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The specific deterrent effects of arrest for domestic assault.
The specific deterrence doctrine and labeling theory predict opposite effects of punishment on individual rates of deviance. The limited cross-sectional evidence available on the question isExpand
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THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN HUMOR: PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL BENEFITS AND RISKS FOR OLDER ADULTS
Humor produces psychological and physiological effects on our body that are similar to the health benefits of aerobic exercise. These benefits are some of the best kept secrets from those persons whoExpand
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Measuring the Effectiveness of Faculty Mentoring Relationships
“Mentor” is a term widely used in academic medicine but for which there is no consensus on an operational definition. Further, criteria are rarely reported for evaluating the effectiveness ofExpand
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Criterion-Referenced Measurement: The State of the Art
  • R. Berk
  • Computer Science
  • 1 February 1980
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Determination of Optional Cutting Scores in Criterion - Referenced Measurement,
An empirical methodology is proposed for determining optimal cutting scores for short-fixed-length criterion-referenced tests. Classification of outcome probabilities and validity coefficientExpand
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Generalizability of behavioral observations: a clarification of interobserver agreement and interobserver reliability.
  • R. Berk
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • American journal of mental deficiency
  • 1 March 1979
Sixteen indices of interobserver agreement and six methods for estimating coefficients of interobserver reliability were critiqued. The agreement statistics were found to be imprecise, limitedExpand
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The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory: an evaluation of its reliability and validity for children with traumatic brain injury.
OBJECTIVES To assess the reliability and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory, version 4.0 (PedsQL), and to compare it with that of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive FunctionExpand
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Humor as an instructional defibrillator.
  • R. Berk
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of health administration education
  • 25 September 2002
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Performance Assessment: Methods and Applications
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Does Humor in Course Tests Reduce Anxiety and Improve Performance?
decrease anxiety and increase test perfor mance? How do you even use humor appropriately in tests? The purpose of this article is to provide an up-to-date summa ry of the research related to humor inExpand
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