Using Skinner’s Model of Verbal Behavior Analysis to Study Aggression in Psychiatric Hospitals (Report)

Introduction Skinner’s (1957) conceptualization of verbal behavior has its roots in a series of lectures first presented at the University of Minnesota in the late 1930s, and subsequently at Harvard University, and the University of Chicago. In these lectures...

Pragmatics of Human Communication: A Study of Interactional Patterns, Pathologies and Paradoxes

The properties and function of human communication. Called “one of the best books ever about human communication,” and a perennial bestseller, Pragmatics of Human Communication has formed the foundation of much contemporary research into interpersonal communication, in addition to...

Depressive Symptoms and Subsequent Alcohol Use and Problems: A Prospective Study of Medical Inpatients with Unhealthy Alcohol Use *.

THERE IS CONSIDERABLE EVIDENCE to suggest that patients in medical settings have a higher prevalence of alcohol-use disorders and exhibit more risky drinking behavior than the general population (Maisto and Saitz, 2003). This “unhealthy drinking,” which includes the spectrum...

Admissions to the State Hospital: A One-Year Study (Report)

Introduction There are at present, two inpatient acute care mental health facilities operated by the West Virginia Dept of Health and Human Resources with a total of 240 beds to serve the mentally ill population of West Virginia. Each...

Disclosure of Child Murder: A Case Study of Ethical Dilemmas in Research (Ethics IN Research) (Report)

Disclosures of unreported incriminating information are rarely documented in research; researchers therefore often do not know how to respond when cases arise. Disclosure may occur when respondents volunteer information, without necessarily being asked, and presents an ethical dilemma. Researchers...

Septic Pelvic Thrombophlebitis Due to Staphylococcus Aureus (Scientific Article) (Case Study)

Introduction We present a case of a 30-year-old white female in prior good health, who developed post partum septic pelvic thrombophlebitis with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.

The South African Stress and Health (SASH) Study: 12-Month and Lifetime Prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

At the end of the apartheid era, the African National Congress (ANC) formulated a broad policy framework that forms the basis for the current enabling health care legislation in South Africa. The ANC government developed a health care delivery...