Stephen B. Hillman

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The purpose of this focused program evaluation was to explore attitudes and beliefs about storytelling as a strategy for coping with cancer among participants who attended a cancer-related storytelling workshop. The response rate was 70% (n = 94) and included persons with a diagnosis of cancer, their loved ones, and members of the public. The program(More)
Examined whether the level of family functioning and the components contributing to adaptive family functioning differed in families of visibly handicapped children (cerebral palsy) when compared to families of nonvisibly disabled children (diabetes). Other factors included effect of disability severity on family functioning, comparison of families of(More)
Studies in psychology often have low power because of inadequate sample size. Thus, recent articles in this journal have suggested making sample size determinations through readily available tables that are based on population normality. Questions have been raised on the use of these power tables because prevalent psychometric distributions, such as the(More)
The current study investigated risk perception and Unrealistic Optimism as a function of involvement in risk. 74 undergraduate students were asked to rate how likely they were to encounter various negative consequences relative to various comparison targets (child, peer, and parent) and specified their actual involvement in risk-taking. Over-all, 37 High(More)
High-school-aged adolescents responded to a 48-item survey about their substance use. From an original sample of 190 respondents, groups were created through consequence variables (e.g., school, family, medical, and legal problems) into abuse (n = 41) and use (n = 115) categories. Variables were organized along multidimensional lines: stimulus (e.g.,(More)
Psychology studies often tdve low statistical power. Sample size tables, as given by J. Cohen (1988), may be used to increase power, but they are based on Monte Carlo studies of relatively "tame" mathematical distributions, as compared to psychology data sets. In this study, Monte Carlo methods were used to investigate Type I and Type II error properties of(More)