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Examining the Protective Effects of Social Relationships on Dementia Worry
The possibility of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or another form of dementia generates fear and anxiety in many individuals, and has been termed dementia worry (DW). The perceived ability to effectively cope with ...
Dementia-related Anxiety and Advance Care Planning
One of the reasons people may worry about being diagnosed with dementia is the lack of control associated with these diagnoses. If dementia-related anxiety (DRA) develops because of the associated declines in independence ...
Is the Genetic Influence on Trauma-Related Symptoms Evident in Children? A Classical Twin Study
Author(s):Stillman, Ari H.
Twin studies and other behavior genetics methods have shown that heritable factors contribute to trauma-related (TR) symptoms in adults. The current investigation is the first to examine the heritability of TR symptoms in ...
VALIDATION OF THE STATISTICAL ANXIETY SCALE AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES
With the expansion of statistics education in colleges, students are faced with a subject that creates anxiety and fear among many. Statistics anxiety is a growing concern that has the potential to affect performance on ...
Validating the Reliable Change Index with Tensor-Based Morphometry
Author(s):Lin, Shayne Shih-Hsuan
The Reliable Change Index (RCI) is a commonly used method for interpreting change in neuropsychological test scores over time. However, the RCI is a psychometric phenomenon that, to date, has not been validated by ...
Guilty by Association: Examining the Effects of Defendant Race and Prior Record Knowledge on Jury Decision-Making
Author(s):McIntosh, Miyla B.
Jurors, like all members of society, possess certain implicit biases that they cannot simply abandon once they have entered the court room, and a wealth of current research explores factors that influence jury decision ...
COMPETING EXISTENTIAL MOTIVES: A STEP TOWARD INTEGRATION
Multiple theories claim to explain the phenomenon of worldview defense. Terror management theory claims that people defend their beliefs because of the fear of death; other theories (e.g., meaning maintenance model) claim ...
Face-Name Learning In Older Adults: Does Participant Awareness Change The Hyper-Binding Effect?
Author(s):Mansour, Salwa Amélie
Aging has been associated with a decreased ability to remember face-name associations. Recent work by Weeks, Biss, Murphy, and Hasher (2016) provides evidence for a beneficial effect of hyper-binding on older adults’ name ...
Relationship between Dissociation, Personality Disorders, and Neurocognitive Disorder, The
Author(s):Brausam, Megan Nicole
Peritraumatic dissociation is a disturbance of emotion and/or cognition during or immediately after a traumatic experience. Trait dissociation describes these same emotional/cognitive disturbances in daily functioning. ...
NO NEED TO COUNT SHEEP: INVESTIGATING AN ONLINE INSOMNIA INTERVENTION AMONG OLDER ADULTS
Author(s):Johanson, Katherine Ann
Sleep problems are pervasive among the United States population with insomnia being the most common sleep complaint among adults and older adults. Between 20 and 40 percent of older adults have symptoms of insomnia, which ...