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Monoamine Modulation Of Separation-Induced Ultrasonic Vocalizations In Preweanling F344 And Sd Rats, Cynthia Elizabeth Britt Jan 2013

Monoamine Modulation Of Separation-Induced Ultrasonic Vocalizations In Preweanling F344 And Sd Rats, Cynthia Elizabeth Britt

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The purpose of this study was to determine if Fischer 344 (F344) rats, a strain which naturally shows deficits in social communication during adolescence, could be used as a model of the social communication deficits observed in autism. Thus, the goal was to determine if F344 rats would also show fewer emissions of isolated-induced ultrasonic vocalizations (an early onset form of social interaction) as compared to SD rats. Subjects consisted of 142 F344 rat pups (67 male and 75 female). Subjects were treated according to the "Guide for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research" under …


An Application Of The Theory Of Multiple Intelligence To Improve Academic Performance And Achievement Goals In The Early School Years, Marilyn Victoria Garcia-Mata Jan 2013

An Application Of The Theory Of Multiple Intelligence To Improve Academic Performance And Achievement Goals In The Early School Years, Marilyn Victoria Garcia-Mata

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The present research project applied Howard Gardner's MI theory to the social studies curriculum of a third grade classroom. This intervention seeks to increase student's academic grade scores and learning goal orientation in the social studies chapter of Old and New Communities. The participants for this research project were third grade students enrolled at Assumption Catholic School in Los Angeles, California. The sample consisted of 11 third grade children.


Effects Of Computarized [Sic] Cognitive Training On Working Memory In A School Setting, Tessy Tatiana Pumaccahua Jan 2013

Effects Of Computarized [Sic] Cognitive Training On Working Memory In A School Setting, Tessy Tatiana Pumaccahua

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The purpose of this study is to explore the effectiveness of computerized cognitive training to increase the cognitive ability children with learning disabilities in a school setting over a period of 10 weeks.


Perceptions Of The Effectiveness Of School-Based Services Among Mental Health Therapists, Jolene-Fe Caguicla Balancio, Suzette Carolina Covarrubias Jan 2013

Perceptions Of The Effectiveness Of School-Based Services Among Mental Health Therapists, Jolene-Fe Caguicla Balancio, Suzette Carolina Covarrubias

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The purpose of this research project was to gather the perceptions of mental health therapists regarding the effectiveness of providing school-based services to children and adolescents in grades K-12. The methodology used in this study included face-to-face interviews with fourteen mental health therapists from diverse educational backgrounds and various fields of practice.


The Meaning Of Work: A Comparison Of Age And Cultural Differences, Shachipriya Tripathi Jan 2013

The Meaning Of Work: A Comparison Of Age And Cultural Differences, Shachipriya Tripathi

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This study explored the relationship between Meaning of Work (MOW) in relation to the variables of age, cultural orientation, as well as the combined effect of age and cultural orientation. This study was conducted among 380 individuals in the form of an online survey. The survey to collect data for the study was hosted on www.qualtrics.com and a survey link was created. California State University San Bernardino's Sona-Systems (a research management system) was utilized to recruit students for the study and to award extra credit for research participation.


The Impact Of Transformational Leadership On The Relationship Between Organizational Learning Culture And Employee Outcomes, Leanne Marie Tortez Jan 2013

The Impact Of Transformational Leadership On The Relationship Between Organizational Learning Culture And Employee Outcomes, Leanne Marie Tortez

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Research in leadership has emphasized the importance of factors like organizational culture, empowerment, and employee innovation. The current study sought to address these topics by considering the contribution of organizational learning culture to employee outcomes, such as psychological empowerment and innovative behaviors, while investigating the moderating effect of transformational leadership. Participants consisted of 387 employed men and women from various organizational backgrounds.


When Means-Efficacy And Self-Efficacy Affect Performance: A Look At Locus Of Control, Patricia Padilla Jan 2013

When Means-Efficacy And Self-Efficacy Affect Performance: A Look At Locus Of Control, Patricia Padilla

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Self-efficacy, means-efficacy, and locus of control have been found to affect performance. This study was a 2 x 2 x 2 between groups quasi-experiment, in 2 parts, designed to measure interaction between locus of control, self efficacy, and means-efficacy. Participants were 257 students at California State University, San Bernardino aged 18 through 63 years and about half were Hispanic females.


Training A Parent To Teach Her Autism Spectrum Disorder Child To Use An Independent Activity Schedule, Tessa Lynne Bryan Jan 2013

Training A Parent To Teach Her Autism Spectrum Disorder Child To Use An Independent Activity Schedule, Tessa Lynne Bryan

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The purpose of this study was to train the parents of an ASD child (who was not receiving prior intervention services) to teach their child to use an Independent Activity Schedule (IAS) to enable him to engage in short periods of appropriate, independent play without adult prompting and/or disruptive, stereotypical behaviors. Teaching the parent (s) to utilize this technique will benefit the child in that his/her parent (s) are usually with him/her and would thus be able to use the IAS with him/her continuously.


