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Personality has been documented in diverse taxa and growing attention is being directed towards the ecological implications of consistent variation in individual behaviour. These implications include the rise in habituation behaviour by wildlife living in human-disturbed areas, which has resulted...
Capital markets play an important role in the modern economy. This thesis consists of two essays on capital markets. In the first essay (Chapter 1), I study the effect of systematic news on a prominent capital markets anomaly, post-earnings announcement drift (PEAD), and use the effect to...
Gradient-TD methods are a new family of learning algorithms that are stable and convergent under a wider range of conditions than previous reinforcement learning algorithms. In particular, gradient-TD algorithms enable off-policy problems---problems where the distribution of the data is different...
Hope has been described as the ability to envision a future in which one wishes to participate. A burgeoning body of research consistently points to the vital role hope plays in learning and successful change. Employing narrative inquiry (Clandinin and Connelly, 2000), in this paper, we explore...
Non-Player Character (NPC) behaviors in today’s computer games are mostly generated from manually written scripts. The high cost of manually creating complex behaviors for each NPC to exhibit intelligence in response to every situation in the game results in NPCs with repetitive and artificial...
SSHRC IG awarded 2012: Verbs are harder than nouns for children to learn. This research project will test two central hypotheses about verb learning in children: First, in experimental situations, children benefit from co-speech gesture as shown by enhanced verb learning. Second, in everyday...
Coach learning is a key component for developing quality coaches. While researchers have identified many ways that coaches learn, there is little agreement as to how coaches learn best. As a way of examining these discrepancies found in the research, this study’s aim was to explore how Canadian...
Students’ learning choices, such as seeking critical feedback or revising their work, provide insights into the learning processes that unfold when students learn on their own. This research aims to characterize high-school students who choose to seek critical feedback and to revise posters in a...
The use of simulation is becoming increasingly important in the education of practitioners whose field of work contains a low tolerance for error. In aerospace, aviation, medicine, paramedicine, and the military, simulations are expected to provide working practitioners with “on demand”...