Gail L. Schmidt

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It has been shown previosly that high linguistic diversity positively affects listeners' judgments of speaker attributes and message effectiveness. Diversity refers to the degree of lexical and syntactic redundancy in a message. In the present study it was predicted that listeners' initial perceptions of a speaker's status would influence their judgments of(More)
Neurotensin is a tridecapeptide present in the brain and gastrointestinal tract. Administration of neurotensin into the brain results in responses in the gastrointestinal tract, suggesting a role for neurotensin in the interrelationships that comprise the brain-gut axis. Intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) administration of neurotensin protects the gastric(More)
Teaching and clinical supervision of family therapy can enhance a resident's clinical skills and also promote movement from a linear, reductionistic type of thinking to a dynamic understanding of complex systems. Second-year postgraduate residents who completed a 10-month family therapy program were tested for their ability to understand family systems(More)
The mechanisms underlying psychotropic drug interactions include alterations in gastrointestinal absorption, protein-binding, specific and nonspecific metabolic degradation, receptor interactions, and renal clearance. The risk of interactions can be minimized by detailed drug history-taking, use of rapid reference sources, patient education, and physician(More)
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