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A New Approach for Complex Problem Solving: The Independent Systems Dynamics Elicitation Method
The Systems Dynamics literature demonstrates that individuals have difficulty understanding and working with systems concepts. To model Systems Dynamics (SD), researchers suggest that clients contract with a modeling team ...
Testing the Romantic Construal Model: The Impact of Personalization, Specialness, and Value in Evaluating Romantic Actions
The Romantic Construal Model proposes that people interpret actions as romantic to the extent that they perceive that those actions take the receiver’s idiosyncratic likes and dislikes into account (personalization), are ...
TIRED OF PREJUDICE: THE SELF-REGULATORY EFFECT OF DISCRIMINATION ON HEALTH-RELATED BEHAVIORS
(ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 2010-04)
Object-Directed Action Experiences and their Effect on Cognitive and Social Development
Reaching is an important and early emerging motor skill that allows infants to interact with the physical and social world (e.g., when sharing objects). Despite the importance of motor experiences in early infancy, few studies ...
Mechanisms by Which Early Nutrition Influences Spatial Memory, Adult Neurogenesis, and Response to Hippocampal Injury
Altered dietary availability of the vital nutrient choline during early development leads to persistent changes in brain and behavior throughout adulthood. Prenatal choline supplementation during embryonic days (ED) 12-17 ...
The Kindergarten Home Visit Project: A Kindergarten Transition Intervention Study
This study examined the effect of the Kindergarten Home Visit Project, a novel universal intervention program designed to enhance the transition to kindergarten for children and families by providing teachers with the training ...
Outgroup Similarity as a Source of Cognitive Dissonance: An Investigation of the Turncoat Effect
A long tradition of social psychological research suggests that perceptions of similarity and common ground can promote more harmonious relations among otherwise diverse social groups. Yet perceived similarity with and ...
Understanding the Hypercorrection Effect: Why High-Confidence Errors are More Likely to be Corrected
The hypercorrection effect refers to the finding that high-confidence errors are more likely to be corrected after feedback than are low-confidence errors (Butterfield & Metcalfe, 2001). In 5 experiments I examine ...
Neural Coding Strategies in Cortico-Striatal Circuits Subserving Interval Timing
Interval timing, defined as timing and time perception in the seconds-to-minutes range, is a higher-order cognitive function that has been shown to be critically dependent upon cortico-striatal circuits in the brain. However, ...
Contra-Trait Effort and Trait Stability: A Self-Regulatory Personality Process
Despite the considerable influence of situational factors and the resulting variability in behavior, individuals maintain stable average ways of acting. The purpose of the studies presented in this paper was to investigate ...