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Wilson, Dawn K.

Overview
Works: 22 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 564 library holdings
Genres: Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: RJ102, 613.043308693
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Most widely held works by Dawn K Wilson
Health-promoting and health-compromising behaviors among minority adolescents by Dawn K Wilson( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minority adolescents are at increased risk for numerous health problems but are less likely to have a regular source of medical care than either adults or children. During this critical developmental period, adolescents establish behavior patterns that set the stage for adulthood, creating a unique window of opportunity for clinicians and health care professionals to intervene and promote health. This [book] guides the efforts to understand and develop innovative, effective, and culturally sensitive approaches for minority youth populations. /// "Health-Promoting and Health-Compromising Behaviors Among Minority Adolescents" [is intended] not only [for] health psychologists but [for] all clinical and counseling professionals who might treat minority adolescents. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Diet, exercise, and diabetes controll( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cognitive Mediation of Message Framing in Persuasion by Dawn K Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To determine if message recipients rely on heuristics when evaluating message validity, the study examines whether the differential impact of information framed in terms of losses (costs of not choosing an option) versus gains (benefits of choosing an option) might be a function of heuristic processing. Subjects, 87 undergraduate psychology students, read over a "practice" interview transcript that was either relevant (High Involvement) or irrelevant (Low Involvement) to an interview they would be doing. The transcript (persuasive message) contained six arguments presented in either Loss or Gain Language that advocated the implementation of senior comprehensive exams. Subjects were also classified as either High or Low Need for Cognition (nfc) based on pretesting. Results indicated that subjects were most influenced by the Loss Language message, but only under High Involvement conditions or when subjects were High in nfc. The impact of framing therefore seems to be more a function of systematic rather than heuristic information processing. (One table of data is included, and nine references are appended.) (Ms)
Evidence for Heuristic Processing of Persuasive Messages A Priming Approach by Dawn K Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent research in persuasion shows that while message recipients often use little cognitive effort when assessing message validity, they may instead rely on a heuristic processing strategy. This study used a priming-like paradigm to manipulate the reliability that subjects apply to the heuristic "message length implies message strength." Subjects were pretested in class to assess their level of need for cognition. In the first study, the priming phase, subjects were asked to rate a set of statements to assess the goodness of certain rules of thumb. Under high association, subjects rated statements that showed a strong relationship between number and quality of arguments. Under low association, subjects rated statements that showed no relationship between argument quality and number. In the second study, the persuasion phase, a second experimenter asked students to generate a physical description of a speaker based on hearing the person's voice. The tape of the voice contained a persuasive message advocating comprehensive exams as a requirement for graduation. The number of arguments supporting the exam requirement was varied for subjects. Subjects judged to be low in need for cognition who received the relevant heuristic as reliable were most influenced by a purportedly longer versus a shorter message. For low need-for-cognition subjects, estimated number of arguments significantly predicted attitude under high association, but for high need-for-cognition subjects, issue-related thoughts were most predictive of attitude. The results provide further evidence for the heuristic model of persuasion. (ABL)
Promoting Social Nurturance and Positive Social Environments to Reduce Obesity in High-Risk Youth by Dawn K Wilson( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Results of the "Positive Action for Today's Health" (PATH) Trial for Increasing Walking and Physical Activity in Underserved African-American Communities by Dawn K Wilson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 6-year update of the health policy and advocacy priorities of the Society of Behavioral Medicine by Joanna Buscemi( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secondary benefits of the families improving together (FIT) for weight loss trial on cognitive and social factors in African American adolescents by Allison M Sweeney( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longitudinal relationships between self-concept for physical activity and neighborhood social life as predictors of physical activity among older African American adults by Allison M Sweeney( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project SHINE: effects of a randomized family-based health promotion program on the physical activity of African American parents by Sara M St. George( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructor's Competency Rating as a Function of Academic Status and Classroom Distraction by Dawn K Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect of distraction and instructor academic status on competency ratings of instructors was studied. It was hypothesized that (1) the higher the academic status of the instructor, the higher the competency rating and (2) the more the distraction, the lower the competency rating. The 56 undergraduate student subjects were assigned to experimental conditions whereby they were told the instructor's academic status or they were exposed to distractions. Two confederates posed as subjects and carried on a conversation every 2 minutes. During the presentation, the instructor ignored the distraction. Students rated the instructor on a six-point Likert-type scale after the presentation. Both hypotheses were supported; however, an interaction effect indicated that the graduate instructor was rated as more competent than the undergraduate instructor only when a distraction was present. It is concluded that the higher the academic status of an instructor, the less the instructor needs to be concerned about being judged as incompetent. Since status was only significant in the distraction condition, it appears that a lower-status instructor has to place high priority on controlling distraction in order to be thought competent. (Author/SW)
Promoting healthy diet and physical activity in children and adolescents : developmental issues( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Associations Between Parenting Factors, Motivation, and Physical Activity in Overweight African American Adolescents by Lauren E Huffman( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38) and Society of Behavioral Medicine joint position statement on the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program by On behalf of the American Psychological Association Society for Health Psychology and the Society of Behavioral Medicine( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development of an innovative process evaluation approach for the Families Improving Together (FIT) for weight loss trial in African American adolescents( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Highlights: We present a multilevel, theory driven process evaluation of a weight loss program for African American families. Make-up sessions and flexible program components may help overcome barriers to attendance experienced by low income, ethnic minority populations. Implementing behavioral and motivational program elements may require regular coaching for program facilitators. Fidelity at the group level is distinct from fidelity at the facilitator level. We provide a model for evaluating implementation of cultural program elements and insights may be used to develop culturally relevant intervention strategies. Abstract: This study demonstrates how a multi-theoretical, multilevel process evaluation was used to assess implementation of the Families Improving Together (FIT) for weight loss intervention. FIT is a randomized controlled trial evaluating a culturally tailored, motivational plus family-based program on weight loss in African American adolescents and their parents. Social Cognitive, Self Determination, Family Systems theories and cultural tailoring principles guided the conceptualization of essential elements across individual/family, facilitator, and group levels. Data collection included an observational rating tool, attendance records, and a validated psychosocial measure. Results: Attendance records (0 = absent, 1 = present, criteria = e"0%) indicated that 71.5% of families attended each session. The survey (1 = false, 6 = true, criteria = e".5) indicated that participants perceived a positive group climate (M = 5.16, SD = 0.69). A trained evaluator reported that facilitator dose delivered (0 = no, 1 = yes, criteria = e"5%) was high (99.6%), and fidelity (1 = none to 4 = all, criteria = e") was adequate at facilitator (M = 3.63, SD = 0.41) and group levels (M = 3.35, SD = 0.49). Five cultural topics were raised by participants related to eating (n = 3) and physical activity (n = 2) behaviors and were integrated as part of the final curriculum. Discussion: Results identify areas for program improvement related to delivery of multi-theoretical and cultural tailoring elements. Findings may inform future strategies for implementing effective weight loss programs for ethnic minority families
Bayesian latent structure modeling of walking behavior in a physical activity intervention( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The analysis of walking behavior in a physical activity intervention is considered. A Bayesian latent structure modeling approach is proposed whereby the ability and willingness of participants is modeled via latent effects. The dropout process is jointly modeled via a linked survival model. Computational issues are addressed via posterior sampling and a simulated evaluation of the longitudinal model's ability to recover latent structure and predictor effects is considered. We evaluate the effect of a variety of socio-psychological and spatial neighborhood predictors on the propensity to walk and the estimation of latent ability and willingness in the full study
Naturalizing digital immigrants - the power of collegial coaching for techn by Dawn K Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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