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The Field of Prosocial Behavior: An Introduction and Overview  

David A. Schroeder and William G. Graziano

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May 2015
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Dec 2014
This chapter provides a broad introduction and overview of the field of prosocial behavior, that is, acts that serve to benefit another person. It examines the following questions: What are ... More

Homeless Emerging Adults: A Developmental Perspective  

Sanna Thompson, Kristin Ferguson, Kimberly Bender, Stephanie Begun, and Yeonwoo Kim

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Nov 2015
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Mar 2015
Navigating the transition from adolescence to adulthood is challenging for homeless emerging adults due to the absence of basic resources, sexual and physical victimization, psychological ... More

Hope Therapy  

Jennifer S. Cheavens and Madison M. Guter

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Feb 2018
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Nov 2017
The strong association between hope and optimal psychological functioning has been empirically demonstrated repeatedly over the past two decades. In an effort to capitalize on these ... More

Language and Interpersonal Relationships  

Steven W. Duck and Daniel Usera

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Sep 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter discusses how language is used to constitute relationships, particularly through the things we say and the things we show by saying them. Additionally, the chapter surveys the ... More

Maturing and Aging Together: Emerging Adult Grandchildren–Grandparents Relationships  

Miri Scharf

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Nov 2015
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Dec 2014
Relatively little research has examined the grandparent–adult grandchild relationship, although these relationships might play a more significant role than in the past, possibly impacting ... More

Overlap Between Suicidal Behavior and Interpersonal Violence  

Marc Hillbrand

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Jun 2014
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Jul 2014
Suicidal behavior and interpersonal violence coexist in individuals to an extent that considerably exceeds chance covariation. Grasping the nature of this overlap enriches our understanding ... More

Sociocultural Contexts and Stressors  

Wendi S. Williams, Amy Ginsberg, and Brittney Mandryk

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Jul 2016
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Feb 2016
Racism, sexism, homophobia, and low socioeconomic status (SES) have the potential to affect physical and mental health outcomes and treatment differentially. This chapter examines each of ... More

Treating the Child and Adolescent in the Family and Social Context  

John E. Lochman, Nicole Powell, Caroline Boxmeyer, Meghan L. Sallee, Casey Dillon, and Cameron Powe

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Jul 2016
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Mar 2016
Conduct problems and depression are two commonly occurring mental health problems affecting youth. For both conduct problems and depression, risk factors in the family, peer, and school ... More

Treatment Modalities: Comparing Treatment Outcomes and Therapeutic Processes in Individual, Family, and Group Counseling and Psychotherapy  

D. Martin Kivlighan III and Dennis M. Kivlighan Jr.

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Jul 2016
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Feb 2016
In the first part of this chapter the focus is on research comparing the effectiveness (i.e., psychotherapy outcomes) of various treatment modalities: individual, group, couple, and family ... More

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