An Examination Of The Young Schema Model: Permissive Parenting, Early Maladaptive Schemas, And Procrastination, Wade Lee Kidner Jan 2013

An Examination Of The Young Schema Model: Permissive Parenting, Early Maladaptive Schemas, And Procrastination, Wade Lee Kidner

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The purpose of this study was to test specific hypotheses based on the Young Schema Model (YSM). In this model, poor parenting and traumatic events early in life result in maladaptive behaviors in adulthood. The present study tests the specific prediction that permissive parenting will have an indirect effect to increase procrastination by way of the intervening variables of entitlement/grandiosity and insufficient self-control/self-discipline cognitive schemas.


Teamwork Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities, Preference For Teamwork, And The Interaction Of Task Interdependence As Predictors Of Team Performance, Rhiannon Jane Kirchner Jan 2013

Teamwork Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities, Preference For Teamwork, And The Interaction Of Task Interdependence As Predictors Of Team Performance, Rhiannon Jane Kirchner

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This purpose of this study is to provide both researchers and organizations with relevant information to define predictors of team performance and ultimately, make more accurate hiring decisions regarding the selection of positions that require teamwork. Research shows that about half of U.S. organizations utilize teams, because of this use of teamwork, a significant amount of research in the field of industrial and organizational psychology has focused on uncovering those variables that best predict team performance.


The Effect Of Neglect In Infancy On The Ability To Attach To Adoptive Caregivers, Lisa Marie Christoffer Jan 2012

The Effect Of Neglect In Infancy On The Ability To Attach To Adoptive Caregivers, Lisa Marie Christoffer

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The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between neglect in infancy and the child's ability to form attachments in an adoption context. Most of the current research assesses the effect of all forms of maltreatment on attachment behavior. However this study aimed to investigate one type of maltreatment, neglect, on attachment behavior.


Psychological Ownership And Individual Differences, Daniel Todd Kowallis Jan 2012

Psychological Ownership And Individual Differences, Daniel Todd Kowallis

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Psychological ownership is the state where an individual believes that a target of some kind belongs to him or her, separate and regardless of legal ownership. The purpose of this study is to further the psychological ownership literature by investigating of certain individual characteristics will predict psycholgocial ownership and of work contextual issues will moderate those relationships. Results of this study indicate that the personal initiative and locus of control characteristics do predict psychological ownership.


Dispositional Predictors Of Psychological Contract Perceptions, Karen Louise Grab Jan 2012

Dispositional Predictors Of Psychological Contract Perceptions, Karen Louise Grab

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This study seeks to look at the impact of dispositional factors, specifically the Big 5 personality traits, on psychological contracts. Using a series of multiple regressions and moderated linear regressions, this study analyzed the predictive value of personality traits on psychological contract type, breach and violation, and whether exchange or creditor ideologies moderate these relationships. This study consisted of 223 adult, full-time employees who worked at least 30 hours per week and had been with their current organization for at least 6 months. The sample observed and analyzed were recruited through online requests via social networking websites and via email.


An Evaluation Of Undercover Anti-Bullying Teams: Participants' Personal Responses, Juanita Rosayln Williams Jan 2012

An Evaluation Of Undercover Anti-Bullying Teams: Participants' Personal Responses, Juanita Rosayln Williams

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The purpose of this project is to introduce and analyze the outcomes of undercover anti-bullying teams. The data to be presented in this research paper is on the use of these teams at Edgewater College, in Auckland, New Zealand, formed by Michael Williams the head guidance counselor. The data was collected ex post facto through two surveys. Each posed eight questions, stimulating participants to recall and expound on their personal experience. The surveys were completed by thirty-two undercover anti-bullying teams, during their final meetings.


The Effectiveness Of Peer Strategies To Counter Bullying: Undercover Anti-Bullying Teams, Felipe De Jesus Barba Jan 2012

The Effectiveness Of Peer Strategies To Counter Bullying: Undercover Anti-Bullying Teams, Felipe De Jesus Barba

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The following project is an analysis of a section of data collected during the development of thirty-two different undercover anti-bullying teams at Edgewater College. Edgewater College is situated by the Tamaki estuary in Pakuranga, Auckland, New England. The research was based on the data collected from mainstream students, both male and female, with ages ranging from 13-18 years old. The students in this sample have an involvement in bullying that ranges from being peer bystanders, perpetrators and/or bullying targets.


