Helen Altman Klein

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Type II diabetes occurs when the body’s natural blood glucose regulatory system breaks down. Elevated blood glucose can lead to disabilities, early deaths, and enormous societal expense. While medical and pharmacological science offers powerful approaches for controlling blood glucose levels and ameliorating dangerous consequences, the patient must make(More)
Childhood experiences are important for developing self-perception. The present study examined the relationship between parental nurturance and Harter's (1988) multidimensional domains of self-perception as well as gender differences in patterns of perceived nurturance. We had 207 college students complete the Neemann & Harter's Self-Perception Profile for(More)
Diabetes self-management is a complex dynamic process. Although patients are given guidelines for self-care, many still struggle with glucose control. This study uses techniques from naturalistic decision-making research to examine how patients with low, moderate, and good glycemic control conceptualize self-care. Eighteen people with type 2 diabetes were(More)
We hypothesized that children whose temperaments match the features, demands, and values of their environment will demonstrate a better fit or adjustment to that environment. Culture is one factor that influences the environment. This study examined the temperament ideal held by Japanese teachers (N = 18) as well as the relationship between judged(More)
Previous research has supported the hypothesis that high levels of marital conflict are related to lower self-esteem in children. In this study, 122 young adults completed the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Questionnaire and the Student Interparental Conflict Scale, as well as the Parental Nurturance Scale and the Parental Authority Questionnaire. One parent of each(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between decision making and successful diabetes self-management. BACKGROUND Patients with type II diabetes make routine but critical self-management decisions. METHOD We conducted cognitive task analysis interviews with 18 patients to examine problem detection, functional relationships, problem-solving strategies,(More)
Military life includes constant change. This study explored the relationship of life satisfaction among military wives with the individual attitudinal and personality variables of perceived social support, locus of control, and temperament. Sixty wives of noncommissioned military personnel were selected as participants. Life satisfaction was found to be(More)
Cultural differences in cognition are important during multinational commercial, military, and humanitarian operations. The Rosetta Project addresses definition and measurement of key cognitive dimensions. Six potential diagnostic measures related to Analytic-Holistic reasoning were assessed: the Exclusion Task, the Attribution Complexity Scale, the(More)
The issue of irreversible decrements versus developmental plasticity with aging was explored for skilled language users. Fifteen English teachers (22 to 31 years of age) and 15 retired English teachers (50 to 83 years of age) were tested for language memory, using a 2 X 2 X 2 (Recall vs. Recognition X Meaningful vs. Nonmeaningful X Incidental vs.(More)