Recent Submissions

  • An introduction to the Ruthven Impairment Assessment (RIA): A stability study 

    Goldstein, Gerald; He, Jibo; Ruthven, Leslie; Walker, Jon (Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
    The Ruthven Impairment Assessment (RIA) is introduced as a new neurocognitive test for the evaluation of complex attentional, reasoning, and working-memory abilities. It contains 5 subtests and is administered by computer ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • The impact of non-concordant self-report of substance use in clinical trials research 

    Clark, C. Brendan; Zyambo, Cosmas M.; Li, Ye; Cropsey, Karen L. (Elsevier Science Inc., 2016-07)
    Background: Studies comparing self-report substance use data to biochemical verification generally demonstrate high rates of concordance. We argue that these rates are due to the relatively high true negative rate in the ...
  • Defense mechanisms of pregnant mothers predict attachment security, social-emotional competence, and behavior problems in their toddlers 

    Porcerelli, John H.; Huth-Bocks, Alissa; Huprich, Steven K.; Richardson, Laura (American Psychiatric Association, 2016-02-01)
    Objective: For at-risk (single parent, low income, low support) mothers, healthy adaptation and the ability to manage stress have clear implications for parenting and the social-emotional well-being of their young offspring. ...
  • Assessing whether religious behaviors and positive and negative affect are associated with alcohol use and abuse among a sample of college students living in the midwest 

    Carmack, Chakema C.; Lewis-Moss, Rhonda K. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2016-06)
    Alcohol use and abuse are a problem on college campuses. Religious behaviors (religious attendance, prayer, and importance) have been shown to be a protective factor against alcohol use among college students. This study ...
  • Twitter analysis: studying US weekly trends in work stress and emotion 

    Wang, Wei; Hernandez, Ivan; Newman, Daniel A.; He, Jibo; Bian, Jiang (Wiley Periodicals, Inc., 2016-04)
    We propose the use of Twitter analysis as an alternative source of data to document weekly trends in emotion and stress, and attempt to use the method to estimate the work recovery effect of weekends. On the basis of ...
  • Social networks and links to isolation and loneliness among elderly HCBS clients 

    Medvene, Louis J.; Nilsen, Kari M.; Smith, Rachel A.; Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; DiLollo, Anthony; Webster, Noah; Graham, Annette; Nance, Anita (Taylor & Francis Group, 2016-05-03)
    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the network types of HCBS clients based on the structural characteristics of their social networks. We also examined how the network types were associated with social ...
  • Relationship of service members' deployment trauma, PTSD symptoms, and experiential avoidance to postdeployment family reengagement 

    Brockman, Callie J.; Snyder, James J.; Gewirtz, Abigail; Gird, Suzanne R.; Quattlebaum, Jamie; Schmidt, Nicole; Pauldine, Michael R.; Elish, Katie; Schrepferman, Lynn M.; Hayes, Charles; Zettle, Robert D.; DeGarmo, David S. (American Psychological Association, 2016-02)
    This research examined whether military service members' deployment-related trauma exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and experiential avoidance are associated with their observed levels of positive ...
  • Parent training to reduce problem behaviors over the transition to high school: Tests of indirect effects through improved emotion regulation skills 

    Mason, W. Alex; January, Stacy-Ann A.; Fleming, Charles B.; Thompson, Ronald W.; Parra, Gilbert R.; Haggerty, Kevin P.; Snyder, James J. (Elsevier B.V., 2016-02)
    Adolescent problem behaviors are costly for individuals and society. Promoting the self-regulatory functioning of youth may help prevent the development of such behaviors. Parent-training and family intervention programs ...
  • Ethel Tobach (1921-2015) in memoriam 

    Greenberg, Gary (American Psychological Association, 2016-01)
    With the passing of Ethel Tobach, the world of psychology has lost one of its few remaining giants. While her death brings to an end an important era in 20th-century comparative psychology, her contributions went beyond ...
  • Human factors survey of aviation maintenance technical manuals 

    Chaparro, Alex; Groff, Loren (2002-04)
    The reported work is part of a 3 phased effort to identify human factors issues in the development of aviation technical manuals, and make recommendations for the improvement of those documents. Phase 1 of this research ...
  • Colour is what the eye sees best 

    Chaparro, Alex; Stromeyer, C.F.; Huang, E.P.; Kronauer, Richard. E.; Eskew, Rhea T. (Nature Publishing Group, 1993-01)
    It has been argued by Watson, Barlow and Robson that the visual stimulus that humans detect best specifies the spatial-temporal structure of the receptive field of the most sensitive visual neurons. To investigate 'what ...
  • Oscillatory potentials of X-linked carriers of congenital stationary night blindness 

    Young, Rockefeller S.L.; Chaparro, Alex; Price, J.; Walters, J. (ARVO, 1989-05)
    ERG oscillatory potentials (OPs) were recorded from obligate carriers of CSNB and from age-matched normal subjects. The OPs were recorded under four stimulus conditions and were analyzed in the time and frequency domains. ...
  • Reading with rods: The superiority of central vision for rapid reading 

    Chaparro, Alex; Young, Rockefeller S.L. (ARVO, 1993-06)
    To investigate why the central portion of the visual field is normally the optimal region for pattern recognition. The study uses a reading paradigm in which the text can only be seen with rod vision. Reading rates were ...

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