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A reinterpretation of sensory discrimination—the χ2 model

Donald Laming

in The Measurement of Sensation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198523420
eISBN:
9780191712425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523420.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The logarithm of a χ2 variable is approximately normal. For the number of degrees of freedom needed to model threshold discriminations between separate stimuli, the approximation is very good. So, ... More


The physiological basis of sensation

Donald Laming

in The Measurement of Sensation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198523420
eISBN:
9780191712425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523420.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines the hypothesis that the power law transform is realized in elementary neural function. It begins by examining studies that have looked for power law relationships between ... More


Family Studies of Intellectual Abilities in Adulthood

K. Warner Schaie

in Developmental Influences on Adult Intelligence: The Seattle longitudinal study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156737
eISBN:
9780199786817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156737.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter gives an account of family studies of intellectual abilities in adulthood designed to consider similarities in adult parent-offspring and sibling pairs as well as similarity in married ... More


The Perception of Quality: Auditory Timbre

Stephen Handel

in Perceptual Coherence: Hearing and seeing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169645
eISBN:
9780199786732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169645.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The sound reaching the observer is the result of the discrete frequency source excitation being filtered by the sound body resonances, analogous to that for color stimuli. However, the interactive ... More


Support Adequacy in Marriage: Observing the Platinum Rule

Rebecca L. Brock and Erika Lawrence

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter identifies support adequacy—the extent to which there is a match between desired and received support—as the key factor in the association between support and marital outcomes. The ... More


The Effectiveness of Social Support Attempts in Intimate Relationships

Christine Rini and Christine Dunkel Schetter

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter focuses on social support effectiveness, which emphasizes the extent to which support attempts meet the needs of recipients in terms of their quantity and quality. They provide a ... More


“I Know What You Need Right Now”: Empathic Accuracy and Support Provision in Marriage

Lesley L. Verhofstadt, William Ickes, and Ann Buysse

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter investigates the hypothesis that a support provider’s level of empathic accuracy—that is, his or her ability to make accurate inferences about the support seeker’s thoughts and ... More


An Attachment Theoretical Perspective on Social Support Dynamics in Couples: Normative Processes and Individual Differences

Nancy L. Collins and Brooke C. Feeney

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter describes an attachment-based model of social support in couples, which emphasizes the interpersonal and transactional nature of support processes and focuses on the roles of both the ... More


Accurate Expression and Validating Responses: A Transactional Model for Understanding Individual and Relationship Distress

Alan E. Fruzzetti and John M. Worrall

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter presents a transactional model for understanding the linkages between individual and relationship distress within couple interactions, describing how specific patterns of ineffective ... More


Social Support After a Partner’s Traumatic Injury: Situational, Relationship, and Individual Difference Predictors

Natalya C. Maisel, Amy J. Rauer, Grant N. Marshall, and Benjamin R. Karney

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Intimate partners are a crucial source of support for survivors of traumatic injury, but partners may vary in the support they provide. When are partners most likely to provide support after a ... More


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