Characteristics In The Home That Contribute To Childhood Obesity, Amanda Nicole Ferguson Jan 2012

Characteristics In The Home That Contribute To Childhood Obesity, Amanda Nicole Ferguson

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The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the relationship between rates of childhood obesity determined by children's body mass index, childrens socio-economic status, and their home characteristics (i.e., frequency of meals eaten as a family, fruit and vegetable consumption, and fast food consumption). This thesis takes an ecological perspective which is an integrative way to research the environment that children develop in.


Development Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder As A Function Of Shame In Child Abuse Survivors, Guadalupe Valdivia Jan 2012

Development Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder As A Function Of Shame In Child Abuse Survivors, Guadalupe Valdivia

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The purpose of this project was to provide support regarding the need for more research to investigate whether ethnic differences and types of abuse differences exist regarding whether shame is a mediator between childhood trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.


Developmentally-Appropriate Practice In The Classroom, Rayna Kailynn Prothro Jan 2012

Developmentally-Appropriate Practice In The Classroom, Rayna Kailynn Prothro

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Early childhood research literature has shown that develpmentally-appropriate practice (DAP) has a multitude of positive effects on young children's development including emotional, social, cognitive, and neurological benefits. When DAP is practiced by teachers, children are engaged in low stress learning activities, their social development is supported, and their classroom envirornment supports their cognitive and brain development. DAP provides an environment that supports all children academically.


Perceptions Of Advancement Opportunities As A Barrier For Women In Management, Michelle Espeleta Balisi Jan 2012

Perceptions Of Advancement Opportunities As A Barrier For Women In Management, Michelle Espeleta Balisi

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The present study will examine whether or not the experience of stereotype threat, a women's gender role perceptions, the presence of family-friendly work policies in organizations, and a woman's perception of the fairness of personnel practices will predict their perceptions of advancement opportunities. Furthermore, perceptions of advancement opportunities will be examined to determine whether or not it mediates the relationship between personal and organizational factors and organizational commitment. The present study included 113 participants recruited from Psychology classes at a mid-sized university in the southwest to complete the survey. They were also recruited from organizations within Riverside County, Orange County, …


The Role Of Self-Esteem And Social Support In The Relationship Between Childhood Emotional Abuse And Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Ashley Anne Burton Jan 2012

The Role Of Self-Esteem And Social Support In The Relationship Between Childhood Emotional Abuse And Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Ashley Anne Burton

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between child emotional abuse, social support, and self-esteem and current posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Specifically, the role of social support and self-esteem in the relationship between child emotional abuse and current PTSD was explored, after taking into account demographic variables and other types of abuse.


The Influence Of Positive And Negative Couple Rituals On Satisfaction, Commitment, And Dyadic Adjustment, Timetra Marie Hampton Jan 2012

The Influence Of Positive And Negative Couple Rituals On Satisfaction, Commitment, And Dyadic Adjustment, Timetra Marie Hampton

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The current study predicted that positive couple rituals would be positively associated with relationship satisfaction, commitment, and dyadic adjustment, whereas negative couple rituals were expected to exhibit a negative association with these outcome variables. Data for this study were collected online in 2009. Participants included undergraduate students from California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB), the University of Georgia (UGA), and the University of Connecticut (UNCONN).


Role Of The Ventral Tegmental Area And Nucleus Accumbens For The One-Trial Behavioral Sensitization Of The Preweanling Rat, Alexandria Grace Pothier Jan 2012

Role Of The Ventral Tegmental Area And Nucleus Accumbens For The One-Trial Behavioral Sensitization Of The Preweanling Rat, Alexandria Grace Pothier

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Behavioral sensitization is defined as an increase in behavioral responding that occurs after repeated administration of a psychostimulant. Behavioral sensitization is an important component of the addiction process that is mediated by different brain regions. In this thesis, lidocaine was used to determine those brain areas mediating one-trial behavioral sensitization in preweanling rats.


The Mediating Effects Of Perceived Person Organizational Support And Perceived Person Supervisor Support On The Relationships Among Person-Organization Fit, Person-Supervisor Fit, And Organizational Commitment, Steven Mark Crocker Jan 2012

The Mediating Effects Of Perceived Person Organizational Support And Perceived Person Supervisor Support On The Relationships Among Person-Organization Fit, Person-Supervisor Fit, And Organizational Commitment, Steven Mark Crocker

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For the present study we are primarily interested in the match between individuals' characteristics and their work environments. This match between individuals' characteristics and their work environment is known as person-environment (PE) fit. The current study's aim was to integrate and build upon the PE fit literature by investigating the relationship between various forms of PE fit and two forms of organizational commitment with a proposed mediation of perceived organizational support (POS) for PO fit and perceived supervisor support (PSS) for PS fit. Two hundred and twenty-four participants who had been employed by their organization for at least six months, …


