Trinkaus -- An Informal Look (Part 4 of 10)

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Trinkaus -- An Informal Look (Part 4 of 10)

A glance at the colorful research of an under-publicized scientist

by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, with research assistance from Rachael Moeller Gorman

This page is but one part of a 10-part series. Click here to see the introduction and index of the article, with links to all the parts.


Time Hangs Heavy?

1985 was the year Trinkaus’s publications began to show a deep interest in, and appreciation of, the questions of waiting, obstruction, and delay. The next few years also saw seminal work dealing with bicyclists, with the mental constructs of business students, and, of course, with additional new subjects.

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(20) “Waiting Times in Physicians’ Offices: An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 61, no. 1, August 1985, p. 162.

(21) “Yielding the Right of Way: An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 61, August 1985, p. 222.

(22) “Stop-light Compliance by Cyclists: An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 61, no. 3, part 1, December 1985, p. 814.

Observed cyclists’ observance of stoplights at major traffic intersections in a large city. Results suggest that most cyclists stop only when safe passage through the intersection is not possible.

(23) “Perceived Hazard of Video Display Terminals: An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 62, no. 1, February 1986, p. 118.

Examined whether 750 undergraduates felt that cathode ray tubes (CRTs) are detrimental to a user’s health. Females appeared to perceive CRTs as less hazardous than did males. Also, the older the group, the greater the tendency to feel the terminals were dangerous.

(24) “Disclosure of a Physical Disability -- An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 62, no. 1, February 1986, pp. 157-8.

(25) “Husbands With Working Wives: An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 63, no. 3, December 1986, p. 1190.

Examination of the employment pattern of 351 couples appearing as contestants on a TV quiz program showed 68% of employed husbands had an employed wife...

(26) “Contemporary Opinions of Business Issues: An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 64, no. 1, February 1987, pp. 237-8.

Data from 491 undergraduate and 167 graduate students of a school of business showed lack of congruence of opinion on contemporary issues... with that of 2,750 practitioners in the business world.

(27) “How Business Students and Faculty Quantify Probability Expressions: An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 65, no. 1, August 1987, p. 157-8.

Examined the quantitative equivalents... associated with qualitative expressions concerning the probability of attainment of a course grade. Findings suggest that students displayed a wider variation in their perception than did faculty.

(28) “Stop-light Compliance by Cyclists: Another Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 66, no. 1, February 1988, p. 158.

An increase in cyclists’ compliance with stoplights over levels previously observed by the present author is attributed to enhanced traffic enforcement by the New York City Department of Transportation.

(29) “Yielding the Right of Way -- Another Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 67, no. 2, October 1988, p. 622.

(30) “Name Recognition -- An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 67, no. 2, October 1988, p. 646.

(31) “Stop Sign Compliance -- A Further Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 67, no. 2, October 1988, p. 670.

(32) “How Business Students and Faculty Quantify Probability Expressions: Another Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 68, no. 1, February 1989, pp. 97-8.

Using a set of codified human resource management expressions, it was shown that 45 faculty and 148 college students, when discussing qualitative probabilities associated with accepting job offers, differed in their understanding as to what was being said.

(33) “Business Manners -- An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 68, part 3, June 1989, pp. 945-6.

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This page is but one part of a 10-part series. Click here to see the introduction and index of the article, with links to all the parts.

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