Hemispheric Interactions and Event-Related Potentials in Lateralized Stroop and Stroop Analog Tasks

Hemispheric Interactions and Event-Related Potentials in Lateralized Stroop and Stroop Analog Tasks

Date: December 1997
Creator: Kavcic, Voyko
Description: Classical Stroop stimuli and newly developed face/word Stroop analog stimuli were used to investigate hemispheric interactions in Stroop interference effects (SEs) and corresponding event-related potentials (ERPs). Lateralized stimuli were presented unilaterally and bilaterally as congruent or incongruent color strip-word or face-word pairs (to invoke right hemisphere (RH) and left hemisphere (LH) specialization, respectively, in the latter case). The common finding for such tasks is that responses for the congruent condition are faster and more accurate than for the incongruent condition (i.e., the SE). A primary prediction is that the SE will be maximized when both the distractor and target components, or distractor alone, are presented to the specialized hemisphere (i.e., LH for words and RH for faces). A total of 88 right-handed University of North Texas students participated in one of four experiments. Participants manually responded to one component of the stimuli (i.e., color, face, or word), while ignoring the other. Behaviorally, participants showed a robust SE across all experiments, especially for the face/word task with word targets. Findings from the face/word Stroop analog tasks also indicated that SEs were produced by selective attention to either faces or words, implicating a role for top-down (controlled) processes. Hemispheric asymmetries were observed ...
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An Analysis of the Problem of the Insecurity of Children

An Analysis of the Problem of the Insecurity of Children

Date: June 1939
Creator: Little, Edith
Description: This study is an attempt to find causes and indications of insecurity in elementary school children. Possible solutions and ways to increase security are also explored.
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The Use of a Sentence Completion Survey as a Prognistic Indicator of Response to Marriage Counseling

The Use of a Sentence Completion Survey as a Prognistic Indicator of Response to Marriage Counseling

Date: May 1970
Creator: Huwieler, Robert W.
Description: The purpose of the present study was to explore the usefulness of an objectively scored self-rating sentence completion test in the development of objective prognostic statements regarding marital counseling.
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Interpersonal Preception: the Accuracy of First Impressions and Attitude Change as a Function of Self-Image and Age Similarities

Interpersonal Preception: the Accuracy of First Impressions and Attitude Change as a Function of Self-Image and Age Similarities

Date: January 1969
Creator: Townsend, Philip C.
Description: It is the intent of this study to investigate an aspect of the accuracy of first impressions and the stability of attitudes formed on the basis of these impressions. The study of first impressions and their influence on behavior is one aspect of the general topic of person perception.
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The Relationship of Actual Stature to Height of Human Figure Drawings

The Relationship of Actual Stature to Height of Human Figure Drawings

Date: January 1969
Creator: Burnett, Donald E.
Description: One purpose of this study was to determine of the actual physical dimensions of an individual are related to the dimensions of his human figure drawings. The specific physical dimension used in this study is that of stature of height. Another purpose of this study was to determine if college males majoring in Physical Education might be superior to college males majoring in Industrial Arts in terms of their clarity of body image.
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Fear of Death as Related to a Positive Future Time Perspective and Self-Esteem

Fear of Death as Related to a Positive Future Time Perspective and Self-Esteem

Date: June 1968
Creator: Gerson, Raymond P.
Description: The problem with which this investigation was concerned was to determine whether or not fear of death was related to positive future time perspective and self-esteem.
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The Relationship between Incongruency, Dogmatism, and Social Desirability in College Students

The Relationship between Incongruency, Dogmatism, and Social Desirability in College Students

Date: June 1970
Creator: Robertson, Floyd V.
Description: The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between the concepts of incongruency, dogmatism, and social desirability. It was assumed that high scores of social desirability would be related to low incongruity scores while high dogmatism scores would be related to high incongruity scores. The relationship between social desirability scores and dogmatism scores was also investigated.
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Beliefs of Internal Versus External Control and Their Relationship to Stage of Moral Judgment

Beliefs of Internal Versus External Control and Their Relationship to Stage of Moral Judgment

Date: August 1971
Creator: Coulter, Wylie A.
Description: This investigation sought to explore the relationship of Julian Rotter's concept of internal versus external control (I-E) to stages of moral judgment. The I-E dimension is defined as the attribution by the individual of responsibility for behavioral outcomes to either oneself or to outside entities. The internal oriented person believes that the events in which he is involved lie within his control. Conversely, the external oriented person believes that the events that happen to him are controlled by other factors.
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The Relationship between Several Personality Variables and a Proposed Trait Model

The Relationship between Several Personality Variables and a Proposed Trait Model

Date: January 1968
Creator: Butler, Robert T.
Description: This thesis proposes three hypotheses: first, that persons with a high generalized expectancy for internal control of reinforcement will react to many of life's situations in a problem-solving or need-persistent way; second, that those persons high in the belief of external control will be more extra-punitive in their reactions to frustrating situations; third, that persons with a high belief in internal control of reinforcement are more ready to learn in chance situations.
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An Investigation into Attitudes toward Death and Attempted Suicide

An Investigation into Attitudes toward Death and Attempted Suicide

Date: January 1968
Creator: Cash, Larry M.
Description: It was the purpose of this investigation to add to the scientific knowledge of death and suicide and to present an exploratory investigation into the possibility of developing an attitudinal technique or scale of measuring responsiveness toward death, which has to do with how a person responds to his own death and the "death-instincts."
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