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Emotion Recognition In Schizotypy, Laura Brown 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Emotion Recognition In Schizotypy, Laura Brown

LSU Master's Theses

Deficits in social cognition are repeatedly found in individuals with schizophrenia. Facial emotion recognition is a major aspect of social cognition in which individuals with schizophrenia show consistent deficits. However, many questions about these deficits remain unanswered including whether they occur in individuals with schizotypy—those at high risk for the disorder that do not manifest full pathology. Examining emotion recognition in schizotypy eliminates many of the confounds associated with schizophrenia research such as medication effects, chronic institutionalization, and generalized cognitive deficits, and allows for the examination of whether emotion recognition deficits reflect vulnerability to schizophrenia. Prior research in this ...


Communicating Conservation: Public Relations Practitioners' Communication Efforts To Inform The Public Of The Detriments Of Coastal Erosion And Wetlands Loss, Stephanie Ellene Shaddock 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Communicating Conservation: Public Relations Practitioners' Communication Efforts To Inform The Public Of The Detriments Of Coastal Erosion And Wetlands Loss, Stephanie Ellene Shaddock

LSU Master's Theses

Coastal erosion is a serious problem that directly affects Louisiana and indirectly affects the entire United States. Between 1990 and 2000, Louisiana lost 24 square miles of land per year, which equals an approximate football field lost every 38 minutes (Barras, Bourgeois, & Handley, 1994). Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 accelerated this land loss by transforming 217 square miles of marsh into open water (United States Geological Survey, 2006). As a leader in seafood, oil, and gas production, and shipping state, Louisiana and the nation have much at stake with continued land loss. To inform Louisiana’s citizens and a ...


A Study Of The Aspectual Complements Of 'Begin' And 'Start', Xinzheng Zhao 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

A Study Of The Aspectual Complements Of 'Begin' And 'Start', Xinzheng Zhao

LSU Master's Theses

Abstract The main purpose of this thesis is to study the aspectual complements of the aspectualizers begin and start. Aspectualizers are verbs that give aspectual readings to the sentence. I started with a summary of Freed’s (1978) analysis. In this summary, semantic differences among seven aspectualizers that take to V and V-ing complements were explained. The semantic distinction between to V and V-ing was also discussed. Following the summary, a brief research on aspectual complements was conducted. Based on Freed’s analysis, I first examined the difference in meaning and in frequency of occurrence between the to V and ...


Kansans Optimizing Health Postcard, Debra M. Sellers 2010 Kansas State University

Kansans Optimizing Health Postcard, Debra M. Sellers

Debra M. Sellers

For people with ongoing health issues, their family members and caregivers. Deal with problems, using communication, medication, exercise, and diet.


The Winners In China’S Urban Housing Reform, John R. Logan, Yiping Fang, Zhanxin Zhang 2010 Brown University

The Winners In China’S Urban Housing Reform, John R. Logan, Yiping Fang, Zhanxin Zhang

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Housing reform in China has proceeded on two tracks: privatization of public housing and development of a new private housing sector. During this period of transition, rents have remained relatively low in the remaining public housing, and purchase prices offered to occupants of public housing have been well below market prices. Although these rents and prices are partly based on known formulas, there is considerable variability in how much people pay for similar apartments. This study uses 2000 Census data to estimate the housing subsidy received by the remaining renters in the public sector and purchasers of public housing, based ...


Integrating Education, Evaluation & Partnerships Into Large-Scale Sustainable Stormwater Management Programs, Vivek Shandas, Anne Nelson, Carine Arendes 2010 Portland State University

Integrating Education, Evaluation & Partnerships Into Large-Scale Sustainable Stormwater Management Programs, Vivek Shandas, Anne Nelson, Carine Arendes

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Integrated stormwater management using green infrastructure shows promise in saving money and mitigating environmental impacts caused by urban development. Equally important are the potential community benefits, including better understanding of ecological systems, increased access to urban green spaces, safer and healthier neighborhoods, and informed residents that are equipped to take action to improve watershed health. As a partnership between the City of Portland Environmental Services, Portland State University, and residents of the Tabor to the River (T2R) neighborhood, we conducted a survey to understand the role of civic ecology in green infrastructure projects. The survey results indicate a high interest ...


