|Polarized attitudes : the influence of terrorism salience on prejudice towards Arabs
||The purpose of the current study was to untangle previous findings within the Terror Management Theory (TMT) literature suggesting that the activation of worldview defense causes an increased preference for the in-group culture and a decreased prefer...
|Students' attitudes toward their major discipline : implicit versus explicit measure of attitude
||Student satisfaction with their academic major is an important aspect of student satisfaction to explore. There were three main purposes of this study: (1) to address major satisfaction directly by comparing an explicit measure of attitude, the Acade...
|A comparison of implicit versus explicit measures in evaluating outcomes after a pregnancy prevention activity
||The United States boasts one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in developed countries and in order to alleviate this trend, organizations have created teen pregnancy prevention programs. While many believe this educational effort will help adolesce...
|It was tough, but it was kind of cool : experience of a university wilderness orientation program through the participants' eyes
||Many universities are now offering new type of freshman orientation. These Wilderness Orientation Programs offer a unique opportunity to help incoming students transition and adjust into the university setting. Thus far the literature has used pre- a...
|The effects of cardiovascular stress on cognition
||Human beings are frequently exposed to significant levels of psychological andphysical stress. How stress is perceived determines the positive (eustress) andnegative (distress) effects it can have on someone. This research looked at theeffect of mode...
|Establishing evidence for the validity for a measure of idealization of adolescent pregnancy and parenthood
||In the last several years, the long-held opinion that adolescent pregnancy was generallyaccidental has been challenged by findings that a large number of teens may want to becomepregnant or may be ambivalent about becoming pregnant. Research further ...
|Anxiety's effect on direct attention fatigue
||Research has suggested that the use of sustained direct attention can result in a fatiguing effect. Itis believed that this attention fatigue is specific to direct attention, which is an intentionalcognitive process. Direct attention serves to focus ...