Award Date

2009

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Advisor 1

Russell T. Hurlburt, Committee Chair

First Committee Member

Christopher Heavey

Second Committee Member

Mark Ashcraft

Graduate Faculty Representative

Gale Sinatra

Number of Pages

91

Abstract

Descriptive Experience Sampling Interactive Multimedia Training Tool By Arva Bensaheb Dr. Russell T. Hurlburt, Examination Committee Chair Professor of Psychology University of Nevada Las Vegas The present study developed a multimedia training tool to teach skills necessary to recognize two phenomena identified by the Descriptive Experience Sampling method: sensory awareness and unsymbolized thinking. The training tool was developed by subjecting successive versions to critical feedback provided by focus groups. Then training provided by this new training tool was compared with the training provided by extant literary materials on the two phenomena. Results suggest that the training tool was more effective in teaching the student to recognize sensory awareness and unsymbolized thinking than were essay-based training materials. The multimedia training tool methodology offers a promising, portable method of training that could further our understanding and skill of recognizing inner experience phenomenon identified by DES.

Keywords

Descriptive experience sampling; Interactive multimedia; Training tools

Disciplines

Clinical Psychology

Language

English


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