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Effects Of Delay Of Reinforcement On Problem Solving Behavior, Verne R. Bacharach Dec 1966

Effects Of Delay Of Reinforcement On Problem Solving Behavior, Verne R. Bacharach

All Master's Theses

This study was designed to investigate the effects of delay of feedback in a programmed instruction task, retention, and subsequent problem solving behavior. The instructional material in symbolic logic was specifically presented in such a way as to introduce certain basic logical concepts and mechanical procedures in a logically coherent body of knowledge.


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 ...


A Study To Determine If The Self Concept Is Changed Measurably As A Result Of Test Interpretation, Janet Ruth Baron Dec 1966

A Study To Determine If The Self Concept Is Changed Measurably As A Result Of Test Interpretation, Janet Ruth Baron

Masters Theses

This study was concerned with investigating the effect of test interpretation upon the self- concepts of college students.


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.


Cattle Ranching As A Cultural Ecology Problem In San Miguel County, New Mexico, Thomas J. Maloney Sep 1966

Cattle Ranching As A Cultural Ecology Problem In San Miguel County, New Mexico, Thomas J. Maloney

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Studies of cultural ecology, the adaptations of the people of a culture to a given physical and social environment, have usually dealt with a single ethnic group in a single environment. This study is concerned with an unusual situation, two fairly distinct ethnic groups in a region with large areas of distinctly different physical environments.


History And Development Of The Department Of Sociology At Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, From 1934 To 1965, Lilia Valentina Fernandez Aug 1966

History And Development Of The Department Of Sociology At Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, From 1934 To 1965, Lilia Valentina Fernandez

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.


Trends In Public Assistance As Reflected In Periodical Literature From 1962 - 1965, Ephraim Thomas Veals Jr Aug 1966

Trends In Public Assistance As Reflected In Periodical Literature From 1962 - 1965, Ephraim Thomas Veals Jr

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of Periodical Articles Related To The School Library And The Culturally Deprived Child, 1960-1965, Rosalie Slack Peterson Aug 1966

An Analysis Of Periodical Articles Related To The School Library And The Culturally Deprived Child, 1960-1965, Rosalie Slack Peterson

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.


The Occupational Plans Of Tuskegee Institute High School Eighth And Twelfth Grade Students, Elizabeth Cecilia Ross Aug 1966

The Occupational Plans Of Tuskegee Institute High School Eighth And Twelfth Grade Students, Elizabeth Cecilia Ross

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.


An Essay On The Labor Theory Of Value, Willis B. Sheftall Jr. Aug 1966

An Essay On The Labor Theory Of Value, Willis B. Sheftall Jr.

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of Estimates Of Relative Frequency Vs. Subjective Probability, Duncan Muir Mcquarrie Aug 1966

A Comparison Of Estimates Of Relative Frequency Vs. Subjective Probability, Duncan Muir Mcquarrie

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to extend the investigation of the general area of subjective probability by exploring three methods of asking for estimates. Inasmuch as this area has not been a major focus of interest for experimental studies, a brief review of the kinds of studies emanating from subjective probability notions will be given.


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 ...


Revision Of Subjective Probabilities Under A Bayesian Model, Gary A. Sterner Aug 1966

Revision Of Subjective Probabilities Under A Bayesian Model, Gary A. Sterner

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the degree to which subjective probability judgments conform to the Bayesian model of mathematical probability theory; more specifically, the degree to which subjective probability estimates for intersections of events approximate the product of the subjective judgments for component events.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...