• Age differences in memory for names: the effect of pre-learned semantic associations 

    Old, Susan R., 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    The present experiments investigated whether participants could use basic semantic information about a person (i.e., a "mediator"), such as an occupation, to help link that person's name to his or her face. In each of three ...
  • Associations between maternal awareness and children's fearfulness and anxiety 

    Luebbe, Elizabeth J., 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Fearful temperament in the toddler years is a well-established precursor to risk for childhood anxiety. Less is known about the mechanisms by which stability in risk occurs, or under which conditions stability may be ...
  • Common and specific alcohol risk factors in African Americans and Caucasians 

    Pedersen, Sarah L., 1981- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Considerable research evidence shows that the alcoholism risk process differs for African Americans and Caucasians (Bachman et al., 1991; Wallace et al., 2003). The current study was designed to test a model examining ...
  • Does hangover have an acute impact on future drinking? 

    Epler, Amee J., 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Hangover is a common adverse effect of excessive drinking. According to popular culture, hangover purportedly leads to resolutions to quit drinking or reduce drinking in an effort to avoid future hangover symptoms. As such, ...
  • Ecological momentary assessment of affective instability, impulsivity, and alcohol use in borderline personality disorder 

    Solhan, Marika B., 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    The present study examined the momentary and within-day relationships between mood states, impulsivity, and alcohol use. Participants included 48 psychiatric outpatients with a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of borderline personality ...
  • The impact of violent video games on executive functioning and aggression 

    Engelhardt, Christopher R., 1985- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Previous research suggests a causal link between violent video games and aggression (Anderson; 2004; Anderson & Bushman, 2001), but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, even-related brain potentials (ERPs) were ...
  • Intuition and facial feedback 

    Trent, Jason, 1982- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Smiles and frowns are typically thought of as expressions of underlying emotional states. Yet there is strong evidence that these and other facial expressions play a role in emotional experience itself. Several facial ...
  • Lucky to be alive: scarcity effects on evaluation of life 

    Abdelkhalik, Justin C., 1981- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    The current studies looked to expand upon the wealth of knowledge in the social and behavioral sciences that link scarcity and value. Utilizing exemplar-cue theory and counterfactual reflection as theoretical models, both ...
  • Sex differences in antisocial behavior 

    Meier, Madeline H., 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    The purpose of this research was to gain insight into the etiology of antisocial behavior (AB; delinquency, conduct disorder symptoms and antisocial personality disorder symptoms) through study of the mechanisms underlying ...
  • Validity of the hangover symptoms scale: evidence from two diary studies 

    Robertson, Brandon M., 1982- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Individual differences in hangover deserve study because they could be markers of important traits or processes such as loss of control, impulsivity, tolerance, or acute inflammatory responses. The Hangover Symptoms Scale ...