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Delphi Therapy, Donelson R. Forsyth 2010 University of Richmond

Delphi Therapy, Donelson R. Forsyth

Jepson School of Leadership Studies articles, book chapters and other publications

The Delphi technique is a structured forecasting and decision-making method that assesses and summarizes the individually held opinions and judgments of group members with little or no discussion or deliberation among the members. Named for the legendary Delphic oracle, this method involves surveying members repeatedly, with the results of each round of surveys informing the framing of the questions for subsequent rounds. The Delphi technique avoids some of the limitations of traditional group decision-making procedures and is particularly useful when the group members are so widely divided on issues that a face-to-face discussion will not be productive.


Support Groups, Donelson R. Forsyth 2010 University of Richmond

Support Groups, Donelson R. Forsyth

Jepson School of Leadership Studies articles, book chapters and other publications

When people experience traumas, crises, or catastrophes, when they encounter medical or interpersonal difficulties that they cannot cope with by themselves, or if they simply need to find a sympathetic audience who will listen to their problems, they often turn to support groups: groups of people who meet to exchange social support about a problem or situation that they all have experienced. Support groups, which are also known as self-help groups, exist for nearly every major medical, psychological, or stress-related problem. Each one is likely to be unique in some respects, but most such groups are practical in focus and ...


The Impact Of Blatant Stereotype Activation And Group Sex-Composition On Female Leaders, Crystal L. Hoyt, Stefanie K. Johnson, Susan Elaine Murphy, Kerry Hogue Skinnell 2010 University of Richmond

The Impact Of Blatant Stereotype Activation And Group Sex-Composition On Female Leaders, Crystal L. Hoyt, Stefanie K. Johnson, Susan Elaine Murphy, Kerry Hogue Skinnell

Jepson School of Leadership Studies articles, book chapters and other publications

The individual and combined impact of blatant stereotype activation and solo status or mixed-sex groups on the self-appraisals, performance, and anxiety of female leaders was examined across three laboratory studies. The first study utilized a two-condition, two-stage design in which female leaders were exposed to a blatant stereotype threat or control condition after which they completed a leadership task. In the second stage, the threatened leaders received a solo status manipulation (leading a group of men) while the control condition did not. In the second study a 2 (blatant threat, no blatant threat) by 2 (solo status, all-female group) fully ...


"Design Your Own Life!" Thoughts On Ethnicity, Race, And Parenting Biracial Children, Cinzia Pica-Smith 2010 Assumption College

"Design Your Own Life!" Thoughts On Ethnicity, Race, And Parenting Biracial Children, Cinzia Pica-Smith

Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies Department Faculty Works

In an increasingly multicultural society interracial families and their biracial or multiracial children are defying stagnant socially constructed concepts of race and racial categorization. In this paper, I present a narrative based on three ninety-minute in-depth phenomenological interviews (Seidman, 2006) focused on one participant’s life history and how he understands and makes meaning of his role as the parent of biracial children. Informed by a hermeneutic framework, the narrative presents a story of how the participant has come to understand himself and his children racially, ethnically, and culturally thorough his own intra- and interpersonal development. Parenting his children emerges ...


Functional Assessments In The Rodent Stroke Model, K.L. Schaar, M.M. Brenneman, S.I. Savitz 2010 Coastal Carolina University

Functional Assessments In The Rodent Stroke Model, K.L. Schaar, M.M. Brenneman, S.I. Savitz

Psychology

Stroke is a common cause of permanent disability accompanied by devastating impairments for which there is a pressing need for effective treatment. Motor, sensory and cognitive deficits are common following stroke, yet treatment is limited. Along with histological measures, functional outcome in animal models has provided valuable insight to the biological basis and potential rehabilitation efforts of experimental stroke. Developing and using tests that have the ability to identify behavioral deficits is essential to expanding the development of translational therapies. The present aim of this paper is to review many of the current behavioral tests that assess functional outcome after ...


Amf Development Proposal-College Student Bereavement On The Oru Campus, Andrea C. Walker 2010 Oral Roberts University

Amf Development Proposal-College Student Bereavement On The Oru Campus, Andrea C. Walker

College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research and Scholarship

This presentation served as a proposal to develop an AMF chapter for grieving students at ORU. This group was part of the National Students of AMF (Actively Moving Forward), a group designed to provide peer-led support for college students experiencing death of a family member or friend or facing their own terminal illnesses. ORU Students of AMF was active for about five years.


