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This investigation tested the incremental utility of cognitive retraining as a component within a program designed to prevent child maltreatment. High-risk families (N = 96) were randomly assigned to a control condition, home visitation modeled after the Healthy Start program (unenhanced home visitation), or home visitation that included a cognitive(More)
The paradoxical use of punitive force by adults with low perceived power was explored in teaching interactions. Punitive force was measured by the intensity of physical effort used in operating controls that displayed negative feedback to child trainees. Women who differed in perceived power were assigned to (a) situations in which they had high, low, or(More)
Changes in children's attentional engagement were assessed as a function of their exposure to "teachers" who differed in perceived power and the communication style that is associated with perceived power. In Study 1, "teachers" (women assigned to an instructional role) were selected on the basis of their perceived power; low-power women were more likely(More)
One of the fundamental targets of the automated image analysis of cytologic preparations is the reduction of computer classification errors due to cells or other objects that do not lend themselves to image segmentation or that have morphologic features that may mislead the cell classification schemes. In prior work from this laboratory, the achievement of(More)
The PAPNET system is an automated interactive instrument for analysis of conventional (Papanicolaou) cervical smears. The instrument, described in this paper, introduces several important innovations to cytology automation. The cell selection system is composed of two stages: an algorithmic classifier, followed by a trained neural network allowing for great(More)
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