A K Derdiarian

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The major premise of the Johnson (1980) Behavioral System Model is that the eight subsystems (domains) are interactive, interdependent and integrated. Relationships among the subsystems were hypothesized, placing the Aggressive/Protective subsystem centrally as having direct and indirect relationships to the other seven subsystems. In the present study, the(More)
Brattleboro rats are homozygous for diabetes insipidus (HO-DI), lacking the ability to synthesize vasopressin. Besides increasing water consumption, HO-DI rats may compensate for their excessive renal water loss by reducing their intake of and preference for substances that elevate plasma osmolarity. In two experiments we assessed this possibility. In(More)
This article examines the theoretical underpinnings and the procedures of the Derdiarian-Lewis (D-L) test of proportion of complete agreement to determine reliability among raters. The D-L test yielded data produced by three raters who rated an average of 253 units of verbal content for each of six patients. The test is supported as a stronger measure of(More)
The purpose of the Derdiarian Behavioral System Model (DBSM) instrument was to measure and describe, within the Johnson Behavioral System Model (JBSM) perspective, the perceived behavioral changes of the cancer patient. Based on Johnson's (1968, 1980) premise that illness as a noxious stimulus effects imbalance in the behavioral system of the human being,(More)
Based on a theoretical framework by Clough, Wittig, and Derdiarian (1973) and evidence that childhood dependence and independence behaviors continue into audulthood (Kagen and Moss, 1960), the investigators identified adult behaviors which would fit into each component Beller (1955) specified in defining dependence and independence in children. The(More)
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