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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 ...
Implications of Effortful Control and Negative Affectivity in the Persistence and Recovery of Stuttering
(Vanderbilt University, 2016-04-04)
The present study investigated the differences in Negative Affectivity and Effortful Control in the presence and absence of stuttering. A Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) measured the stuttering-like disfluencies (SLDs) ...
Effect of Discrete Emotions on Eyewitness Memory and Helping Behavior
(Vanderbilt University, 2016-04-15)
Many studies have shown that how we are feeling effects what we remember. However, few have addressed how specific, discrete emotions (happiness, fear, disgust, etc.) effect memory. This project examined the effect of ...
Acoustic Parameters of Speech and Attitudes Towards Speech in Childhood Stuttering: Predicting Persistence and Recovery
(Vanderbilt University, 2016-04)
The relations between the acoustic parameters of jitter and fundamental frequency and children’s experience with stuttering were explored. Sixty-five children belonging to four talker groups will be studied. Children were ...
The Effect of Encouragement on Defensive Pessimism as an Anxiety Amplifier
(Vanderbilt University, 2009-04)
The past literature indicates that performance is disrupted for defensive pessimists by encouragement. The goals of this research were to replicate this phenomenon, and then examine the mechanisms underlying it. Specifically, ...
Can Healthy Be Tasty? The Relationship between Food Perception and Food Consumption
(Vanderbilt University, 2014-04-18)
Objective: To explore adults’ association between food perception and frequency of food consumption. Subjects: Thirty-nine male and 157 female undergraduate students (aged 18-22) of predominantly Caucasian ethnicity from ...
Psychological Predictors of Athletic Performance: Emotional Intelligence, Coping Style, and Mental Toughness
(Vanderbilt University, 2014-04)
The present study examined the psychological predictors of success as they relate to performance levels. To this end, study 1 was conducted investigating the foremost psychological constructs athletes employ while in a ...
Gender differences in attribution and person perception
(Vanderbilt University, 2008-04-10)
This study examines gender differences in attribution and person perception. We are interested in seeing whether men and women differ in how they perceive other people. Participants were asked to imagine themselves in a ...
Should Emotions Have a Stake in Decision-Making? An Empirical Evaluation of Intuition.
(Vanderbilt University, 2011-04)
Family Involvement and Cultural Sensitivity: A School's Response to a Changing Demographic
(Vanderbilt University, 2010-04-21)
While encouraging parents who are not native English speakers to support their children's learning can be challenging for schools, there are strategies schools can implement to increase involvement for all parent groups. ...