Melissa J. Stewart

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Geriatric adults (at least 65 years of age) completed the Functional Status Questionnaire twice, first using the original paper-and-pencil format and again using one of six computer-based interactive methods. Scoring via original and computer-based methods was identical. Satisfaction with computers was high. Of the interactive methods, touchscreen required(More)
Although most gamblers set a monetary limit on their play, many exceed this limit--an antecedent of problematic gambling. Responsible gambling tools may assist players to gamble within their means. Historically, however, the impact of such tools has been assessed in isolation. In the current research, two responsible gambling tools that target adherence to(More)
A failure to set and adhere to monetary limits has been implicated in the development of problematic gambling. A randomized controlled experiment (N = 59) with 2 conditions (i.e., monetary limit pop-up reminder vs. no monetary limit pop-up reminder) was conducted to assess the value of monetary limit pop-up messages in increasing adherence to(More)
The current research examined whether the presentation of gambling-related cues facilitates the activation of gambling outcome expectancies using both reaction time (RT) and self-report modes of assessment. Gambling outcome expectancies were assessed by having regular casino or online gamblers (N = 58) complete an outcome expectancy RT task, as well as a(More)
Stewart, Melissa, "Parental decision-making during the cochlear implant selection process" (2014). Independent Studies and Capstones. Abstract: The focus of this study was to examine the decision-making process parents experience when choosing a cochlear implant for their child and create a parent-friendly, comprehensive comparison chart of current cochlear(More)
Gambling outcome expectancies refer to the anticipated outcomes that gamblers expect will occur from gambling (i.e., learned memory associations between gambling cues, behavior, and outcomes). Unlike previous approaches to gambling outcome expectancies that have predominantly focused on the valence of outcome expectancies (positive vs. negative), the(More)
Ability of eight good and eight poor readers (in Grade 1, ages ranging from 6.7 to 7.4 yr.) to discriminate phonemic contrasts presented in 50% time-compressed sentential stimuli (Subtest 13 of the Carrow-Auditory Visual Abilities Test) was measured. Good readers exhibited a significantly higher over-all mean performance than poor readers on the(More)
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