Maureen C. Smith

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This study examined age differences in recall for the literal and interpretive meanings of narrative text. Following presentation of one of two stories rich in both literal and interpretive content, younger (mean age = 19.2 years) and older (mean age = 72.2 years) adults were asked to retell and to interpret the story. Response task order was(More)
This study explored the correlates of self-reported coping strategies from both an appraisal (e.g., severity, impact, desirability of the event, as well as perceived stress) and a dispositional (e.g., preferred/typical coping style, self-concept clarity, self-esteem, emotion regulation, problem-solving style, anxiety) perspective. Participants were 211(More)
The Attitudes Toward Science (ATS) scale, developed by Francis and Greer (1999), was examined from an attitude versus beliefs perspective using data obtained from the Science-in-the-Moment study (Schmidt & Smith, 2008), an investigation of high school students' cognitive and affective experiences during science instruction. Although Francis and Greer (p.(More)
A random sample of 1,083 people, drawn from the lists of two practices in Leeds, was used to estimate the prevalence of deafness among adults. A test for deafness (defined as failure to hear 35 decibels at 1000 Hz in one or both ears) using a portable audiometer proved simple to operate with little observer variation. Eight per cent of adults were found to(More)
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