Patrick R. Harrison

Patrick R. Harrison
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | UNC · Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

PhD

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In this chapter, we review several measures of hope and optimism–two distinct but related types of expectations for the future. We begin by reviewing dominant theoretical perspectives on these two constructs and explicating the meaning of each term, including the conceptual uniqueness and overlap of hope and optimism. We also review commonly used m...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the role of neighborhood disadvantage and perceptions of neighborhood on the development of aggressive behavior among a sample of urban low-income African American middle school aged youth (mean age = 11.65 years). Results of hierarchical linear modeling indicated that youth experienced significant changes i...
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Among urban African-American 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students (n = 320), the specific posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTS) of numbing and hyperarousal were expected to mediate the relationship between exposure to community violence (ECV) and depressive symptoms in both cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses utilizing structural equation modeling....
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Savoring interventions aim to improve people's ability to appreciate positive experiences and to regulate the positive feelings that are evoked by these experiences. This chapter reviews 16empirically-based interventions designed to enhance savoring, and is organized in terms of whether the interventions focus on savoring positive experiences from...
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Widely researched as separate entities, our understanding of the comorbid effects of childhood obesity and asthma on quality of life is limited. This article discusses the effects of childhood obesity and asthma on self-reported quality of life in low-income African American teens with asthma. When controlling for the influence of symptom frequency...
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In highlighting the potentially catastrophic effects of environmentally harmful behavior, proenvironmental campaigns may inadvertently induce what social psychologists call mortality salience. An uncomfortable awareness of one's inevitable demise, mortality salience motivates individuals to act in line with important social values and to feel guilt...
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UniODA and CTA software require an ASCII (unformatted text) file as input data. Arguably the most difficult task an operator faces in conducting analyses is converting the original data file from (a) whatever software package was used to enter the data, into (b) an ASCII file for analysis. This article first highlights critical issues concerning mi...
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Asthma is the most prevalent chronic illness in childhood affecting 7 million youth. Many youth with asthma face another risk factor in obesity. Obesity, in turn, increases disorders such as asthma. Studies have recommended that asthma programs also address weight management in youth. Taking this into consideration, the I Can Control Asthma and Nut...
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Clinically significant depression is present in 25 % of individuals with type 2 diabetes, its risk being doubled in women. To examine the effectiveness of the Study of Women's Emotions and Evaluation of a Psychoeducational (SWEEP), a group therapy for depression treatment based on cognitive behavioral therapy principles that was developed for women...
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Minority teens with asthma are at particular risk for this life-threatening disease due to increased morbidity and mortality rates in addition to the normal challenges of adolescence. The purpose of this randomized controlled trial (n = 137) was to determine the effects of a coping-skills training program (intervention) compared with standard asthm...
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Thoughts and behaviors that regulate good feelings in response to positive events are known as savoring strategies (Bryant & Veroff, 2007). Unfortunately, we often fail to appreciate these experiences fully, and we may not be consciously aware of the specific things that make these experiences enjoyable. This activity is about becoming more aware o...
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Several factors impede accurate intergroup forecasts, including the reliance on stereotypes of one's partner, individual differences in sensitivity to group membership, and a failure to appreciate how the situation constrains one's experience. If one person goes into an interaction expecting the worst while the other person approaches the same inte...

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