Matthew Draper

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The study examined the relationship among social connectedness, dysfunctional interpersonal behaviors, and psychological distress. The authors specifically hypothesized that the direct negative effect of social connectedness on psychological distress would be mediated by dysfunctional interpersonal behaviors. Prior to testing the hypothesis, the authors(More)
We propose and evaluate a neural network approach to mine detection using Electromagnetic Induction (EMI) sensors which provides a robust non-parametric approach. In our approach, a neural network with the well-known back-propagation learning algorithm combines the SStatistic with the δ-Technique to discriminate between non-mine patterns and mines.(More)
At the end of the final spin cycle of the laundry process, the residual moisture content (RMC) of fabric is directly related to the dynamic surface tension of the residual water in the fabric. The LaPlace equation for capillary rise predicts that the capillary rise of solutions in a capillary is proportional to the surface tension at the air-liquid(More)
Although multicultural awareness in counseling has risen substantially in the last decade, little research has examined counseling utilization and outcomes for ethnic minorities on university campuses. A sample of 1,166 African American, Asian American, Caucasian, and Latino help-seeking university students from over 40 universities nationwide filled out(More)
In this article, we draw upon the works of Jean-Luc Marion and Claude Romano to offer a phenomenological hermeneutic of clinical forensics. We introduce Marion's description of givenness and the event, and apply these ideas to clinical forensics. First, we describe Romano's conceptualization of the transformative effect of the event, relative to the(More)
While multicultural awareness in counseling has risen substantially in the last decade, little research has examined counseling utilization and outcomes for ethnic minorities on university campuses. A sample of 1,166 African American, Asian American, Caucasian, and Hispanic help-seeking university students from over 40 universities nationwide filled out the(More)
Landmines are a major problem facing the world today; there are millions of these deadly weapons still buried in various countries around the world. Humanitarian organizations dedicate an immeasurable amount of time, effort, and money to find and remove as many of these mines as possible. Unfortunately, landmines can be made out of common materials which(More)
This study is a service evaluation of short-term therapeutic effectiveness and progress in therapy for participants seeking help at 42 different counseling centers across the nation. To examine the dose-effect relationship between the number of sessions (dosage) and the therapeutic outcome, 1,698 subjects were monitored through their therapy process as part(More)
This paper analyzes the effectiveness of combining certain statistical techniques with a neural network to improve land mine detection. The detection method must not only detect the majority of landmines in the ground, it must also filter out as many of the false alarms as possible. This is the true challenge to developing landmine detection algorithms. Our(More)
The medicinal value of cardiac glycoside inhibitors for the treatment of congestive heart failure symptoms stems from their ability to specifically inhibit the ion transport activity of the transmembrane enzyme sodium/potassium-ATPase (Na/K-ATPase) in myocardial cells. In this study, we used the inhibitory potencies of 39 cardiac glycoside analogues for the(More)
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