Karen S Beale

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The focus of this study was to analyze whether the psychostimulant nicotine would enhance reference and working memory consolidation in rats tested on the 8-arm radial arm maze. Mecamylamine, a nicotine antagonist, was used to attempt to block the enhancement of memory consolidation. All rats were given one training trial/day for 12 consecutive days, and 4(More)
We conducted a qualitative study to explore parental beliefs about emotions in the family across three cultures (African American, European American, and Lumbee American Indian), using the underutilized yet powerful methodology of focus groups. The main goal of this monograph is to understand parents’ beliefs about the role of emotions in the family and how(More)
Parents' beliefs about children's emotions comprise an important aspect of parental emotion socialization and may relate to children's mental health and well-being. Thus, the goal of this study was to develop the multifaceted Parents' Beliefs About Children's Emotions (PBACE) questionnaire. Central to our work was inclusion of multiple ethnic groups(More)
Adults aged from 24 to 79 were exposed to four commercial advertisements within the context of television programs designed to induce either a positive or negative mood. Although age was associated with memory for the content of the commercials, it did not moderate the impact of mood on evaluations of the advertised products. Instead, participants who(More)
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