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Joseph S. Rossi, Ph.D.

Director of Research, CPRC, URI
Professor of Psychology, URI

Biography
jsrossi@uri.edu

 

Publications: Chapters

Rossi, J.S. (in press). Parametric statistical tests. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology and behavioral science (3rd ed.). New York: Wiley.

Rossi, J.S., & Merenda, P.M. (in press). Probability. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology and behavioral science (3rd ed.). New York: Wiley.

Rossi, J.S., & Merenda, P.M. (in press). Small sample statistics. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology and behavioral science (3rd ed.). New York: Wiley.

Merenda, P.M., & Rossi, J.S. (in press). Variables in research. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology and behavioral science (3rd ed.). New York: Wiley.

Rossi, J.S. (2001). Chi-square test. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology and behavioral science: Vol 1 (3rd ed.) (pp. 276–277). New York: Wiley.

Rossi, J.S. (2001). Confidence interval. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology and behavioral science: Vol 1 (3rd ed.) (pp. 347). New York: Wiley.

Rossi, J.S. (2000). How often are our statistics wrong? A statistics class exercise. In M.E. Ware & D.E. Johnson (Eds.), Handbook of demonstrations and activities in the teaching of psychology. Volume I: Introductory, statistics, research methods, and history (2nd ed) (pp. 101-105). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Rossi, S.R., & Rossi, J.S. (1999). Concepts and theoretical models. In N. Jairath (Ed.), Coronary heart disease and risk factor management: A nursing perspective (pp. 47-69). Orlando, FL: W.B. Saunders.

Redding, C.A., Rossi, J.S., Rossi, S.R., Velicer, W.F., & Prochaksa, J.O. (1999). Health behavior models. In G.C. Hyner, K.W. Peterson, J.W. Travis, J.E. Dewey, J.J. Foerster, & E.M. Framer (Eds.), SPM handbook of health assessment tools (pp. 83-93). Pittsburgh, PA: The Society of Prospective Medicine & The Institute for Health and Productivity Management.

Rossi, J.S. (1999). How often are our statistics wrong? A statistics class exercise. In M.E. Ware & C.L. Brewer (Eds.), Handbook for teaching statistics and research methods (2nd ed.) (pp. 74-77). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Rossi, J.S. (1998). Oneway. In N.C. Silver & J.B. Hittner (Eds.), A guidebook of statistical software for the social and behavioral sciences. Needham Heights, MA: Longwood.

Rossi, J.S. (1997). A case study in the failure of psychology as a cumulative science: The spontaneous recovery of verbal learning. In L.L. Harlow, S.A. Mulaik, & J.H. Steiger (Eds.), What if there were no significance tests? (pp. 175-197). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Rossi, J.S. (1996). How often are our statistics wrong? A statistics class exercise. In M.E. Ware & D.E. Johnson (Eds.), Handbook of demonstrations and activities in the teaching of psychology. Volume I: Introductory, statistics, research methods, and history (pp. 117-120). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Rossi, J.S. (1995). Why do people fail to maintain weight loss? In D.B. Allison & F.X. Pi-Sunyer (Eds.), Obesity treatment: Establishing goals, improving outcomes, and reviewing the research agenda (pp. 97-102). New York: Plenum.

Rossi, J.S., Rossi, S.R., Velicer, W.F., & Prochaska, J.O. (1995). Motivational readiness to control weight. In D.B. Allison (Ed.), Handbook of assessment methods for eating behaviors and weight-related problems: Measures, theory, and research (pp. 387-430). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Velicer, W.F., Rossi, J.S., Ruggiero, L., & Prochaska, J.O. (1994). Minimal interventions appropriate for an entire population of smokers. In R. Richmond (Ed.), Interventions for smokers: An international perspective (pp. 69-92). Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins.

