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Mary Ballard Ph.D.

There are 8 included publications by Mary Ballard Ph.D.:

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Attributional Style, Depression, and Self-esteem: Adult Children of Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Parents 1995 1290 Undergraduate adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs; N = 57) were compared to children of nonalcoholic parents (CONAs; N = 100) on measures of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), self-esteem, and attributional style. ACOA status was determined usin...
Development and Evaluation of a Measure of Dangerous, Aggressive, Negative Emotional, and Risky Driving 2003 2117 The Dula Dangerous Driving Index (DDDI) was created to measure drivers’ self-reported likelihood to drive dangerously. Each DDDI scale (DDDI Total, Aggressive Driving, Negative Emotional Driving, and Risky Driving scales) had strong internal reliab...
Genre of Music and Lyrical Content: Expectation Effects 1999 6096 This study was designed to examine whether people's expectations differ regarding how music lyrics affect individual behavior as a function of music genre. Because legislative attention and media publicity have been biased against certain types of po...
High versus Low Aggressive Priming During Video Game Training: Effects on Game Violence, State Affect, Heart Rate, and Blood Pressure 2002 1608 Playing violent video games is related to increased negative affect and cardiovascular reactivity. We examined the influence of high and low aggressive priming during video-game training on violence during game play (e.g., shooting, choking), hosti...
Mortal Kombat: The Effect of Violent Videogame Play on Males' Hostility and Cardiovascular Responding 1996 3890 We examined cardiovascular (CV) reactivity and hostility among 30 male undergraduates after either nonviolent (billiards) or 1 of 2 levels of violent videogame play. Violence varied among 2 versions of the game Mortal Kombat (MKl = less violent, M...
The Politics of Prejudice in Psychology: A Syllabus and Bibliography 1995 234 This course was created to examine institutionalized prejudice in the field of psychology. Psychology, as a discipline, has been an arena for examining the structure and etiology of prejudice (Duckitt; Myers). Coetaneously, psychology has been ri...
School Aggression and Dispositional Aggression among Middle School Boys 2004 510 We examined the relationship between dispositional (trait) aggression and administrative reports of school aggression among 100 adolescent male participants from an urban middle school. Aggression was fairly common among the sample; 58 boys had a re...
A Writing Intervention for Negative Body Image: Pennebaker Fails to Surpass the Placebo 2002 260 Pennebaker’s therapeutic writing paradigm was assessed as a brief intervention for negative body image. Females were randomly assigned to write about their body image (experimental; n = 23) or their bedroom (controls; n = 25) for four days. Body i...