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A Study of Video Self-Confrontation Therapy Involving Children Engaged in Individual Play Therapy

Description: The problem of study concerns whether the video self-confrontation technique would have a beneficial behavioral effect on children engaged in play therapy, as had previously been demonstrated on adults receiving psychotherapy. Using this technique, videotape equipment records a patient during a therapy session after which the patient is confronted with the reality of his own image and behavior. The objectives of the video technique are to accelerate insight and positive behavior change.
Date: May 1973
Creator: Persful, Pamela Beth
Partner: UNT Libraries

Comparison of Delinquents and Non-Delinquents on a Delinquency Proneness Test

Description: The purpose of the present study was to develop further a semistructured nonverbal projective test to measure juvenile delinquency proneness. The goal in developing this test was to have a measure which would be free of the many limitations found in existing tests and scales of this nature.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Morgan, Joseph K.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Modification of Disruptive Talking, Employing the Opportunity to Work as a Reinforcing Stimulus

Description: The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of "work" as a reinforcing stimulus in a behavior modification program designed to eliminate disruptive talking. A response-cost procedure was established whereby the reinforcement was made contingent upon the behavior of eight students with learning disabilities.
Date: August 1973
Creator: Kinney, Ray W.
Partner: UNT Libraries

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Hyperphenylalaninemia and Mental Retardation : The Effects of a High Maternal Phenylalanine Blood Concentration on Mouse Offspring

Description: This study was concerned with setting up a similar situation wherein pregnant mice had an abnormally high phenylalanine metabolism. Through physical and intellectual assessment of their offspring, it would then be possible to determine what effects the abnormal metabolism had during pregnancy and whether or not a restricted diet need be resumed at that time.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Mozara, Stephen A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effects of Anxiety, Hostility, and Depression on Responses to the Rotter Incomplete Sentences Blank

Description: The present study is an attempt to determine the effect of anxiety, hostility, and depression on responses to the Rotter Incomplete Sentences Blank when it is scored according to the manual instructions. Whether the score fluctuates or not will have implications on how psychologists should use this test as a diagnostic tool.
Date: August 1970
Creator: Boutte, Margaret Ann
Partner: UNT Libraries

Rex Hopper's Life-Cycle Theory Applied to the Ku Klux Klan

Description: It is hypothesized that Rex Hopper's model for the development of a South American political revolution will apply equally to the development of a social movement which is not a South American political revolution, namely, the Ku Klux Klan. The general purpose of this study was to test the generalizability of Hopper's model.
Date: August 1970
Creator: Falk, William W.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Humor Appreciation as a Means of Predicting Creative Individuals

Description: The problem of this thesis is the question of whether appreciation of humor is characteristic of adult creatives. Also, can the humor factor be a significant factor in the prediction of creative individuals? As a consequence of the theory and experimental evidence associated with the relationship between humor and creativity, the following hypothesis is formulated for further study: there is a significantly positive relationship between humor appreciation and creative ability.
Date: January 1968
Creator: Fallis, Frank D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effects of Concrete, Symbolic, and Verbal Reinforcement of the Discrimination Learning of Moderately and Severely Retarded Boys

Description: The present study is an attempt to determine which of several different types of reinforcers is most effective in discrimination learning using institutionalized mentally retarded boys of different intellectual levels as subjects. If one type of reinforcement works more effectively in conditioning one level of institutionalized mentally retarded subject, then that type of reinforcement could be used to greater advantage in controlling behavior than some other, less effective kind of reinforcer.
Date: January 1968
Creator: Johnson, James E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Relationship between Clothing Interest and Self-Concept in Female Undergraduate College Students

Description: This study sought to examine the relationship between the variable of clothing interest and the five self-concept variables or scales. These are defensive positiveness, general maladjustment, psychosis, personality disorder, and neurosis similarity in scale score to a neurotic population.
Date: June 1968
Creator: Dulin, Anthony P.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparison of Two Instruments for Diagnosing Marital Difficulties

Description: An attempt was made to further establish the validity of the Polyfactor Test of Marital Difficulties, a relatively new, yet potentially valuable sentence completion, self-rating marital difficulties test. . Another test, the Marital Adjustment Inventory was also used for comparison purposes.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Williams, Cynthia A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Relationship between Some Aspects of Religion and Purpose-in-Life Test Scores

Description: This study was an effort to objectify and test empirically Tillich's theory. Its purpose was to investigate certain traditional aspects of religion to see whether their presence was associated with purposefulness in life. The variables used in this study were measures of participation in a faith, belief in an afterlife, belief in God, past and current doubts, religious experiences, commitment implied in the consideration of a church related vocation, and of purpose in life. Tillich would say that participation in a faith, a belief in God, and a commitment of some kind are essential elements of one's ultimate concern. The belief in an after life is a common way of avoiding the anxiety of death, which is an element of the anxiety of meaninglessness of today. Doubt concerning the Ultimate undermines ones meaning or purpose in life.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Yarbrough, Richard Paul
Partner: UNT Libraries

Interrelationships Between Children's Perceptions of Parents, Teacher Ratings, and Human Figure Drawings

Description: This study investigated the relationship between children's perception of parents as loving or rejecting and the general emotional adjustment of these children. Emotional adjustment was reflected by behavior within a regular classroom as observed by the teacher and by performance on a projective personality test.
Date: December 1971
Creator: Coakley, Barry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Relationship between Progress of Retarded Subjects in an Experimental Program and Selected Individual Characteristics

Description: The general purpose of the present study was to ascertain if particular characteristics of mentally retarded children are associated with progress in terms of intellectual and social competence traits after inclusion in an experimental therapeutic program such as the Foster Grandparent Project.
Date: August 1967
Creator: Minner, Dan G.
Partner: UNT Libraries