Rossi, J.S. (1992). Oneway. In M.L. Stoloff & J.V. Couch (Eds.), Computer use in psychology: A directory of software (p. 301). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Rossi, J.S. (1991). Stages and processes of change for sun exposure. In S. Bowler (Ed.), Small grants program: 1984-1990 Status report. Cancer prevention and control research. National Cancer Institute. NIH Publication No. 91-3233, Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Rossi, J.S. (1990). How often are our statistics wrong? A statistical class exercise. In J. Hartley & W.J. McKeachie (Eds.), Teaching psychology: A handbook (pp. 73-76). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Rossi, J.S. (1989). Exploring behavioral approaches to UV risk reduction. In A. Moshell & L.W. Blankenbaker (Eds.), Sunlight, ultraviolet radiation, and the skin (pp. 91-93). Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Healt

 

Publications: Journal Articles

Batten, L., Graham, H., High, S., Ruggiero, L., & Rossi, J.S. (in press). Stage of change, low income and benefit status: A profile of women’s smoking in early pregnancy. Health Education Journal.

Jordan, P.J., Nigg, C.R., Norman, G.J., Rossi, J.S., & Benisovich, S.V. (in press). Does the TTM need an attitude adjustment? Integrating attitude with decisional balance as predictors of stage of change for exercise. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.

Maddock, J.E., Laforge, R.G., Rossi, J.S., & O’Hare, T. (in press). The College Alcohol Problems Scale. Addictive Behaviors.

Maddock, J.E., & Rossi, J.S. (in press). Statistical power of articles published in three health psychology related journals. Health Psychology.

McMahon, S.D., King, C., Mautz, B., Jason, L.A., Rossi, J.S., & Redding, C.A. (in press). Worksite interventions: A methodological exploration of promoting behavior change. Journal of Primary Prevention.

Mikkilineni, R., Weinstock, M.A., Goldstein, M.G., Dube, C.E., & Rossi, J.S. (in press). The impact of the Basic Skin Cancer Triage Curriculum on providers’ skin cancer control practices. Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Nigg, C.R., Norman, G.J., Rossi, J.S., & Benisovich, S.V. (in press). Examining the structure of physical self-description using an American university sample. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sports.

Plummer, B.A., Velicer, W.F., Redding, C.A., Prochaska, J.O., Rossi, J.S., Pallonen, U.E., & Meier, K.S. (in press). Stage of change, decisional balance, and temptations for smoking: Measurement and validation in a large, school-based population of adolescents. Addictive Behaviors.

Prochaska, J.O., Velicer, W.F., Fava, J.L., Rossi, J.S., & Tsoh, J.Y. (in press). Evaluating a population-based recruitment approach and a stage-based expert system intervention for smoking cessation. Addictive Behaviors.

Prochaska, J.O., Velicer, W.F., Fava, J.L., Ruggiero, L., Laforge, R.G., Rossi, J.S., Johnson, S.S., & Lee, P.A. (in press). Counselor and stimulus control enhancements of a stage-matched expert system intervention for smokers in a managed care setting. Preventive Medicine.

Rossi, S.R., Greene, G.W., Rossi, J.S., Plummer, B.A., Benisovich, S.V., Keller, S., Velicer, W.F., Redding, C.A., Prochaska, J.O., Pallonen, U.E., & Meier, K.S. (in press). Validation of decisional balance and temptation measures for dietary fat reduction in a large school-based population of adolescents. Eating Behaviors.

Weinstock, M.A., Rossi, J.S., Redding, C.A., Maddock, J.E., Cottrill, S.D. (in press). Sun protection behaviors and stages of change for the primary prevention of skin cancers among beachgoers in southeastern New England. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Maddock, J.E., Laforge, R.G., & Rossi, J.S. (2000). Short form of a situational temptation scale for heavy, episodic drinking. Journal of Substance Abuse, 11, 281–288.

Hargreaves, M.K., Schlundt, D.G., Buchowski, M.S., Hardy, R.E., Rossi, S.R., & Rossi, J.S. (1999). Stages of change and the intake of dietary fat in African-American women: Improving stage assignment using the Eating Styles Questionnaire. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 99, 1392-1399.

