Nick J. Broers

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This chapter describes an explorative study carried out to gain response from distance students on their experiences with collaborative learning in asynchronous computersupported collaborative learning (CSCL) environments. In addition, this study also attempts to have a good grip of crucial aspects concerning collaborative learning. The study was undertaken(More)
Serotonin is well known for its role in affection, but less known for its role in cognition. The serotonin transporter (SERT) has an essential role in serotonergic neurotransmission as it determines the magnitude and duration of the serotonin signal in the synaptic cleft. There is evidence to suggest that homozygous SERT knockout rats (SERT(-/-)), as well(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) To help identify patients with poor adherence and (2) to identify potential reasons that impede or facilitate adherence. METHODS Seventeen patients who used antihypertensive drugs participated in semi-standardized interviews. Interviews were recorded and reviewed by two investigators. Forty-four items were selected. An exploratory factor(More)
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Personal use of this manuscript is permitted. Permission from Elsevier must be obtained for any other commercial purpose. This article may not exactly replicate the published version, due to editorial changes and/or formatting and corrections during the final stage of publication. Interested readers are advised to consult the published version which can be(More)
Dissociative symptoms may be the by-products of a labile sleep-wake cycle (Koffel and Watson, 2009a). This may help to explain why dissociation overlaps with fantasy proneness and cognitive failures. Using path analysis, we tested to what extent data gathered in a nonclinical, predominantly female sample (N=139) supported two conceptual models. The first(More)
In 1984 the Dental Attitudes Questionnaire, an instrument for assessing oral health care attitudes, was proposed. The DAQ has six content scales (Cynicism, Health Concern, Motivation, Oral Function, Social Aesthetic, Susceptibility) and two validity scales (Halo, Infrequency). The original items had an 'agree-disagree' format. We compared this dichotomous(More)
The method of propositional manipulation (MPM) aims to help students develop conceptual understanding of statistics by guiding them into self-explaining propositions. To explore taskand student-related factors influencing students‟ ability to learn from MPM, twenty undergraduate students performed six learning tasks while thinking aloud. The results(More)