Hutchinson, James G.
(has links) (PDF)
Thesis (Doctor of Science in Psychology)--Washington State University, December 2009. / Includes bibliographical references (p. 34-41).
Williams, Billy Lynn,
Thesis--University of Florida. / Description based on print version record. Typescript. Vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 195-200).
Girard, Georges Marius,
Thèse--Université de Bordeaux. / "Index bibliographique": p. -86.
Physiological responses of anxiety neurotics and normal controls to simple signal and non-signal stimuliHart, James Donald. January 1970 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1970. / Typescript. Vita. eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references.
19 June 2014
M.Com. (Industrial Psychology) / This study was conducted to examine the dimensionality of the Neuroticism scale of the Basic Traits Inventory in order to contribute to the larger project of developing computer adaptive testing for the five scales of the Basic Traits Inventory. The Neuroticism scale comprises the general factor of Neuroticism and four group factors or facets, namely, Affective Instability, Depression, Self-Consciousness, and Anxiety (Taylor & De Bruin, 2006; Taylor & De Bruin, 2013). Personality constructs and scales are complex as they typically comprise heterogeneous items for reliability and validity purposes (Reise, Morizot, & Hays, 2007). It is therefore to be expected that some studies present evidence of a scale that measures an overarching single dimension – unidimensionality – whilst other studies find evidence of multiple dimensions – multidimensionality (Gibbons et al., 2007; Immekus & Imbrie, 2008; Reise, Moore, & Haviland, 2010). Consequently, specification of a strictly unidimensional model is often not realistic for complex personality constructs and scales. However, test-developers and researchers aspire to unidimensionality (Zinbarg, Yovel, Revelle, & McDonald, 2006) as unidimensionality allows for the unambiguous interpretation of scale scores (Reise et al., 2010), is considered a precondition to reliability and validity, encourages the use of a total score (Netemeyer, Bearden, & Sharma, 2003), meets the unidimensional assumption of item response theory models, and is the prerequisite for the development of computer adaptive testing (Thomas, 1990; Weiss & Gibbons, 2007). Against this background, the key question that was posed in this study was not whether the Neuroticism scale was strictly unidimensional or not, but rather if the scale was unidimensional enough to allow for the meaningful interpretation of a total score (Morizot, Ainsworth, & Reise, 2009). This study focussed on attaining evidence of the presence of a strong general factor which would justify the interpretation of a total score and for applying unidimensional item response theory models to the scale (Reise, 2012). The Basic Traits Inventory was completed by 1 966 participants from various industries and organisations within South Africa. Statistical analyses were performed on the responses to the Neuroticism scale. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to investigate the unidimensionality and strength of the general factor of the scale, while evaluating the influence of multidimensionality on the interpretation of the general factor or the total score. This dimensionality investigation of the scale was achieved by comparing three confirmatory factor models using the goodness-of-fit indices and the standardised factor loadings of the models. The competing structural models were: a one-factor or unidimensional model which represented the general factor and interpretation of a total score for the scale; a four-factor or multidimensional model which represented the multiple factors of the scale and therefore the interpretation of the group factors or facets; and a bifactor model which allowed for the examination of the strength of the general factor in comparison to that of the group factors of the scale. The results of this study confirmed that the Neuroticism scale is multidimensional as the scale comprises multiple group factors or facets. However, the findings of the study revealed the strong presence of a general factor that runs through all the items of the scale, and consequently suggest that efforts to make use of and interpret separate subscale scores lack the needed empirical evidence to do so. In essence, the findings of the study demonstrated that the presence of unidimensionality in the scale is prominent despite the multidimensionality of the scale, which confirmed that the interpretation of the total score for the scale is justified and preferred irrespective of the multidimensionality of the scale. Overall, the findings and evidence of this study proposed that the Neuroticism scale is unidimensional enough to meet the unidimensional assumption of item response theory models. Accordingly, these results support the advancement of adapting the Neuroticism scale of the Basic Traits Inventory for computer adaptive testing (Reise, 2012; Thomas, 1990; Weiss & Gibbons, 2007). This study further confirmed that when developing a multifaceted scale, it is essential to analyse the dimensionality of the scale in order to determine what the scale is actually measuring. The bifactor model can be employed in the development, exploration and confirmation of the dimensionality of the scale to examine the strength of the general factor relative to the multiple group factors of the scale.
