Monthly Archives: February 2012

Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, Volume 53, Issue 2, Page 142-155, February-March 2012.

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Background: Substitution with opioid-agonists (e.g., methadone) has shown to be an effective treatment for chronic long-term opioid dependency. Survival sex work, very common among injection drug users, has been associated with poor Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) engagement, retention and response. Therefore, this study was undertaken to determine factors associated with engaging in sex work among long-term opioid dependent women receiving OAT. Methods: Data from a randomized controlled trial, the North American Opiate Medication Initiative (NAOMI), conducted in Vancouver and Montreal …

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The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, known more commonly as ICF, is a classification of health and health-related domains. These domains are classified from body, individual and societal perspectives by means of two lists: a list of body functions and structure, and a list of domains of activity and participation. Since an individual’s functioning and disability occurs in a context, the ICF also includes a list of environmental factors.

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For years, opponents of outsourcing have argued that offshoring American jobs destroys our local industries, lays waste to American job creation, and gives foreigners the good jobs and income that would otherwise remain on our shores. Yet few Americans realize that a parallel dynamic is occurring in the healthcare sector—previously one of the most consistent sources of stable, dependable living-wage jobs in the entire nation.

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Objective To review methods of measuring racial/ethnic health care disparities. Study Design Identification and tracking of racial/ethnic disparities in health care will be advanced by application of a consistent definition and reliable empirical methods. We have proposed a definition of racial/ethnic health care disparities based in the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Unequal Treatment report, which defines disparities as all differences except those due to clinical need and preferences. After briefly summarizing the strengths and critiques of this definition, we review …

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Objective. Life, following curative treatment, can be a struggle for former cancer patients. In this phase of their illness, social comparison information may help to improve a patient’s quality of life (QOL). The objective of this study was to determine whether the effects of this information depend on the following two variables: (1) the individual’s physical health and (2) the individual’s sensitivity to social comparison. Design. In the current study, the effects on a patient’s QOL were tested that occur …

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Community, Work & Family, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-17, Ahead of Print.

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Community, Work & Family, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-19, Ahead of Print.

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AIDS Care, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-6, Ahead of Print.

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Cognition & Emotion, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-10, Ahead of Print.

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Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-18, Ahead of Print.

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Early Child Development and Care, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-17, Ahead of Print.

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Early Child Development and Care, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-17, Ahead of Print.

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Early Child Development and Care, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-12, Ahead of Print.

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Eating Disorders, Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 87-98, March-April 2012.

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Eating Disorders, Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 99-112, March-April 2012.

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Eating Disorders, Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 113-126, March-April 2012.

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Eating Disorders, Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 127-143, March-April 2012.

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Eating Disorders, Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 144-158, March-April 2012.

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Eating Disorders, Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 159-167, March-April 2012.

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Eating Disorders, Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 168-171, March-April 2012.

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Eating Disorders, Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 171-173, March-April 2012.

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Eating Disorders, Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 173-174, March-April 2012.

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European Journal of Developmental Psychology, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-21, Ahead of Print.

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European Journal of Social Work, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-16, Ahead of Print.

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Aging & Mental Health, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-7, Ahead of Print.

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Aging & Mental Health, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-8, Ahead of Print.

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Aging & Mental Health, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-8, Ahead of Print.

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Aging & Mental Health, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-9, Ahead of Print.

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Aging & Mental Health, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-6, Ahead of Print.

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Aging & Mental Health, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-7, Ahead of Print.

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Aging & Mental Health, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-10, Ahead of Print.

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Aging & Mental Health, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-7, Ahead of Print.

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Aging & Mental Health, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-10, Ahead of Print.

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Aging & Mental Health, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-5, Ahead of Print.

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A new report evaluates the Early Head Start Family Child Care Project, designed to develop and pilot strategies for building Early Head Start and family child care partnerships. It documents characteristics of grantees, child care partners, child care partnership coordinators, and communities. The report describes how the work was implemented at local and state levels, including progress toward reaching targeted outcomes and types of partnerships formed to support collaboration. It also addresses sustainability of the partnerships and highlights lessons learned …

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Background: Structural equation models (SEMs) provide a general framework for analyzing mediated longitudinal data. However when interest is in the total effect (i.e. direct plus indirect) of a predictor on the binary outcome, alternative statistical techniques such as non-linear mixed models (NLMM) may be preferable, particularly if specific causal pathways are not hypothesized or specialized SEM software is not readily available. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the performance of the NLMM in a setting where the SEM …

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This is the first podcast of a series to discuss the severity of bullying and provide resources for prevention efforts. CDC shares the most recent statistics and trends, provides valuable tips to implement in communities, and teaches individuals how to take action against bullying.

