Sandra V Wakcher's research while affiliated with California State University, Fullerton and other places

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Personality comparisons using Cattell's 16PF were made between 137 pilot incumbents, 81 pilot applicants, and the general population norms. No significant differences were found between the scores on the personality factors for the Pilot Incumbents and the Pilot Applicants. Further, the incumbents and applicants who had previous military training v...
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JavaScript programs can be used to control Web experiments. This technique is illustrated by an experiment that tested the effects of advice on performance in the classic probability-learning paradigm. Previous research reported that people tested via the Web or in the lab tended to match the probabilities of their responses to the probabilities th...

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... Birnbaum provided "bare bones" examples that illustrated techniques in the simplest way possible, devoid of frills, decorations, or additions that might distract a participant, clutter a page, or slow downloading pages without adding functionality. An introduction to JavaScript (https://www.w3schools.com/js/), a scripting language that is widely used to add functionality to Web pages, was taught using material from Birnbaum (2000aBirnbaum ( , 2000bBirnbaum ( , 2001a and Birnbaum and Wakcher (2002). ...
... Whereas the methods utilized in the present study supported a physically active lifestyle, managing life stress with health behaviors, accountability, and facilitation of autonomy via self-determined goal setting, all of which are associated with successful weight loss maintenance [57]. Airline pilots have been reported to exhibit higher personality scores for maturity, emotional stability, and intelligence when compared to general population norms [58]. These characteristics may positively influence intervention engagement and adherence, thus presenting an important consideration when generalizing our findings to the general population. ...