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    • When accuracy hurts: Reactions of anxious–ambivalent dating partners to a relationship-threatening situation. 

      Ickes, William; Grich, Jami; Simpson, Jeffry A. (Copyright American Psychological Association;Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington, 1999-05)
      Why are individuals who are anxious and uncertain about their partner’s love and commitment especially likely to have turbulent and unstable relationships? Guided by three theoretical perspectives—Ickes and Simpson’s (1997) ...
    • Treatment- and Cost-Effectiveness of Early Intervention for Acute Low Back Patients: A One-Year Prospective Study 

      Gatchel, Robert J.; Polatin, Peter B.; Noe, Carl (Springer Science & Business Media B.V.Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2003-03)
      In an attempt to prevent acute low back pain from becoming a chronic disability problem, an earlier study developed a statistical algorithm which accurately identified those acute low back pain patients who were at high ...
    • When Accuracy Hurts, and When It Helps: A Test of the Empathic Accuracy Model in Marital Interactions. 

      Ickes, William; Oriña, M. Minda; Simpson, Jeffry A. (Copyright American Psychological Association;Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2003-11)
      This study tested predictions from Ickes and Simpson’s (1997, 2001) empathic accuracy model. Married couples were videotaped as they tried to resolve a problem in their marriage. Both spouses then viewed a videotape of the ...
    • Development of a Self-Report Screening Instrument for Assessing Potential Opioid Medication Misuse in Chronic Pain Patients 

      Gatchel, Robert J.; Adams, Laura L.; Robinson, Richard C.; Polatin, Peter; Gajraj, Noor; Deschner, Martin; Noe, Carl (ElsevierDepartment of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2004)
      This study comprised the first step in the psychometric development of a self-report screening instrument for risk of opioid medication misuse among chronic pain patients. A 26-item instrument, the Pain Medication Questionnaire ...
    • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome 

      Gatchel, Robert J.; Miller, Brandy; Lou, Leland (PPM Communications, Inc.Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2004)
      Back pain is a widespread public health problem, affecting a staggering 80% of Americans at some point in their lives. Each year, an estimated one out of every 14 people will seek medical care for back or neck pain, amounting ...
    • Musculoskeletal Disorders: Primary and Secondary Interventions 

      Gatchel, Robert J. (ElsevierDepartment of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2004-02)
      In the United States alone, the annual cost associated with the diagnosis and care of musculoskeletal trauma amounts to tens of billions of dollars [Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders: Function, Outcomes and Evidence. ...
    • Psychosocial Factors That Can Influence the Self-Assessment of Function 

      Gatchel, Robert J. (Springer NetherlandsDepartment of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington., 2004-09)
      What has plagued the evaluation process in this area has been the level of agreement in the wide variation in the measures used to document a construct such as pain, as well as changes in that construct as reflected in the ...
    • Failure to Complete a Functional Restoration Program for Chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Prospective One-Year Outcome Study 

      Gatchel, Robert J.; Proctor, Timothy J.; Mayer, Tom G.; Theodore, Brian (The American Congress of Rehabilitation MedicineDepartment of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2005-08)
      This large prospective study determined that noncompleters of interdisciplinary tertiary rehabilitation for CDOMDs had comparatively poor socioeconomic outcomes in the year after discharge from treatment, especially on ...
    • The Relationships Among Depression, Pain, and Masticatory Functioning in Temporomandibular Disorder Patients 

      Gatchel, Robert J.; Stowell, Anna W.; Buschang, Peter (Quintessence Publishing Co. Inc., Chicago, 2006)
      Aims: To evaluate the effect of comorbid depression and pain on an early biopsychosocial intervention for acute temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients. Methods: Depressed (either - 3 - current or lifetime; n = 32) or ...
    • Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenocortical Axis Dysregulation in Acute Temporomandibular Disorder and Low Back Pain: A Marker for Chronicity? 

      Gatchel, Robert J.; Garofalo, John P.; Robinson, Richard C. (Wiley-BlackwellDepartment of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2006-07)
      Dysregulation of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenocortical (HPA) axis is believed to be a valid biological marker of stress. This study evaluating changes in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and low back ...
    • Decreases in Cortisol Variability Between Treated and Untreated Jaw Pain Patients 

      Gatchel, Robert J.; Garofalo, J.P.; Robinson, Richard C. (Wiley Periodicals, Inc.Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2006-08)
      The study evaluated the impact of treatment on cortisol levels in acute pain patients at high risk for chronic jaw-related pain. Twenty-five patients with jaw pain or facial discomfort (< 6 months) participated in the ...
    • Emotional Distress and Medication Use in Two Acute Pain Populations: Jaw and Low Back 

      Gatchel, Robert J.; Edwards, Deirdre M.; Stowell, Anna W.; Adams, Laura L. (Wiley-BlackwellDepartment of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2006-12)
      The present study was undertaken to compare emotional distress and functional ability between two common acute pain populations - - jaw pain (JAW; n = 135) and low back pain (LB; n=71). Patient groups were evaluated and ...
    • Social support in couples: An examination of gender differences using self-report and observational methods. 

      Ickes, William; Buysse, Ann; Verhofstadt, Lesley L. (Springer Verlag;Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2007-06-20)
      Two studies were conducted to examine gender differences in spousal support. Study 1 was a survey study involving 458 married couples, and Study 2 was an observational study involving 32 married couples. Self-reports were ...
    • The Biopsychosocial Approach to Chronic Pain: Scientific Advances and Future Directions 

      Gatchel, Robert J.; Peng, Yuan Bo; Peters, Madelon L.; Fuchs, Perry N.; Turk, Dennis C. (American Psychological AssociationDepartment of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2007-07)
      The prevalence and cost of chronic pain is a major physical and mental health care problem in the United States today. As a result, there has been a recent explosion of research on chronic pain, with significant advances ...
    • The Role Of Cingulate Cortex In Spatial Learning And Pain Processing 

      Weaver, Rebecca (Psychology, 2007-08-23)
      Research implicates the Anterior Cingulate Cortex (ACC) mediates the affective component of pain processing but not spatial learning. The Posterior Cingulate Cortex (PCC) mediates spatial learning but not pain processes. ...
    • Sex Differences In Object Location Memory: Fixed Versus Moving Through Space 

      Velarde, Jose Antonio (Psychology, 2007-08-23)
      Previous studies suggest that females possess superior object location memory than males. The present study investigated object location memory using both static and dynamic tasks. Additionally, the correlation between ...
    • An Examination Of Individuals' Self-selections To Organizations 

      Chan, Sarah (Psychology, 2007-08-23)
      It has long been noted that people have a tendency to look for and engage in situations that are congruent with their personalities, their self-concepts, their interests, their attitudes and their values (Allport, 1937; ...
    • The 2D4D Ratio And Cyclic Shifts As Predictors Of Self-perceived Quality And Permissiveness 

      Lyons, Jason Cole (Psychology, 2007-08-23)
      The following paper discusses the findings from background research leading up to a discussion of findings from the present study. The relationships between female sexual permissiveness and female's self-perceived quality ...
    • Peripheral Blood Perfusion Induced By Electrical Stimulation Of The Anterior Cingulate Cortex 

      He, Ji Wei (Psychology, 2007-08-23)
      In the last decade, much research has implicated the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) in the modulation of both emotion and visceral functions in primates and rats. Rat studies have shown that electrical stimulation of ...
    • Perception Of Diversity 

      Parthasarathy, Niveditha (Psychology, 2007-08-23)
      Two studies were conducted to examine effects of diversity on perception. The primary purpose of the first study was to see how people perceive diverse groups, how comfortable they are working in such groups, and how ...