Effects of self-induced relaxation on autonomic responses and subjective distress of high- and low-neuroticism scorers to aversive baby criesHiguchi, Annette A January 1976 (has links)
Typescript. / Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1976. / Bibliography: leaves 115-122. / Microfiche. / x, 122 leaves ill
Vulnerabilities to depression, anxiety and interpersonal problems : the role of parental styles, schemas and coping styles /Kennedy, Daniel. January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--Rowan University, 2006. / Typescript. Includes bibliographical references.
Feel it and deal with it : mental health practitioners' experiences of exposure to the trauma material of survivor clients /Deguara, Michael C. January 2003 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (MSocWk (Research)) - University of Queensland, 2003. / Includes bibliography.
Getting on the good side of neurotics : evidence in support of lateral preference and neuroticism predicting disinhibition /Gaffel, A. January 2006 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (B.Psy.Sc.(Hons.)) - University of Queensland, 2006. / Includes bibliography.
Lima, Isabel Castello Branco
21 November 2003
Orientador: Luiz Roberto Monzani / Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Instituto de Filosofia e Ciencias Humanas / Made available in DSpace on 2018-08-03T20:32:21Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 Lima_IsabelCastelloBranco_D.pdf: 9707267 bytes, checksum: 001fe8c54e049884a226a487db3811e0 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2003 / Resumo: O trabalho analisa a construção freudiana do conceito de sexualidade no período compreendido entre a redação do relatório acadêmico de Freud sobre seus estudos com Charcot em Salpêtrière, em 1886, e a publicação dos "Três ensaios sobre teoria sexual", em 1905. Desde os primeiros textos, pautados pelo interesse em seguir a orientação das pesquisas de Charcot em relação à histeria, as investigações etiológicas são paulatinamente determinadas pela importância dos fenômenos psíquicos, entre os quais tomam-se fundamentais a noção de trauma e os fatores sexuais. Essas investigações estarão marcadas por uma concepção do sexual como "causa externa" dos fenômenos psicopatológicos; no entanto, a crescente complexidade da teoria designará um outro tipo de determinação à relação entre sexualidade e patologia. Percurso cuja construção é acompanhada por meio do exame da formulação inicial dos raciocínios próprios ao campo da etiologia das neuroses, de sua gradativa reorganização até o abandono da teoria da sedução e a conseqüente reorientação das investigações etiológicas, que exigem uma teoria da sexualidade articulada à constituição do psiquismo. Trata-se, portanto, da análise da trama conceitual na qual se inscreve a passagem da concepção dos fatores sexuais, ou da "vida sexual", como "causa específica" das neuroses à formulação do caráter constitutivo da sexualidade, descrito em sua dimensão formativa e, enquanto tal, determinante dos fenômenos psíquicos normais e patológicos / Abstract: This work analyzes the Freudian construction of the concept of sexuality in the period between Freud's writing of his academic report on his studies with Charcot, in Salpêtriere, in 1886, and the publication of the "Three essays on the theory of sexuality," in 1905. Ever since the first texts, guided by the interest in following Charcot's research on hysteria, the etiological investigations were gradually and increasingly determined by the importance of psychic phenomena, among which the notions of trauma and sexual factors become fundamental. These investigations are marked by a conception of sexuality as the "external cause" for psychopathological phenomena; however, the increasing complexity of the theory would designate another type of determination to the relationship between sexuality and pathology. The construction of this course is followed through the examination of the initial formulation of the rationales that belong to the field of the etiology of neuroses, from its gradual reorganization through the abandonment of the theory of seduction and the consequent reorientation of the etiological investigations that require a theory of sexuality articulated with the construction of psychism. This is, therefore, the analysis of the conceptual scheme that marks the passage of the conception of the sexual factors, or of "sexual life", as the "specific cause" of neuroses, to the formulation of the constitutive character of sexuality, described in its formative dimension and, as such, determining of the normal and pathological psychic phenomena / Doutorado / Doutor em Filosofia
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