A. A. Sappington

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Data on child abuse, date abuse and psychological problems were gathered from the same participants, 133 female undergraduates, in order to better examine possible relationships among the variables. Verbal abuse in childhood or on dates was examined as well as physical and sexual abuse. Factors influencing whether people remain in or leave abusive(More)
Evaluated the role of physiological arousal in the Induced Anxiety therapy procedure. Assigned 21 normal Ss to either conventional Induced Anxiety Induced Anxiety supplemented by the drug ketamine during arousal, or a no-treatment condition. The ketamine group was superior to the conventional group which was superior to the no-treatment group in reducing(More)
Investigated the relationship of four types of expectancy to snake avoidant behavior and its reduction through modeling. Response-outcome expectancies are beliefs about the consequences of a behavior; self-efficacy expectancies are beliefs about one's ability to perform the behavior. Intellectually based expectancies are views of oneself or the world that(More)
Previous studies in language conditioning, especially those called semantic desensitization, have shown changes in self-report, behavioral measures, and the semantic meaning of the target concept following treatment. This last has been proposed as a causal variable but experimental and control groups differed greatly in terms of their demand(More)
This study investigated the role of physiological arousal in the affect induction phase of Induced Anxiety therapy by using biofeedback to facilitate arousal. Twenty-one college students who were suffering from free-floating anxiety were assigned randomly to one of three groups: (1) a no-treatment control group simply completed the measures before and after(More)
Used Carkhuff's Indices of Communication and Discrimination along with other measures to assess the level of communication and discrimination skills at various stages of communication training. Ss were 14 male and 9 female students in a psychology of adjustment class. Results indicated that: (a) treatment and control groups did not differ in communication(More)
In an attempt to fulfill the original purpose of the Multiple Affect Adjective Check List (MAACL), two shorter versions were devised. One version was simply a subset of the original items. A second version provided one 6-point semantic differential scale for each of the subscales of the standard MAACL. Concurrent validity was assessed for three separate(More)