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    • Defining complexity: Historical reconstruction and Nyulnyulan subordination 

      Bowern, Claire (2009-02-11)
      I use data from subordination strategies in Nyulnyulan languages (Non-Pama-Nyungan, Northern Australia) in order to investigate various alternative means of defining and quantifying 'complexity'. While Edmonds (1999) defines ...
    • Deliberate Practice and Performance in Music, Games, Sports, Education, and Professions: A Meta-Analysis 

      Macnamara, Brooke N.; Hambrick, David Z.; Oswald, Frederick L. (2014)
      More than 20 years ago, researchers proposed that individual differences in performance in such domains as music, sports, and games largely reflect individual differences in amount of deliberate practice, which was defined ...
    • Density and Proximity of Fast Food Restaurants and Body Mass Index Among African Americans 

      Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Regan, Seann D.; Nguyen, Nga; Cromley, Ellen K.; Strong, Larkin L.; Wetter, David W.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
      Objectives. The purpose of this study was to address current gaps in the literature by examining the associations of fast food restaurant (FFR) density around the home and FFR proximity to the home, respectively, with body ...
    • A deposit of Kilwa-type coins from Songo Mnara, Tanzania 

      Perkins, John; Fleisher, Jeffrey; Wynne-Jones, Stephanie (2014)
      A deposit of coins was recovered during excavations at Songo Mnara, Tanzania, containing over 300 copper Kilwa-type coins. This is the first deposit or hoard of these coins found in a well defined archaeological context ...
    • Determinants of Sanctions Effectiveness: Sensitivity Analysis Using New Data 

      Bapat, Navin A.; Heinrich, Tobias; Kobayashi, Yoshiharu; Morgan, T. Clifton (2013)
      In the literature on sanctions effectiveness, scholars have identified a number of factors that may contribute to sanctions success. However, existing empirical studies provide mixed findings concerning the effects of these ...
    • Diachrony of complex predicates in Japanese 

      Lanz, Linda A. (2009-02-11)
      This paper examines two types of complex predicates in Japanese from a diachronic perspective. The two-fold purpose is bring more diachronic data into the dialogue on complex predicates and to evaluate the claim by Butt ...
    • Differences in negativity bias underlie variations in political ideology 

      Hibbing, John R.; Smith, Kevin B.; Alford, John R. (2014)
      Disputes between those holding differing political views are ubiquitous and deep-seated, and they often follow common, recognizable lines. The supporters of tradition and stability, sometimes referred to as conservatives, ...
    • Discrimination, Affect, and Cancer Risk Factors among African Americans 

      Cuevas, Adolfo G.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Adams, Claire E.; Cao, Yumei; Nguyen, Nga; Wetter, David W.; Watkins, Kellie L.; Regan, Seann D.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
      Objectives: To examine whether stress or depressive symptoms mediated associations between perceived discrimination and multiple modifiable behavioral risk factors for cancer among 1363 African American adults. Methods: ...
    • Disgust Sensitivity and the Neurophysiology of Left- Right Political Orientations 

      Smith, Kevin B.; Oxley, Douglas; Hibbing, Matthew V.; Alford, John R.; Hibbing, John R. (2011)
      Disgust has been described as the most primitive and central of emotions. Thus, it is not surprising that it shapes behaviors in a variety of organisms and in a variety of contexts—including homo sapien politics. People ...
    • Dispositional Mindfulness Predicts Enhanced Smoking Cessation and Smoking Lapse Recovery 

      Heppner, Whitney L.; Spears, Claire Adams; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Castro, Yessenia; Li, Yisheng; Guo, Beibei; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Vidrine, Jennifer Irvin; Mazas, Carlos A.; Cofta-Woerpel, Ludmila; Cinciripini, Paul M.; Ahluwalia, Jasjit S.; Wetter, David W. (2016)
      Background: Although mindfulness has been hypothesized to promote health behaviors, no research has examined how dispositional mindfulness might influence the process of smoking cessation. Purpose: The current study ...
    • Distinct loci of lexical and semantic access deficits in aphasia: Evidence from voxel-based lesion-symptom mapping and diffusion tensor imaging 

      Harvey, Denise Y.; Schnur, Tatiana T. (2015)
      Naming pictures and matching words to pictures belonging to the same semantic category negatively affects language production and comprehension. By most accounts, semantic interference arises when accessing lexical ...
    • Do psychological constructions in Persian involve complex predicates? 

      Sedighi, Anousha (2009-02-11)
      Constructions introduced in this work have been introduced as Impersonal/Subject-less in the Persian literature involving compound verbs. I explore them from the point of view of Psychological constructions and show that ...
    • Does Height Matter? An Examination of Height Preferences in Romantic Coupling 

      Yancey, George; Emerson, Michael O. (2014)
      Amidst increasingly equality in belief and in practice between the sexes, we ask if height preferences still matter, and if so, why people say they matter. First, we collected data from Yahoo! dating personal advertisements. ...
    • Early life height and weight production functions with endogenous energy and protein inputs 

      Puentes, Esteban; Wang, Fan; Behrman, Jere R.; Cunha, Flavio; Hoddinott, John; Maluccio, John A.; Adair, Linda S.; Borja, Judith B.; Martorell, Reynaldo; Stein, Aryeh D. (2016)
      We examine effects of protein and energy intakes on height and weight growth for children between 6 and 24 months old in Guatemala and the Philippines. Using instrumental variables to control for endogeneity and estimating ...
    • Effect of Election Day Vote Centers on Voter Participation 

      Stein, Robert M.; Vonnahme, Greg (2012)
      In this article we study the effects of Election Day vote centers on voter turnout. Specifically we examine Texas and Colorado’s experience with alternative arrangements for the number and location of Election Day voting ...
    • The Effect of Punishment Severity on Plea Bargaining 

      Boylan, Richard T. (2012-08)
      This study examines whether criminal suspects facing more severe punishments are more likely to go to trial. Sample selection makes it difficult to obtain valid proxies for severity; for instance, I expect severity to be ...
    • Effectiveness of Simulation Training on Transfer of Statistical Concepts 

      Lane, David M.; Tang, Zhihua (2000)
      The effectiveness of simulations for teaching statistical concepts was compared to the effectiveness of a textbook. The variable Medium (simulation versus textbook) and Question specificity (Specific versus Nonspecific), were ...
    • The effects of efficiency and TFP growth on pollution in Europe: a multistage spatial analysis 

      Adetutu, Morakinyo; Glass, Anthony J.; Kenjegalieva, Karligash; Sickles, Robin C. (2014)
      It is common in efficiency studies which analyse the environment for pollution to form part of the production technology. Pollution therefore affects efficiency and the TFP growth decomposition. As an alternative approach ...
    • Efficacy of MedMyst: an Internet Teaching Tool for Middle School Microbiology 

      Miller, Leslie M.; Moreno, Janette; Estrera, Vicky; Lane, David (2004-05)
      Can web-based technology be used to effectively introduce or reinforce aspects of microbiology to middle school students? This central hypothesis examines whether brief exposure to a web adventure format containing virtual ...
    • Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy 

      Stein, Robert M. (2015)
      What steps can and do local election officials take to prepare for and respond to natural disasters and emergencies that impede and disrupt the operation of scheduled elections? How efficacious are these actions and ...