Disclosure Of Hiv Serostatus In Latinos As A Function Of Acculturation: The Role Of Attitudinal Components And The Theory Of Reasoned Action, John Andrew Sauceda 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Disclosure Of Hiv Serostatus In Latinos As A Function Of Acculturation: The Role Of Attitudinal Components And The Theory Of Reasoned Action, John Andrew Sauceda

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

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Popular Plotlines And Passionate Conversations: Interpreting The Sex And The City Breast Cancer Storyline, Monica Victoria Alvillar 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Popular Plotlines And Passionate Conversations: Interpreting The Sex And The City Breast Cancer Storyline, Monica Victoria Alvillar

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

Using the framework of entertainment-education as a media strategy, the present study sought to determine how viewers of Sex and the City (SATC) interpreted its highly gripping breast cancer storyline through conversations and group sense-making. Some 17 heavy viewers of SATC, all women, participated in this study, watching three episodes of the SATC breast cancer storyline in small group contexts. The viewings sparked conversations and discussion on a variety of topics, and five major themes emerged from an analysis of the transcripts: (1) personal identification with SATC's characters, especially with Samantha, (2) the importance of social support during a ...


The Literary Fictioning Of John Gregory Bourke's Imperial Nostalgia, Toni K. Mcnair 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

The Literary Fictioning Of John Gregory Bourke's Imperial Nostalgia, Toni K. Mcnair

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

Nineteenth-century Army Captain and American ethnographer John Gregory Bourke (b. 1846 - d. 1896) meticulously described and documented a vast amount of information on military life, geography, ecology, and people on both sides of the Mexican-American border, offering observations and opinions of American, Mexican, Mexican-American, Apache, Pueblo, Zuni and Plains Indian cultures. Because of his ethnographic studies of Mexican-Americans along the Rio Grande, cultural studies scholars, José E. Limón and José David Saldí­var have identified John Gregory Bourke as complicit in the U.S. government's imperialist project. Referring to Renato Rosaldo's anthropological theory of imperialist nostalgia, These authors ...


Mujeres Haciendo Frente Al Desplazamiento Forzado / Women Confronting Forced Displacement, Rocio Clarisa Lemus 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Mujeres Haciendo Frente Al Desplazamiento Forzado / Women Confronting Forced Displacement, Rocio Clarisa Lemus

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

The main question of this research whether or not a relationship exists between gender and forced displacement. More specifically, my interest is to document the experiences that women undergo when they are forced to leave their places of origin due to the Colombian War. The present research looks both to study the current condition of women who live in displaced condition in Bogotá and to contribute to the discussion regarding the concept of ambivalent empowerment. The analysis of the information is enriched by the Intersectionality Theory of Patricia Hill Collins . The research method and design used in this research are ...


Empirical Evidence On Regulatory Burdens And International Income Performance, Enedina Licerio 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Empirical Evidence On Regulatory Burdens And International Income Performance, Enedina Licerio

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

This paper analyzes the effects of regulatory burdens on per capita national income (GNI) and the potential increases in GNI that can result from deregulation. Previous research indicates that a rigid regulatory environment hampers income performance. The availability of more recent data and the addition of several new indices by the World Bank now permits a broader analysis of regulatory burdens and income performance to be undertaken. Simulations are conducted to quantify potential impacts of deregulation and greater transparency on income performance. Results show that sizeable income gains can result from deregulation.


Prejudice With A Conscience: How A Strong Moral Identity Relates To Greater Prejudice, Moira P. Shaw 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Prejudice With A Conscience: How A Strong Moral Identity Relates To Greater Prejudice, Moira P. Shaw

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

The present research investigated the effects of moral licensing on prejudice for participants with a strong moral identity. It predicted that, because people with a stronger moral identity are especially motivated to be moral, they would be strongly affected by moral licensing effects on prejudice. Three experiments tested this prediction by measuring moral identity, experimentally manipulating and measuring three sources of moral license (moral affirmation, moral superiority, and moral threat), and measuring inter-group prejudice. The results demonstrated that with moral affirmation and moral superiority, a strong moral identity relates to greater prejudice (Experiment 1), moral superiority moderates the relation between ...


