Title page for ETD etd-06082009-230307

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Walters, Robert
Author's Email Address robwalters@vt.edu
URN etd-06082009-230307
Title Hostile-Diabetic Men: An Examination of Peripheral Glucose and QEEG Magnitudes Subsequent to Lateralized Fluency-Stressors
Degree PhD
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Harrison, David W. Committee Chair
Crews, William David Jr. Committee Member
Friedman, Bruce H. Committee Member
Jones, Russell T. Committee Member
Winett, Richard A. Committee Member
  • QEEG
  • Glucose
  • Neuropsychology
  • Diabetes
  • Hostility
Date of Defense 2009-05-28
Availability restricted
Using the Limited Capacity Model of hostility (Walters & Harrison, 2006; Williamson & Harrison, 2005; Williamson, Harrison, & Walters, 2007) as a guide, the stress response of individuals with a variable and dysregulated fuel supply to their brain (diabetes) was examined subsequent to lateralized fluency-stress. This theoretical “capacity” model of hostility was applied to a relatively unknown population of high hostile-diabetics. Given the associations between hostility and diabetes, it was argued that a very robust stress response would be evident, as measured as by peripheral glucose and QEEG magnitudes, as a result of modest regulatory capacity subsequent to right frontal lobe stress. Moreover, it was expected that high hostile-diabetics would show diminished performance on neuropsychological indicants of right frontal functions.
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