Trinkaus -- An Informal Look (Part 5 of 10)

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Trinkaus -- An Informal Look (Part 5 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.


Motorists’ Use of Sirens

As the 1990s approached, Trinkaus addressed new, and increasingly serious, matters of public concern. Noise, health, recognition, and queasiness characterized the next phase of his work. Nevertheless, driving, parking, and matters of compliance were never wholly absent from his mind, or at least one might infer that by a look at some of the papers published during this period. New topics continued to appear, as well.

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(34) “Motorists’ Use of Sirens: An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 68, part 3, June 1989, p. 1190.

(35) “Estimating Costs of Diagnostic Medical Procedures: An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 69, no. 1, August 1989, pp. 137-138.

(36) “Opening an Attaché Case: An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 69, October 1989, p. 618.

(37) “Contemporary Opinions on Health Issues: An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 69, no. 3, part 1, December 1989, pp. 867-71.

(38) “Name Recognition: Another Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 69, no. 3, part 2, December 1989, p. 1298.

760 business students responded to a survey [various prominent people].... Results corroborated previous findings by Trinkaus (1988).

(39) “Contemporary Opinions on Health Issues: Another Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 70, no. 1, February 1990, pp. 97-8.

(40) “Misgivings About AIDS Transmission: An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, M. Chow, Psychological Reports, vol. 66, no. 3, part 1, June 1990, p. 810.

Surveyed 435 college freshmen about whether they would eat cookies baked by a recently discharged acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) patient. Compared with 45 medical doctors (G. Wormser and C. Joline, 1989), students were more accepting.

(41) “Thinking With Numbers: An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 70, no. 3, part 1, June 1990, pp. 957-8.

(42) “Queasiness: An Informal Look,” J. Trinkaus, M. Chow, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 70, part 2, June 1990, pp. 1393-4.

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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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