Smoking Cessation, Reduction And Motivation Change In A Predominantly Hispanic Sample, Jose Alonso Cabriales 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Smoking Cessation, Reduction And Motivation Change In A Predominantly Hispanic Sample, Jose Alonso Cabriales

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

To date, few studies have focused on smoking cessation specifically for light and intermittent smokers (fewer than 10 cigarettes per day). Light and intermittent smoking have been on the rise for the past years, and multiple studies have documented the detrimental health effects of low-level smoking. This study assessed the efficacy of a brief smoking cessation intervention for light smokers in a predominantly Hispanic community sample. Additionally, predictors of quitting were also assessed. Two hundred and fifty light and intermittent smokers were recruited primarily from a family health clinic and the UTEP campus. Participants completed baseline measures assessing demographics, tobacco ...


A Study Of Satisfaction Level Of Hong Kong Tourists With Hot Springs Hotels And Resorts In Guangdong, China, Rob Law, Ruby Yip 2010 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

A Study Of Satisfaction Level Of Hong Kong Tourists With Hot Springs Hotels And Resorts In Guangdong, China, Rob Law, Ruby Yip

Hospitality Review

The research reported here aimed at examining Hong Kong tourists’ level of satisfaction with hot springs hotels and resorts in Guangdong, China. Primary data were collected and service quality and tourist satisfaction levels were measured using the SERVQUAL model. The empirical findings indicate that most tourists are satisfied with the service quality of these hotels and resorts. Among the different dimensions of service quality, empathy receives the highest score. Overall satisfaction receives a score only slightly better than average. The results also reveal significant relationships among customer satisfaction level, loyalty, and recommendation.


Maximizing Hospitality Learning Outcomes: An Integrated Experiential In-Class Approach, Robert J. Harrington, Godwin-Charles A. Ogbeide, Michael C. Ottenbacher 2010 University of Arkansas

Maximizing Hospitality Learning Outcomes: An Integrated Experiential In-Class Approach, Robert J. Harrington, Godwin-Charles A. Ogbeide, Michael C. Ottenbacher

Hospitality Review

This study explored the influence of an experiential, in-class approach to the hospitality curriculum as a means of increasing its efficiency and effectiveness. Specifically, the study provides an example of how hospitality faculty might utilize an experiential, in-class approach to integrate additional hospitality-specific content along with process and content issues for working in teams and team decision-making. The results of this study support the efficient and effective use of an experiential inclass teaching method. The value of this study is twofold: (1) it provides an initial test of this approach’s usefulness and (2) it provides a forum for continued ...


Subsidiarity: Challenging The Top Down Bias, Scott Kelley 2010 DePaul University

Subsidiarity: Challenging The Top Down Bias, Scott Kelley

Mission and Ministry Publications

Global poverty has received significant attention in the past decade, particularly after the adoption of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals in 2002. Commentators and ethicists like Peter Singer have long held that the wealthy of the world have an obligation to help the poor. While the sentiments may be positive, there are real harms that have come from this kind of top down thinking. Subsidiarity, to the contrary, is a much more realistic and morally tenable approach to global poverty.


Frédéric Ozanam ― Beneficent Deserter: Mediating The Chasm Of Income Inequality Through Liberty, Equality, And Fraternity, Craig Mousin 2010 DePaul University

Frédéric Ozanam ― Beneficent Deserter: Mediating The Chasm Of Income Inequality Through Liberty, Equality, And Fraternity, Craig Mousin

Mission and Ministry Publications

No abstract provided.


An Independent Mind: Thomas Sowell's Prodigious Intellect Has Long Been At Odds With Intellectuals, Daniel J. Mahoney 2010 Assumption College

An Independent Mind: Thomas Sowell's Prodigious Intellect Has Long Been At Odds With Intellectuals, Daniel J. Mahoney

Political Science Department Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Thucydides' Philosophic Turn To Causes, Bernard J. Dobski 2010 Assumption College

Thucydides' Philosophic Turn To Causes, Bernard J. Dobski

Political Science Department Faculty Works

The article presents an analysis of Thucydides' statement on the causes of the Peloponnesian War between the two poles of Greek power, Athens and Sparta. The authors asserts that Thucydides' account of Greek history and his statement highlight Greek confrontation with material necessity and the quest for immortality. It also examines Thucydides' comment about the war's greatness, Homer and the poets, the birth of justice and the Greek discovery of politics.


Do Haphazard Reviews Provide Sound Directions For Dissemination Efforts?, Eileen Gambrill, Julia H. Littell 2010 Bryn Mawr College

Do Haphazard Reviews Provide Sound Directions For Dissemination Efforts?, Eileen Gambrill, Julia H. Littell

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Faculty Research and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


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