Anca M. Miron

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In this paper, we argue that future systems need to be designed using a flexible user-centric design methodology geared primarily toward maximizing the user satisfaction (<i>i.e., flow experience</i>) rather than seeking mainly optimization of performance and power consumption. Compared to the traditional design, we aim at re-focusing the current design(More)
Three studies test whether group members strategically shift the standard of judgment they use to decide whether a particular ingroup action was unjust. In Study 1, individuals who were highly identified with their ingroup set higher confirmatory injustice standards than low identifiers-they needed more evidence to conclude that their group acted unjustly.(More)
We tested whether differential appraisals of inequality are a function of the injustice standards used by different groups. A confirmatory standard of injustice is defined as the amount of evidence needed to arrive at the conclusion that injustice has occurred. Consistent with a motivational shifting of standards view, we found that advantaged and(More)
We proposed a dementia interactions model based on analyses of five focus groups with grandchildren of grandparents with dementia. Interactions with their grandparent with dementia motivate grandchildren to maintain connection with a grandparent who is relationally present. To do so, they weave a social reality around the grandparent. To help the(More)
Young adults' concerns and coping strategies related to their face-to-face interactions with their grandparents/great-grandparents with dementia were explored through the lens of a solidarity-conflict conceptual framework. Participants indicated concerns about their inability to maintain the relational connection, not knowing what to say or how to behave,(More)
BACKGROUND No empirical work has systematically explored perceptions of humanness of people with dementia and of older adults and the variables that could improve these perceptions. We thus investigated the role of contact and perspective taking in improving perceptions of humanness of these social groups. To do so, we developed a new concept, humanness(More)
In this paper, we argue that future systems need to be designed using a flexible user-centric design methodology geared primarily toward maximizing the user satisfaction (i.e., flow experience) rather than seeking mainly optimization of performance and power consumption. Compared to the traditional design, we aim at re-focusing the current design paradigm(More)
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