Bane, C.M., Ruggiero, L., Dryfoos, J.M., & Rossi, J.S. (1999). Development of a pregnancy-tailored decisional balance measure for smoking cessation. Addictive Behaviors, 24, 795–799.

Nigg, C.R., Burbank, P.M., Padula, C., Dufresne, R., Rossi, J.S., Velicer, W.F., Laforge, R.G., & Prochaska, J.O. (1999). Stages of change across ten health risk behaviors for older adults. The Gerontologist, 39, 473-482.

Redding, C.A., Prochaska, J.O., Pallonen, U.E., Rossi, J.S., Velicer, W.F., Rossi, S.R., Greene, G.W., Meier, K.S., Evers, K.E., Plummer, B.A., & Maddock, J.E. (1999). Transtheoretical individualized multimedia expert systems targeting adolescents’ health behaviors. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 6, 144-153.

Ruggiero, L., Rossi, J.S., Prochaska, J.O., Glasgow, R.E., de Groot, M., Dryfoos, J.M., Reed, G.R., Orleans, C.T., Prokhorov, A.V., & Kelly, K. (1999). Smoking and diabetes: Readiness for change and provider advice. Addictive Behaviors, 24, 573-578.

Greene, G.W., Rossi, S.R., Rossi, J.S., Velicer, W.F., Fava, J.L., & Prochaska, J.O. (1999). Dietary applications of the stages of change model. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 99, 673-678.

Redding, C.A., & Rossi, J.S. (1999). Testing a model of situational self-efficacy for safer sex among college students: Stage of change and gender-based differences. Psychology and Health, 14, 467-486.

Laforge, R.G., Rossi, J.S., Prochaska, J.O., Velicer, W.F., Levesque, D.A., & McHorney, C.A. (1999). Stage of regular exercise and health-related quality of life. Preventive Medicine, 28, 349-360.

Harlow, L.L., Prochaska, J.O., Redding, C.A., Rossi, J.S., Velicer, W.F., Snow, M.G., Schnell, D., Galavotti, C., O'Reilly, K., Rhodes, F., & the AIDS Community Demonstration Project Research Group (1999). Stages of condom use in a high HIV-risk sample. Psychology and Health, 14, 143-157.

Velicer, W.F., Prochaska, J.O., Fava, J.L., Laforge, R.G., & Rossi, J.S. (1999). Interactive versus noninteractive interventions and dose-response relationships for stage-matched smoking cessation programs in a managed care setting. Health Psychology, 18, 21-28.

Maddock, J.E., Laforge, R.G., & Rossi, J.S. (1998). The transtheoretical model as an integrative framework for intervening in addictive behaviors. The Addictions Newsletter, 6(1), 11, 33.

Bock, B.C., Marcus, B.H., Rossi, J.S., & Redding, C.A. (1998). Motivational readiness for change: Diet, exercise, and smoking. American Journal of Health Behavior, 22, 248-258.

Weinstock, M.A., & Rossi, J.S. (1998). The Rhode Island Sun Smart Project: A scientific approach to skin cancer prevention. Clinics in Dermatology, 16, 411-413.

Maddock, J.E., Laforge, R.G., & Rossi, J.S. (1998). The challenge of the precontemplator: Rethinking motivational readiness in Project MATCH. The Addictions Newsletter, 5(3), 21-22.

Rossi, J.S. (1998). Meta-analysis, power analysis, and the null-hypothesis significance-test procedure. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 21, 216-217.

Pallonen, U.E., Velicer, W.F., Prochaska, J.O., Rossi, J.S., Bellis, J.M., Tsoh, J.Y., Migneault, J.P., Smith, N.F., & Prokhorov, A.V. (1998). Computer-based smoking cessation interventions in adolescents: Description, feasibility, and six-month follow-up findings. Substance Use & Misuse, 33, 935-965.

