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Depression in Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Individuals: Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Diet

Description: About 8.3% of individuals diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM) are diagnosed with comorbid depression, a higher rate than the general adult population. This project examined the differences of depression symptoms experienced between diabetic and matched non-diabetic individuals and the relationship of daily activity and nutrition behaviors with depression between these groups. The 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) was utilized to assess: depression symptoms, d… more
Date: December 2010
Creator: Edwards, Kate G.
Partner: UNT Libraries

UNT Wellness Initiative

Description: This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out, the Symposium on Well-Being. In this presentation, the author discusses the importance of quality of life to achieve happiness and wellness.
Date: March 24, 2011
Creator: Vosvick, Mark A. & Williamson, Celia
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Individual Perceptions of a Proposed Pressure to be Positive in America

Description: Positive psychology has become influential in research and practice. However, some have criticized positive psychologists who focus solely on the virtues of being positive. A tyrannical pressure to be positive may potentially exist in positive psychology, as well as mainstream United States culture. The following study explored perceptions of this theory using focus groups of individuals who differed in coping style, social desirability, and depression. Results suggest that individuals are … more
Date: May 2006
Creator: Mitchell, Jessica L.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Relationships among Perception of Stigma, Ethnic Identity, and Acculturation in People Living with HIV/AIDS

Description: The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to grow and minorities have been affected at a disproportionate rate. Two factors that are hypothesized to be associated with HIV/AIDS stigma include ethnic identity and acculturation. The current study uses a diverse, gender-balanced sample (n= 201, aged 23-68) of African-Americans (54.2%), European Americans (31.8%), and Latinos/Hispanics (10%) to evaluate the relationship among the proposed variables. The study found that higher levels of ethnic identity and … more
Date: May 2006
Creator: Chiapa, Ana Luz
Partner: UNT Libraries

Pessimism, Sexual Trauma, and Personal Demographics: Covariates of Depression in College Students

Description: This poster examines depression's relationship to the combination of pessimism, sexual trauma, living arrangements, and interpersonal dependency, as well as personal demographics in college students.
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Date: August 10, 2006
Creator: Swanholm, Eric & Vosvick, Mark A.
Partner: UNT Center for Psychosocial Health Research

Trauma, Dispositional Forgiveness, and Depression in People Living with HIV/AIDS

Description: This poster examines how therapeutic interventions to identify and address symptoms of trauma, as well as to promote forgiveness of unpleasant experiences, would be associated with lower rates of depression in people living with HIV/AIDS.
Date: March 22, 2006
Creator: Scherbarth, Andrew J.; Ranucci, Melissa B. & Vosvick, Mark A.
Partner: UNT Center for Psychosocial Health Research
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