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Factor Structure and Construct Validity of the Proposed Specifiers for Conduct Disorder (PSCD) Scale in Chinese Adolescents

Description: Article examining the psychometric properties of the self-report version of Proposed Specifiers for Conduct Disorder (PSCD) Scale in a sample of community adolescents in mainland China. Findings provide preliminary evidence for the four-factor structure of the PSCD and support for the utility of the self-report PSCD for measuring psychopathic traits and CD in Chinese adolescents.
Date: August 20, 2020
Creator: Luo, Jie; Wang, Meng-Cheng; Neumann, Craig S.; Hare, Robert D. & Salekin, Randall T.
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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The Intersection of Racial and Gender Attitudes, 1977 through 2018

Description: Article applying latent class analysis to a set of racial and gender attitude items from the General Social Survey (1977 to 2018) to identify four configurations of individuals’ simultaneous views on race and gender.
Date: August 18, 2021
Creator: Scarborough, William; Pepin, Joanna R.; Lambouths, Danny L. III; Kwon, Ronald & Monasterio, Ronaldo
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

[Transdisciplinary Ancestral Genomic Research Investigations (TAGRI) II Conference Presentations of Dr. Constance Hilliard and Dr. David P. Cistola]

Description: Video recording of a Dr. Constance Hilliard's presentation, "Ancestral Genomics: Re-Thinking Race & Ethnicity in the Age of Genomics," conference sponsor videos, and Dr. David Cistola's presentation, " New Tools for Addressing Disparities in Cardiometabolic Health and Diabetes Prevention." They were presented at the Transdisciplinary Ancestral Genomic Research Investigations (TAGRI) II Conference held online November 5-6, 2021.
Date: November 5, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 44 minutes 23 seconds
Creator: Hilliard, Constance & Cistola, David P.
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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The Relationship of Motivational Climates, Mindsets, and Goal Orientations to Grit in Male Adolescent Soccer Players

Description: This article examines the relationships of the perceived motivational climate created by coaches (task-involving vs. ego-involving), athletes’ mindset (growth vs. fixed) and goal orientation (task vs. ego), to their grit. within the framework of achievement motivation theory.
Date: August 8, 2018
Creator: Albert, Erin; Petrie, Trent A. & Moore, Whitney G.
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Effects of dispersal strategy and migration history on genetic diversity and population structure of Antarctic lichens

Description: Article studying the effects of dispersal strategy and migration history on lichen genetic structure to better understand the importance of these processes and their interplay in shaping population structure as well as their relevance for conservation.
Date: March 23, 2021
Creator: Lagostina, Elisa; Andreev, Mikhail; Dal Grande, Francesco; Grewe, Felix; Lorenz, Aline; Lumbsch, H. Thorsten et al.
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Accumulator, Transporter, Substrate, and Reactor: Multidimensional Perspectives and Approaches to the Study of Bark

Description: This article is a short review that explores different perspectives and approaches to the study of bark and what they reveal about the myriad ways bark surfaces influence the quality of sub-canopy precipitation.
Date: August 5, 2021
Creator: Ponette-González, Alexandra G.
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Triarchic or Septarchic? - Uncovering the Triarchic Psychopathy Measure’s (TriPM) Structure

Description: This article describes a study conducted to test the structure of the Triarchic Psychopathy Measure (TriPM) via exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Findings suggest that the three original TriPM factors do not optimally represent the conceptual model underlying the TriPM.
Date: January 23, 2020
Creator: Roy, Sandeep; Vize, Colin; Uzieblo, Kasia; Van Dongen, Josanne D.M.; Miller, Joshua; Lynam, Donald et al.
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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The world's southernmost tree and the climate and windscapes of the southernmost forests

Description: Article documenting the world's southernmost tree along with the condition and growth pattern of the world's southernmost forest on Isla Hornos, Chile. This offers an ideal way to test the relationship between the biogeography of individual species and the effects of climate/climate change.
Date: September 9, 2020
Creator: Buma, Brian; Holz, Andrés; Díaz, Iván A. & Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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The perils of untested assumptions in theory testing: A reply to Patrick et al. (2020)

Description: This article is a comment responding to a critique by Patrick et. al (2020) of the authors' recent study that raised questions regarding the three-factor model of the Triarchic Psychopathy Measure (TriPM). The reply demonstrates additional problems with the three-factor TriPM model and shows that the seven-factor model out-performs the three-factor model in predicting correlates of psychopathy.
Date: September 7, 2020
Creator: Roy, Sandeep; Vize, Colin; Uzieblo, Kasia; Van Dongen, Josanne D. M.; Miller, Joshua D.; Lynam, Donald R. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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The “Malevolent” Benevolence: what happens to perceived immigrant threat when value priorities collide?

Description: This article examines how self-transcending human values affect perceptions of immigrant threat. Results show that benevolence and universalism tend to affect perceived immigrant threat in opposite directions. A part of individuals’ anti-immigrant bias does not stem from strictly self-interested motivations, as often proposed, but by a sense of loyalty to the interests of our immediate contacts.
Date: February 10, 2021
Creator: Grigoropoulou, Nikolitsa
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Spatial Targeting of Agricultural Support Measures: Indicator-Based Assessment of Coverages and Leakages

Description: This article evaluates the targeting strategy of a national-level program in Mexico that distributed agricultural support based on seven criteria that prioritized poor smallholder farming communities at high risk of cropland failure. The findings highlight the continued lack of financial support for smallholder agriculture in Mexico, despite program rules and priority statements that stress the vulnerability of this sector. The article also illustrates the important role of spatial targeting in better aligning agricultural support payments with stated policy priorities.
Date: July 15, 2021
Creator: LaFevor, Matthew C.; Ponette-González, Alexandra G.; Larson, Rebecca & Mungai, Leah M.
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Shifting Inequalities? Parents’ Sleep, Anxiety, and Calm during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Australia and the United States

