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The Social Progression Of Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder: Post Vietnam And September 11th Attacks, Ellie McDonald 2017 California State University, Monterey Bay

The Social Progression Of Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder: Post Vietnam And September 11th Attacks, Ellie Mcdonald

Capstone Projects and Theses

The Social Progression of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-Vietnam and September 11th Attacks is an examination on the infrastructure of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’and of the Department of Defense’s lack of clarity and misinformation of the challenges and effects of mental illness within military ranks. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) made the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) after Vietnam. Since then, PTSD has been reevaluate numerous times, to properly define it. This research is a comparative analysis of the misconceptions of PTSD as experienced by Vietnam veterans and the first responders of the September 11th tragedy ...


Mental Skills Training In Martial Arts, Megan Rinderer, Adam Bernero 2017 University of Denver

Mental Skills Training In Martial Arts, Megan Rinderer, Adam Bernero

Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects

The following case recounts the experiences of two entry-level consultants implementing a 6-week Mental Skills Training program with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) athletes. Both consultants identify with an Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) approach to mental skills training. Each consultant worked with a BJJ athlete for six weeks, integrating mental skills interventions into the athletes’ existing training regimen. Overall, the interventions focused on cognitive defusion techniques, identifying and developing emotional intelligence, self-regulating arousal levels, and managing energy and attention. Consultants relied heavily on mindfulness exercises as well as biofeedback technology in order to identify, develop, and refine the psychological skills crucial ...


Assessing The Relationship Between Change Blindness And The Anchoring Effect, Melissa Schoenlein 2017 Bowling Green State University

Assessing The Relationship Between Change Blindness And The Anchoring Effect, Melissa Schoenlein

Honors Projects

A lack of consideration for all aspects of a question prompts fragmented decision making. These decisions, as they leave out fundamental information, repeatedly then lead to a potentially problematic reaction to the target question or stimuli. The anchoring heuristic propels one to make a decision, usually an estimate, based on a presented “fact”, often ignoring additional background and environmental clues. Reducing the rate of occurrence of the anchoring bias is thought to lead to an increase in holistic decision making. To promote this reduction, the purpose of this research was to affirmexamine the relationship between the susceptibility to change blindness ...


The Effects Of Meditation On Brain Organization And The Implications For Treating Adhd, Talia Gibson 2017 Bowling Green State University

The Effects Of Meditation On Brain Organization And The Implications For Treating Adhd, Talia Gibson

Honors Projects

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has recently become increasingly diagnosed for children and adolescents. As of now, the most common treatment method is medication, with the purpose of changing brain organization. Recently, however, there has been increasing interest in the use of mindfulness meditation to treat the symptoms associated with ADHD. In this paper, eleven different studies, which have introduced mindfulness meditation as a treatment method for ADHD, are analyzed. The studies measure the degree to which mindfulness meditation improves common symptoms associated with ADHD. These symptoms include attentional problems, reduced mindful awareness, externalizing and internalizing problems, reduced self-control, impaired social ...


The New Theory Of Disuse Predicts Retrieval Enhanced Suggestibility (Res), Victoria Bartek 2017 Seton Hall University

The New Theory Of Disuse Predicts Retrieval Enhanced Suggestibility (Res), Victoria Bartek

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Retrieval enhanced suggestibility (RES) refers to an effect where initial testing of an event leads to better learning of and higher production of misinformation regarding that event. This paper proposes the New Theory of Disuse (Bjork & Bjork, 1992) as a supplement to the retrieval fluency account for RES (Thomas et al., 2010). The amount of interference presented between the misinforming narrative and final test was manipulated in order to investigate how decays in retrieval strength (how easily a memory is recalled) affect misinformation reporting. Results suggested that the learning of interfering information may decrease RES, but that this effect may ...


Literacy Revolution: How The New Tools Of Communication Change The Stories We Tell, Molly Gamble 2017 Dominican University of California

Literacy Revolution: How The New Tools Of Communication Change The Stories We Tell, Molly Gamble

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

The transmission of culture depends upon every generation reconsidering what it means to be literate. The way we consider ourselves to be a literate species is changing, which puts us at a unique turning point in human history. Verbal literacy, or the ability to read and write, is slowly being replaced by visual literacy as a primary tool for human communication. As a culture, we tend to underestimate the creative ferment of our increasingly visual world. The linear, structured pathways of traditional literacy are shifting towards a creative and participatory pursuit of unstructured information that emphasize dimensional thinking. The acceleration ...


Behavioral Finance And Its Impact On Investing, Jordan Fieger 2017 Liberty University

Behavioral Finance And Its Impact On Investing, Jordan Fieger

Senior Honors Theses

The field of behavioral finance has seen incredible growth over the past half century as it has explored the effect that cognitive psychological biases can have on investors’ financial decisions. Behavioral finance stands in stark contrast to the efficient market hypothesis, as it attributes market inefficiencies to investors who are not perfectly rational human beings. It offers a solution to the observed 3.5% gap that active equity investors miss out on in the market compared to passive index funds, which it attributes to their emotions and psychological biases. These common human biases can be grouped into five major categories ...


