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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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Accountability, the Public, and Public Schools

Sarah M. Stitzlein.

in American Public Education and the Responsibility of its Citizens

August 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Developmental Psychology. 10666 words.

I begin by laying out the shifting context of public schools and the citizens and democracy they serve. I ground my discussion in a theory of participatory democracy influenced by the ideas...

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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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Adaptation of the GRID instrument in Setswana<sup>1</sup>

Cara Jonker, Lerato Mojaki, Deon Meiring and Johnny J. R. Fontaine.

in Components of Emotional Meaning

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Developmental Psychology. 2400 words.

This chapter explores how the application of the GRID instrument in black South-African samples was problematic. It generated data with very low reliabilities and a difficult to interpret...

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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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Adopting a Multidimensional Perspective on College Students’ Prosocial Behaviors

Brandy A. Randall and Jennifer R. Wenner.

in Prosocial Development

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Psychology; Social Psychology. 8233 words.

A multidimensional perspective of prosocial behavior amongst college students that examines different types of prosocial behavior as linked to a set of conceptually relevant variables is...

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Adoption: Forms, Functions, and Preferences

Anthony A. Volk.

in The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology

May 2011; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology; Developmental Psychology. 11264 words.

A significant body of literature has examined human families from an evolutionary perspective. Another significant body of literature has examined adoptive families. Unfortunately, these...

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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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Aetiologies and anatomy of confabulation

Armin Schnider.

in The Confabulating Mind

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Psychology; Social Psychology. 25675 words.

What diseases cause confabulations and which are the brain areas whose damage is responsible? This chapter reviews the causes, both historic and present, of confabulations and deduces the...

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