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Empty Pockets: Poems with an Introduction

Empty Pockets: Poems with an Introduction

Date: December 1976
Creator: Morgan, William Bradford
Description: This thesis is composed of a collection of thirty-four original poems with an introduction by the author. The introduction attempts to justify the collection by discussing common influences and techniques employed in its creation. The introduction also supplies background information on each poem and, on occasion, discusses the relation of a poem to the rest of the collection.
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An Experimental Study in Teaching Mathematical Concepts Utilizing Computer-Assisted Instruction in Business Machines

An Experimental Study in Teaching Mathematical Concepts Utilizing Computer-Assisted Instruction in Business Machines

Date: December 1976
Creator: Hughes, Robert J.
Description: None
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Failure of the Warrior-Hero in Shakespeare's Political Plays

Failure of the Warrior-Hero in Shakespeare's Political Plays

Date: December 1976
Creator: Ferguson, Susan French
Description: None
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Freedom of the Press in Thailand

Freedom of the Press in Thailand

Date: December 1976
Creator: Sangchan, Dangtoi
Description: Freedom of the press in Thailand fluctuates greatly, depending upon the government in each period. Newspapers have been suppressed since the monarchy political system was changed to democracy in 1932. Several kinds of suppression were imposed in each period which showed that the country, in reality, was under a military dictatorship. This study is a summary of the government control of the press since 1932. The study was divided into five chapters, including the introduction, background of the press and politics in Thailand, style and characteristics of Thai newspapers, government control from 1932 to 1963, and the conclusions and recommendations for further study.
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Generating Machine Code for High-Level Programming Languages

Generating Machine Code for High-Level Programming Languages

Date: December 1976
Creator: Chao, Chia-Huei
Description: The purpose of this research was to investigate the generation of machine code from high-level programming language. The following steps were undertaken: 1) Choose a high-level programming language as the source language and a computer as the target computer. 2) Examine all stages during the compiling of a high-level programming language and all data sets involved in the compilation. 3) Discover the mechanism for generating machine code and the mechanism to generate more efficient machine code from the language. 3) Construct an algorithm for generating machine code for the target computer. The results suggest that compiler is best implemented in a high-level programming language, and that SCANNER and PARSER should be independent of target representations, if possible.
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George I. Sanchez: Don Quixote of the Southwest

George I. Sanchez: Don Quixote of the Southwest

Date: December 1976
Creator: Leff, Gladys R.
Description: None
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The Harmonic Interval of the Seventh in the Works of Representative Composers of Italian Madrigals, 1542-1614

The Harmonic Interval of the Seventh in the Works of Representative Composers of Italian Madrigals, 1542-1614

Date: December 1976
Creator: Dowden, Ralph D.
Description: None
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Hedonic Versus Predictive Inhibition of Avoidance Responding in Rats

Hedonic Versus Predictive Inhibition of Avoidance Responding in Rats

Date: December 1976
Creator: Lipscomb, Robert Scrivener
Description: Traditional two-process theory predicts that a conditioned stimulus (CS) paired with shock offset on Pavlovian trials will inhibit operant avoidance responding. Two explanations of the inhibitory mechanism involved were compared: contemporaneous pairing of CS with a hedonic relief reaction versus the predictive, discriminative relationship of CS to the non-shock interval. The pattern of avoidance inhibition associated with cessation CSs paired with electric shocks of constant duration was expected to be different from the pattern accompanying cessation CSs paired with shocks of variable duration. Mean rates of responding by the two groups were compared by analysis of covariance using baseline as the covariate. Neither CS displayed any reliably observable effects on avoidance rates. Possible procedural flaws and compatible improvements are discussed.
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An Historical and Attitudinal Study of the Oral Interpretation Events in the Arkansas State Speech Festival

An Historical and Attitudinal Study of the Oral Interpretation Events in the Arkansas State Speech Festival

Date: December 1976
Creator: Benson, Priscilla Lee
Description: The primary purpose of this study is to survey the attitudes of Arkansas speech teachers toward the oral interpretation events in the Arkansas State Speech Festival. The secondary purpose is to trace the development of oral interpretation from its inception in the festival to the present time. The thesis contains four chapters: I--an explanation of the purposes and procedures followed in the study; II--a history of the interpretation events and present structure of the festival; III--a compilation of the results of a questionnaire mailed to seventy-one Arkansas teachers; IV--a summary of the attitudes reflected in the questionnaires and recommendations for change in the current structure of the Arkansas State Speech Festival.
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The History of the Texas Chapter, National School Public Relations Association, Inc.

