Category Archives: Volume 48 . No. 3-4 . 2011

Priming Pre-existing Associations in an Episodic Memory Task

Kenneth L. Carter University of Kansas, Lawrence Micah F. Hanson University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg In this study we explored the influence of pre-existing associations that are primed in an extralist cued episodic memory task. The key variable was target … Continue reading

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Death Anxiety, Locus Of Control And Big Five Personality Traits In Emerging Adulthood In Poland

Jaroslaw Jastrzebski & Slawomir Slaski Faculty of Psychology Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University Warsaw, Poland The purpose of this study is to research (a) personality structure according to Costa and McCrae (1992), covering five factors: neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, conscientiousness … Continue reading

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Learning Difficulties and Behavior Disorders in Youngsters Living in Poverty: Mediating Effect of the Parent-Child Attachment Relationship

Stéphanie Leblanc University of Quebec in Rimouski Nadia Desbiens University of Montreal Many youngsters have learning difficulties and behavior disorders in school. Moreover, these problems are often combined in one same student (Hinshaw, 1992). From a certain point of view, … Continue reading

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Reducing Sexist Attitudes as a Result of Completing an Undergraduate Psychology of Gender Course1,2

Marilyn Livosky Mercyhurst College Terry F. Pettijohn II Coastal Carolina University Jillian R. Capo Mercyhurst College An investigation was conducted on the impact of a Psychology of Gender course on reducing sexist attitudes. Undergraduate students enrolled in either Psychology of … Continue reading

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Statistically Evaluating Multiple Comparisons Among Correlated Measures: A Practical Example

Walter R. Kansas State University Schumm Ken R. Canfield Pepperdine University Historically, scholars have, on occasion, reported multiple mean comparisons, using t-tests with small samples, in which few of the comparisons, despite low to moderate effect sizes, yielded statistical significance. … Continue reading

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Framework for Meeting the Challenges Facing Educational Leaders Today

Dr. Casimir J. Kowalski, Professor Department of Educational Leadership South Carolina State University Dr. Joseph P. Cangemi, Professor Emeritus Department of Psychology Western Kentucky University The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and Individual Disability Education Act (IDEA) have created … Continue reading

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A Regional Analysis of Seven Different Types of Birth Defects by County in the State of Illinois from 1989 to 1994 and Potential Evidence of a Genetic Hierarchy of Susceptibility to Teratogens

M.L. Snyder Henry County, IL Official rates (per 10,000 live births) of seven different types of birth defects, as reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health were compared by county (N=102) for a six year period (1989 to 1994). … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Theory and Student Motivation

Matthew Metzgar This paper looks at the crucial role of motivation in education. The author argues that student motivation should be viewed from an evolutionary perspective. Comprehension of abstract academic subjects is based on secondary biological abilities. Learning such academic … Continue reading

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Revised Stuttering and Related TPNB-LPPD Threshold Syndrome Hypotheses in Light of Recent Research

Martin Treon, Ph. D. Texas A&M University – Kingsville (Retired) Based on recent research findings, in particular the Treon, Dempster and Blaesing (2006) findings, a revised formulation of pole A “tendency toward psychosocial-emotional disorder” of the (1) bipolar stuttering threshold … Continue reading

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