The Flaws Of Deterrence Theory, Hunter Oneal Cooley 2017 Georgia College

The Flaws Of Deterrence Theory, Hunter Oneal Cooley

Georgia College Student Research Events

In my paper, I discuss the means of the deterrence theory, and argue against its original intent and how in my views it is a failed and flawed theory. I discuss the notion of inherent “evil” in people, and how that the deterrence theory cannot simply go against and correct something that I argue is inherent in humans. I discuss the inherent trait to commit crime, or simply the evil nature that can lead to crime that I think is inherent in people. I give reasons for the failure and the flaws of the theory, I use one prime example ...


Expanding Eeg Research Into The Clinic And Classroom With Consumer Eeg Systems, Darryl H. Burnet, Matthew D. Turner 2017 Georgia State University

Expanding Eeg Research Into The Clinic And Classroom With Consumer Eeg Systems, Darryl H. Burnet, Matthew D. Turner

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Distancing Metacognitive And Perceptual Responses: Does Separation Improve Judgement, Brooke Jackson 2017 Georgia State University

Distancing Metacognitive And Perceptual Responses: Does Separation Improve Judgement, Brooke Jackson

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Relapse: The Inability To Unlearn, Cassandra Alvarez, Arya Kishor, Jeanette Valleau, Barbara Church, J. David Smith 2017 Georgia State University

Relapse: The Inability To Unlearn, Cassandra Alvarez, Arya Kishor, Jeanette Valleau, Barbara Church, J. David Smith

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Correlated Cingulate And Insula Response During Negative Interpersonal Feedback In Socially Anxious Adults, Kendrick King 2017 Georgia State University

Correlated Cingulate And Insula Response During Negative Interpersonal Feedback In Socially Anxious Adults, Kendrick King

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Is Perceptual Learning Caused By Attentional Spotlighting Or Representational Change?, Alexandria Nichole Williams, Gerardo Ernesto Valdez 2017 Georgia State University Department of Psychology

Is Perceptual Learning Caused By Attentional Spotlighting Or Representational Change?, Alexandria Nichole Williams, Gerardo Ernesto Valdez

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Neural Circuits For Source Memory And Imagination, Amber C. Grant, Darryl Burnet 2017 Georgia State University

Neural Circuits For Source Memory And Imagination, Amber C. Grant, Darryl Burnet

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Correlation Of Bis Bas And Pswq Measures, Ahlam Awaid, Alexis Breed, Darryl Burnet, Matthew Turner 2017 Georgia State University

Correlation Of Bis Bas And Pswq Measures, Ahlam Awaid, Alexis Breed, Darryl Burnet, Matthew Turner

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Eeg Studies Of Simple Problem Solving, Matthew Copello 2017 Georgia State University

Eeg Studies Of Simple Problem Solving, Matthew Copello

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Go If You Know: Using Actions To Test For Metacognitive Uncertainty, Samarah Kenol, Carmen Shaw 2017 Georgia State University

Go If You Know: Using Actions To Test For Metacognitive Uncertainty, Samarah Kenol, Carmen Shaw

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Examining Burnout In Division I Collegiate Athletes: Identifying The Major Factors And Level Of Importance In An Athlete’S Life, Angel A. Almodóvar Mr. 2017 Kennesaw State University

Examining Burnout In Division I Collegiate Athletes: Identifying The Major Factors And Level Of Importance In An Athlete’S Life, Angel A. Almodóvar Mr.

Siegel Institute Ethics Research Scholars

Burnout is a concept that has been studied within the past 35+ years becoming widely known and recognized around 1980 in various disciplines ranging from the professional workforce, to athletic coaches, to youth sports. The first burnout study conducted within a sport setting focused on coaching burnout, and since then, new developments have occurred concentrating on athletes. Burnout is a term defined as a withdrawal from a particular sport noted by a reduced sense of accomplishment, devaluation or resentment of the sport, with proponents of physical and psychological exhaustion. Thus, the focus of this study is to examine athletic burnout ...


Image Memory For Hyperpalatable Foods In University Aged Females, Leila M. Mackay 2017 Brescia University

Image Memory For Hyperpalatable Foods In University Aged Females, Leila M. Mackay

Brescia Psychology Undergraduate Honours Theses

Hyperpalatable foods are high in sugar and/or fat and highly processed. These foods increase dopamine in the brain similar to other rewards, such as drugs of abuse, producing pleasure and an enhanced drive to consume them. Undergraduate students (n = 44) completed an explicit memory task where they were asked if they recalled various types of food (high sugar, high fat, sugar+fat, fruits, vegetables and breads) and non-food images. Questionnaires evaluating eating patterns were also completed. It was hypothesized that hyperpalatable foods would be recalled better and faster than less-palatable foods or non-food images. The study found that hyperpalatable ...


The Relationship Between Way-Finding Strategies, Spatial Anxiety, And Prior Experiences, Megan E. Martin 2017 Brescia University

The Relationship Between Way-Finding Strategies, Spatial Anxiety, And Prior Experiences, Megan E. Martin

Brescia Psychology Undergraduate Honours Theses

Spatial activities during childhood and adolescence are believed to play a role in the development of spatial cognitive abilities. The current study investigated the relationship between spatial activities, way-finding strategy preferences, and spatial anxiety in a sample of 89 female undergraduate students from Brescia University College. Participants completed four online questionnaires addressing childhood spatial activities, adolescent spatial activities, spatial anxiety, and way-finding strategy. Individuals who reported more participation in childhood and adolescent activities reported using a cognitive map way-finding strategy, but the amount of participation in spatial activities reported by an individual did not relate to their use of a ...


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