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A Study of the Relationship Between Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Scores and Koppitz's Human Figure Drawing Test Scores for Mentally Retarded Adults

Description: The present study explored the possibility of applying Koppitz's developmental scoring techniques of mental maturity to retarded adults. The following hypotheses were tested: 1) that there is a significant correlation between the Koppitz HFD Test scores and the WAIS Full Scale scores; 2) that the correlation between the Koppitz HFD Test scores and the WAIS Performance Scale scores is also significant. Statistical computations did confirm the latter hypothesis but not the former one.
Date: May 1974
Creator: Carlisle, Joseph Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Extension

Description: Extension is a three-sectional, one-movement composition for orchestra exploring various permutations of a single motivic unit. The central priority has been to present this motive in a variety of textural situations with a harmonic accompaniment evolving from a macrotonal to a microtonal setting. Some of the devices utilized to realize this priority are mixed-instrument timbral combinations, tone clusters, multiphonics for brass and woodwinds, multiple stops for strings, and superimpositions of multiphonics. Extension is unique in two areas. First, the evolutionary progression from a macrotonal to microtonal harmonic texture is made possible by expanding the priorities of instrumental performing. Second, the use of multiphonics for full orchestra is unique to this work.
Date: December 1974
Creator: Ogilvy, James F.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Interspersed Color Blend Lithography

Description: Interspersed color blend lithography is a technique that facilitates simultaneous multi-colored printing. The problem of color blending was to gain control over the process and explore a variety of uses. The research was entirely experimental. Interspersed color blend lithography is a unique process that allows for the application of any number of colors at one time, and complete freedom in their placement. The results of the investigation produced a process that is at once predictable, simple and immediate.
Date: August 1974
Creator: Bergmann, John E., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A Creative Investigation of Sprays in Drying Oil Paint

Description: The reason for this paper is to present a study of several commercial clear sprays used to affect drying of artists' oil paint. A number of tests were conducted in order to discover which spray might achieve optimum drying without inhibiting creative efforts. After the initial experiments, or "test panels," the information derived was used to complete the remaining panels required for the creative project.
Date: May 1974
Creator: Reese, B. Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Adding and Subtracting Color in the Painting and Serigraphic Processes: A Development of Consistency in Two Art Media

Description: This is a method in which designs as a whole are not pre-planned or pre-arranged, but are developed by applying layers of color. This is an additive method for obvious reasons, and it is subtractive because shapes can be covered with opaque paint or very intense stain. Transparent layers of color applied over existing colors cause hue changes, and the process creates subtleties resulting from one color showing through another.
Date: August 1974
Creator: Gilbert, Richard W.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Community Participation Patterns of the Residents of Krum, Texas and Denton, Texas

Description: Patterns of participation in formal organizations by residents of a rural non-farm community are compared with those of residents in an urban community. Multi-stage random sampling is utilized in Denton to select those interviewed. In Krum, each residence was numbered and a table of random numbers was used to select households. Chapter One includes the study's purpose, review of the literature, and statement of the hypothesis. Methodology is discussed in the second chapter. Chapter Three focuses on findings and discussions. Data indicate that in the urban community social class, age, homeownership, and length of residency are related to amount of participation. In the rural non-0farm community social class is related to participation. Residents in the urban community participate more than those in the rural non-farm community.
Date: December 1974
Creator: Blue, Dorothy A.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A Study of Food Product Recalls and the Development of Guidelines for the Construction of Recall Programs for Small Food Processors

Description: This study was concerned with the capability of food processors to conduct a product recall, when necessary, with the least time and cost expenditures. An evaluation was made of the effectiveness of the procedures, policies, and organization by which food processors have conducted or would conduct a product recall. Based upon this assessment, a model product recall program was designed to enhance the ability of food processors to conduct product recalls more efficiently. The study concludes that product recalls are very costly to conduct, and, therefore, every effort should be undertaken to prevent situations from occurring which require product recalls. The use of stringent quality control procedures and packaging improvements are thus recommended. Food processors are encouraged to adopt product recall programs in order to reduce the cost of conducting a product recall. If food processors do not take the initiative in these areas, consumerists will likely continue to pressure Congress for more stringent federal regulation of the food industry.
Date: August 1974
Creator: Harrison, Mary Carolyn
Partner: UNT Libraries
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An Exploration of Self-Actualization, Self Concept, Locus of Control, and other Characteristics as Exhibited in Selected Mature Community-College Women

Description: This study describes certain characteristics of mature women students in a community college in a large metropolitan district. Three standardized instruments gathered data on self-actualization, self concept, and locus of control. A questionnaire collected demographic and education data as well as information on attitudes, motivations, problems encountered, and suggestions. The women perceived attitudes of their families as positive toward their education. They were motivated by desires to gain knowledge, get degrees, obtain promotions, and improve themselves. They cited themselves, long-time ambition, friends, and husbands as influential in motivating them to attend college. They selected this community college because of its convenience. The majority were married, had children, and were of the middle to upper-middle class. Over half were employed. Their average age was thirty-seven. They were active outside the home, although continuing to perform most traditionally feminine home responsibilities. The majority were part-time students, classified as freshmen. Education, business, nursing, accounting, and psychology were popular majors. Over half planned to obtain bachelor's degrees. Most felt they encountered no problems in pursuing their education; lack of sufficient time was their major complaint. Most were pleased with their community-college experience. their suggestions included special counseling, flexible class schedules, a club for mature students, and child care.
Date: December 1974
Creator: Aguren, Carolyn Tull
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Kenneth Burke's Concept of Identification as Applied to Selected Speeches of Edmund Sixtus Muskie

