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  • An investigation of the usability and desirability of health and fitness-tracking devices 

    Pfannenstiel, Ashton; Chaparro, Barbara S. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2015)
    This study investigated the usability and functionality of 6 different fitness tracking wristbands that have been suggested to improve and encourage healthy behaviors. While many previous studies assess the accuracy and ...
  • Can you judge a video game by its cover? An exploration of subjective impressions and viewing patterns 

    Phan, Mikki H.; He, Jibo; Chaparro, Barbara S. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2015)
    Studies have shown that first impressions of websites can lead to lasting opinions regarding usability and trustworthiness. However, little research has been conducted concerning first impressions of video games. In this ...
  • Is touch-based text input practical for a smartwatch? 

    Chaparro, Barbara S.; He, Jibo; Turner, Colton; Turner, Kirsten (Springer International Publishing AG, 2015)
    The use of smartwatches is increasing exponentially as is consumer interest. Currently, smartwatches offer the ability to read text messages, notifications, and email once they are synchronized with a smartphone. Text ...
  • Utilizing multiple baseline single subject design to investigate the impact of Neurofield pulsed electro magnetic field on mental health and physiological outcomes for an individual with post traumatic stress disorder 

    Warf, Alisha; Warf, Christopher (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    This study examined the impact of Neurofield pulsed electromagnetic field technology on an individual with post-traumatic stress disorder. This individual was given a survey to assess her own anxiety before each treatment. ...
  • Mobile text input on a smartwatch QWERTY keyboard 

    Turner, Colton; Colling, Morgan (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    As smartwatches continue to grow in popularity the demand for a smartwatch with efficient texting capabilities continues to increase. Conventional opinion states texting on a smartwatch is too difficult and inefficient due ...
  • Psychometrics of the pursuit of happiness 

    Swails, Jeffrey (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    The pursuit of happiness is firmly established in American culture with explicit mention in historical documents (i.e. Declaration of Independence). Therefore, it is of little surprise that thousands of self-help books and ...
  • Cognitive defusion versus cognitive restructuring: An analogue examination of potential moderating variables 

    Richardson, Eric (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    The impact of negative self-referential thoughts on psychological problems has long been targeted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) through cognitive restructuring. Recently, acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches ...
  • The attitudes and reading behaviors of parents 

    Siwierka, Julia K. (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    Nationwide, 32% of fourth grade students read at or below the “basic” level (NCES, 2013), and students who cannot read at proficient levels by the third grade are four times more likely to drop out of school later (Hernandez, ...
  • Transitioning to independent living: Hopes, dreams, and possible selves 

    Pontinen, Heidi M. (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    This study will examine the hopes, fears, goals, and possible selves of older adults as they transition into a continuous care retirement community as independent living residents. There has been little research regarding ...
  • The relationship of experiential avoidance and value importance with related behavioral choices 

    Chaw, Jia Hui (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    The goal of acceptance and commitment therapy is to enhance psychological flexibility or the ability to make behavioral adjustments to live a life congruent with personal values. One barrier to psychological flexibility ...
  • Documentation workflow in a pediatric emergency department 

    Fouquet, Sarah (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    The pediatric emergency department (ED) is a complex environment where physicians perform multiple tasks under intense time pressure and are interrupted more often than in any other hospital department. Documentation is ...
  • Do wearable devices bring distraction closer to the driver? Comparing smartphones and Google Glass 

    Wu, Xiaohui; Crager, Kirsten; McCarley, Jason S.; Poynter, Mykala N.; Peng, Kaiping (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    Distracted driving increases driving errors (e.g., deviation from lane-keeping, inconsistent speed, delayed response-time) and chance crashes. Increased availability and usage of hand-held and wearable devices have exacerbated ...
  • Veterans and mindfulness: The impact of a peer-led community-based initiative 

    Clifford, Daniel (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    Veterans that are reintegrating to civilian life and potentially transitioning from clinical services for mental health are in a critical phase that can be further complicated with a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ...
  • The formal and informal support networks of HCBS clients and their well-being 

    Nilsen, Kari M.; Medvene, Louis J.; Smith, Rachel A.; Runyan, Amanda M.; Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; DiLollo, Anthony (Oxford University Press, 2015-11)
    Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) clients are growing in number as states increasingly provide care in non-institutional settings. In some states, like the one in which the present study was conducted, HCBS clients ...
  • Exploring the use of a private social network to reduce isolation among independent living residents 

    Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; Medvene, Louis J.; Nilsen, Kari M.; Smith, Rachel A.; Drum, Jessica L.; DiLollo, Anthony; Geana, Mugur (Oxford University Press, 2015-11)
    Researchers have reported that older adults’ use of computers is associated with reduced depression, and isolation (Cotten, et al., 2014; Czaja et al. 2014 ). These studies involved conventional software such as Facebook. ...
  • Examining aviation navigation display symbology in visual search 

    Sivagnanasundaram, Navaneethan; Palmer, Evan M.; Chaparro, Alex (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2016)
    This paper investigates properties of air traffic glyphs that may affect speed and accuracy when a navigation display is being searched. Four of these properties were explored: (a) the amount of information represented, ...
  • Self-compassion as a resiliency factor against the induction of dysphoric mood 

    Carrasquillo, Nakisha (Wichita State University, 2015-12)
    Self-compassion’s relationship to psychological well-being is an emerging area of scientific investigation. Previous research suggests self-compassion has a buffering effect against depression that is partially mediated ...
  • Perceived credibility of government health information 

    Voegeli, Christopher D. (Wichita State University, 2015-12)
    For decades, the government has been a leading provider in health information for family physicians and the medical community. Only recently, however, have most people gained the ability to read government findings and ...
  • Gamified low-prevalence vigils 

    Miranda, Andrew T. (Wichita State University, 2015-12)
    The vigilance decrement has been a well-studied human factors problem since World War II (Mackworth, 1948). A more recently discovered and fundamentally similar problem is the low-prevalence effect in visual search (e.g., ...
  • College students opinions on gun violence 

    Lewis-Moss, Rhonda K.; LoCurto, Jamie; Brown, Kyrah K.; Stowell, David; Maryman, J'Vonnah; Dean, Amber K.; McNair, Thoi; Ojeda, Deborah; Siwierka, Julia K. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-06)
    Gun violence and control issues have become serious public health problems. This study gathered the opinions from 419 college students from a Midwestern University. Participants were asked about beliefs about purchasing ...

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