Ashley Blair Hill

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On the basis of the authors' own research it is suggested boredom may be viewed as having cognitive and affective components. The cognitive component is subjective monotony and the affective component is a high level of frustration. An attempt is made to integrate the evidence supporting this view of boredom with other evidence from the literature to(More)
It is argued that previous research may have been mistaken in assuming that monotony in sensory stimulation is a necessary and sufficient cause of boredom. Five investigations are reported which used personal construct theory and repertory grid techniques to investigate three hypotheses: that boredom is associated with subjective monotony, that boredom is(More)
The present study investigated the effects of expansion on the objective and subjective performance of 20 hearing instrument users fitted binaurally with digital ITE products. Objective performance was evaluated in quiet using the Connected Speech Test and in noise using the Hearing in Noise Test. Subjective performance was evaluated in two ways: (a) by(More)
The present study investigated the effects of expansion time constants on the objective performance of 20 hearing instrument users fitted binaurally with digital in-the-ear products. Objective performance was evaluated in quiet using the Connected Speech Test and in noise using the Hearing in Noise Test. Results indicated that objective performance in quiet(More)
Two groups of undergraduates (n = 14 in each) matched for level of trait anxiety participated in the experiment. One group (E) was presented with 20 'emotional' words 10 per cent below detection threshold while the other group (N) was presented with 20 emotionally neutral words under the same conditions. Ratings of seven psychological variables were taken(More)
It is hypothesized on the basis of Eysenck's theory of extraversion that extraverts should build more variety into their performance at a monotonous task than introverts. The performance of a group of extravets (n = 16) and a group of introverts (n = 16) on a simple repetitive task was compared. Comparisons were made on two measures of response variety:(More)
Dynamic cardiomyoplasty is a new surgical procedure proposed for treatment of the failing heart. Clinically, the latissimus dorsi muscle is raised as a pedicled flap and wrapped around the heart. The skeletal muscle is transformed to produce a myocardium-like fatigue-resistant muscle. It is stimulated to contract in synchrony with the heart in hope of(More)
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