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Acquiring and Maintaining Expertise in Aging Populations  

Dan Morrow and Renato F.L. Azevedo

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Oct 2018
This chapter reviews literature related to relationships between expertise and aging. It first considers how experts excel on domain-relevant tasks despite cognitive limitations and how ... More

Actigraphy and Sleep/Wake Diaries  

Rosemary S.C. Horne and Sarah N. Biggs

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Although polysomnography is the gold standard for recording sleep, the use of actigraphy in conjunction with a sleep diary is now common in the study of sleep/wake patterns in infants, ... More

Adaptations of Psychotherapy for Psychopathology During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period  

Lisa S. Segre, Michael W. O'Hara, and Elena Perkhounkova

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Apr 2016
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Jul 2014
Women experiencing depressive symptoms often do not seek timely treatment from a mental health professional. This review focuses specifically on adapted approaches and tailored ... More

Addressing the Consequences of Concentrated Adversity on Child and Adolescent Mental Health  

Theresa S. Betancourt and William R. Beardslee

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
We concentrate on the psychosocial and developmental consequences of major life adversity on child and family mental health, with particular attention to regions affected by communal ... More

Adolescent Civic Development Across Cultures  

Constance Flanagan, Cynthia Lin, Helyn Luisi-Mills, Allison Sambo, and Ming Hu

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Apr 2015
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Oct 2014
Two cultural frames (the nation-state and groupways) as lenses for understanding adolescent civic development are explored. The authors argue that distinct cultural models of citizenship ... More

Adolescent Parenting: Risk and Protective Factors in the Context of Poverty  

Josefina M. Grau, Kathryn S. Wilson, Erin N. Smith, Patricia Castellanos, and Petra A. Duran

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
Adolescent birthrates in the United States are much higher than those in other developed countries, and the majority of adolescents who become mothers come from impoverished backgrounds. ... More

Adolescent Risk and Resiliences Across Cultures  

Marcela Raffaelli and Maria Iturbide

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Apr 2015
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Sep 2014
This chapter examines adolescent risk and resilience across cultures. It provides an overview of resilience theory and identifies constructs applicable to the study of adolescence as a ... More

Adolescents, Social Class, and Counseling  

Matthew A. Diemer and Brooke A. Seyffert

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
This chapter critically reviews the relations between social class and how youth resolve developmental tasks in the opportunity structure—school engagement, the postsecondary transition, and career ... More

Adoption: Forms, Functions, and Preferences  

Anthony A. Volk

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May 2011
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Nov 2012
A significant body of literature has examined human families from an evolutionary perspective. Another significant body of literature has examined adoptive families. Unfortunately, these ... More

Adult Development in Japan and the United States: Comparing Theories and Findings About Growth, Maturity, and Well-Being  

Carol D. Ryff, Jennifer Morozink Boylan, Christopher L. Coe, Mayumi Karasawa, Norito Kawakami, Shinobu Kitayama, Chiemi Kan, Gayle D. Love, Cynthia S. Levine, Hazel R. Markus, Yuri Miyamoto, Jun Nakahara, and Jiyoung Park

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Apr 2015
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Oct 2014
This chapter examines early conceptual formulations of adult development in the U.S. and contrasts them with notably different conceptions of aging in Japan. Empirical research in both ... More

Affect, Motivation, Working Memory, and Mathematics  

Alex M. Moore, Nathan O. Rudig, and Mark H. Ashcraft

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
This article reviews the topics of affect, motivation, working memory, and their relationships to mathematics learning and performance. The underlying factors of interest, motivation, ... More

Affective Computing, Emotional Development, and Autism  

Daniel S. Messinger, Leticia Lobo Duvivier, Zachary E. Warren, Mohammad Mahoor, Jason Baker, Anne S. Warlaumont, and Paul Ruvolo

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Jan 2015
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Jul 2014
This chapter is from the forthcoming The Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing edited by Rafael Calvo, Sidney K. D'Mello, Jonathan Gratch, and Arvid Kappas. Affective computing can ... More

Aggression and Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental Perspective  

Jean R. Séguin and Richard E. Tremblay

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Mar 2013
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Dec 2013
Aggressive and antisocial acts need to be prevented because (1) they cause serious problems to the individuals who are at the receiving end, (2) they lead to fear and escalation in the ... More

The Antipathies of Play  

Brian Sutton-Smith

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This paper argues that history has treated play as a special kind of antipathetic existential duality, characterized often by the notion that play contains both good (fun) and bad (waste ... More

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents  

Jami M. Furr, Shilpee Tiwari, Cynthia Suveg, and Philip C. Kendall

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2012
Maladaptive anxiety in youth occurs when the fear associated with a situation or object is disproportionate in the level and duration of distress experienced and to what is developmentally ... More

Approaches to Reading Instruction  

Barbara R. Schirmer and Cheri Williams

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of the research on approaches to reading instruction with deaf students. Although the body of research literature on the reading processes ... More

Approximate Arithmetic Abilities in Childhood  

Camilla Gilmore

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
This article reviews recent research exploring children’s abilities to perform approximate arithmetic with non-symbolic and symbolic quantities, and considers what role this ability might ... More

Arithmetic in the Child and Adult Brain  

Vinod Menon

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2014
This review examines brain and cognitive processes involved in arithmetic. I take a distinctly developmental perspective because neither the cognitive nor the brain processes involved in ... More

Assessing Antisocial and Psychopathic Personalities  

Carl B. Gacono and J. Reid Meloy

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2012
Understanding that antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy are distinct but related constructs is crucial to clinical and forensic assessment of these patients. This article ... More

Assessing Children’s Proficiency in Natural Signed Languages  

Jenny L. Singleton and Samuel J. Supalla

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
This chapter reviews published or known assessments of children’s language proficiency across a number of the world’s signed languages, including American Sign Language, British Sign ... More

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