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The Weighted Application Blank As A Predicter Of Academic Success In A Junior College, Richard J. Ritchie Aug 1966

The Weighted Application Blank As A Predicter Of Academic Success In A Junior College, Richard J. Ritchie

Master's Theses

There has been a great of research conducted to find factors which can be used to predict academic success. A number of these factors have already been identified. For example, college board scores, high school rank, and high school grades are widely used a predictors of academic success. Most of the research that has been conducted has dealt with intellectual factor, but there has been some research done to find non-intellectual factors related to academic success. These non-intellectual factors include: study habits, personality, traits, and environmental factors.

One possible predictor of academic success which has received little attention is biographical ...


The Voting Rights Act Of 1965 : A Summary Of Its Legislative History, James Bryan Spell Jr. Aug 1966

The Voting Rights Act Of 1965 : A Summary Of Its Legislative History, James Bryan Spell Jr.

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to, summarize in narrative form the legislative history of the Voting Rights .Act of 1965.~ Its history can be divided into four phases: (1) the presidential address, (2) the legislative history of H. R. 6400 in the United States House of Representatives, (3) the legislative history of S. 1564 in the United Stat es Senate, and ( 4) the signing of the 11.ct by the President of the United States. Of course, this writer readily acknowledges the fact thlt this thesis represents only a summary of the Act's legislative history and by no ...


A Study Of The Cuban Community In Richmond, Mary E. Tyler Aug 1966

A Study Of The Cuban Community In Richmond, Mary E. Tyler

Master's Theses

For Cubans there has been a long, historic exile path to the United States. The Spanish historian Justo Zaragoza noted that 100,000 persons fled the island in 1869,2 following the start of the Ten Years' War agitating for independence from Spain. Again in 1895 when the War for Independence broke out, Cuban colonies were founded in Southern Florida, Tampa, and other U.S. cities.

Political activity was very much a part of the exile groups from the time that the great Cuban hero, Jose Marti plotted his revolution in a house in Tampa.3 Revolutionary activity was carried ...


The Effect Of Verbal And Visual Mnemonic Devices On The Paired Associate Learning Of An Aged Population, Franklin Peter Knill Jul 1966

The Effect Of Verbal And Visual Mnemonic Devices On The Paired Associate Learning Of An Aged Population, Franklin Peter Knill

Master's Theses

The literature on aging is abundant with studies using a variety of tasks indicating that there is a decline in learning with increasing age.

Subjects were presented pairs of words accompanied by a black and white sketch that contained both words

In a further attempt to study more directly the effects of visual vs. verbal mediators, a second condition was included where subjects were presented pairs of words accompanied by a phrase that contained both of the words.

The following bypotheaee were postulated:

1. Performance of younger subjects will be superior to old ones over all conditions.

2. Performance will ...


An Experimental Study Of Three Programed Methods, David Robinson Grove Jul 1966

An Experimental Study Of Three Programed Methods, David Robinson Grove

Master's Theses

All programed training makes use of successively presented units of information, usually accompanied by a test question and usually providing the subject with. immediate knowledge of whether his answer is right or wrong. The purpose of a program whose assimilated data is in questions and answers is to shape a series of responses into a complex act.

Within this common framework there is--for psychologists, at any rate--a difference between two schools of thought which dominates the field and is reflected in the tasks and types of programs given to the trainee.

The question now becomes one in determining the "best ...


The Redevelopment Of Russell County, Virginia : A Survey Of The Causes Of Poverty In An Appalachian County And Efforts To Correct Them, Daniel Alvin Dye Jul 1966

The Redevelopment Of Russell County, Virginia : A Survey Of The Causes Of Poverty In An Appalachian County And Efforts To Correct Them, Daniel Alvin Dye

Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to describe the economic, social, and political conditions in Russell County that have caused it to be classified as a depressed area by the De­ partments of Commerce and Labor. The years 1950 to 1966 were selected by this writer because it seems that the poverty of the people of the county began emerging immedi­ ately after the Second World War and has become more pro­ nounced since that time. For historical and comparative purposes, certain aspects of the county's development from 1900 to 1950 have been included; however, they have been held ...