The History of the Texas Chapter, National School Public Relations Association, Inc.

Date: December 1976
Creator: Shatto, Leslie L.
Description: The purpose of this study is to report information relevant to the history of the Texas Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association. Sources of information include interviews with chapter leaders, related books and articles, letters concerning chapter matters, newsletters, and chapter documents and reports. The chapter was first chartered in 1962 under the name of the Lone Star Chapter and remained active through the 1966-67 year. A period of inactivity was experienced during the 1967-68 year, and in July, 1968, efforts began to reactivate the organization under the name of the Texas Chapter. Today the chapter is an active organization serving the national association, professional school communicators, other state educational organizations, and the citizens of Texas.
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How Much Do Self-Disclosers Reveal to Professional Groups?

How Much Do Self-Disclosers Reveal to Professional Groups?

Date: December 1976
Creator: Lankford, Charles P.
Description: Previous studies of help-givers have stressed subjects' perceptions using nine generic problem areas and a list of 100 descriptive adjectives. The present study attempted to specify major personality variables entering into subjects' perceptions of adviser, high school counselor, college counselor, counseling psychologist, clinical psychologist, and psychiatrist. The personality variables of self-disclosure and risk were studied, as well as a comparison using the 100 descriptive adjectives. The results from 217 female undergraduate college students indicated that subjects revealed risky information to help-givers in the same manner that they tended to self-disclose. Findings also revealed that subjects tended to differentiate among help-givers in reference to the extent that they were willing to reveal risky information. Favorable findings with reference to validity for the Norton risk scale are discussed, as are discrepancies between descriptions of help-givers in the current study as opposed to descriptions of the same help-givers in previous studies.
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Hyperspaces

Hyperspaces

Date: December 1976
Creator: Voas, Charles H.
Description: This paper is an exposition of the theory of the hyperspaces 2^X and C(X) of a topological space X. These spaces are obtained from X by collecting the nonempty closed and nonempty closed connected subsets respectively, and are topologized by the Vietoris topology. The paper is organized in terms of increasing specialization of spaces, beginning with T1 spaces and proceeding through compact spaces, compact metric spaces and metric continua. Several basic techniques in hyperspace theory are discussed, and these techniques are applied to elucidate the topological structure of hyperspaces.
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The Hypothermic Perfusion of the Isolated Thyroid Gland and Its Release of T₃ And T₄

The Hypothermic Perfusion of the Isolated Thyroid Gland and Its Release of T₃ And T₄

Date: December 1976
Creator: Haenke, Richard F.
Description: Investigations have shown that the hypothalamus and pituitary respond to decreases in body temperature by stimulating thyroid release of T_3 and T_4 . This study was designed to bypass the control of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland and investigate the direct effect of temperature on the thyroid gland. Hypothermia was by an in vivo isolated perfusion of the thyroid gland. Radio-immunoassay was used to measure T_3 and T_4 concentrations. Significant increases were observed in animals perfused between 36º and 25ºc. These results indicate that the thyroid gland is directly effected by decreased temperature and that it is capable of exerting control over body temperature independent of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. Lower perfusion temperatures produced no significant increases.
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The Impact of a Model Cities Program on the Convergence of Crime Rates in a Model City Area and Residual Areas

The Impact of a Model Cities Program on the Convergence of Crime Rates in a Model City Area and Residual Areas

Date: December 1976
Creator: Tinkler, B. Rollo
Description: None
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The Influence of Krausism in the Works of Pérez Galdós

The Influence of Krausism in the Works of Pérez Galdós

Date: December 1976
Creator: Duran, Sharon L.
Description: This paper is a study of the major influence of the German philosophy, Krausism, in the writings of Benito Perez Galdds. The study is an analysis of the effects of this ideology on Spain and her people, as illustrated in the works of the most representative writer of the nineteenth century in that country. Also included is a discussion of historical incidents of the period which is necessary to place the acceptance of both this philosophy and the works of Perez Galdos in its proper perspective.
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The Influence of Popular Music on Self-Disclosure Among Adolescents

