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Age Stereotypes and Workplace Age Discrimination: A Framework for Future Research  

Richard A. Posthuma, María Fernanda Wagstaff, and Michael A. Campion

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This chapter analyzes the current state of research on the topic of age stereotypes and age discrimination in the workplace. Recognizing the growing importance of age stereotyping research ... More

Age-Based Laws, Rules, and Regulations in the United States  

Arthur Gutman

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
Statutory, judicial, and regulatory law in the United States serves as a model for other countries as regards workplace discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, disability, and ... More

Anticipating Ethical and Legal Challenges in Personality Assessments  

Irving B. Weiner

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2012
Despite their best intentions, practitioners of personality assessment sometimes painfully discover they have paid insufficient attention to what they should or should not have done. This ... More

Assessing Acute Risk of Violence in Military Veterans  

Eric B. Elbogen and Robert Graziano

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Oct 2016
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May 2015
Research has shown aggression toward others is a problem in a subset of military veterans. Predicting this kind of aggression would be immensily helpful in clinical settings. To our ... More

Assessment of Feigned Psychological Symptoms  

David T. R. Berry, Myriam J. Sollman, Lindsey J. Schipper, Jessica A. Clark, and Anne L. Shandera

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2012
Feigned-symptom reports have become of increasing interest in recent years, in part because the results of psychological evaluations are more widely accepted in legal proceedings. This ... More

Assessment of Treatment Resistance via Questionnaire  

Julia N. Perry

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2012
This article explores how evaluating trait-like resistance with objective personality-assessment instruments can assist therapists in better anticipating, understanding, and responding to ... More

Boredom: as Metaphor for Iraq  

Morten G. Ender

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
This chapter explores the meaning of the film Groundhog Day relative to social-psychological elements of boredom. The chapter presents the popular film Groundhog Day featuring actor Bill ... More

Child Witnesses and Imagination: Lying, Hypothetical Reasoning, and Referential Ambiguity  

Thomas D. Lyon

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
This chapter reviews the ways in which children's sometimes limited imaginative abilities hampers their performance as witnesses in court. Children's resistance to unpleasant hypotheticals ... More

Children as Victims: Preventing and Reporting Child Maltreatment and Abuse  

Cynthia Cupit Swenson and Sarah L. Logan

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Oct 2016
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Jan 2015
Child maltreatment is a significant global public health problem that impacts children’s health and mental health while young but also can follow them into adulthood, potentially carrying ... More

Correctional Environments  

Richard E. Wener

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
Correctional environments are unique as settings in which people are confined involuntarily, possibly for very long periods of time, and not for their own welfare. As such they can be very ... More

Cybercrime and You: How Criminals Attack and the Human Factors That They Seek to Exploit  

Jason R. C. Nurse

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Oct 2018
Cybercrime is a significant challenge to society, but it can be particularly harmful to the individuals who become victims. This chapter engages in a comprehensive and topical analysis of ... More

Decision Support Tools in the Evaluation of Risk for Violence  

Adam J. E. Blanchard, Catherine S. Shaffer, and Kevin S. Douglas

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Oct 2016
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May 2015
Professionals often utilize some form of structured approach (i.e., decision support tool or risk assessment instrument) when evaluating the risk of future violence and associated ... More

Elder Abuse: Prevention and Reporting  

Joah L. Williams, Melba Hernandez, and Ron Acierno

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Oct 2016
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May 2015
Elder abuse and neglect are serious problems affecting tens of thousands of older adults each year. In this chapter, we discuss elder abuse in its various forms (including emotional, ... More

Environmental Injustice, Collaborative Action, and the Inclusionary Shift  

Susan Opotow

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
Psychologists’ environmental work fosters protection of the natural world (e.g., forests, animals, ecosystems) and opposes environmental degradation. Utilizing research on seven activist ... More

Evaluating and Managing the Risk of Violence in Clinical Practice with Adults  

Daniel C. Murrie and Sharon Kelley

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Oct 2016
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Aug 2015
Although concerns about violence risk emerge regularly in routine clinical practice, many clinicians feel underprepared to assess and manage violence risk. One problem is that the rich ... More

Forensic Aspects of Sleep Medicine  

Rosalind D. Cartwright

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
Sleep medicine has extended into two areas with legal implications: 1) public policy regarding work-related accidents caused by excessive sleepiness and 2) harm done during partial ... More

Forensic Personality and Social Psychology  

Saul Kassin and Margaret Bull Kovera

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Nov 2018
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Oct 2018
Forensic psychology is a term used to describe a broad range of research topics and applications that address human behavior in the legal system. Personality and social psychologists are ... More

Friendship and Adolescent Problem Behavior: Deviancy Training and Coercive Joining as Dynamic Mediators  

Thomas J. Dishion, Hanjoe Kim, and Jenn-Yun Tein

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Nov 2015
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May 2015
This chapter examines the interpersonal influence of friendships in the amplification of problem behavior during adolescent development. Two dynamic influence processes are described: ... More

Genetics and Criminal Justice  

Stephen J. Morse

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Jan 2015
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Dec 2013
This essay addresses the relevance of genetic data, including gene-by-environment interactions, to criminal responsibility and sentencing. After describing the criminal law’s implicit ... More

The Group Element of Cybercrime: Types, Dynamics, and Criminal Operations  

Jason R. C. Nurse and Maria Bada

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Oct 2018
While cybercrime can often be an individual activity pursued by lone hackers, it has increasingly grown into a group activity, with networks across the world. This chapter critically ... More

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