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5150: On Unethical Privacy  

Matthew E. Reynolds

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Jul 2015
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Oct 2014
5150: On Unethical Privacy is an autobiographical piece where Matthew Reynolds recounts the situation wherein he was involuntarily committed shortly before his 21st birthday. He describes ... More

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

Abnormalities of Event-Related Potential Components in Schizophrenia  

Brian F. O'Donnell, Dean F. Salisbury, Margaret A. Niznikiewicz, Colleen A. Brenner, and Jenifer L. Vohs

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
Schizophrenia is a disabling psychotic illness that has been associated with alterations in synaptic connectivity and neurotransmission. Since event-related potential (ERP) components are ... More

Absolute Pitch  

Psyche Loui

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Jan 2016
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Oct 2014
Absolute pitch (AP) is the ability to identify or categorize musical pitches accurately without an external reference. Although AP is generally thought to be rare, music psychology ... More

Abuse of Persons with Disabilities: Prevention and Reporting  

Angela Kuemmel

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Oct 2016
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Jun 2015
Abuse of people with disabilities is a substantial problem because of the particular physical, emotional, and sexual vulnerabilities that people with disabilities have, in addition to ... More

Academic Assessment  

Edward S. Shapiro, Jaime Benson, Nathan Clemens, and Karen L. Gischlar

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
The assessment of academic skills is an essential and critical component of the life of all schools. Like the assessment of other areas of functioning, assessment of academic skills needs ... More

Academic Interventions: What School Psychologists Need to Know for Their Assessment and Problem Solving Consultation Roles  

Virginia W. Berninger, Michel Fayol, and Nicole Alston–Abel

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter provides an overview of critical concepts about academic interventions that school psychologists can apply in their assessment (prevention and diagnosis) and problem solving ... More

Academic Program Reviews in Psychology: Challenges and Opportunities  

Maureen A. McCarthy, Dana S. Dunn, Jane S. Halonen, and Suzanne C. Baker

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Aug 2015
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Sep 2014
The authors provide a rationale for academic program reviews (APRs), highlighting their role in improving teaching, learning, and program quality in psychology departments. Following a ... More

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Dementia Care-Givers  

María Oliva Márquez-González, Andrés Losada, and Rosa Romero-Moreno

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
Dementia caregiving is associated with negative physical and psychological health consequences. Multicomponent, behavioural, and psychotherapeutic interventions for reducing caregivers’ ... More

Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based Interventions  

Robert Zettle and Suzanne Gird

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Jun 2017
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Apr 2016
Acceptance and mindfulness-based interventions are part of the third generation of cognitive–behavioral therapies (Hayes, 2004). Among these approaches, acceptance and commitment therapy ... More

Access Denied: Dieter’s Struggle to Live in the World(s) of Others  

Dieter du Plessis

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Jul 2015
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Apr 2015
The autobiographical story of Dieter is sketched here to portray his struggle to fit in the worlds of others while living in a world that is created from his luscious and profound ... More

Accreditation of Education and Training Programs  

Elizabeth M. Altmaier

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Mar 2014
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Aug 2014
Along with other professions, psychology engages in accreditation, a system of quality assurance to evaluate the various aspects of educating a professional psychologist. Accreditation ... More

Acculturation and Alcohol Use: The Role of Environmental Contexts  

Miguel Pinedo, Sarah Zemore, Cheryl Cherpitel, and Raul Caetano

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Sep 2017
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May 2017
This chapter reviews a study exploring the influence of acculturation on alcohol use disorders (AUD) among a sample of Mexican-origin participants residing on and off the US-Mexico border ... More

Acculturation and Alcohol Use Among Hispanic and Asian American College Students: What Do We Know and Where Could We Go?  

Byron L. Zamboanga, Cara C. Tomaso, and P. Priscilla Lui

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Sep 2017
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Oct 2016
Many college students, are susceptible to alcohol use and related problems, including Hispanic and Asian Americans. A potential factor contributing to this risk is acculturation, which can ... More

Acculturation and Health: State of the Field and Recommended Directions  

Seth J. Schwartz and Jennifer Unger

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Sep 2017
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Jan 2017
The purpose of this book is to bridge “basic” theory and research on acculturation—that is, what acculturation is, how it operates, and what are the appropriate methods to study it—with ... More

Acculturation and Physical Activity Among Latinos  

Ana F. Abraído-Lanza, Karen R. Flórez, and Rachel C. Shelton

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2016
Despite the many health benefits of physical activity (PA), the majority of Latinos do not meet recommended levels of PA. This chapter provides an overview of research on acculturation and ... More

Acculturation and Risky Sexual Behavior Among Adolescents and Emerging Adults from Immigrant Families  

Jennifer Tsai, Davida Becker, Steve Sussman, Ricky Bluthenthal, Jennifer Unger, and Seth J. Schwartz

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Sep 2017
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Dec 2016
Adolescents and emerging adults who engage in risky sexual behaviors (RSBs), such as inconsistent condom use, having multiple partners, having sex at a young age, and having sex while ... More

Acculturation and Tobacco/Illicit Drug Use in Hispanic Youth  

Alan Meca, Lauren G. Reinke, and Lawrence M. Scheier

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Sep 2017
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Apr 2017
This chapter explores the incipient role of acculturation in cigarette smoking, tobacco use, and use of illicit drugs in Hispanic youth in the United States. It first examines the ... More

Acculturation and Violence in Minority Adolescents  

Paul Richard Smokowski, Martica Bacallao, Corrine David-Ferdon, and Caroline B.R. Evans

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Sep 2017
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Apr 2017
This chapter provides a comprehensive review of research linking acculturation and violent behavior for adolescents of three minority populations: Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander (A/PI), ... More

Acculturation Measurement: From Simple Proxies to Sophisticated Toolkit  

Marina Doucerain, Norman Segalowitz, and Andrew G. Ryder

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Sep 2017
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Mar 2016
This article discusses the importance of clear and precise conceptualizations of acculturation as well as the need for consistencies in definition, operationalization, and measurement. ... More

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