Marcus, B.H., Emmons, K.M., Simkin-Silverman, L.R., Linnan, L.A., Taylor, E.R., Bock, B.C., Roberts, M.B., Rossi, J.S., & Abrams, D.B. (1998). Evaluation of motivationally tailored vs. standard self-help physical activity interventions at the workplace. American Journal of Health Promotion, 12, 246-253.

Hargreaves, M.K., Buchowski, M.S., Hardy, R.E., Rossi, S.R., & Rossi, J.S. (1997). Dietary factors and cancers of the breast, endometrium, and ovary: Strategies for modifying fat intake in African-American women. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 176, S255-S264.

Reed, G.R., Velicer, W.F., Prochaska, J.O., Rossi, J.S., & Marcus, B.H. (1997). What makes a good staging algorithm: Examples from regular exercise. American Journal of Health Promotion, 12, 57-66.

Ruggiero, L., Redding, C.A., Rossi, J.S., & Prochaska, J.O. (1997). A stage-matched smoking cessation program for pregnant smokers. American Journal of Health Promotion, 12, 31-33.

Ruggiero, L., Glasgow, R.E., Dryfoos, J.M., Rossi, J.S., Prochaska, J.O., Orleans, C.T., Prokhorov, A.V., Rossi, S.R., Greene, G.W., Reed, G.R., Kelly, K., Chobanian, L., & Johnson, S. (1997). Diabetes self-management: Self-reported recommendations and patterns in a large population. Diabetes Care, 20, 568-576.

Arruda, J.E., Weiler, M.D., Valentino, D., Willis, W.G., Rossi, J.S., Stern, R.A., Gold, S.M., & Costa, L. (1996). A guide for applying principal-components analysis and confirmatory factor analysis to quantitative electroencephalogram data. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 23, 63-81.

Velicer, W.F., Rossi, J.S., Prochaska, J.O., & DiClemente, C.C. (1996). A criterion measurement model for health behavior change. Addictive Behaviors, 21, 555-584.

Marcus, B.H., Simkin, L.R., Rossi, J.S., & Pinto, B.M. (1996). Longitudinal shifts in employees' stages and processes of exercise behavior change. American Journal of Health Promotion, 10, 195-200.

Rossi, J.S., Blais, L.M., Redding, C.A., & Weinstock, M.A. (1995). Preventing skin cancer through behavior change: Implications for interventions. Dermatologic Clinics, 13, 613-622.

Meyer, E.C., Edwards, G.H., & Rossi, J.S. (1995). Evaluation and selection of standardized psychological instruments for research and clinical practice. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 8(3), 24-31.

Prochaska, J.O., Redding, C.A., Harlow, L.L., Rossi, J.S., & Velicer, W.F. (1994). The transtheoretical model of change and HIV prevention: A review. Health Education Quarterly, 21, 471-486.

Marcus, B.H., Eaton, C.A., Rossi, J.S., & Harlow, L.L. (1994). Self-efficacy, decision-making and stages of change: An integrative model of physical exercise. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 24, 489-508.

Emmons, K.M., Marcus, B.H., Linnan, L., Rossi, J.S., & Abrams, D.B. (1994). Mechanisms in multiple risk factor interventions: Smoking, physical activity, and dietary fat intake among manufacturing workers. Preventive Medicine, 23, 481-489.

Norcross, J.C., & Rossi, J.S. (1994). Looking weakly in all the wrong places? Comment on Shapiro et al. (1994). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 62, 535-538.

Snow, M.G., Prochaska, J.O., & Rossi, J.S. (1994). Processes of change in Alcoholics Anonymous: Maintenance factors in long-term sobriety. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 55, 362-371.

Rossi, J.S., Blais, L.M., & Weinstock, M. (1994). The Rhode Island Sun Smart Project: Skin cancer prevention reaches the beaches. American Journal of Public Health, 84, 672-674.

