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Abnormal Psychology

Paige H. Fisher, Susan Nolan and Magdalena Galazyn.

in The Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education

August 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology; Clinical Psychology. 11810 words.

This chapter offers recommendations, evidence-based when possible, on teaching abnormal psychology in an effective and engaging manner. In the first section, we address issues related to...

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Adherence and Health Behavior Change in the Context of Mental Health Challenges

Kelly B. Haskard-Zolnierek and Summer L. Williams.

in The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence

October 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Health Psychology; Social Psychology; Clinical Psychology. 12001 words.

This chapter outlines the ways in which depression and other mental health issues influence adherence and health-behavior change. Patient adherence and health-behavior change are defined...

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Adolescent Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders

Jeffrey J. Wilson and Megan Janoff.

in The Oxford Handbook of Adolescent Substance Abuse

P ublished online January 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Clinical Psychology; Social Psychology. 15610 words.

Adolescents with substance use disorders (SUDs) have the highest proportion of co-occurring psychiatric disorders (CODs) compared to other age cohorts. Externalizing psychiatric disorders,...

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Adult Attachment Security: The Relational Scaffolding of Positive Psychology

Frederick G. Lopez.

in The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology

July 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology; Clinical Psychology. 7801 words.

For over three decades, attachment theory has served as a versatile and generative framework for studying how the dynamics of close, enduring emotional bonds with others (i.e., attachments)...

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Adult Psychosocial Adjustment to Visible Differences: Physical and Psychological Predictors of Variation

Timothy P. Moss and Ben Rosser.

in Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance

May 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology; Clinical Psychology. 8140 words.

This article gives an overview of some of the candidate theories put forward to explain individual differences in adjustment to appearance problems. It first considers the most intuitive...

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Aging Out of Foster Care

Johanna K.P. Greeson and Allison E. Thompson.

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology; Counselling Psychology. 13790 words.

The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a significant developmental stage. When foster youth age out of the child welfare system, they are at risk of having to transition without...

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Aging Well in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

Gail M. Williamson and Juliette Christie.

in The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology

July 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology; Clinical Psychology. 3249 words.

Contrary to popular belief, the majority of adults over the age of 65 are physically and psychologically healthy. They are not cognitively deficient, socially isolated, or lonely, nor do...

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Appearance and Exercise

James Byron-Daniel.

in Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance

May 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology; Clinical Psychology. 4897 words.

This article examines the relationship between body image and exercise, as an example of the consequences that appearance concerns can have on lifestyle and health behaviours. Research into...

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Appearance and Society

Hannah Frith.

in Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance

May 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology; Clinical Psychology. 6149 words.

This article explores a number of examples of how appearance and the reading about it operate to produce class-based divisions and the different emotional registers which are used to do so....

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Appearance Concerns, Dietary Restriction, and Disordered Eating

Victoria Lawson.

in Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance

May 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology; Clinical Psychology. 3931 words.

This article considers the following: appearance concerns and perceptions of body size in people without a diagnosed eating disorder; the challenges to both psychological and physical...

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