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Reassessing the Role of Anxiety in Information Seeking

Reassessing the Role of Anxiety in Information Seeking

Date: August 2008
Creator: Williams, Christopher J.
Description: Previous research of the theory of Affective Intelligence holds that anxiety in individuals causes learning behavior. If people are anxious they will actively seek new information. This new information gathered while anxious will cause each individual person to cease acting habitually and begin acting in a manner in line with rational choice models. This thesis addresses three hypotheses; (1) that people who feel anxiety engage in greater information seeking behavior and (2) when people feel anxious they will use information sources that are readily available and efficient to use and (3) anxious individuals will turnout to vote more often than those who are not anxious. I began with the replication of the original research methods of Marcus and MacKuen (1993) and Marcus, Neuman and MacKuen (2000). I then tested hypothesis 1 using new measurements of anxiety in order to address the concerns originally posited by Ladd and Lenz (2008) and Valentino et al. (2008). My final test of hypothesis 1 used revised measurements of anxiety and information derived from 2000-2002 NES Panel data, much in the same manner as Marcus, Neuman and MacKuen (2000). I then tested hypothesis 2 using the same 2000-2002 NES Panel data and an information source ...
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Rebecca Clarke: A Viola Duo Transcription of the Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale

Rebecca Clarke: A Viola Duo Transcription of the Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale

Date: August 2010
Creator: Stevens, Daniel Brent
Description: Throughout centuries of great classical music, many viola compositions have been crafted from a wealth of literature for instruments of similar range. Clarinet, violin, and cello concerti and ensemble literature often adapt into challenging literature for the viola. In November 2009, Oxford Music Publishing gave me permission to transcribe and perform the Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale by Rebecca Clarke in New York's famed Carnegie Hall - Weill Recital Hall. This dissertation explains the process by which I transcribed the Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale from an original Bb-clarinet/viola duo, to a new arrangement for two violas (approved by Oxford Music Press arrangement license #7007940), and discusses challenges faced throughout the transcription process.
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The Rebirth of Poland

The Rebirth of Poland

Date: 1941
Creator: McCarty, Tom R.
Description: A study of the rebirth and development of Poland after World War I.
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Recent Developments in Basing-Point Pricing in the Steel Industry and Their Probable Effects on the Southwest

Recent Developments in Basing-Point Pricing in the Steel Industry and Their Probable Effects on the Southwest

Date: 1950
Creator: Kamenitsa, William
Description: This investigation is being made in an effort to determine the probable effects on the Southwest of the basing-point changes recently instigated as a result of the Federal Trade Commission rulings.
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Recent Trends in the Field of Individual Guidance

Recent Trends in the Field of Individual Guidance

Date: 1942
Creator: Rogers, Viola Ann
Description: A study to investigate recent trends in guidance programs in schools for youth.
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Receptivity to Dissonant or Consonant Information Via Taped Media with Self-Esteem as a Variable in Counseling Classes

Receptivity to Dissonant or Consonant Information Via Taped Media with Self-Esteem as a Variable in Counseling Classes

Date: August 1970
Creator: Booth, Dorothy J. (Dorothy Johnson)
Description: The problem of this study was to determine through the use of taped media receptivity to dissonant or consonant information and to appraise those conditions which bring about change in attitude in light of dissonance theory.
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Recidivism Among Juvenile Sex Offenders in Texas

Recidivism Among Juvenile Sex Offenders in Texas

Date: May 2013
Creator: Martinez, Crystal G.
Description: Juvenile sex offenders represent a serious and violent group of delinquents. Despite the severity of their crimes, the literature focusing on risk factors that influence recidivism and the types of re-arrest after incarceration is lacking. This research study examined 499 determinately sentenced juvenile sex offenders that were released from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. This sample was then followed for three years upon their release. This analysis revealed that 51.5 percent were re-arrested for any offense while 45.91 percent were re-arrested for a felony offense. This study identified a number of risk factors relative to JSO recidivism. These factors include having a history of emotional abuse, race being African American, being gang affiliated, having a larger number of previous adjudications, and having higher counts of institutional misconduct infractions. Those JSOs older at intake and release, and those who were incarcerated for longer periods of time were less likely to re-offend upon release. Lastly, this study ends with suggestions for future research as well as policy implications geared toward juvenile sex offenders.
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Recidivism Outcomes among a Cohort of Violent Institutionalized Juvenile Offenders

Recidivism Outcomes among a Cohort of Violent Institutionalized Juvenile Offenders

Date: August 2008
Creator: Haerle, Darin R.
Description: Serious and violent juvenile offenders cause a disproportionate amount of harm to society, yet this population receives very little attention within the realm of empirical research. This research study examined the recidivism outcomes of 296 serious and violent offenders previously exposed to rehabilitative treatment in the Capital and Serious Violent Offender Program provided by the Texas Youth Commission. This group of juveniles was followed for three years following their release from institutionalization. This analysis revealed that 52% of those released were rearrested at least once during the follow-up period for any offense, while 48% of those released desisted from crime altogether. Of those 296 released, 34% were rearrested for at least one new felony offense. The analyses indicate that those involved in various forms of institutional misconduct during institutionalization were significantly more likely to recidivate. African-American race and institutional misconduct in the form of rule infractions emerged as the most consistent predictors of recidivism for this sample. This study concludes with a discussion of policy implications and risk assessment related to the decisions that are made to release this population of violent juvenile offenders.
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Reciprocal Buying Practices of Selected Manufacturing Firms

Reciprocal Buying Practices of Selected Manufacturing Firms

Date: August 1954
Creator: Kissinger, Norris R.
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the manner in which a number of business concerns have dealt with the problem of reciprocity and how they are presently dealing with it.
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Reciprocal Trade Agreements and our Latin American Neighbors

Reciprocal Trade Agreements and our Latin American Neighbors

Date: 1945
Creator: White, William Grady
Description: This investigation is a study of the principles and practices embodied in the Trade Agreements policy inaugurated by the United States in 1934 as it relates to Latin American trade.
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