The Influence of Popular Music on Self-Disclosure Among Adolescents

Date: December 1976
Creator: Gentry, David G.
Description: Seventy-five adolescent members of a local church youth organization completed Jourard's 40-item Self-Disclosure Questionnaire. The subjects were assigned to three groups, matched for degree of self-disclosure. A control group filled out Green's Sentence Completion Blank. A second group filled out the completion blank after listening to popular music while reading printed lyrics. The third group listened and also wrote a few sentences about the "meaning" of the music. Two judges scored the sentence completion blanks for self-disclosure. An analysis of variance of the sentence completion scores was significant at the .05 level. However, the Scheffe method revealed that only the latter two groups' means differed significantly, in that the second group increased in disclosure while the third group decreased in self-disclosure. Several factors are discussed which may account for the results.
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Instructional Effectiveness of a Performance-Based Module on Individualized Instruction for a Student Teaching Course

Instructional Effectiveness of a Performance-Based Module on Individualized Instruction for a Student Teaching Course

Date: December 1976
Creator: Jenkins, Nadine Dixon
Description: None
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Inversion-Asymmetry Splitting of the Conduction Band in N-Type Indium Antimonide

Inversion-Asymmetry Splitting of the Conduction Band in N-Type Indium Antimonide

Date: December 1976
Creator: Bajaj, Bhushan D.
Description: None
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An Investigation into the Determinants of Performance in the Dual-Fund Industry in the United States from Inception Through 1973

An Investigation into the Determinants of Performance in the Dual-Fund Industry in the United States from Inception Through 1973

Date: December 1976
Creator: Belt, Brian
Description: None
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An Investigation of Crisis Intervention Services

An Investigation of Crisis Intervention Services

Date: December 1976
Creator: Sammons, Daniel G.
Description: The purpose of the study have been: (1) to provide an explanatory, descriptive, and analytic viewpoint of the functions and structure of crisis intervention centers (2) to provide an intensive investigation of counseling and treatment practices in crisis intervention centers and (3) to relate the experiences that the writer has encountered as a resident counselor at Help House Inc. (twenty-four hour drug and crisis intervention center in Denton, Texas) to sociological, psychological, social psychological and philosophical constructs that deal with or pertain to crisis intervention, particularly in the area of drug use. The study indicates how participatory observation serves as an aid in acquiring insight into sociological areas such as crisis intervention centers. The role of the participatory observer is most important because concepts and theories arise out of actual situations.
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An Investigation of the Predictive Validity of the Tests of General Educational Development for Two-Year College Study

An Investigation of the Predictive Validity of the Tests of General Educational Development for Two-Year College Study

Date: December 1976
Creator: Wolf, John C.
Description: None
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An Investigation of the Relationship Between Performance on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Picture Arrangement Subtest and Social Intelligence in Children

An Investigation of the Relationship Between Performance on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Picture Arrangement Subtest and Social Intelligence in Children

Date: December 1976
Creator: Jester, Charles Franklin
Description: The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) Picture Arrangement (PA) subtest has often been assumed to be a measure of social intelligence. The present study compared WISC PA performance and performance on a verbal conditioning task (production of plural nouns) as a measure of social intelligence. Four groups, high and low PA with reinforcement, and high and low PA without reinforcement, were compared on production of plural nouns over two consecutive four-minute periods. The four groups did not differ significantly in the production of plural nouns. The present study, using verbal conditionability as a measure of social intelligence, found no evidence to support the assumption that WISC PA performance is a measure of social intelligence in children.
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Irish Members of Parliament and the Home-Rule Bill of 1912

Irish Members of Parliament and the Home-Rule Bill of 1912

Date: December 1976
Creator: Burke, Kenneth Alton
Description: This thesis examines speeches made by Irish members of the British House of Commons concerning the Government of Ireland Bill (1912). The most significant source use was the Parliamentary Debates of the House of Commons, 1912 to 1914. The organization of the Irish political parties is outlined in Chapter One. The next two chapters deal with their view of Irish history during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The fourth chapter focuses upon the bill in committee, and the fifth chapter examines the more general debate on the bill. The conclusions of the final chapter suggest that advocates of the bill were motivated by Irish nationalism, while opponents were motivated by economic ties to Great Britain.
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Learned Helplessness and Internal-External Locus of Control in the Elderly

Learned Helplessness and Internal-External Locus of Control in the Elderly

Date: December 1976
Creator: Hamrick, Narecia D.
Description: None
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