Description: This article examines traditional gender roles during the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout as an opportunity to evaluate shifting gender dynamics amidst rapid changes in employment and domestic demands for heterosexual couples with children in Australia and the United States. The authors argue that traditional gender roles were reinforced for U.S. parents but eroded for Australian parents.
Date: February 2, 2021
Creator: Ruppanner, Leah; Tan, Xiao; Scarborough, William; Landivar, Liana Christin & Collins, Caitlyn
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Psychometric Evaluation of the Posttrauma Risky Behaviors Questionnaire: Item Response Theory Analyses

Description: This article investigates the psychometric properties of the Posttrauma Risky Behaviors Questionnaire (PRBQ) using item response theory to examine (a) item analysis (b) person fit, and (c) differential item functioning (DIF) across gender-based groups and two different samples.
Date: July 30, 2021
Creator: Batley, Pathiba Natesan; Contractor, Ateka A.; Weiss, Nicole; Compton, Sidonia E. & Price, Matthew
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Positive memory intervention techniques: a scoping review

Description: This article is a review that examines and summarises the available knowledge base on intervention techniques focused on positive memories. This review serves as a quick reference guide to help professionals’ access to descriptions and information on empirical evidence of positive memory techniques, improving their therapeutic arsenal to enhance well-being and therapeutic outcomes in their patients.
Date: June 10, 2021
Creator: Miguel-Alvaro, Alejandro; Guillén, Ana I.; Contractor, Ateka A. & Crespo, María
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Pilgrimage and Textual Culture

Description: This article considers issues of reading and writing before, during, and after medieval pilgrimages, as well as the methodological and historical issues at stake for both pilgrim writers and modern scholars. In particular, the articles address the vexed issue of where — and how much — reading and writing took place around historically attested pilgrimages.
Date: January 1, 2021
Creator: Bale, Anthony & Beebe, Kathryne
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Head Start and Families' Recovery From Economic Recession: Policy Recommendations for COVID-19

Description: This article examines whether the availability of Head Start during the Great Recession mitigated the impact of this crisis on poverty rates among families with young children. The findings provide clear, evidence-based policy recommendations. Increased federal funding for Head Start is needed to support families during a COVID-19 recession.
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Date: December 5, 2020
Creator: Scarborough, William; Collins, Caitlyn; Ruppanner, Leah & Landivar, Liana Christin
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Geomorphic analysis of Xiadian buried fault zone in Eastern Beijing plain based on SPOT image and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) data

Description: This article presents geomorphic analysis of Xiadian buried fault in eastern Beijing plain (China), based on the analysis of a Satellite Pour l’Observation de la Terre (SPOT-5) image, a high-resolution digital elevation model (DEM) derived from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, SRTM DEM and field investigation. Results can provide valuable insight into geomorphic analysis of buried and semi-buried active faults in plain areas with increasingly frequent human activities.
Date: January 19, 2021
Creator: Wang, Yanping; Dong, Pinliang; Zhu, Yueqin; Shen, Jun & Liao, Shunbao
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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The Gendered Consequences of a Weak Infrastructure of Care: School Reopening Plans and Parents’ Employment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Description: This article collected detailed primary data—the Elementary School Operating Status database (ESOS)—to measure the percentage of school districts offering in-person, remote, and hybrid instruction models for elementary schools by state in September 2020 to understand the nature and magnitude of school closures across states during the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on maternal labor force participation. The article shows that schools are a vital source of care for young children, and that without in-person instruction, mothers have been sidelined from the labor force.
Date: March 12, 2021
Creator: Collins, Caitlyn; Ruppanner, Leah; Landivar, Liana Christin & Scarborough, William
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Field Environmental Philosophy: A Biocultural Ethic Approach to Education and Ecotourism for Sustainability

Description: This article proposes an educational methodology, called field environmental philosophy (FEP), which orients ecotourism practices to reconnect citizens and nature in order to contribute to local and global sustainability. FEP’s methodology is starting to be adapted in other world regions, such as Germany, Japan, and Mexico, to integrate education and ecotourism for sustainability.
Date: April 19, 2021
Creator: Tauro, Alejandra; Ojeda, Jaime; Caviness, Terrance; Moses, Kelli P.; Moreno-Terrazas, Ren; Wright, Travis et al.
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Extracting Information on Rocky Desertification from Satellite Images: A Comparative Study

Description: This article uses three common open-access satellite image datasets (Sentinel-2B, Landsat-8, and Gaofen-6) for extracting information on rocky desertification in a typical karst region (Guangnan County, Yunnan) of southwest China, using three machine-learning algorithms implemented in the Python programming language: random forest (RF), bagged decision tree (BDT), and extremely randomized trees (ERT).
Date: June 26, 2021
Creator: Pu, Junwei; Zhao, Xiaoqing; Dong, Pinliang; Wang, Qian & Yue, Qifa
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Changes in Deep Soil Water Content in the Process of Large-Scale Apple Tree Planting on the Loess Tableland of China

Description: This article evaluates the effects of orchard development on deep soil water content (SWC) by using a meta-analysis of 162 sampling sites on the loess tableland from 44 peer-reviewed publications. The results showed that the deep SWC in orchards depended on stand age, planting density and annual precipitation.
Date: January 23, 2021
Creator: Wang, Yaping; Yan, Weiming; Han, Xiaoyang; Pan, Feifei; Cheng, Liping & Liu, Wenzhao
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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