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Drobisz, Jack – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This research examined how four different animated pedagogical agent implementations, which focus on perceptual and inquiry arousal conditions of attention as defined in Keller's ARCS model of motivational design (Keller, 2009), impact English language learners' situational interest, cognitive load, and reading comprehension in online readings…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Animation
Kim, Keehyung – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation, which comprises three independent essays, explores the dynamics of online user behavior and provides IS policy implications across three different applications. The first essay employs an econometric empirical analysis to examine the role of IT interventions on online users' gambling behavior, based on field data collected over…
Descriptors: Online Systems, Behavior Patterns, Use Studies, Users (Information)
Calderon, Olga – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The research studies human emotions through diverse methods and theoretical lenses. My intention in using this approach is to provide alternative ways of perceiving and interpreting emotions being experienced in the moment of arousal. Emotions are fundamental in human interactions because they are essential in the development of effective…
Descriptors: Science Education, Transformative Learning, Psychological Patterns, Action Research
House, Deanna – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Phishing attacks have threatened the security of both home users and organizations in recent years. Individuals of varying levels of computer proficiency are potential targets for a phishing attack; all that is needed is an email address and Internet access. Phishing uses social engineering to fraudulently obtain information that is confidential…
Descriptors: Fear, Computer Security, Information Security, Crime
Staus, Nancy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Although many science educators and researchers believe that emotion is an important part of the learning process, few researchers have dealt with the topic in a systematic fashion. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of emotion in the learning process, particularly in the learning of science content. My study utilized a dimensional…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Process Skills, Psychological Patterns, Cognitive Processes
Lindgren, Robb – ProQuest LLC, 2009
An extensive research literature in education and psychology demonstrates positive effects of perspective-taking on various forms of learning. Until recently, perspective-taking has been limited to the mental simulation of how someone with different beliefs, knowledge, physical location, etc., perceives an object or event. Over the last decade…
Descriptors: Photography, Videotape Recorders, Educational Technology, Training Methods
Farnsworth, Donald M., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
While research continues to link increased math anxiety with reduced working memory, the exact nature of the relationship remains elusive. In addition, research regarding the extent of the impact math anxiety has on working memory is contradictory. This research clarifies the directional nature of math anxiety as it pertains to working memory, and…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Short Term Memory, Mathematics Anxiety, Arousal Patterns