Browsing Psychology Theses and Dissertations by Author "Berkman, Elliot"


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  • Kahn, Lauren (University of Oregon, 2018-09-06)
    Humans are highly motivated to avoid boredom. What is the functional role of boredom, and why is it so aversive? An empirical study tested the hypothesis that a need for agency, or control over one’s actions and their ...
  • Calcott, Rebecca (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
    A series of experiments investigated the relationship between locus coeruleus-norepinephrine (LC-NE) function and striatal dopamine (DA) tone and the flexibility of stability of cognitive control. Across 4 experiments, ...
  • Ludwig, Rita (University of Oregon, 2021-11-23)
    Effective, evidence-based public policy is of critical importance to address issues of socioeconomic inequality, poverty, and class mobility. Psychological science has a valuable opportunity to inform the development of ...
  • Livingston, Jordan (University of Oregon, 2019-01-11)
    The study of self within psychology has been limited in a number of ways. Two sets of empirical studies extended the study of self beyond traditional trait-based self-perception. In the first set of studies, seven hundred ...

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