An Analysis Of "The Third House" In The General Assembly Of Virginia, John Rowland Davis Jul 1966

An Analysis Of "The Third House" In The General Assembly Of Virginia, John Rowland Davis

Master's Theses

The problem as presented in this research will be (1) to present a profile study of the lobbyists in the State of Virginia; (2) to point out the techniques used by lobbyists as well as the cost of lobbying in Virginia; and (3) to point out existing as well as previous legislation dealing with lobbying and to show its effectiveness.

Th purpose of this thesis is not to synthesize all the available literature concerning pressure groups, but, instead, the objective will be to present an accurate and objective study of lobbying in the State of Virginia using those sources that ...


A Revision Of The Morgan Test Of Logical Reasoning, Fred K. Mccoy Jun 1966

A Revision Of The Morgan Test Of Logical Reasoning, Fred K. Mccoy

Master's Theses

Do we learn to reason logically just as we learn grammar or estimating distances? Philosophers usually say we do and have taught logic as a discipline for thousands of years. They are generally not content to teach "about" logic, or in the history of it; they generally state their intent is to teach "logic for everyday thinking". Appendix VI is a personal communication to the author from a philosopher stating this clearly and comparing the skill of logical reasoning with the skill of using grammar.

Or is logical reasoning a relatively inherent trait, as intelligence is generally assumed to be ...


The Relationship Of The Detection Of Unpredictable Visual Binary Sequences And Selected Personality Measures, Currell L. Pattie Jun 1966

The Relationship Of The Detection Of Unpredictable Visual Binary Sequences And Selected Personality Measures, Currell L. Pattie

Master's Theses

To a certain extent the everyday incidents of life occur in a chaotic and orderless fashion. But in such an unpredictable world people must predict such events even if they present themselves at random. This suggestion by Restle (1961) is especially relevant to an experiment by Pattie (1964a) in the area of human binary prediction. This study seemed to indicate that individuals search for and believe in orderly, predictable solutions in apparently orderless, random situations. Ss were given a randomized deck of 200 index cards, of which 75% displayed an easily discriminable symbol with the remaining 25% bearing another symbol ...


An Inquiry Into The Kuder Preference Record Vocational Verification Scale And The Guilford Zimmerman Temperament Survey Falsification Scale, Ann Denton Ryder Jun 1966

An Inquiry Into The Kuder Preference Record Vocational Verification Scale And The Guilford Zimmerman Temperament Survey Falsification Scale, Ann Denton Ryder

Master's Theses

This study investigated the variables measured by the verification scale of the Kuder Preference Record-Voca tiona l and the falsification scale of the GuilfordZimmerman Temperament Survey. Responses of an experimental group of Protestant seminary students were compared with those of a control group of general psychology students. These groups were shown to be different in self-perceived values and attitudes, as defined by results on the Allport Vernon Lindzey Study of Values and the Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey, with the experimental group presenting the more altruistic outlook. This was taken to indicate that this group would not be falsifying in giving positive ...


A Study Of The Relationship Between Wisc And School Success Of Emotionally Disturbed Children, Paul Daniel Shearer Jun 1966

A Study Of The Relationship Between Wisc And School Success Of Emotionally Disturbed Children, Paul Daniel Shearer

Master's Theses

Since the publishing of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children in 1949, the majority of the validation don procedures have been correlations of the WISC with other intelligence teats or with achievement tests. As Littell (1960) indicated in his review of the research, both methods have yielded high correlations and are responsible in part for the wide acceptance of the WISC. While research has well established the ability of the WISC and other intelligence teats to predict school achievement in a normal population, the generalization of these findings to a population of emotionally disturbed children is in question for several ...


Dyadic Communication As A Function Of Communicative Method And Interpersonal Mutuality, Harry Wallace Craver Jr. Apr 1966

Dyadic Communication As A Function Of Communicative Method And Interpersonal Mutuality, Harry Wallace Craver Jr.

