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Adolescence

the Crisis of Moral Authority

Arum, Richard. Judging School Discipline: the Crisis of Moral Authority ARUM, Richard. Judging School Discipline. The Crisis of Moral Authority. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. 321 pp. $39.95 (h). Reprimand a class comic, restrain a bully, dismiss a student for brazen attire–and you may be facing a lawsuit, costly regardless of the result. This […]

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Stern, Marcia B. Child-Friendly Therapy: Biopsychosocial Innovations for Children and Families – Brief Article

Stern, Marcia B. Child-Friendly Therapy: Biopsychosocial Innovations for Children and Families – Brief Article – Book Review New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2002. 380pp. $32.00 (h). Psychologist and family therapist Marcia Stern presents a playful and creative family-centered treatment for today’s kids. She uses a biopsychosocial perspective to provide a framework for intervention […]

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How instant messaging affects the satisfaction of virtual interpersonal behavior of Taiwan junior high school students

How instant messaging affects the satisfaction of virtual interpersonal behavior of Taiwan junior high school students Chien-Huang Lin INTRODUCTION Many people regard the Internet as an essential part of their daily lives–to perform such tasks as gathering information, shopping, finding entertainment, and for discussions with other users (AmichaiHamburger, 2002; Amichai-Hamburger, Fine, & Goldstein, 2004). In […]

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Motor coordination and intelligence level in adolescents

Motor coordination and intelligence level in adolescents Jurij Planinsec INTRODUCTION To successfully perform a variety of motor skills used in everyday life we must coordinate movements of different body parts. The number of combinations of movements we can perform with individual body parts is extremely high (Magill, 1998). Persons can successfully produce a remarkably accurate […]

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Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators. – Review

Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators. – Review – book review ELIAS, Maurice J., ZINS, Joseph E., WEISSBERG, Roger P., FREY, Karin S., GREENBERG, Mark T., HAYNES, Norris M., KESSLER, Rachael, SCHWAB-STONE, Mary E., & SHRIVER, Timothy P. Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum […]

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Polysubstance abuse – a case study

Polysubstance abuse – a case study Scott D. Segal Over the last twenty years we have seen an increased effort to understand and solve the adolescent drug abuse problem. Researchers have developed a number of models to explain why adolescents have become involved in drug use. Studies have shown that children of alcoholics (COAs) have […]

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Coping assessment in adolescents

Coping assessment in adolescents Maria Cristina Richaud de Minzi Lazarus developed the Ways of Coping Checklist (WCC) in the 1970s. It was based on the transactional model of stress, which posited two types of coping: problem-focused and emotional regulation (Lazarus, 1991). This instrument has always had a drawback: the number of factors obtained changes from […]

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Adolescent boys and anorexia nervosa

Adolescent boys and anorexia nervosa Felicia Romeo Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that primarily affects adolescent girls and young adult females, and is considered to be rare among males. It is estimated that 1 in 200 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18, the high risk group, develop anorexia nervosa and 90% of […]

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A Context-Specific Self-Report Measure For Adolescents

The Relational Self-Concept Scale: A Context-Specific Self-Report Measure For Adolescents Gareth R. Schott ABSTRACT This paper describes an alternative approach to measuring the self that directly accounts for the way individuals ruminate on their external actions in order to inform and maintain their self-image. This was achieved by designing the Relational Self-Concept Scale (RSCS), a […]

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Nowicki, Stephen, Jr., & Duke, Marshall. Will I Ever Fit In? The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Adult Dyssemia

Nowicki, Stephen, Jr., & Duke, Marshall. Will I Ever Fit In? The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Adult Dyssemia – Book Review New York: The Free Press, 2002. 256pp. $24.00 (h). People who have some form of dyssemia–a group reported to include as many as 25 million Americans–cannot readily understand nonverbal messages, much as dyslexics do […]