Rossi, S.R., Rossi, J.S., Rossi-DelPrete, L.M., Prochaska, J.O., Banspach, S.W., & Carleton, R.A. (1994). A processes of change model for weight control for participants in community-based weight loss programs. International Journal of the Addictions, 29, 161-177.

Prochaska, J.O., Velicer, W.F., Rossi, J.S., Goldstein, M.G., Marcus, B.H., Rakowski, W., Fiore, C., Harlow, L.L., Redding, C.A., Rosenbloom, D., & Rossi, S.R. (1994). Stages of change and decisional balance for 12 problem behaviors. Health Psychology, 13, 39-46.

Prochaska, J.O., DiClemente, C.C., Velicer, W.F., & Rossi, J.S. (1993). Standardized, individualized, interactive and personalized self-help programs for smoking cessation. Health Psychology, 12, 399-405.

Velicer, W.F., Prochaska, J.O., Bellis, J.M., DiClemente, C.C., Rossi, J.S., Fava, J.L., & Steiger, J.H. (1993). An expert system intervention for smoking cessation. Addictive Behaviors, 18, 269-290.

Rossi, J.S., & Bourgeois, P. (1993). Summary and commentary on "An Application of the Stage Model of Behavior Change to Dietary Fat Reduction" by S. J. Curry, A. R. Kristal, and D. J. Bowen. Diabetes Spectrum, 6, 42-44.

Marcus, B.H., Rossi, J.S., Selby, V.C., Niaura, R.S., & Abrams, D.B. (1992). The stages and processes of exercise adoption and maintenance in a worksite sample. Health Psychology, 11, 386-395.

Kristeller, J.L., Rossi, J.S., Ockene, J.K., Goldberg, R., & Prochaska, J.O. (1992). Processes of change in smoking cessation: A cross-validation study in cardiac patients. Journal of Substance Abuse, 4, 263-276.

Marcus, B.H., Rakowski, W., & Rossi, J.S. (1992). Assessing motivational readiness and decision making for exercise. Health Psychology, 11, 257-261.

Snow, M.G., Prochaska, J.O., & Rossi, J.S. (1992). Stages of change for smoking cessation among former problem drinkers: A cross-sectional analysis. Journal of Substance Abuse, 4, 107-116.

Marcus, B.H., Banspach, S.W., Lefebvre, R.C., Rossi, J.S., Carleton, R.A., & Abrams, D.B. (1992). Using the stages of change model to increase the adoption of physical activity among community participants. American Journal of Health Promotion, 6, 424-429.

Prochaska, J.O., DiClemente, C.C., Velicer, W.F., & Rossi, J.S. (1992). Criticisms and concerns of the transtheoretical model in light of recent research. British Journal of Addiction, 87, 825-828.

Marcus, B.H., Selby, V.C., Niaura, R.S., & Rossi, J.S. (1992). Self-efficacy and the stages of exercise behavior change. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 63, 60-66.

Velicer, W.F., Prochaska, J.O., Rossi, J.S., & Snow, M. G. (1992). Assessing outcome in smoking cessation studies. Psychological Bulletin, 111, 23-41.

Clark, M.M., Abrams, D.B., Niaura, R.S., Eaton, C.A., & Rossi, J.S. (1991). Self-efficacy in weight management. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 59, 739-744.

Prochaska, J.O., Rossi, J.S., & Wilcox, N.S. (1991). Change processes and psychotherapy outcome in integrative case research. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 1, 103-120.

Prochaska, J.O., Velicer, W.F., Guadagnoli, E., Rossi, J.S., & DiClemente, C.C. (1991). Patterns of change: Dynamic typology applied to smoking cessation. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 26, 83-107.

DiClemente, C.C., Prochaska, J.O., Fairhurst, S.K., Velicer, W.F., Velasquez, M.M., & Rossi, J.S. (1991). The process of smoking cessation: An analysis of precontemplation, contemplation and preparation stages of change. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 59, 295-304.

