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Abnormal Psychology  

Paige H. Fisher, Susan Nolan, and Magdalena Galazyn

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Aug 2015
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Apr 2015
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 ... More

Acculturation, Vitality, and Bilingual Healthcare  

Richard Y. Bourhis and Annie Montreuil

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Sep 2017
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Oct 2016
This chapter provides a conceptual framework for examining the delivery of bilingual healthcare for linguistic minorities in Canada’s Bilingual Belt. First, the chapter provides an ... More

Achievement Goals  

Kou Murayama, Andrew J. Elliot, and Ron Friedman

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
In this chapter, we describe the achievement goal construct's origin and highlight noteworthy developments in the literature. We then use this historical overview to provide the context ... More

Across Borders and Technologies: Advancements in Virtual Teams Research  

Bradley L. Kirkman, Cristina B. Gibson, and Kwanghyun Kim

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Jul 2012
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Sep 2012
Research on virtual teams continues to grow as this form of teaming is increasingly adopted by organizations worldwide. To comprehensively analyze the growing literature on virtual teams, ... More

Active Video Games: Impacts and Research  

Barbara Chamberlin and Ann Maloney

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
Exergames, or games that encourage physical activity, have several documented benefits for users, including increase of daily physical activity, and the potential for game players to reach ... More

Adaptive Behavior  

Marc J. Tasse

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Aug 2013
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Dec 2013
Adaptive behavior consists of those skills learned throughout development and performed in response to the expectations placed on us from our community and society at large. Adaptive ... More

Addressing Intractable Conflict Through Interactive Problem-Solving  

Tamra Pearson d'Estrée

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Jul 2012
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Nov 2012
Conflict, defined as a perceived divergence of interests, goals, values or needs, can be both constructive and destructive (Curle, 1971; Deutsch, 1973; Rubin, Pruitt, & Kim, 1994). ... More

Addressing the Needs of Nontraditional Students in Psychology  

Mukul Bhalla, Diane L. Finley, and Radhika Krishnadas

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Aug 2015
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Mar 2014
This chapter discusses whether institutions of higher education in general and departments of psychology in particular are meeting the needs of nontraditional students, who do not follow ... More

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

Kelly B. Haskard-Zolnierek and Summer L. Williams

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
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 ... More

Adjustment to Retirement  

Hanna van Solinge

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Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
This chapter provides a summary of developments in retirement adjustment research. The chapter starts with a review of the major theoretical approaches to adjustment to life events in ... More

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