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Correlates of attitude change regarding an environmental hazard
Persuasion research has found that messages aimed at engendering concern for environmental issues like global climate change (GCC), unlike many other topics, are less effective when appealing to an individual's sense of ...
Food-deserts and their relationship with academic achievement in school children
Background: A healthy diet can improve childhood development, cognitive outcomes and academic achievement scores. Food deserts, defined as areas of low access to healthy foods, are characterized by low fruit and vegetable ...
Social-emotional dysfunction in middle school students: The role of anxiety on the experience of peer victimization and eating disorder symptoms
This study explored the impact of anxiety and its subtypes on the relation between peer victimization and eating disorder risk within an early adolescent sample in the context of the Social Information Processing model. ...
Handwashing with soap to improve child health: Observational and experimental studies to estimate behavior and health effects of handwashing with soap in low-resource settings
Pneumonia and diarrhea are the two leading causes of death among children <5 years old, and handwashing with soap can prevent these infections. This dissertation will provide insight into measurement of handwashing, ...