Description: The purpose of this study has been to determine the ways Edmund S. Muskie used identification in five speeches which he delivered during his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1971. Kenneth Burke's rhetorical concepts of identification and combustiality are used to analyze the speeches. Chapter I includes an introduction to Muskie's political life and an examination of the basic principles of Burke's rhetorical philosophy of indentification. Chapter II delves into the nature of Muskie, the man. Chapter III examines the texts of the speeches and reveals the strategies of identification which he used. Chapter IV summarizes Musikie's use of Burkeian identification in relation to himself and the times.
Date: August 1974
Creator: Giggleman, Linda J.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Internship Function of Equity Stock Theaters

Description: this investigation dealt with the problem student actors confront in making a transition from educational to professional theater due to inadequate or insufficient training. A mail survey was conducted with 110 Equity stock theaters to determine whether or not those theaters serve an internship function to offer additional training and assist the beginning actor in his transition period. The introduction considers professional attitudes toward educational theater and the subsequent need for internship. The second and third chapters discuss the construction of the mailed questionnaires and the more significant responses. The last chapter concludes from the 57.3 per cent response that Equity stock theaters constitute an important but limited source for the student actor to learn and practice the arts of the theater.
Date: August 1974
Creator: Jones, Jerry A.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Effects of Nutrient Media on Growth and Morphology of Azotobacter Vinelandii

Description: The work described in this thesis was undertaken to study the reasons why Azotobacter vinelandii ATCC 12837 after incubation in Burk's nitrogen-free liquid will not form as many colonies when plated on Difco Tryptic Soy Agar as when planted on Burk's nitrogen-free agar. The difference in growth of A. vinelandii on the two agars was established by performing viable cell-plate counts. The difference in growth was most apparent at 24-hours incubation of the Burk's liquid-media cultures. Phase contrast microscopic observations of Tryptic Soy media cultures of A. vinelandii disclosed the regular formation of fungoid cells at early stages of growth of the bacteria, 18 to 24 hours.
Date: August 1974
Creator: Butsch, Robert W.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A Comparison of Discrimination Learning, Using Auditory Versus Auditory and Visual Training Procedures

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine if an autistic child who had been nonverbal, and who had a history of failure to make auditory discriminations, would rely on visual cues rather than auditory cues in making speech discriminations. It was hypothesized that she would learn to articulate more correctly those words presented with concomitant visual cues than the ones with visual cues absent.
Date: 1974
Creator: Rucker, Linda Susan
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A Competency-Based Program for Preparing the Future Elementary Teacher in Health

Description: The problem under consideration in this study is a description of teacher preparation for elementary school health instruction. The dissertation is organized into six chapters, which are as follows: Introduction, Review of Related Literature, Procedures for Collection and Treatment of Data, Input from Texas Teachers, Competency-Based Health Education, and Summary and Recommendations. The following recommendations are made: (1) the program should be implement into the undergraduate tacher preparation program; (2) revision should be made based upon data collected during implementation; (3) research to produce objective questions for pretesting and posttesting purposes in each of the competency areas would be beneficial; and, (4) the Dearborn College Health Knowledge Test should be administered to those students who complete the program, and a comparison of scores made.
Date: December 1974
Creator: Wilson, Betty Ann Gunstream
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A Prototypical Pattern in Dreiser's Fiction

Description: Beginning in 1911 with Jennie Gerhardt and continuing through the publication of The "Genius" in 1915, all of Dreiser's major fiction is curiously marked by the same recurring narrative pattern. The pattern is always triangluar in construction and always contains the same three figures-- a vindictive and vengeful parent, outraged by an outisder's violation of personal and societal values; an enchanted offspring; and a disrupted outsider who threatens established order. In spite of each work's different characterization, setting, and episode, the narrative conflict invariably arises from the discovery of an illicit relationship between offspring and outsider, and the narrative climax involves a violent clash of wills, with victory sometimes going to the parent and sometimes to the outsider. The denouement is consistently sorrowful and pensive in tone, with a philosophical epilogue which speculates on man's melancholy and puzzling fate. As both a guide to personal therapy and a key to the work with which Dreiser established his artistic identity, the recurring narrative pattern is important. Its examination (1) illuminates an obscure period in Dreiser's life, (2) reveals his personality priorities as he turns the kaleidoscope of introspection to observe the Cudlipp crisis from various angles, and (3) offers to the discerning reader a reliable clue to the developing system of aesthetics of one of America's greatest artists.
Date: December 1974
Creator: Wood, Bobbye Nelson
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Low temperature absorption spectra and energy levels of HoF$sub 3$ in the regions 21625 cm$sup -1$ to 21360 cm$sup -1$ and 26160 cm$sup -1$ to 25900 cm$sup -1$

Description: Thesis. The optical absorption spectra of Ho/sup 3+/ in the rare earth salt HoF/sub 3/ is studied. Such optical region studies (visible radiation) are easily performed with standard light sources and optical arrangements. Since the energy range of visible light coincides with the excitation energy range for a number of electronic transitions within the rare earth salts, the studies theoretically provide considerable information about rare earth electronic energy levels. Data are compiled for the effects of an applied magnetic field upon the spectra and the effect of sample temperature on the observed absorption spectra. 61 references. (MCW)
Date: April 1, 1974
Creator: Blinde, D.R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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