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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

Body Image Disturbance During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period  

Kelly C. Allison and David B. Sarwer

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Apr 2016
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Jan 2014
Body image disturbances are common among women in the general population. Less is known about their prevalence and impact during pregnancy. This chapter examines the history of body image ... More

Career Issues and Social Class  

Justin C. Perry and Eric Wallace

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
Building on the contributions of previous reviews of social class in career development and vocational psychology, the purpose of this chapter is to provide a thorough and critical analysis of ... More

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care  

Michael Kölch, Jörg M. Fegert, and Ulrike M.E. Schulze

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Jul 2015
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Dec 2014
In child and adolescent mental health care, the competing goals of protecting young people as a vulnerable population and their increasing legal autonomy constitute a specific ethical ... More

Cognitive and Psychosocial Assessment, Social Class, and Counseling  

Megan Foley Nicpon

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
Psychological assessment informs many domains, including education planning, psychological diagnosis, and counseling intervention. It involves the integration of various sources of information so ... More

Crisis Intervention, Social Class, and Counseling: Macrolevel Disaster Effects  

Gargi Roysircar, Margaret Podkova, and Vincent Pignatiello

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
This chapter takes a macrosystemic perspective, using the ecological contexts of class, gender, human development, cultural norms, media, and societal prejudices to analyze large-scale mass trauma. ... More

Examining the Role of Ethnicity, Culture, and Social Class in Violence and Aggression in the United States  

Sopagna Eap Braje and Gordon C. Nagayama Hall

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
According to crime statistics, ethnic minorities are disproportionately the perpetrators and victims of violent crime relative to European Americans. This chapter examines the intersection between ... More

Future Directions for Scholarship in Social Class and Classism in Psychology  

William M. Liu

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
Applied psychologists and counselors need to move beyond simple indices of social class to explore the intrapsychic and interpersonal dimensions related to this cultural construct. The affluent, ... More

Geropsychology, Social Class, and Counseling  

Jacqueline K. Olthoff

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
The older adult population is quickly growing, increasing the likelihood that generalist counseling psychologists will be treating those over 65 years old. Therefore, regardless of specialty, it is ... More

Group Leadership Teaching and Training: Methods and Issues  

Nina W. Brown

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
Literature searches produced few evidence based studies on group leadership teaching methods. The consensus from professional experts is that group leadership training encompasses three ... More

Health Psychology, Social Class, and Counseling  

Elizabeth M. Altmaier, Jessica A. Lohnberg, and Torricia H. Yamada

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
Social class is a variable of increasing relevance and importance in counseling psychology, related closely to assessment methods and interventions that focus on health-related goals. Although social ... More

Immigration and Social Class  

Oksana Yakushko

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
The following chapter discusses the role of social class in understanding immigration. Specifically, the author highlights the complexities of understanding social class and its influence and its ... More

The Impact of Social Class on Parenting and Attachment  

Alissa Sherry, Andrew Adelman, Lauren Farwell, and Brittany Linton

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
Attachment theory is a psychological, evolutionary, and behavioral theory concerning relationships between people. It is thought to play a significant role in shaping one's life, personality, and ... More

Inequality, Poverty, and Counseling Practice  

Laura Smith, Alison Shellman, and Rebecca Smith

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
When counselors work in the context of poverty, consideration of the impact of social class inequality in clients' lives is essential to effective practice—as is the impact of inequality within the ... More

International Issues, Social Class, and Counseling  

Ayşe Çiftçi, Alexandra Broustovetskaia, and Laura Reid

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
In this chapter, we present the complexities of social class in relation to international individuals. More specifically, we present specific characteristics of different international individuals ... More

Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues, Social Class, and Counseling  

David H. Whitcomb and Daniel J. Walinsky

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
Social class is an important construct for understanding lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) issues. In this chapter, the authors provide an overview of LGB issues in the United States from a ... More

Measurement and Methodological Issues in Social Class Research: A Call for Theorization and Study  

Michael Y. Lau, Rosa J. Cho, Jennifer Chang, and Jill Huang

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
Counseling and psychology researchers have been increasingly called to attend to social class and related constructs (e.g., classism) as important variables in research. This chapter discusses the ... More

Men’s Issues, Social Class, and Counseling  

David J. Wimer and Ronald F. Levant

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
This chapter demonstrates the double disadvantages associated with being a working-class man, who experiences the disadvantages of being poor combined with the increased health and social risks ... More

The Online World, the Internet, Social Class, and Counseling  

Belle Liang, Nicole Duffy, and Meghan Commins

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
The Internet has transformed the day-to-day experience of many individuals across cultural divides and socioeconomic backgrounds, creating new opportunities, resources, relationships, and ... More

Positive Psychology, Social Class, and Counseling  

Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
In the field of positive psychology, many researchers believe that perception, development, manifestation, and interpretation of strengths are strongly influenced by various cultural facets, ... More

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