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Logic (of an inference) having more than one premise, esp, being syllogistic in form
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Simply stated, behavioral theories contain common mediating variables.
In other words, the mediating variable is the MOA that allows a given theory (agent) to result in the affecting the outcome of behavior.
By focusing instead on the ability of interventions to effect changes in mediating variables, researchers are able to place another limit on the impact of an intervention on the outcome behavior (Baranowski, Lin, Wetter, Resnicow, & Hearn, 1997).
On the contrary, because the mediating variables for behavioral interventions are drawn directly from behavioral theories, the framework actually highlights the importance of theory for understanding intervention results.
COMMON MEDIATING VARIABLES DRAWN FROM BEHAVIORAL THEORY
Before an intervention based on the mediating-variable framework can be developed, possible mediating variables for a given behavior must be identified and examined individually.
In lieu of a mediating influence between her grandmother and Flint, and in the absence of a mother to guide her, she becomes, in effect, her own mother.
While her declarations of victory are inconsistent with her metaphor that indicates a fall from grace ("headlong plunge," "plunge into the abyss"), they are perfectly consistent with the delicate balance she maintains on the narrow, mediating ledge she has managed to construct between total subservience and limited self-determination.
Brent's relationship with Sands results in the birth of a boy and a girl, and these children prove to be the driving force in Brent's desperate search for a third mediating space.
Brent's ability to forge a mediating position serves her again, planting her on middle ground between her own and her grandmother's wishes: She "leaves" her children in order to stay with them.
Still, this garret shelter, a sphere that exists beyond the pall, constitutes the most significant mediating space that Brent has yet negotiated.
Reflecting this loss in her epilogue, Brent presents Mary Bruce as the final mediating object that neutralizes her condition of childlessness.