Rossi, J.S. (1990). Statistical power of psychological research: What have we gained in 20 years? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 58, 646-656. (Invited Paper: Methodological Contributions to Clinical Research)

Velicer, W.F., DiClemente, C.C., Rossi, J.S., & Prochaska, J.O. (1990). Relapse situations and self-efficacy: An integrative model. Addictive Behaviors, 15, 271-283.

Mittelmeier, C.M., Rossi, J.S., & Berman, A. (1989). Discriminative ability of the Trail Making Test in young children. International Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology, 11, 163-166.

Rossi, J.S. (1989). The hazards of sunlight: A report on the Consensus Development Conference on Sunlight, Ultraviolet Radiation, and the Skin. The Health Psychologist, 11(3), 4-6.

Cohen, S., Lichtenstein, E., Prochaska, J.O., Rossi, J.S., Gritz, E.R., Carr, C.R., Orleans, C.T., Schoenbach, V.J., Biener, L., Abrams, D., DiClemente, C., Curry, S., Marlatt, G.A., Cummings, K.M., Emont, S.L., Giovino, G., & Ossip-Klein, D. (1989). Debunking myths about self-quitting: Evidence from ten prospective studies of persons who attempt to quit smoking by themselves. American Psychologist, 44, 1355-1365.

Rossi, J.S. (1989). On the equivalence of "experimental" and "correlational" statistics. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 20, 571-573.

Rossi, J.S., Prochaska, J.O., & DiClemente, C.C. (1988). Processes of change in heavy and light smokers. Journal of Substance Abuse, 1, 1-9.

Rossi, J.S. (1988). ONEWAY: A BASIC program for computing ANOVA from summary statistics. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 20, 347-348.

Rossi, J.S. (1987). How often are our statistics wrong? A statistics class exercise. Teaching of Psychology, 14, 98-101.

Rossi, J.S. (1987). One-way ANOVA from summary statistics. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 47, 37-38.

Rossi, J.S. (1986). Barnwell's research literature exercise: Some results. Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences, 42, 5-8.

Wilcox, N.S., Rossi, J.S., & Prochaska, J.O. (1986). Rates and responses of distressed women to phone survey screening and recruitment. Psychological Reports, 58, 891-898.

Rossi, J.S., & Collyer, C.E. (1986). Is there a threshold for mental rotation? Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 24, 1-3.

Rossi, J.S. (1985). Tables of effect size for z score tests of differences between proportions and between correlation coefficients. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 45, 737-743.

Rossi, S.R., & Rossi, J.S. (1985). Gender differences in the perception of women in magazine advertising. Sex Roles, 12, 1033-1039.

Rossi, J.S. (1983). Ratios exaggerate gender differences in mathematical ability. American Psychologist, 38, 348.

McCrady, B.S., Paolino, T.J., Longabaugh, R., & Rossi, J. (1979). Effects of joint hospital admission and couples treatment for hospitalized alcoholics: A pilot study. Addictive Behaviours, 4, 155-165.

Rossi, J.S., McCrady, B.S., & Paolino, T.J. (1978). A and B but not C: Discriminating power of grouped alternatives. Psychological Reports, 42, 1346.

Rossi, J.S. (1977). Reliability of a test of imagery. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 45, 694.

Rossi, J.S., & Fingeret, A. (1977). Individual differences in verbal and imagery abilities: Paired-associate recall as a function of stimulus and response concreteness. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 44, 1043-1049.

 

Publications: Electronic

Redding, C.A., Rossi, J.S., Rossi, S.R., Velicer, W.F., & Prochaksa, J.O. (2000). Health behavior models. The International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 3 (Special Issue), 180–193, <http://www.iejhe.siu.edu>.

 

Publications: Letters

Rossi, J.S. (1991). Cancer risk and behavior change. Science, 254, 501.

Rossi, J.S. (1982). Women and math. Psychology Today, 16(4), 6.

 

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