Implementation Of The Dit-Achiev Model For Sustainable Tourism Destination Management: Killarney, Ireland, A Case Study, Kevin Griffin, Maeve Morrissey, Sheila Flanagan 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Implementation Of The Dit-Achiev Model For Sustainable Tourism Destination Management: Killarney, Ireland, A Case Study, Kevin Griffin, Maeve Morrissey, Sheila Flanagan

Conference papers

The DIT-ACHIEV Model is a model of sustainable tourism indicators developed in a previous research project undertaken by the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, Dublin Institute of Technology. The indicators represent six fields of interest – Administration, Community, Heritage, Infrastructure, Enterprise and Visitor (Flanagan et al, 2007). This current research addresses the implementation of the DIT- ACHIEV model in an Irish tourism destination, with the objective to assess whether it can be implemented by the local community in any tourism destination.


The methodology used to implement the model is based on recommendations by Goodey (1995) and Denman (2006). Goodey suggests ...


Is A Self Catering Holiday Really A Holiday For Women?, Ziene Mottiar, Deirdre Quinn 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Is A Self Catering Holiday Really A Holiday For Women?, Ziene Mottiar, Deirdre Quinn

Conference papers

No abstract provided.


Social Entrepreneurs As Drivers Of Destinations, Ziene Mottiar 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Social Entrepreneurs As Drivers Of Destinations, Ziene Mottiar

Conference papers

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Brian Gilbert, Adam Krushinskie, Matthew Getz, Morgan Specht, Molly Bogart 2010 Susquehanna University

Front Matter, Brian Gilbert, Adam Krushinskie, Matthew Getz, Morgan Specht, Molly Bogart

Susquehanna University Political Review

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Sexual Victimization In The Us Prison System, Brooke Jones 2010 Susquehanna University

Sexual Victimization In The Us Prison System, Brooke Jones

Susquehanna University Political Review

No abstract provided.


The Efficacy Of A Brief Behavioral Health Intervention For Managing High Utilization Of Ed Services By Chronic Pain Patients, Jonathan Woodhouse, Mary K. Peterson, Clark D. Campbell, Kathleen Gathercoal 2010 George Fox University

The Efficacy Of A Brief Behavioral Health Intervention For Managing High Utilization Of Ed Services By Chronic Pain Patients, Jonathan Woodhouse, Mary K. Peterson, Clark D. Campbell, Kathleen Gathercoal

Faculty Publications - Grad School of Clinical Psychology

Patients with chronic pain continue to seek medical care from emergency departments nationwide despite the fact that an emergency department is a less-than-optimal environment for meeting their specific and specialized needs. As the scientific community has gained a more sophisticated understanding of the mechanisms that contribute to the development and maintenance of chronic pain, the central role of psychological factors have emerged. Therefore, an ED-based, behavioral health intervention for chronic pain patients is needed to better serve this population and to help hospitals provide cost effective treatment at the appropriate level of care.


Validation Of The Patient Activation Measure In A Multiple Sclerosis Clinic Sample And Implications For Care, Lara Stepleman, Marie-Christine Rutter Goodworth, Judith Hibbard, Lisa Johns, Dustin Wright, Mary D. Hughes 2010 Georgia Regents University

Validation Of The Patient Activation Measure In A Multiple Sclerosis Clinic Sample And Implications For Care, Lara Stepleman, Marie-Christine Rutter Goodworth, Judith Hibbard, Lisa Johns, Dustin Wright, Mary D. Hughes

Faculty Publications - Grad School of Clinical Psychology

Purpose. Patient engagement in multiple sclerosis (MS) care can be challenging at times given the unpredictable disease course, wide range of symptoms, variable therapeutic response to treatment and high rates of patient depression. Patient activation, a model for conceptualising patients’ involvement in their health care, has been found useful for discerning patient differences in chronic illness management. The purpose of this study was to validate the patient activation measure (PAM-13) in an MS clinic sample.

Methods. This was a survey study of 199 MS clinic patients. Participants completed the PAM-13 along with measures of MS medication adherence, self-efficacy, depression and ...


