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    • A clinical trial for fear of flying using biofeedback and virtual reality 

      Albin, Jayme Renee (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2008)
      The present study examined an experimental behavioral therapy protocol using virtual reality for fear of flying (FOF) in comparison to the existing treatment protocol of exposure therapy. The experimental design was a ...
    • A comparison of linguistic errors in autistic and DLD preschoolers 

      Adamo, Judith (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1996)
      This exploratory study investigated similarities and differences in the language of autistic and developmental language disordered (DLD) preschoolers. It was hypothesized that both groups would display similar types of ...
    • Academic Performance and Social/Emotional Competence in Adolescence 

      Abdo, Nada (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2011)
      Academic Performance and Social/Emotional Competence in Adolescents This study investigated the connections among students' emotional intelligence, academic affect, academic coping, and overall school achievement; while ...
    • Alcohol and Substance Use in an Outpatient Multiple Sclerosis Population 

      Beier, Meghan L. (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2012)
      Objective: Little research has examined the prevalence of alcohol and substance use in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Even less research has been done to examine the effects of alcohol and drug use on cognition in ...
    • An analysis of the Trail Making tests' component neurocognitive processes 

      Stepak, Brenda Sue (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2004)
      The Trail Making test was parsed into subcomponent tasks (or subtests) using the Boston Process approach and analyzed in order to explore the underlying abilities - motor speed, visual spatial scanning, sequencing, attention ...
    • An electrophysiological study of active vision 

      Spera, Karen M. (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
      In active vision, information is obtained at brief fixations separated by saccadic eye movements. Nonetheless, our visual experience is not of discrete snapshots, but of a complete and integrated percept. In this dissertation, ...
    • Attention in children with Lyme disease as compared to those with ADHD 

      Leonardi, Dana (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2001)
      Lyme disease (LD) is a multisystemic spirochetal illness transmitted through the bite of an infected deer tick. It can manifest in any number and combination of physical, cognitive and psychiatric symptoms, making it ...
    • Awareness of cognitive dysfunction in patients with schizophrenia 

      Thysen, Julie A. (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2007)
      Insight into illness, which has traditionally referred to knowledge and understanding of one's psychotic symptoms, has been found to be poor among individuals with schizophrenia. Less is known about insight into the ...
    • Cancer and disease myths: An exploratory analysis 

      Park, Elyse Richelle (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1997)
      Black and Hispanic groups have relatively low screening rates and high mortality rates for cancer. Cultural barriers can contribute to low screening rates and delayed medical treatment. The purpose of this study is to ...
    • Catastrophizing and coping with chronic pain 

      Silverman, Jill T. (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
      Coping theory based on the Transactional Theory of Folkman and Lazarus (1984) is often applied to the process of psychological adjustment to the experience of chronic pain. In addition, various outcome measurements have ...
    • Cognitive and emotional responses to cancer threat: An experimental model 

      Tanowitz, Meredith (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2001)
      Breast cancer, the most common form of cancer in women in the United States, is a threat to most women. Reactions of fear and distress to cancer threat may result in increased cancer risks. The dual process theory of illness ...
    • Cognitive deficits in children with chronic Lyme disease 

      Tager, Felice Ann (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1999)
      Objective. In adults, neurologic Lyme disease (LD) is known to cause cognitive dysfunction, but in children the one controlled study found no abnormalities. We examined this question further. Methods . Twenty children (age ...
    • Cognitive dysfunction in type II diabetes during hypoglycemia 

      Brisman, Michelle Ann (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1996)
      This study examined the effects of hypoglycemia upon cognitive function and symptom reporting using 6 adult NIDDM patients and 5 demographically matched non-diabetic study participants. Using an insulin infusion system, ...
    • Cognitive function in HIV infected children 

      Rozelman, Helen (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2007)
      The objective of this study was to examine whether there is a difference in Bayley Scales of Infant Development-II, Second Edition (BSID-II) Mental Developmental Index Scale (MDI) and Psychomotor Developmental Index Scale ...
    • Contributions of Executive Functioning Skills to Reading Comprehension in Children and Adolescents with Epilepsy 

      Granader, Yael Elena (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2012)
      Children with epilepsy have a high rate of cognitive difficulties, especially with regards to executive functioning deficits. Seizure variables such as age of seizure onset, seizure frequency, and number of antiepileptic ...
    • Deficits of information processing in schizophrenia 

      Choi, Poyoon (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
      The deficit of information processing is one of the core characteristics of patients with schizophrenia and at-risk populations. A deficit in capacity of information processing is especially a well-established marker, which ...
    • Development of the State Trait Inventory of Cognitive Fatigue (STI-CF) 

      Paretsky, Melissa J. Shuman (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2014)
      Objective: To develop and investigate the psychometric properties of a subjective measure of cognitive fatigue---the State Trait Inventory of Cognitive Fatigue (STI-CF)---in community-dwelling older adults.;Participants ...
    • Early grammatical development and the emergence of self 

      Seiden, Jessica Anne (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1998)
      This research examined the relationship between language development, in particular the acquisition of grammar, and the emergence of reflective self-awareness in 47 toddlers between the ages of 14 and 26 months of age. The ...
    • Examination of attention networks in older adults age seventy and above 

      Goldin, Yelena (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2009)
      Attention is an integral part of information processing that is subject to cognitive changes related to aging. The Attention Networks Test (ANT) measures three attention networks (alerting, orienting and executive attention). ...
    • Functional anatomy and interaction of fast and slow visual pathways in macaque monkeys* 

      Chen, Chi-Ming (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2008)
      Current dynamic models of visual processing suggest that rapid inputs to higher order ventral stream regions modulate or otherwise "frame" the processing of slower, more information-dense inputs. There is also an indication ...