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Southwest Retort, Volume 16, Number 9, May 1964

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue includes news for the upcoming meeting in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Date: May 1964
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.

Southwest Retort, Volume 17, Number 1, September 1964

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue includes information for the upcoming meeting in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Date: September 1964
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.

The Predictive Value of an English Achievement Test for Grades in Modern Foreign Languages

Description: This study has as its objectives: (1) the determination of the degree of relationship between achievement in the study of English as measured by a standardized English achievement test and achievement in the study of foreign languages as measured by teacher's grades; (2) the determination of the amount of contribution to such a relationship of the achievement in various functional areas in the study of English as measured by the subtests of the English achievement test.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Barnard, William Kenneth

Levels of Psychological Health Related to the Cattell Sixteen Personality Factor Test

Description: The purpose of the present study is to develop an operationally defined standard of psychological health which will be proposed as: 1) one of the goals of psychotherapy; 2) a device for aiding in the evaluation of psychotherapy, and 3) a tool for screening those individuals in the general population who are in need of counseling in order to maintain their mental health.
Date: June 1964
Creator: Bonney, Lewis A.

An Investigation of the Effects of Deferred Rush and Pledging on a Group of Freshmen at Southern Methodist University

Description: Since the initial experiences of the college freshman were regarded as critical to his personal and social adjustment, the present study had as its primary purpose the investigation of the effects of deferred rush and pledging on a student's first year as Southern Methodist University. More specifically, the study investigated the effects of deferred rush and pledging on the following factors: 1. The effect on academic achievement of a selected group of freshmen. 2. The effect on the drop-out rate of a selected group of freshmen. 3. The effect on the extent to which a selected group of freshmen use the University Health Center. 4. The effect on the extent to which a selected group of freshmen used the Psychological Services of the University.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Bryson, Fred, Wylie, 1922-

The Relationship between Certain Factors of Late and Regular Registrants

Description: The purpose of the study is to determine if significant differences and relationships exist between students who enrolled late and those who enrolled on time at Tarleton State College between the years 1955-1962 inclusive. The study involves comparing the records of 325 freshman and sophomore students who registered late with those of 325 matched freshman and sophomore students who enrolled on time.
Date: May 1964
Creator: Chilton, Bradley Stuart, 1927-

A Study on the Stability of Self-concept

Description: There are two major purposes of this study. First, it will attempt to ascertain whether self-concept, as measured by a self-concept scale, will fluctuate significantly due to a recent ego inflating or deflating experience, and if so, how lasting and in what areas are the effects. Secondly, it will note whether or not the low self-concept individual is more susceptible to changes in self-concept due to these environmental changes than the high self-concept individual.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Collman, Robert Bernard

A Comparison of Performance and Levels of Aspiration of High and Low Anxious Males and Females

Description: The present study was concerned with the relationship between level of aspiration and anxiety. Level of aspiration is a term used for goal setting behavior. In other words, if a person sets his goals high it is said that he has a high level of aspiration. Anxiety, for the purpose of the present study is assumed to possess drive properties. Theoretically, at least, a highly anxious person has a high drive level. This assumption may be warranted in terms of physiological unrest--causing an effort toward equilibrium or homeostasis; or it can be defended psychologically as the need to achieve or the need to prove one's abilities to himself. However, the present paper was not concerned directly with the current controversy of anxiety as a drive mechanism. Rather it was the general purpose of the study to determine whether or not highly anxious college students set their goals higher, in response to previous experimental success or failure experiences than low anxious students. To be more specific the purpose was to determine whether or not highly anxious subjects differ significantly from low anxious subjects with respect to responses on a level of aspiration task. The particular response measures or scores investigated on the level of aspiration task were those shown between performance on one trial and the stated hoped-for- score, expected score, and the minimal-acceptable-score on the succeeding trial.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Cotten, Larry L.

An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Programed Learning in the Teaching of Harmonic Dictation in a Beginning College Music Theory Course, Volume 1

Description: The problem of the study was to investigate the comparative effectiveness of two methods of teaching harmonic dictation to beginning college music students. The methods were (1) the conventional teacher-classroom approach as suggested by Robert Ottman's Elementary Harmony, and (2) a linear programed book to be used in conjunction with a series of tape recordings.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Daniels, Melvin Lucas, 1931-

An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Programed Learning in the Teaching of Harmonic Dictation in a Beginning College Music Theory Course, Volume 2

Description: The problem of the study was to investigate the comparative effectiveness of two methods of teaching harmonic dictation to beginning college music students. The methods were (1) the conventional teacher-classroom approach as suggested by Robert Ottman's Elementary Harmony, and (2) a linear programed book to be used in conjunction with a series of tape recordings.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Daniels, Melvin Lucas, 1931-

The Effectiveness of the K D Proneness Scale in the Identification and Detection of Juvenile Delinquency

Description: The present investigation was focused on the problem of identification and detection of Juvenile delinquency. The purpose of the study was to determine if Juvenile delinquents whose first offenses were runaway or auto theft differ significantly from non-delinquents of a church group. The two delinquent groups were examined to determine if a significant difference existed.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Davis, John Horace

An Evaluation of Ministerial Speech Training in Meeting the Speech Needs of Ministers in the Fort Worth-Dallas Area

Description: This study attempts to determine whether available ministerial speech training meets the current speech needs of active Protestant ministers by asking: 1. In the opinions of ministers, how comprehensive was their speech training? 2. In active ministers' opinions, what are the current speech needs of ministers? 3. According to the information obtained from school catalogs and the speech departments of the schools from which the ministers graduated, what speech training is available at these institutions? 4. According to a comparison of the speech needs (given by ministers) with the available speech training (indicated by the schools): A. Does the available speech training meet the current speech needs? B. If not, what recommendations are needed?
Date: August 1964
Creator: Evridge, Dorothy J.

A Study of Physical Education Programs of Negro Elementary Schools of Texas

Description: The study is an evaluation of the physical education programs of ninety-one elementary Negro schools of Texas. The following purposes were established for the study: 1) to obtain information concerning the administration, conduct, and scope of physical education programs in Negro elementary schools of Texas; 2) to evaluate the physical education programs of selected Negro elementary schools of Texas on the basis of criteria such as Texas Education Association and documentary sources; and 3) to make recommendations for future development of the physical education programs in the Negro elementary schools of Texas.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Holmes, Charles Murphy