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The Effect of White Noise on a Visual Discrimination Task

Description: Previous studies have demonstrated that in some instances certain types of auditory stimulation have facilitated a subject's ability at a visual task while in other instances, the subject's ability has been inhibited. The primary objective of this experiment was to investigate the effect of auditory stimulation upon a subject's performance on a visual discrimination task.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Smith, James Larry

Investigation of Certain Accident Data to Determine if It Follows a Poisson Distribution and the Extent to Which It Does

Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate the medical records of 900 maintenance personnel employed in an aircraft manufacturing plant, and determine if the accident rate followed a Poisson distribution as well as the extent to which it did. It was assumed that the closer the data conformed to the Poisson curve, the more likely it would be that the variance in accident rates was due to "pure chance factors." The investigation of data in this study was expected to reveal information concerning the relative importance of the various injury sources, the conditions, processes or activities that produce injuries, extent of recurrence of each kind of injury or accident in each type of activity or operation, repeaters, which could be utilized in preventing recurrence.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Clark, Carl D.

Verbal Reinforcement of Self-Referent Affective Responses of Transitional Care Patients on a Modified Taffel Task

Description: The hypothesis of this study is: Transitional care patients reinforced for displaying a particular affective verbal habit (either positive or negative) opposite their original affective verbal habit (either negative or positive) will increase their tendency to display the reinforced affective verbal habit.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Lane, James R.

Human Personal Space: A Descriptive Study

Description: This is an inquiry into human personal space at a basic descriptive level. Its purpose is to observe some of the characteristics of personal space configurations as measured by a projective technique and to see how certain conditions may effect them.
Date: June 1969
Creator: Renegar, Larry Allen

Employee Deception in a Discount Store

Description: The problem to be examined in this study is whether or not deception concerning general morale and attitude toward management is prevalent among hourly female employees at a large discount store in a city of approximately 30,000 population.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Jones, Walter A.

A Comparison of the California Test of Mental Maturity and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children in Four Clinical Groups of School Children

Description: The primary problem of this study was to compare the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and the California Test of Mental Maturity S-F, 1962 Revision, in order to determine whether the two instruments were interchangeable with respect to intelligence quotients for a school-clinical population.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Nichols, Leslie A.

A Comparison of the Cuisenaire Method of Teaching Arithmetic with a Conventional Method

Description: The problem of this investigation was to determine the effectiveness of the Cuisenaire method of teaching arithmetic to fourth graders, as compared with a traditional conventional method. Furthermore, a secondary aspect of the problem was to compare performances of the experimental and control groups when classified according to sex.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Steiner, Kelly Everett

Relationship of Mental Ability Levels to Reversal of Learning Sets by the Retarded

Description: Using postulations formulated by Harlow, very few investigators have experimented with discriminative learning in relation to various levels of human mental abilities to the pattern of forming a set. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of different levels of mental abilities on the formation of these sets, using mental retardates, and analyzing the formation of these sets and the abilities of these retardates to shift dimension of cues by reversing the response conditions.
Date: June 1965
Creator: McDaniel, Willard Vearl

A Comparison of the Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Scales of Psychiatric and Non-Psychiatric Registered Nurses for Use in Personnel Selection

Description: The problem of this study was to determine if psychiatric registered nurses differ significantly in certain personality and temperament trait characteristics from non-psychiatric registered nurses. The characteristics investigated were scores make on the individual scales of the Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey.
Date: August 1964
Creator: O'Brien, John Jude

Relationship of Personality Traits of Students in the Same Major Field of Study and of Students in Different Major Fields of Study

Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate the similarity in personality traits among students in the same major field of study and the difference in personality traits between students in different fields of major study. Investigation will also be made of the relationship between vocational interests of the subjects and their major fields of study.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Robbins, Wm. Callaway