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The Effects Of Pentobarbital Upon The Gross Activity Of The White Rat And Modification Of These Effects By Means Of Water Immersion, Amante Dec 1966

The Effects Of Pentobarbital Upon The Gross Activity Of The White Rat And Modification Of These Effects By Means Of Water Immersion, Amante

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Strain Differences In Alcohol Preference On Guinea Pigs And Experimental Manipulation Of Preference By Forced Alcohol Consumption, Appleman Dec 1966

Strain Differences In Alcohol Preference On Guinea Pigs And Experimental Manipulation Of Preference By Forced Alcohol Consumption, Appleman

Master's Theses

Introduction

The study of the determinants of alcoholism, one of the most perplexing diseases of mankind, entered its most fruitful era of discovery in the laboratory of the animal researcher. A pioneering study of the determinants of alcohol consumption by Richter (1940) indicated that laboratory rats show a preference for alcohol over water beginning at 1.8 per cent ethanol (v/v) solution, and continue to prefer alcohol over water up to a 6 per cent ethanol (v/v) solution. Richter made two important contributions to alcohol research which had broader implications than the presentation of an index of alcohol ...


Pain Elicited Aggression As A Function Of Withdrawal From Morphine Addiction, Teel Dec 1966

Pain Elicited Aggression As A Function Of Withdrawal From Morphine Addiction, Teel

Master's Theses

One branch of aggression research has concentrated on the elicitation of aggressive behavior by means of exteroceptive stimulation. Electric shock or similar painful stimuli (Ulrich & Azrin, 1962) are well known to produce fighting in the laboratory rat. This basic method has allowed experimental analysis of a wide scope of associated variables.

Ulrich and Azrin (1962) investigated several different parameters. They found that laboratory rats increased their fighting behavior as the frequency of shocks increased from 0.1 to 38 shocks per minute. With frequency fixed, the fighting response rate resembled an inverted U-shaped curve when shock intensity was increased from ...


The Effect Of Deprivation Level On Resistance To Extinction: A Test Of A Single Organism Design, Valenzi Dec 1966

The Effect Of Deprivation Level On Resistance To Extinction: A Test Of A Single Organism Design, Valenzi

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Budget Effects On Defense Planning, Ventura Nov 1966

Budget Effects On Defense Planning, Ventura

Master's Theses

Preface

The Department of Defense (DOD) program budget was developed to link defense planning to defense spending. The budget is designed to reflect total program costs. Military managers require such costs in order to make optimum allocation of resources. The program budget has been a useful tool in bringing uniformity to military plans but its effectiveness, the author contends, has been limited because it contains inaccurate cost data.

The author intends to prove that incorrect financial information is included in the budget because some resource expenditures cannot be accurately traced. The same resource is "common" to several different weapon systems ...


The Effect Of Morphine On Pain-Elicited Aggression In Rats, Kaskurs Nov 1966

The Effect Of Morphine On Pain-Elicited Aggression In Rats, Kaskurs

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Dogmatic And Decision-Making In A Variable Risk Situation, Jones Sep 1966

Dogmatic And Decision-Making In A Variable Risk Situation, Jones

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Game Theory And Power Politics, Decker Sep 1966

Game Theory And Power Politics, Decker

Master's Theses

Preface

The contemporary argument over method reaches into all the traditional diversions of social science, of which political science is no exception. Such names as structure-functionalism, decision theory, systems analysis, behavioralism, and game theory have become commonplace identifications of political methodologies in the twentieth century. And if one consideration has generated this plethora of seemingly novel approaches to the study of politics, it is an epistemological one. Indeed, the argument seems to center around determining that kind of intellectual behavior which will best enable the student to understand political events.

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It is proposed in what follows that, in the field ...


The Effect Of The Norm Of Reciprocity In A Two-Person Non-Zero-Sum Game, Jacks Sep 1966

The Effect Of The Norm Of Reciprocity In A Two-Person Non-Zero-Sum Game, Jacks

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Varying Shock Intensifies On The Behavior Of Domestic Fowl, Bracco Aug 1966

The Effects Of Varying Shock Intensifies On The Behavior Of Domestic Fowl, Bracco

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Anonymous Versus Identifiable Individual Judgments Under Social Influence, Campolo Aug 1966

Anonymous Versus Identifiable Individual Judgments Under Social Influence, Campolo

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


An Investigation Of The Surface Temperature Distribution In The Detroit Region, Smith Aug 1966

An Investigation Of The Surface Temperature Distribution In The Detroit Region, Smith

Master's Theses

Chapter I

Introduction

Climate and the City

Studies made of temperature in and around cities have shown the climate of the city to be anomalous in relation to its regional climate. The extent of this anomalous condition and the reasons for its occurrence vary from city to city and from season to season. So many variable factors are present in the generation or regeneration of heat within the city that no study has yet satisfactorily explained the total factors involved, or has indicated the percentage for which any one factor might be responsible. This being the case, the only objective ...


