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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

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

Adolescent Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders  

Jeffrey J. Wilson and Megan Janoff

Online publication date:
Jan 2016
Adolescents with substance use disorders (SUDs) have the highest proportion of co-occurring psychiatric disorders (CODs) compared to other age cohorts. Externalizing psychiatric disorders, ... More

Adult Attachment Security: The Relational Scaffolding of Positive Psychology  

Frederick G. Lopez

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2012
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., ... More

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

Timothy P. Moss and Ben Rosser

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May 2012
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Dec 2012
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 explanations ... More

Aging Well in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities  

Gail M. Williamson and Juliette Christie

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2012
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 ... More

Appearance and Exercise  

James Byron-Daniel

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May 2012
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Dec 2012
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 the ... More

Appearance and Society  

Hannah Frith

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May 2012
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Dec 2012
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. First it ... More

Appearance Concerns, Dietary Restriction, and Disordered Eating  

Victoria Lawson

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May 2012
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Dec 2012
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 health posed by ... More

Appearance in Adulthood  

Marika Tiggemann and Julie Slevec

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May 2012
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Dec 2012
This article reviews the findings from empirical research with adults older than the typical university student. Two major research questions are addressed. First, are there age changes in appearance ... More

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