Master's Theses

A large proportion of research in social psychology has been concerned with interpersonal Communication. More often than not, when different investigators got interested in an area of experimentation that is fairly broad and influenced by many variables, an evolvement of several different categories of or approaches to the research area occurs. The area of interpersonal communication is no exception.


An Investigation Of The Novelty Effect In Programed Instruction, Frederick Sale Jr. Jan 1966

An Investigation Of The Novelty Effect In Programed Instruction, Frederick Sale Jr.

Master's Theses

The present study was designed to overcome, at least to some extent, the problems by using older, experimentally naive subjects am shorter programs. A comparison is made between successive performances by a group of college students on a series of three programs. The null hypothesis is that there will be no significant differences between performances on the three programs. On the other hand, significant decreases in effectiveness of performance by the subjects on the successive program could be taken as evidence that the expected novelty effect operating initially in the learning situation dissipates with increasing exposure of the subjects to ...


Personality Characteristics Related To Volunteering, Pseudovolunteering And Non-Volunteering For Different Kinds Of Psychological Experiments, Donald S. Sale Jan 1966

Personality Characteristics Related To Volunteering, Pseudovolunteering And Non-Volunteering For Different Kinds Of Psychological Experiments, Donald S. Sale

Master's Theses

Volunteer subjects are utilized in a large portion of experiments concerned with human behavior. Yet the use of volunteers is a form of systematic sampling bias which may well distort research findings. This study was undertaken to explore some of the factors related to volunteering for psychological experiments at Richmond College in the hope of providing future researchers with insight into reasons why the use of volunteer subjects may bias their research results and of stimulating them to use more representative, albeit less convenient sampling procedures.


Poor Relief In Tudor England, Edith Burrows Jan 1966

Poor Relief In Tudor England, Edith Burrows

Honors Theses

In many respects the sixteenth century in England marks the beginning of a definite acceleration toward modern humanitarianism. It was an era characterized by the slow decline and definite disap­pearance of all aspects of manorial society. The progressive changes in institutions and the way of thinking reciprocally aided each other, hastening the rise of a new, more humane society. The reforms, at first hesitant and cautious, were by the end of the cen­tury confident and deliberate.


The Effect Of Aging On Ratings Of Self, Physical Self And Related Body Concepts As Measured By A Semantic Differential, Gary V. Whalen Jan 1966

The Effect Of Aging On Ratings Of Self, Physical Self And Related Body Concepts As Measured By A Semantic Differential, Gary V. Whalen

Master's Theses

Present Study. Although there is considerable overlap between the body image and the self concept, it would be premature to draw any conclusions regarding one based upon the other until the nature and extent of correlation is obtained. This study is an attempt to determine the extent and direction that an individual's body image may fluctuate as a function of growing old. It is concerned with how the human organism may change over time with respect to a single aspect of the constellations of factors that go into making up a person's self concept. More specifically, do body ...


The Virginia Executive Budget, Charles William Wyatt Iii Jan 1966

The Virginia Executive Budget, Charles William Wyatt Iii

Master's Theses

Virginia, like the other states in our union, was without any set form of budget during its first century of existence. This was partly because there was no definite need for any governmental reform in this area until the twentieth century brought about an expansion of the powers and responsibilities of governments. The states relied on the general property tax for the bulk of their revenue and its return was relatively certain and constant. It enabled a legislature to accurately judge its yield and match this yield to what was needed by an easy adaptation of the rate of taxation ...


Creativity And Deviant Set Responding In Third Grade Children, Elizabeth S. Waller Jan 1966

Creativity And Deviant Set Responding In Third Grade Children, Elizabeth S. Waller

Master's Theses

This study will be an investigation of the relationship between test scores of creativity, according to the Minnesota Tests of Creative Thinking (Torrance, 1960), and teacher ratings of creativity for third grade children. The hypothesis that highly creative individuals tend to give deviant response patterns on the PRT will also be tested.