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A Study of the Relationships among Relational Maintenance Strategy Usage, Communicator Style and Romantic Relational Satisfaction

Description: This thesis examined student-participants' self-reported use of romantic relational maintenance strategies and their partners' reports of relational satisfaction. Additionally, individuals outside the romantic relationship reported on student-participants' general communicator style. The research proposed that general style reports would be predictive of relational maintenance strategy usage and of romantic partners' relational satisfaction. The study found that general style behaviors may not be indicative of relational maintenance strategy usage or romantic partners' relational satisfaction. Tests of sex differences revealed that females' expression of various relational maintenance strategies and style behaviors are associated with male partners' relational satisfaction; however, no results were obtained indicating specific behaviors expressed by males result in female partners' relational satisfaction.
Date: August 1996
Creator: Hardin, Charla (Charla LeeAnn)
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Role of a Point Loss Contingency on the Emergence of Derived Relations in the Absence of Original Relations

Description: The role of point loss for symmetrical relations introduced simultaneously with probe trials in the absence of original relations on all probe trial performances was evaluated. Training was completed after six conditional discriminations were established in two contexts. Point loss was introduced simultaneously with probe trials in the absence of original relations in the first context. Probe trials with no point loss in the absence of original relations were introduced in the second context. The simultaneous introduction of probe trials and the point loss contingency may in some cases prevent the emergence of an equivalence class in the context that contained the point loss as well as in the context where no point loss occurred.
Date: December 1997
Creator: Michniewicz, Leslie (Leslie A.)
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Influence of Parental Conflict on Late Adolescent Perceptions of Parental Support

Description: The question addressed in this study is whether either parent's conflict style affected the supportive quality of the parents' relationship with the son or daughter. It was important to explore variables that affect support because supportive relationships with parents have been related to adolescent adjustment. Past studies have suggested parental conflict has a negative impact on the parent-adolescent relationship. Research in the area of mediators of perceived support in the parent-adolescent relationships is limited. This study focused on perceived support in the specific relationship of the parent and adolescent. Qualitative measures of conflict were used since they have been more strongly related to changes in parent-adolescent relationships than quantitative measures. In this study the supportive quality of the parent-adolescent relationship was operationalized as a measure of parental support, depth of the parent-adolescent relationship, and conflict in the parent-adolescent relationship (Quality of Relationship Inventory).
Date: August 1998
Creator: Flint, Pamela
Partner: UNT Libraries

Evaluation of School Units that Affected the Community

Description: This study examines a change from traditional to modern teaching in the Denton, Texas public schools. Issues faced by adminitation and teachers in three examined elementary schools provide information about the implementation of a plan focused on the particular needs of children in the community.
Date: June 1939
Creator: Yarbrough, James Lafayette
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A Comparison of Results of the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities and Certain Other Tests Used in Evaluating Children with Learning Disabilities

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities, including its subtests and total test scores, can be used reliably as predictors of achievement on other tests used in the diagnosis of language disorders in children.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Garvin, Susanne B.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Columbia Mental Maturity Scale and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale For Children : a Comparative Study Utilizing Institutionalized Mentally Retarded Males

Description: The purpose of the present study is to compare the 1959 revision of the Columbia Mental Maturity Scale (CMMS) with the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) for use as a psychometric instrument for determining the mental ability of mentally retarded male children.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Garnett, Richard E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Liberality toward the Negro as Related to Classification and School of Study

Description: The purpose of the present study is to measure the amount of liberality of college students, freshman through graduate, in the schools of psychology and business administration at North Texas State University, toward the Negro. This purpose was accomplished through the use of a variation of the semantic differential which was developed by C. E. Osgood to measure the meaning of various concepts.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Dunlap, Caswell J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparison of Miller Analogies Test Scores with Undergraduate and Graduate Grade-Point Averages of Graduate Students

Description: The main purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between the Miller Analogies Test scores of graduate school students and their undergraduate grade-point averages, as well as to find the relationship between Miller Analogies Test scores and the grade-point averages in graduate school of these students. A secondary purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between each of the following variables: sex, age, curriculum and the performance levels of the subjects.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Matlosz, Don
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Goodenough Draw-A-Man Test as a Measure of Interpersonal Adjustment

Description: Since the premises and history of the Draw-A-Man (DAM) seem to indicate a relationship between this technique and adjustment/maladjustment, and since Leary defines maladjustment in terms of interpersonal behavior, the problem to be studied is to attempt to quantitatively relate DAM scores with some objective measure of social adjustment or maladjustment in children.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Schloss, Charles D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Interrelationships among Anxiety, Intelligence, and Academic Achievement in College Students