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The estimated annual number of abortions in Latin America increased slightly between 2003 and 2008, from 4.1 million to 4.4 million

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This study evaluated the link between relatives’ criticism of overweight or obese teenage girls’ figure and body weight and their relationship with their mothers, fathers and siblings, affection, self-esteem, the internalization of the aesthetic body thin ideal, depressive symptoms and disordered eating behaviors (DEB). The sample comprised 2174 senior high school students aged 15 to 19. Teenagers criticized by their relatives showed higher DEB, without interaction between Body Mass Index (BMI) and DEB. The structural equations model showed DEB was …

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This review draws attention to the broad and diverse theoretical underpinnings of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT). A plea is made for greater attention to the theoretical influences on IPT in forming our understanding of the techniques and processes and to establish indicators of successful outcome as well as for whom the treatment is most suitable. The paper takes a lifespan perspective that considers the implications of social factors for the different age groups to which IPT has been shown to be …

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Abstract The goal of this study is twofold: (1) to assess brain anatomical differences between children meeting diagnostic criteria for oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and healthy controls, and (2) to investigate whether morphological brain characteristics associated with ODD differ in boys and girls. Eight-year-old participants (N = 38) were scanned using magnetic resonance imaging. ODD symptoms were assessed using the Dominic-R interactive. In ODD participants, we observed a significant reduction of gray matter density in the left orbitofrontal cortex—a prefrontal …

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Objective: DSM-V is on its way and doubts have been raised regarding the validity of pediatric PTSD. It is the goal of the current review to critically review the empirical literature on PTSD in youth. Method: A search of PsycINFO, PubMed and reference lists was conducted. Empirical information considered relevant regarding the validity of the criteria was collected. Results/Conclusions: The validity of the symptom criteria and clusters varies, with the Avoidance/Numbing cluster outperforming the Re-experiencing—and Arousal cluster. Factor analytic findings …

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Background: With an overall adult HIV prevalence of 15.3%, Namibia is facing one of the largest HIV epidemics in Africa. Young people aged 20 to 34 years constitute one of the groups at highest risk of HIV infection in Namibia. However, little is known about the impact of HIV on this group and its access to healthcare. The purpose of this study was to estimate HIV prevalence, to assess the knowledge of and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS, and to assess access …

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Mental healthcare services need to be sensitive towards the cultural needs of patients. Cross-cultural opening is an organizational process to fulfil these needs. This study aims to provide representative structural and procedural data regarding the use of German outpatient mental healthcare services by allochthonous patients, the diversity of psychotherapists in outpatient mental healthcare service, the cross-cultural encounters of therapists and the cross-cultural sensitivity of psychotherapists working in this healthcare area. Of all public outpatient psychotherapists in Hamburg, 81% (n = 485) participated …

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This study compared 50 depressed inpatients, 51 institutionalized delinquents and 51 control adolescents (total n = 152) regarding attachment and associated socio-emotional skills. All of the participants took an individual interview (i.e., anamnesis, diagnostic interview and intelligence test) and completed the attachment measure and self-report measures of socio-emotional skills (i.e., emotional intelligence, empathy and resilience). Results showed that controls scored higher on secure attachment, whereas both of the other groups scored higher on preoccupied attachment. Depressed adolescents had lower scores on emotional …

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Journal of Youth Studies, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-20, Ahead of Print.

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Journal of Youth Studies, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-18, Ahead of Print.

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Journal of Youth Studies, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-19, Ahead of Print.

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The Journal of Positive Psychology, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-13, Ahead of Print.

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Journal of Personality Assessment, Volume 0, Issue 0, Ahead of Print.

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Journal of Personality Assessment, Volume 0, Issue 0, Ahead of Print.

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Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, Volume 22, Issue 1-2, Page 1-20, January-June.

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Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, Volume 22, Issue 1-2, Page 21-43, January-June.

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Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, Volume 22, Issue 1-2, Page 44-61, January-June.

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Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, Volume 22, Issue 1-2, Page 62-78, January-June.

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Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, Volume 22, Issue 1-2, Page 79-105, January-June.

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The Irish Journal of Psychology, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-14, Ahead of Print.

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International Journal of Housing Policy, Volume 12, Issue 1, Page 1-12, March 2012.

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International Journal of Housing Policy, Volume 12, Issue 1, Page 13-26, March 2012.

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International Journal of Housing Policy, Volume 12, Issue 1, Page 27-45, March 2012.

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International Journal of Housing Policy, Volume 12, Issue 1, Page 47-68, March 2012.

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International Journal of Housing Policy, Volume 12, Issue 1, Page 69-90, March 2012.

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International Journal of Art Therapy, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-3, Ahead of Print.

