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Changes in Self Concept Associated with Exposure to Theories of Personality

Description: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of classroom lectures regarding personality theory on the incongruencies of one's self concept. Relying heavily upon the individual's drive toward integration, health, and self-actualization as summarized in the preceding section, as it is contended that, while some information will be rejected because of one's tendency to maintain and preserve established consistencies within himself, the individual's inherent motivation toward personal growth will result in the assimilation of many of these basic psychological beliefs into his own personality structure.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Temple, Janice E.

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.

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

Variables Related to Parents' Stated Reasons for Institutionalizing Mentally Retarded Males

Description: The purpose of this investigation is to determine some of the variables related to parents' stated reasons for institutionalizing mentally retarded males. The variables to be studied are the age, education, and income of the parents and the age, level of retardation, and number of siblings of the child.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Dreisbach, Linda Kay

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