Denominational Support For Clergy Mental Health, Bobby L. Trihub, Mark R. McMinn, William C. Buhrow, Thomas F. Johnson 2010 George Fox University

Denominational Support For Clergy Mental Health, Bobby L. Trihub, Mark R. Mcminn, William C. Buhrow, Thomas F. Johnson

Faculty Publications - Grad School of Clinical Psychology

To date, minimal research has addressed the actual services provided to maintain the mental health of leadership in the church. Three major Protestant denominations were consulted within this study, including a total of 434 pastors across the United States. Among these three denominations, a range of services are now being offered to support clergy, with services such as time off, prayer support groups, and clergy retreats among the most valued, adequately provided, and utilized. Still, clergy do not see the provision of services as fully adequate, and report a number of obstacles to utilizing services. Generally, the most highly rated ...


Resolving Anger Toward God : Lament As An Avenue Toward Attachment , Kimberly N. Snow 2010 George Fox University

Resolving Anger Toward God : Lament As An Avenue Toward Attachment , Kimberly N. Snow

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

No abstract provided.


Exploring The Relationship Between Spatial And Semantic Attention: Two Limited Capacity Systems Or One?, Christopher Michael Masciocchi 2010 Iowa State University

Exploring The Relationship Between Spatial And Semantic Attention: Two Limited Capacity Systems Or One?, Christopher Michael Masciocchi

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Attention is associated with benefit and cost due to competition for limited capacity resources involved in access for awareness. Spatial cues guide spatial attention producing benefit for attended stimuli and cost for unattended stimuli. Semantic relatedness shows a similar pattern: primes produce benefit for related and cost for unrelated stimuli, suggesting they work through semantic attention. An unanswered question is how semantic and spatial attention interact: Does the benefit and cost for related stimuli occur because they attract spatial attention? Three accounts of the relationship between semantic and spatial attention were examined: Semantic attention a) works through spatial attention, b ...


Family Child Care Provider Beliefs And Program Quality: A Longitudinal Study Investigating The Role Of Consultation, Amanda G. Stein 2010 Iowa State University

Family Child Care Provider Beliefs And Program Quality: A Longitudinal Study Investigating The Role Of Consultation, Amanda G. Stein

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Considering the large numbers of young children being cared for in family child care programs and acknowledging the general lack of regulations and supports for these home-based providers, an examination of factors influencing the quality of care children experiences in these settings is imperative. The present studies examine the relations among structural indicators often association with quality, providers' beliefs about best practices with young children and beliefs about professional motivation, job-related stress, and observed quality in family child care programs. Interviews were used to gather data about provider beliefs and program structural characteristics. In addition, observational data about the global ...


Three Essays On Food Safety And Foodborne Illness, Jing Liang 2010 Iowa State University

Three Essays On Food Safety And Foodborne Illness, Jing Liang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation explores economic impacts of food related illness on agricultural industries and models the performance of food safety programs on supply chain participants. Three stand-alone studies are dedicated to economic analysis on food safety issues from different approaches analytically, empirically, and in simulation.

In response to recent outbreaks of food-borne illness, the fresh produce and fruit industries have adopted marketing agreements to ensure the consistency of food safety. Chapter 2 presents a theoretical framework and simulation analysis to illustrate farmers' behavior on implementing Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and the design of monitoring strategies in setting marketing agreements. It reveals ...


Three Essays In Economics Of The Environment, Subhra Bhattacharjee 2010 Iowa State University

Three Essays In Economics Of The Environment, Subhra Bhattacharjee

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The dissertation titled ``Three essays in economics of the environment" consists of two empirical essays and one theoretical essay. The first essay has two objectives. First, it offers a method to estimate a Kuhn-Tucker model allowing for correlation in preferences over time. The method is implemented to present the first set of estimates of a Kuhn-Tucker model with a large choice set using a four-year panel data set for close to 1200 households. Second, it uses the results to examine the stability of preferences over time. It is shown for the dataset used(drawn from the Iowa Lakes Project) and ...


The Power Of Geographical Boundaries: Cultural, Political, And Economic Border Effects In A Unitary Nation, Bowon Chang 2010 Iowa State University

The Power Of Geographical Boundaries: Cultural, Political, And Economic Border Effects In A Unitary Nation, Bowon Chang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Geography plays a significant, fundamental role in shaping outcomes in human societies. Among other geographical elements, borders have significant implications—they are not only geographical figures, but also political creatures. Against previous theories that have studied border effects along with institutional differences mostly about economic implications, this thesis considers how sub-national borders with weak jurisdictions affect cultural, political, and economic phenomena using data from South Korea. Unlike international borders and intra-national borders in a federal state, this thesis suggests borders in a unitary nation have less economic effects, but more cultural and political effects.


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