following hypotheses were proposed: (a) tennis match outcome may be influenced by individual's pre-competition cognitive level, (b) tennis match outcome may be influenced by individual's pre-competition mood state, (c) a precipitating event or series of events may influence tennis match outcome, and (d) psychological momentum is present in tennis matches. Fifteen minutes prior to each match 24 NCAA division 1 male tennis players completed the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 and the Profile ...


The Role Of Attributional Style, Dysfunctional Attitudes, And Negative Life Events On Depression In College Students, Linda V Frantom Jan 1994

The Role Of Attributional Style, Dysfunctional Attitudes, And Negative Life Events On Depression In College Students, Linda V Frantom

UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations

Two major cognitive theories, Beck's cognitive theory (1967) and Seligman's reformulated learned helplessness theory (1978), have dominated depression research over the last fifteen years. Both of these theories propose a diathesis-stress model in which significant life events are imparted by specific cognitive styles; This study incorporated the major tenets of both theories to examine the role of dysfunctional attitudes, attributional style, and negative life events on Beck Depression Inventory scores in college students. It was hypothesized that the latter two components would interact with negative life events to predict initial and future depression scores; Ninety-eight introductory psychology students ...