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An Oral Interpreter's Approach to Selected Poetry of Langston Hughes

An Oral Interpreter's Approach to Selected Poetry of Langston Hughes

Date: December 1971
Creator: Osentowski, Mary
Description: The purpose of this study was to analyze for oral presentation a selected body of poetry by Langston Hughes. Because Hughes read his own poetry in lecture recitals throughout his career, which spanned more than four decades, it is appropriate that he be considered for such a study.
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Oral Syringe Training Animals: Indiscriminable and Discriminable Punishment Contingencies

Oral Syringe Training Animals: Indiscriminable and Discriminable Punishment Contingencies

Date: May 2013
Creator: Erickson, Emilie Jane
Description: Animals are commonly trained to perform behaviors during routine husbandry procedures. However, some husbandry procedures have aversive consequences when the real procedure is performed. This commonly results in loss of the trained behavior. The present study assessed whether maintaining the antecedent environmental stimulus conditions between appetitive and aversive outcomes would prevent this effect and, conversely, whether adding a stimulus discrepancy would facilitate this effect. Three domestic rats served as participants in a multiple baseline across participants design with multi-element components. All three rats stopped performing a trained behavior when a discrepant stimulus reliably predicted an aversive outcome. In addition, all three rats continued to perform the same behavior when antecedent environmental stimulus conditions were consistent between aversive and appetitive outcomes. Results are discussed in terms of practical implications for behavior change agents and conceptual implications for learning theory.
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Order effects of variability-contingent and variability-independent point delivery: Effects on operant variability and target sequence acquisition.

Order effects of variability-contingent and variability-independent point delivery: Effects on operant variability and target sequence acquisition.

Date: May 2004
Creator: Lee, Coral Em
Description: Previous research has shown that variability is a reinforceable dimension of operant behavior. Additionally, it has been demonstrated that learning is facilitated when variability in responding is high. In this research, variability was observed within an operant composed of any sequence of six left and right key presses. Variability was either a requirement for point delivery (VAR conditions) or points were delivered independent of variability (ANY conditions). Two groups of college undergraduates experienced different orders of conditions. One group began the experiment under VAR conditions, and the variability requirement was later removed. The other group began the experiment under ANY conditions, and the variability requirement was later added. A concurrently reinforced target sequence (i.e., an always-reinforced sequence of left and right key presses) was introduced to both groups after these orders of conditions had been experienced. A variety of outcomes resulted. Subjects learned the target sequence when variability was both high and low with non-target points concurrently available. Other subjects learned the target sequence after all non-target point deliveries had been suspended. One subject failed to acquire the target sequence at all. These results were compared to previous findings and possible explanations for the discrepancies were suggested.
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The Order Topology on a Linearly Ordered Set

The Order Topology on a Linearly Ordered Set

Date: June 1970
Creator: Congleton, Carol A.
Description: The purpose of this paper is to investigate from two viewpoints an order-induced topology on a set X.
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Ordered Triples

Ordered Triples

Date: August 1962
Creator: Monozingo, Montie Gene
Description: The purpose of this paper is the investigation of various properties of ordered triples whose components are elements of certain sets.
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Ordinal Position, Family Size, and Diagnosis in a Psychiatric Hospital Population

Ordinal Position, Family Size, and Diagnosis in a Psychiatric Hospital Population

Date: August 1963
Creator: Sensenig, John
Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships between ordinal birth position, family size, and psychiatric diagnosis, in patients at a state-mental hospital.
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Organic Revelations

Organic Revelations

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Date: May 2003
Creator: Jones, Paul David
Description: Recently my creative process has led to a new area of investigation and exploration. I have discovered that I enjoy the unexpected occurrences that happen while painting. I have an appreciation for the parts of my works that do not follow the preliminary sketch and are produced more subconsciously. While usually this aspect has been restricted by the adherence to a preliminary sketch and narrative, the new works explore these occurrences more fully. In the new works, I worked in a more spontaneous manner to create work that does not focus strictly on narrative but reveals itself more as a journey or exploration.
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Organization and Administration of a Youth Center

Organization and Administration of a Youth Center

Date: 1949
Creator: Seely, Arthur J.
Description: The purpose of the study is to make an investigation of the need for youth centers, the factors which are necessary for the successful operation of a youth center, and to evaluate the youth center at Denton, Texas, in the light of the information developed in the research.
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The Organization, Place and Significance of a Rhythm Band in the Elementary School Curriculum

The Organization, Place and Significance of a Rhythm Band in the Elementary School Curriculum

Date: 1950
Creator: Gilmore, Fay Kearns
Description: The need for more efficient and comprehensive teaching in the field of rhythms justifies the writer in making a more thorough study of the organization, place and significance of a rhythm band in the elementary school curriculum.
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Organizational Change Development Interventions: Are Multiple Interventions Useful?

Organizational Change Development Interventions: Are Multiple Interventions Useful?

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Date: August 2005
Creator: Smith, Lindsay C.
Description: The effects of multiple interventions in organizational development change were studied in a comprehensive meta-analytic review. Thirteen organizational interventions were assessed on five outcome variables based upon previous research of six major meta-analytic reviews. Findings based on 138 studies indicated that there were no significant effects of multiple interventions on positive organizational change as opposed to individually implemented interventions. The findings are not congruent with previous findings of organizational development change, and possible issues surrounding these differences are discussed.
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