Description: It was the purpose of this study to investigate the nature of the relationships among anxiety, achievement, and intelligence. It was deduced that anxiety and intelligence work together mainly at the level of average intelligence. At this level, the addition of drive in the form of anxiety increases performance level, while a lack of drive or anxiety decreases that level. The influence of anxiety on academic achievement is insignificant at other levels due to the overriding effects of intelligence.
Date: May 1969
Creator: Combs, Don Carlos
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effects of Induced Anxiety and Levels of IPAT Anxiety on a Gestalt Closure Task

Description: It was proposed that a study be done to investigate the problem of relating anxiety to the phenomenon of Gestalt closure. This study problem sought to demonstrate a systematic relationship between Gestalt closure, in terms of accuracy and speed, and possible interaction between levels of anxiety and induction of anxiety.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Sterling, F. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Success-Striving and Failure-Avoidant Aspiration Patterns of Institutionalized Mental Retardates

Description: The design of this experiment was developed to investigate the presence of success-striving and failure-avoidant motivational patterns in the level of aspiration behavior of retarded subjects. The primary objective of this study is to show that success-strivers are present in mentally retarded groups, even if in the minority.
Date: January 1968
Creator: Middleton, Charles B.
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The Relationship between Performance on the Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test and Perceptual Ability and Motor Skill in a Non-Clinical Group

Description: The purposes of the present study are to try to establish whether perception and motor skill are determinant factors of performance on the Bender-Gestalt Test and to investigate the degree of relationship and importance of each factor on the B-G-T.
Date: June 1968
Creator: Moazami, Manoutchehr
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

Differences between High and Low Creative University Students on an Objective Measure of Personality

Description: This study was conducted to determine if high-creative college students differ from low-creative college students on an objective measure of personality. An additional purpose was to determine if university drama majors are more creative than non-drama majors.
Date: January 1968
Creator: Williams, Jackson D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Relationship between Incongruency, Dogmatism, and Social Desirability in College Students

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between the concepts of incongruency, dogmatism, and social desirability. It was assumed that high scores of social desirability would be related to low incongruity scores while high dogmatism scores would be related to high incongruity scores. The relationship between social desirability scores and dogmatism scores was also investigated.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Robertson, Floyd V.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Selective Reinforcement of Infant Vocalizations

Description: Through observation of young children much has been learned regarding elementary word acquisition and ordering, sentence formulation, and expansion of verbal experience; but little research regarding what precedes "the word" has been done. The present study was concerned with that period in infancy prior to communicative speech production. The purpose of the present study was to answer the question: Can one selectively reinforce a particular babble?
Date: August 1967
Creator: Zepeda, Ruth Gill
Partner: UNT Libraries

The City of Denton Computer Installation: A Study of Conversion in a Medium-Sized Municipality

Description: It will be the purpose of this thesis to describe and analyze the events and factors which shaped installation of the first electronic data processing system acquired by the City of Denton, Texas--a "medium-sized" municpal organization operating under the council-manager plan. Because the environment may have some degree of effect upon such an effort within the public sector, a certain amount of space will be given over to description of the community as a geographic location, as an aggregation of people engaged in varied activities, and, by implication, as a background for the operation of a municipal government.
Date: August 1967
Creator: Joyce, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of the Effect of a Creative Dance Program on the Physical Fitness Level of Mentally Retarded Subjects at Denton State School Denton,Texas

Description: The study was undertaken for the following purposes: 1. To determine the present level of physical fitness of a group of mentally retarded girls at Denton State School. 2. To determine the effect of a creative dance program, devised by the author, on the physical fitness level of a group of mentally retarded girls at Denton State School. 3. To determine the feasibility of the inclusion of creative dance in an overall physical education program for mentally retarded girls.
Date: August 1967
Creator: Bradford, Minnie M.
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The Effects of Music and Operant Conditioning on Gross Motor Activity of Profound Mental Retardates

Description: It has not yet been demonstrated that music can be used therapeutically with profoundly retarded children. One way these children might be helped to respond to music, and therapeutically benefit from it, would be to use operant conditioning in an effort to enhance gross motor activity and then progressively shape responses until more complex behavior patterns are formed. Once these children can respond motorically in the presence of musical stimuli, continuation of responding may be possible by pairing motor activity with musical stimuli. This experiment investigated the effects of operant conditioning and music on the motor activity of profoundly retarded children in an effort to determine the therapeutic usefulness of music with such children.
Date: January 1968
Creator: Addison, Max R.
Partner: UNT Libraries