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A Closer Look at Enhanced Ebooks: Compatible Versus Distracting Games
(Vanderbilt University, 2014-04-11)
The current literature on eBooks contains conflicting results for enhanced eBooks containing games and hot spots as effective reading tools for children. This study investigated different types of interactivity within ...
Marshalling Chaos: The U.S. and the Coalition in the Persian Gulf War
(Vanderbilt University. Dept. of History, 2014-04-24)
The Effects of Realistic and Unrealistic Optimism on Performance and Coping
(Vanderbilt University, 2016-04-26)
Historically, optimism has been studied as a dichotomous variable. However, research has found that there are two types of optimists: cautious/realistic and unrealistic/cockeyed. A cautious/realistic optimist is defined ...
What Makes a Good Leader? Evaluating the Connections between Appraisal Style and Leadership Behaviors
(Vanderbilt University, 2016-04-21)
The success of leaders can be highly variable and depends on a number of factors including the degree to which leaders engage with their subordinates. This continuum of passive and active behavior is represented in the ...
Parental Depression and Parenting Skills in the Context of a Preventive Intervention
(Vanderbilt University, 2010)
In a randomized clinical trial with families of parents with a history of major depressive disorder, changes in parenting and parental depressive symptoms were examined in relation to the effects of a family group cognitive ...
GED Student Achievement Trajectories and Predictors: Using the Latent Class Growth Model to Understand Heterogeneous Learning Patterns
(Vanderbilt University, 2014-04-06)
Each year, 500,000 adults take the General Education Development (GED) exam, the gateway to a high school equivalency diploma. Nearly 40 percent fail. Little research exists on the relation between preparation experiences ...
Paternal Depression: Associations with Paternal Parenting Behaviors
(Vanderbilt University, 2010-04-07)
Research on parental depression is beginning to recognize the importance of studying fathers with depression and the effects this depression can have on their parenting behaviors. The current study provides insight into ...
Recognizing Trauma, Expanding Treatment: Toni Morrison’s Portrayal of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in *Sula*, *Beloved*, and *Home*
(Vanderbilt University, 2014-04-16)
I argue that one of the most major focuses in Toni Morrison’s novels is the exploration of trauma, specifically the forms of trauma that have afflicted the African American community. Although Morrison’s novels predominantly ...
In Defense of Reputation: The Duel of Honor and Royal Authority in Jacobean England
(Vanderbilt University, 2014-04-25)
Thermal fabrication of gold nanocages
(Vanderbilt University. Department of Physics and Astronomy, 2011-04-11)
The purpose of this research project was to test and characterize a new method for gold nanoparticle production. The main idea was based on the preliminary observations made in earlier work, which had suggested that small ...