Family Functioning And Maternal Stress In Families Of Children With Autism, Charmaine Marcella Puentes Jan 2012

Family Functioning And Maternal Stress In Families Of Children With Autism, Charmaine Marcella Puentes

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The present study evaluated the relationship between domains of family functioning and maternal stress in families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and families of typically developing (TD) children. The ASD group consisted of parents of children with an ASD diagnosis currently receiving services at an on-campus center and the community group consisted of parents of TD children. Parents in both groups completed a survey as part of a larger, ongoing research study at a university located in inland southern California. For this study, data was accessed from an archival database, with the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale, the Family …


Evaluating Commensurability And Validity Of Work-Family Conflict, Enrichment, And Culture Measures In Low Income Populations, Kimberly Anne French Jan 2012

Evaluating Commensurability And Validity Of Work-Family Conflict, Enrichment, And Culture Measures In Low Income Populations, Kimberly Anne French

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The purpose of this research is to examine the adequacy of our current work-family constructs and measures for studying under-represented populations by evaluating the commensurability and construct validity of three major work and family measures, conflict, enrichment, and cultre, when applied to the unique population of low income families.


Investigating Gender Bias In The Ratings Of College Applicants, Candice Danielle Davis Jan 2012

Investigating Gender Bias In The Ratings Of College Applicants, Candice Danielle Davis

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The purpose of this study was to reexamine the Goldberg Paradigm and the Gender Role Congruity Theory in the academic setting. The present study was interested in examining the attitudes of both male and female evaluators in the college setting. The presented study also predicted that the self-evaluations of the participants would vary due to the application they evaluated. The study manipulated gender and major (math, business, English literature, and art) as independent variables in the mock applications. Data was collected from undergraduate students. After reading the mock applications, participants would complete a survey.


Paradoxical Behavior Effects Of Dopamine Receptor Inactivation In Preweanling Rats: Role Of The Dorsal Striatum, Taleen Siran Der-Ghazarian Jan 2012

Paradoxical Behavior Effects Of Dopamine Receptor Inactivation In Preweanling Rats: Role Of The Dorsal Striatum, Taleen Siran Der-Ghazarian

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The purpose of this thesis was to: a) investigate the effects of intrastriatally administered N-ethoxycarbonyl-2ethoxy-1, 2-dihydroquinoline (EEDQ) on nonselective dopamine agonists (NPA) -induced locomotor activity in preweanling and adult rats; b) determine which dopamine receptor subtype (D1- or D2-like) is responsible for modulating EEDQ's paradoxical behavioral effects in preweanling rats; and c) examine the magnitude of EEDQ-induced D1- and D2-like receptor inactivation in both adult and preweanling rats. Subjects were 252 male and female rat pups of Sprague-Dawley descent (Charles River Laboratories, Hollister, CA, USA), born and raised at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB).


Self-Efficacy Among Parents Of Children With Autism As A Function Of Length Of Time In Home-Based Applied Behavioral Analysis Treatment, Carmen Maria Ruiz-Ochoa Jan 2012

Self-Efficacy Among Parents Of Children With Autism As A Function Of Length Of Time In Home-Based Applied Behavioral Analysis Treatment, Carmen Maria Ruiz-Ochoa

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The purpose of this project was to explore parental self-efficacy among parents of children with autism receiving home-based Applied Behavioral Analysis (A.B.A.) treatment. Applied Behavioral Analysis (A.B.A.) is defined as the use of information acquired through the science of observable behavior analysis to facilitate the improvement of behaviors that are socially important. Twenty-one mothers and eight fathers of children with autism receiving home- based (A.B.A.) treatment services from a southern California non-public agency participated in this project. Participating parents completed three questionnaires: a socio-demographic measure, the Self-Efficacy for Parenting Task Index - (SEPTI), and the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale, Second …


The Effect Of Creativity, Personality, And Expertise On Sport Performance, Kyle James Jaquess Jan 2012

The Effect Of Creativity, Personality, And Expertise On Sport Performance, Kyle James Jaquess

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This study analyzed the effects personality, expertise, and creativity had on sports performance. A total of 52 athletes from two varsity soccer teams at a Southern California university participated; the men's team contained 26 participants and the women's team contained 25.


The Nature Of School Bullying According To Students Reporting It Within An Undercover Anti-Bullying Team, Evelyn Mercedez-Kijandra Knox Jan 2012

The Nature Of School Bullying According To Students Reporting It Within An Undercover Anti-Bullying Team, Evelyn Mercedez-Kijandra Knox

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This project analyzes data from 35 undercover teams implemented by a guidance counselor at Edgewater College, a high school in a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. The author explores the nature of bullying according to the students reporting it. The findings are part of a larger project designed to examine the impact and effectiveness of an anti-bullying approach called an "undercover anti-bullying team."