Hall Beck Ph.D.

Dr. Becks academic interests include: Human-computer interaction; College student retention; Decision-making

There are 10 included publications by Hall Beck Ph.D.:

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
The College Persistence Questionnaire: Development and Validation of an Instrument That Predicts Student Attrition 2009 10313 The investigators reviewed the retention literature and developed a 53-item questionnaire and tested its validity. Component analysis of the responses of 2,022 students at four schools yielded six reliable factors: Institutional Commitment, Degree Co...
Demonstration of an Actuarial Method for Estimating Preinjury Hand Strength 1992 136 Assessments of the magnitude of performance loss caused by injury or disease necessarily involve a comparison of a person's performance before and after the onset of impairment. Well-established procedures are available for measuring current performa...
Development and Validation of Scores on a Measure of Six Academic Orientations in College Students 1999 1812 This article describes the development and score validation of a 36-item measure of six academic orientations in college students: structure dependence, creative expression, reading for pleasure, academic efficacy, academic apathy, and mistrust of ...
Effects of Human–Machine Competition on Intent Errors in a Target Detection Task 2009 129 Objective: This investigation examined the impact of human–machine competition (John Henry effects) on intent errors. John Henry effects, expressed as an unwilling- ness to use automation, were hypothesized to increase as a function of operators’ per...
The Evidence Supports Douglas Merritte as Little Albert 2010 145 No Abstract
Finding Little Albert: A Journey to John B. Watson’s Infant Laboratory 2009 14635 In 1920, John Watson and Rosalie Rayner claimed to have conditioned a baby boy, Albert, to fear a laboratory rat. In subsequent tests, they reported that the child’s fear generalized to other furry objects. After the last testing session, Albert disa...
Finding Little Albert: Reports on a seven-year search for psychology’s lost boy 2011 206 In 1920 the British Psychological Society invited John Broadus Watson to address a symposium on behaviourism (Watson, 1920). Watson was disappointed that his university was unable to fund his crossing. This article provides new information about a st...
LITTLE ALBERT: A Neurologically Impaired Child 2012 200 Evidence collected by Beck, Levinson, and Irons (2009) indicates that Albert B., the “lost” infant subject of John B. Watson and Rosalie Rayner’s (1920) famous condi tioning study, was Douglas Merritte (1919 –1925). Following the finding that Merritt...
Predicting Misuse and Disuse of Combat Identification Systems 2001 772 Two combat identification systems have been designed to reduce fratricide by providing soldiers with the ability to "interrogate" a potential target by sending a microwave or laser signal that, if returned, identifies the target as a "friend." Ideall...
The Relations of Learning and Grade Orientations to Academic Performance 1991 2338 This investigation assessed the roles of learning orientation (LO) and grade orientation (GO) in academic performance. Most important, we found that GO was negatively correlated with grade point average (GPA) and General Psychology test scores. C...