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Abnormal Psychology

Robin Cautin.

in Psychology

P ublished online November 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 3198 words.

Abnormal psychology is the subdiscipline of psychology concerned with aberrant behavior—its clinical description, etiology, developmental course, assessment, and treatment. Throughout...

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Academic Assessment

Edward S. Shapiro, Jaime Benson, Nathan Clemens and Karen L. Gischlar.

in The Oxford Handbook of School Psychology

February 2011; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Educational Psychology; Psychological Assessment and Testing. 13662 words.

The assessment of academic skills is an essential and critical component of the life of all schools. Like the assessment of other areas of functioning, assessment of academic skills needs...

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Academic Interventions: What School Psychologists Need to Know for Their Assessment and Problem Solving Consultation Roles

Virginia W. Berninger, Michel Fayol and Nicole Alston–Abel.

in The Oxford Handbook of School Psychology

February 2011; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Educational Psychology; Psychological Assessment and Testing. 10037 words.

This chapter provides an overview of critical concepts about academic interventions that school psychologists can apply in their assessment (prevention and diagnosis) and problem solving...

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Academic Program Reviews in Psychology

Maureen A. McCarthy, Dana S. Dunn, Jane S. Halonen and Suzanne C. Baker.

in The Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education

August 2015; p ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Educational Psychology. 4823 words.

The authors provide a rationale for academic program reviews (APRs), highlighting their role in improving teaching, learning, and program quality in psychology departments. Following a...

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Action Research

Geoffrey Maruyama and Martin Van Boekel.

in Psychology

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 11471 words.

Unlike many areas of psychology, “action research” does not possess a single definition or evoke a single meaning for all researchers. Most action research links back to work initiated by a...

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Addictive Behavior

Kenneth J. Sher and Alvaro Vergés.

in Psychology

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 20206 words.

Historians and anthropologists have documented the existence of addictive behaviors across diverse societies from the beginning of recorded history. Thus, when we examine this topic, we...

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Adolescence

Robert D. Laird.

in Psychology

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 13111 words.

Adolescence is the developmental period occurring between childhood and adulthood. Although no standard definition of adolescence exists, due largely to the lack of a clear demarcation...

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Adolescent Literacy

Susan R. Goldman and Catherine E. Snow.

in The Oxford Handbook of Reading

September 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Educational Psychology. 12270 words.

The demands of literacy tasks change appreciably after students have mastered the basics of reading words accurately and with reasonable automaticity. At about age 10 reading becomes a tool...

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Adulthood

Judith Stevens-Long and Michael Lewis.

in Psychology

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 12965 words.

As an independent field of study, adult development emerged from psychology, sociology, and gerontology in the early 1970s. Several important streams contributed to its growth. These can...

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Advances in Neuroscience and Reading Disabilities

Elaine Clark and Janiece L. Pompa.

in The Oxford Handbook of School Psychology

February 2011; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Educational Psychology. 11575 words.

Current neuroscience research suggests that with appropriate interventions of sufficient duration and frequency, struggling readers can access quicker, more efficient neurologic pathways...

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