The Politics Of Urban Renewal In Outstate Michigan, Soli Aug 1966

The Politics Of Urban Renewal In Outstate Michigan, Soli

Master's Theses

The Challenge of the 60's

The city of the 1960's us awakening to its present condition and is attempting to take positive steps towards the alleviation or the solution of a multitude of problems. Typical of the problems is the erosion of the local tax base, a loss of population, an increase in crime and delinquency, and persistent demands by fringe area residents for extensions of municipal services. A problem that affects cities of all sizes is that of blight, deterioration, and decay. One method of dealing with this problem is through local participation in the Federally-sponsored urban ...


Supervisory Attitude Change Through Reward Of Verbal Behavior, Howitt Aug 1966

Supervisory Attitude Change Through Reward Of Verbal Behavior, Howitt

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Shock Duration And Shock Induced Fighting In The Domestic Hen, Seligman Aug 1966

The Relationship Between Shock Duration And Shock Induced Fighting In The Domestic Hen, Seligman

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


An Outline For Physical Geography In The Secondary School, Mellander Jul 1966

An Outline For Physical Geography In The Secondary School, Mellander

Master's Theses

The Need and The Purpose

Introduction

As the earth has become more densely populated, an understanding of the space relationships between man and his environment has become essential. In particular, man needs to understand the complex interrelationship between places, and the distinctive character of places.

Major functions of geographic instruction are to guide students into discovering the distribution of physical conditions, and the interrelationships which characterize such places, as well as those between man and his environment. No other discipline attempts to discover the wholeness, order and reason in the complex totality of the landscape.


Effects Of Ribonuclease Upon The Regenerating Tissue Of Conditioned Planaria, Noll Jul 1966

Effects Of Ribonuclease Upon The Regenerating Tissue Of Conditioned Planaria, Noll

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Order And Organization As Problems Of Developing Political Systems: Ghana And Nigeria, Stevenson Jul 1966

Order And Organization As Problems Of Developing Political Systems: Ghana And Nigeria, Stevenson

Master's Theses

Introduction

The study of political development has come to dominate that branch of the discipline of political science concerned with comparative politics. There is, however, a terminological and methodological confusion in the literature that is in need of clarification.


Conditioned Suppression In Humans, Pott Jul 1966

Conditioned Suppression In Humans, Pott

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Child Rearing Attitudes Among Negro Mothers Residing In A Low Status Neighborhood, Jones Jun 1966

A Study Of Child Rearing Attitudes Among Negro Mothers Residing In A Low Status Neighborhood, Jones

Master's Theses

Introduction

The Problem

The problem in this investigation is to determine the characteristics of lower status Negro mothers and their families and to determine whether specific characteristics are associated with the utilization or acceptance of traditional or developmental child rearing attitudes. More specifically, this investigation will attempt to determine what cognate relationships prevail in the various segments of lower status Negro mothers with respect to their exhibiting traditional or developmental child rearing attitudes and their relative social status position, family composition, and mother's social contact frequency.

It appears that in order to make more reliable generalizations about the Negro ...


Biographical Data Related To Achievement In Undergraduate Psychology, Fleming Apr 1966

Biographical Data Related To Achievement In Undergraduate Psychology, Fleming

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Conditioned Avoidance To Water Following Exposure To X-Irradiation, Roberts Apr 1966

Conditioned Avoidance To Water Following Exposure To X-Irradiation, Roberts

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Relation Of Anxiety Level To The Performance Of An Abstract Reasoning Task Under Stressful And Non-Stressful Conditions, Necamken Apr 1966

The Relation Of Anxiety Level To The Performance Of An Abstract Reasoning Task Under Stressful And Non-Stressful Conditions, Necamken

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Effects Of Radiation Upon Consumption Of Alcohol As A Discriminated Fluid Stimulus In The Rat, Straka Apr 1966

Effects Of Radiation Upon Consumption Of Alcohol As A Discriminated Fluid Stimulus In The Rat, Straka

Master's Theses

Introduction

In the recent history of psychology, considerable interest has arisen concerning the use of radiation (usually as a UCS fitted into a classical conditioning paradigm) to effect changes in behavior. Mechanisms by which radiation induces behavioral changes are obscure, and psychology, along with the disciplines of physiology and medicine, has been attempting to clarify variables in operation.

The study of drug {including alcohol) effects upon behavior has had a somewhat parallel development in the field of psychology in terms of its recency and the obscure nature of the variables operating upon resultant behavior.

These two areas of interest have ...


Activity In A Random Light-Dark Environment, Robert O. Baldwin Apr 1966

Activity In A Random Light-Dark Environment, Robert O. Baldwin

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


An Examination Of The Concepts And Critics Of The Theories Of Mass Society, Margolis Jan 1966

An Examination Of The Concepts And Critics Of The Theories Of Mass Society, Margolis

Master's Theses

Introduction

The quotations above are representative of the three prominent problems entertained by the theories of mass society; that is, freedom in the polity, freedom in the community, and inner directiveness, or freedom with one's own self. This series of problems involves the totality of existence.

Traditional philosophic speculation, the realm of the totality, demands an examination of man's concept of what he is, and what he is not, of what he sees, and that which he does not see. For the prescription "Know thyself" is not only a panegyric for introspective soul seeking; rather, it is an ...