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  • Roberts, L. E.; Williams, Robert J.; Farrell, V. T.; Keleher, B.; Marlin, R. G. (Blackwell PublishingMcMaster UniversityMcMaster University, 1980-05)
    Visceral learning may be depicted as a process in which subjects seek information about the behavioral goal. Concepts of this goal are based initially upon procedural details of training and are modified as feedback ...
  • Roberts, L. E.; Williams, Robert J.; Marlin, R. G. (McMaster UniversityMcMaster University, 1981)
    An earlier paper in this series depicted visceral learning as a problem in concept identification in which subjects seek information about the visceral target (Roberts, Williams, Farrell, & Marlin. 1979). Concepts pertaining ...
  • Roberts, L. E.; Marlin, R. G.; Keleher, B.; Williams, Robert J. (North HollandMcMaster UniversityMcMaster University, 1982)
    One purpose of this paper is to describe some experiments that have examined what subjects learn about a visceral target as a consequence of training on a feedback task. Initially this research was undertaken to explore ...
  • Roberts, Larry E.; Williams, Robert J.; Marlin, Richard G.; Farrell, Therese; Imiolo, Daniel (American Psychological AssociationMcMaster UniversityMcMaster University, 1984)
    What is the relation between (a) the ability to control visceral responding on a biofeedback task and (b) the ability to report behaviors actually contributing to this performance? Subjects received biofeedback training ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Roberts, Larry E. (Blackwell PublishingCommunity Services, Thompson, ManitobaMcMaster University, 1988)
    A widely-expressed view based on early studies of the verbal report in biofeedback holds that response awareness is unnecessary for learned control of visceral responding. However, more recent evidence has questioned this ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Gloster, Susan P. (Society for the Study of Social BiologyDepartments of Health and Family Services, Government of ManitobaDepartments of Health and Family Services, Government of Manitoba, 1992)
    The relationship between human sex ratios at birth and caloric availability per capita was examined across different countries. Significant positive correlations were obtained between the amount of food a country had ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Schmidt, Glen G. (ElsevierDepartments of Health and Family Services, Thompson, ManitobaDepartments of Health and Family Services, Thompson, Manitoba, 1993)
    The frequency of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) was examined in clients receiving treatment for recurrent mood disturbances in a northern Canadian site. Approximately one-fifth of these individuals were identified as ...
  • Williams, Robert J. (Fernwood PublishingAddiction Centre, Foothills HospitalAddiction Centre, Foothills Hospital, 1999)
    The assessment of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is made when there is evidence of alcohol use during pregnancy; growth deficiencies; characteristic facial features; and central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction. Psychological ...
  • Davis, Mary E.; Williams, Robert J.; Goodale, Leslie A. (Canadian Nurses AssociationAddiction Centre, Foothills Medical CentreAddiction Centre, Foothills Medical Centre, 1999-04)
    A final investigation attempted to determine whether the somewhat lower show-up rates after the Engaged intake could be a result of this procedure actually being therapeutic, thus decreasing the person's distress and need ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Odaibo, Felix S.; McGee, Janet M. (Canadian Journal of Public HealthAddiction Centre, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, AlbertaAddiction Centre, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, 1999-05)
    The incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in northeastern Manitoba was investigated by examining all 745 live births occurring in Thompson General Hospital in 1994. Birth records were screened with criteria designed ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Gloster, Susan P. (Rutgers UniversitySchool of Health Sciences, 1999-11)
    Objective: To investigate knowledge about fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) among Natives in northern Manitoba. A second objective was to determine if there are age or gender differences in level of knowledge. A third objective ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Chang, Samuel Y. (Blackwell PublishingAddiction Centre, Foothills Medical CentreAddiction Centre, Foothills Medical Centre, 2000)
    There are relatively few studies on adolescent substance abuse treatment. The ones that exist tend to be methodologically weak. Methodologically stronger studies have usually found most adolescents receiving treatment to ...
  • Williams, Robert J. (RoutledgeSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2002)
    Most adolescent substance abusers neither seek out nor receive formal treatment for their substance abuse. Despite this, most adolescent substance abusers eventually curb their substance use by their mid to late 20’s ...
  • Nowatzki, Nadine R.; Williams, Robert J. (Taylor & FrancisSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2002)
    Casino self-exclusion is a procedure by which individuals can have themselves banned from entering a casino. One of the purposes of this paper is to present information about the availability and features of these ...
  • Williams, Robert J. (Alberta Gaming Research InstituteSchool of Health Sciences, 2002-12)
    The current generation of North American youth are the first to have been raised in an environment of extensive legalized and government-sanctioned gambling. Perhaps as a consequence, the prevalence of problem gambling in ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; McDermitt, Dale R.; Bertrand, Lorne D.; Davis, R. Meghan (ElsevierSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2003)
    Parental awareness of adolescent substance use was investigated in a high school sample of 985 adolescents and their parents. Only 39% of parents were aware their adolescent used tobacco, only 34% were aware of alcohol ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Zolner, Theresa; Bertrand, Lorne D.; Davis, R. Meghan (Haworth Press, Inc.School of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2004)
    Frequent substance use has a strong association with poor mental health. The relationship between infrequent substance use and mental health is less clear. The present study investigated this relationship in a large ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Goodale, Leslie A.; Shay-Fiddler, Michele A.; Gloster, Susan P.; Chang, Samuel Y. (Taylor & FrancisSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2004)
    The prevalence of methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine misuse and abuse was examined in 450 adolescents referred for substance abuse treatment. Twenty three percent reported nonmedical use of these substances and six ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis; Wood, Robert T.; Currie, Shawn (National Association for Gambling Studies Inc.School of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer ScienceSociology, 2004)
    The development of effective problem gambling prevention programs is in its infancy. The present paper discusses results of randomized control trials of two programs that have been implemented in Alberta, Canada. The first ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis; Wood, Robert T.; Currie, Shawn; Davis, R. Meghan (National Association of Gambling Studies AustraliaSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer ScienceSociology, 2004-05)
    The development of effective problem gambling prevention programs is in its infancy. The present paper discusses results of randomized control trials of two programs that have been implemented in Alberta, Canada. The first ...

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