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Recent surveillance data show that young persons in the United States are markedly affected by HIV. The 2009 HIV Surveillance Report, published by the Cen¬ters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), revealed that the estimated number and estimated rate of annual diagnoses of HIV infection remained stable from 2006 through 2009 in the 40 states with mature confidential name-based HIV infection reporting. However, during this period, the estimated rates of diagnoses of HIV infection among persons aged 15– 19 years …

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The present study examined whether in-hospital assessments of heart rate and blood pressure predicted symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) in 110 patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery. After controlling for conceptually relevant factors, in-hospital cardiovascular functioning predicted symptoms of PTS three months following surgery. Specifically, lower pre-surgical and post-surgical systolic and diastolic blood pressure predicted more symptoms of avoidance and PTS (total). In contrast, higher heart rate prior to and shortly following surgery predicted marginally more intrusive thoughts. The present …

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Abstract   Collaborative problem solving (CPS) requires sharing goals/attention and coordinating actions—all deficient in HFASD. Group differences were examined in CPS (HFASD/typical), with a friend versus with a non-friend. Participants included 28 HFASD and 30 typical children aged 3–6 years and their 58 friends and 58 non-friends. Groups were matched on CA, MA, IQ, and maternal education. The CPS task was placing pairs of blocks to balance scales. HFASD preschoolers solved the problem slower, showed more irrelevant behaviors, shared less, and used …

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Treatment integrity data are essential to drawing valid conclusions in treatment outcome studies. Such data, however, are not always included in peer-reviewed research articles in school psychology or related fields. To gain a better understanding of why treatment integrity data are lacking in the school psychology research, we surveyed the authors of the 210 treatment outcome articles published in four school psychology journals from 1995 through 2008 regarding their perceptions of barriers to implementing treatment integrity procedures. Results indicated that …

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The history of housing policy in Berkeley over the past thirty-five years provides a case study in the limits that state government can place on local government efforts to increase social equity.

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Footprints for Life is a universal intervention that is designed to help 2nd- and 3rd-grade students build a strong foundation of life skills rooted in key social competencies. The curriculum-based program focuses on planning and decisionmaking, cultural competence, and interpersonal skills, such as handling peer pressure (e.g., refusal skills) and resolving conflicts peacefully. Information on tobacco and alcohol is provided within the context of refusal skills, as are discussions about seeking help from caring and supportive adults when confronted with …

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Project ASSERT (Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, Education, and Referral to Treatment) is a screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) model designed for use in health clinics or emergency departments (EDs). Project ASSERT targets three groups: Out-of-treatment adults who are visiting a walk-in health clinic for routine medical care and have a positive screening result for cocaine and/or opiate use. Project ASSERT aims to reduce or eliminate their cocaine and/or opiate use through interaction with peer educators (substance …

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Abstract   Medical and demographic characteristics and psychological morbidity of individuals with cancer prior to a psychosocial intervention can influence the efficacy of interventions. However, little is known about the moderating role of patients’ psychosocial characteristics on intervention effects. This review sought to identify and synthesize the impacts of psychosocial moderators of the effect of psychosocial interventions on the psychological well-being of cancer patients. A systematic review of the published literature was conducted. Databases searched included PsycINFO, PubMed, MEDLINE, Scopus, CINAHL, …

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Based on 50 in-depth interviews and extensive fieldwork, this article contributes to the literature on inequality and middle-class minorities by examining socially mobile Mexican Americans—those who were raised in low-income households, but who are now middle class. Mexican Americans who achieve extreme rates of intergenerational mobility straddle class and ethnic contexts, a position that is accompanied by a set of challenges that are unique to middle-class minorities. Socially mobile Mexican Americans retain an enduring familiarity with poverty and must manage …

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The purpose of this article is to recommend legitimation criteria pertinent for conducting mixed research. First, a discussion of mixed research as a distinctive methodology is presented, and challenges unique to mixed research are outlined. Second, an overview of quality criteria published in the mixed research literature is summarized. Third, the authors extend the discussion of quality criteria by introducing what we call the Holistic and Synergistic Legitimation Research Process, whereby emphasis on philosophical clarity and dialogue with values/perspectives of …

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Abstract   With exponential growth in the Latino population over the past decade, both social scientists and politicians have directed their attention toward understanding Latino behavior(s) ranging from purchasing power and marketing to voting. Less is known, however, about the extent to which Latino population growth might be associated with patterns of criminal justice or violent criminal outcomes. One objective of this research is to provide a contemporary overview of the Latino experiences with the criminal justice system by highlighting racial/ethnic …

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Abstract   In this paper, we systematically describe the connection between immigration and fertility in light of the increasing nativist reaction to Hispanic groups. We follow a life-course perspective to directly link migration and fertility transitions. The analysis combines original qualitative and quantitative data collected in Durham/Chapel Hill, NC as well as national level information from the current population survey. The qualitative data provide a person-centered approach to the connection between migration and fertility that we then extend in quantitative analyses. …

