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Author Harper, Kaja Telmet
Title Emotional expression and coping style in predicting well-being after traumatic brain injury [electronic resources] by Kaja Telmet Harper.
Publication Info. 2012
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 Libraries Electronic Books  Electronic Resource - WSU ETD    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 116 p. : ill.
Note Advisor: Lisa J. Rapport
Thesis The standard model (SM) fails to explain the variety of observed quark and lepton flavors and their masses suggesting that there might exist a more fundamental basis. If quarks and leptons are composite particles made up of more basic constituents, a new physics interaction in the form of a four-fermion contact interaction arises between them. Experimentally the signal is manifest as a deviation from the SM prediction in the high-mass tail for the invariant mass distribution of the opposite-sign dimuon pairs. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment at the Center for European Nuclear Research (CERN) is built to explore new physics possibilities from proton-proton collisions occurring at the world's highest center-of-mass energy. This thesis discusses in detail a search strategy for a new physics possibility based on a left-handed current model of contact interactions. Based on 5.3 inverse femtobarns of 2011 LHC data as collected by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector, exclusion lower limits at 95% confidence level are set on the compositeness energy scale for both destructive and constructive interferences of the new physics with the SM Drell-Yan process. These limits form the most stringent limits to date and exceed the current published limits significantly. When describing stressful aspects of recovery, both verbal emotional expressions and observations of expressed emotions predicted well-being outcomes; however, the pattern differed between adults with TBI and their significant others. Among TBI participants, expressing awareness about the stressful aspects of recovery was associated with distress and low satisfaction with life, whereas avoiding problems or demonstrating acceptance predicted low distress and high satisfaction with life. Ongoing expression of anger long after the survivor's injury was a dysfunctional marker for distress in significant others. Interventions aimed at facilitating healthy coping styles may be helpful for individuals with TBI and their families.
Subject Clinical psychology
Added Title Wayne State University thesis (Ph.D.) : Psychology (Clinical)
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