D. Mason

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A modified incidental-teaching procedure was used to increase the receptive language skills of autistic youth who had previously experienced lengthy institutionalization. At the time of the study, the two severely language-delayed children had recently been transitioned to a community-based group home. Receptive-labeling skills were taught for four sets of(More)
Intrathecal administration of anandamide, delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and (-)-3-[2-hydroxy-4-(1,1-dimethyheptyl)ptyl)phenyl]-4-(3-hydr oxypropyl)-cicloexan-1-ol (CP55,940) induced spinal antinociception accompanied by differential kappa-opioid receptor involvement and dynorphin A peptide release. Antinociception using the tail-flick test was induced(More)
Previous research in this laboratory concerning delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol-induced spinal antinociception indicated the critical role of dynorphin A-(1-17) in spinal antinociception following acute intrathecal (i.t.) administration. In the present study, tolerance development to delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol-induced spinal antinociception attenuated(More)
Intrathecal administration of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta 9-THC) but not the cannabinoid agonist CP55,940 enhances the antinociception produced by morphine. In addition, CP55,940- and delta 9-THC-induced antinociception is blocked by the kappa opioid antagonist norbinaltorphimine, and both cannabinoids are cross-tolerant to kappa agonists but do not(More)
The primary interest of this investigation concerned working memory functioning and cue/act discrimination during encoding of intentions. The study included manipulations of working memory and intention load to investigate the encoding processes related to prospective memory (PM). Three experiments are presented that involve working memory distraction tasks(More)
Web-based homework systems are becoming more common in general chemistry as instructors face ever-increasing enrollment. Yet providing meaningful feedback on assignments remains of the utmost importance. Chemistry instructors consider completion of homework integral to students' success in chemistry, yet only a few studies have compared the use of Web-based(More)
Dedication To my parents, Leroy and Jacqueline, for a lifetime of support, love, forgiveness, and never failing encouragement. To my sister, Lori, and her family, John, Kristin, and Kyle for their love and support. To Margaret M. Kitt for having faith in me in the first place to pursue this work. Acknowledgements I want to thank Professor Joseph J. Lagowski(More)
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