M. A. Hanson

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This laboratory research compared the reliability, validity, and accuracy of a computerized adaptive rating scale (CARS) format and 2 relatively common and representative rating formats. The CARS is a paired-comparison rating task that uses adaptive testing principles to present pairs of scaled behavioral statements to the rater to iteratively estimate a(More)
For years, pilot selection has focused primarily on the identification of individuals with superior flying skills and abilities. More recently, the aviation community has become increasingly aware that successful completion of a flight or mission requires not only flying skills but the ability to work well in a crew situation. This project involved(More)
Most studies of patient assaults against staff operationally define violence as episodes of unwanted physical or sexual contact. This study empirically assessed a broader range of patient violence by including verbal and nonverbal threats in addition to sexual and physical assaults. Preliminary data from a statewide survey suggested that patient threats(More)
A program to address the psychological sequelae of patients' assaults on psychiatric health care staff--the Assaulted Staff Action Program (ASAP)--was previously shown to be associated with a notable decline in the assault rate at the state hospital where it was implemented. This study examined whether these findings would be replicated when ASAP was(More)
Datisca (Datiscaceae) is a ditypic genus with an intercontinentally disjunct distribution. Chloroplast DNA restriction site data was obtained from 23 populations and four 10–20 year old herbarium specimens ofD. glomerata and three populations ofD. cannabina from throughout their geographic ranges in western North America and southwest-central Asia,(More)
Previous studies have noted the paradox of the dually-diagnosed (serious mental illness and substance abuse) in which the dually-diagnosed are judged to be both behaviorally more disorganized and simultaneously more socially competent. This study sought to further assess this paradox with a large sample size and a comprehensive assessment approach. In this(More)
The Pediatric Examination of Educational Readiness (PEER) is a standardized observation system for use by health care professionals. It combines a prekindergarten physical examination with a neurodevelopmental and behavioral assessment. The PEER was field tested on 386 children, of whom 22% revealed a "definite concern" in one area of development or(More)
Glacial Lake Missoula formed when the Purcell Trench lobe of the Cordilleran ice sheet dammed Clark Fork River in Montana during the Fraser Glaciation (marine oxygen isotope stage 2). Over a period of several thousand years, the lake repeatedly filled and drained through its ice dam, and floodwaters coursed across the landscape in eastern Washington. In(More)
This chapter reviews literature from approximately mid-1993 through early 1996 in the areas of performance and criteria, validity, statistical and equal opportunity issues, selection for work groups, person-organization fit, applicant reactions to selection procedures, and research on predictors, including ability, personality, assessment centers,(More)