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Abstract   Multiple stimulus without replacement (MSWO) preference assessments have been demonstrated to effectively identify reinforcers for individuals with severe to profound disabilities, but it may be possible to make the procedures more efficient by decreasing the number of array presentations. This investigation presents one case study that compared single-, three-, and five-session MSWO formats to determine if reinforcers could be reliably identified with all three formats for one student with pervasive developmental disability not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). Using a concurrent-operants …

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Abstract   Internationally, and also in Europe, adolescent gambling is increasingly recognized as an important public health issue. Most research on adolescent gambling, however, is prevalence-focused and population-based studies are scarce. Few studies have examined gambling-related harms among adolescents. In a national sample, we examined self-experienced harms related to gambling and the relationship between reported harms and gambling behavior among Finnish adolescents. A national survey of 12–18-year-olds was conducted in Finland in 2011 (N = 4,566). Main measures were frequency of gambling and …

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Abstract   This study investigates the role of strong family ties in the decisions of living arrangement and intergenerational transfer as well as their effects on marital satisfaction in Taiwan where cultural traditions emphasize more familial interest and filial obligations. Even though the rapid economic and democratic developments have led to many adjustments in family structure, this study’s findings suggest that intergenerational relationship still strongly affects the level of marital satisfaction for married children. The strength of family ties is positively …

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Abstract   The aim of this paper was to describe the meaning of wellbeing for children and youth with disabilities from their perspective. Twenty children and young people with a range of disabilities including, cerebral palsy, autism, Aspergers syndrome, Down syndrome, mild to moderate intellectual disability and vision impairment, participated in five focus groups and one interview. Groups were facilitated by at least two experienced professionals, including one scribe who recorded the discussions within the groups and took field notes on …

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Introduction to the Special Section “The Puzzle of Sexual Orientation: What Is It and How Does It Work?” Content Type Journal Article Category Guest Editors’ Introduction Pages 1-2 DOI 10.1007/s10508-012-9932-8 Authors Paul L. Vasey, Department of Psychology, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4, Canada Martin L. Lalumière, Department of Psychology, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4, Canada Journal Archives of Sexual Behavior Online ISSN 1573-2800 Print ISSN 0004-0002

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Abstract   This article presents a critical review of the recent controversies concerning the diagnosis of pedophilia in the context of the preparation of the fifth edition of the DSM. The analysis focuses basically on the relationship between pedophilia and the current DSM-IV-TR’s definition of mental disorder. Scholars appear not to share numerous basic assumptions ranging from their underlying ideas about what constitutes a mental disorder to the role of psychiatry in modern society, including irreconcilable theories about human sexuality, which …

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What is and What Should Be: Bridging the Gap Between Hopes and Realities Among a Sample of Young Women Content Type Journal Article Category Book Review Pages 1-2 DOI 10.1007/s11199-012-0127-5 Authors Susan Cody, Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody, GA, USA Journal Sex Roles Online ISSN 1573-2762 Print ISSN 0360-0025

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Abstract   While associations with deviant peers are well understood to impact individual development, less is understood about the relationship between friendship quality and delinquency. Two criminological theories—social control theory and self-control theory—are able to offer an explanation for the latter relationship. Social control and self-control theories both premise that delinquents will have largely fractured, weak, and “cold and brittle” friendships. This study investigates how variations in perceptions of friendship quality are related to the delinquency, maternal attachment, school attachment, and …

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Abstract   This study examines the advisability to distinguish dimensions of discipline, by evaluating the Dimensions of Discipline Inventory (DDI, Straus and Fauchier 2007) in a sample of Belgian undergraduate students (N = 371) who retrospectively reported on their mothers’ and fathers’ discipline behaviors aimed at correcting child misbehavior at age 10. First, confirmatory factor analyses showed that a model with nine factors fitted the data best, but also a model with four second-order factors was acceptable. Second, a multigroup confirmatory factor analysis …

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Abstract   This study sought to characterize temperament traits in a sample of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ages 3–7 years old, and to determine the potential association between temperament and sensory features in ASD. Individual differences in sensory processing may form the basis for aspects of temperament and personality, and aberrations in sensory processing may inform why some temperamental traits are characteristic of specific clinical populations. Nine dimensions of temperament from the Behavioral Style Questionnaire (McDevitt and Carey in Manual …

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Erratum to: Decertification Outcomes for Bipolar Disorder in an Inpatient Community Mental Health Treatment Center: Impact on Subsequent Service Use Over Two Years Content Type Journal Article Category Erratum Pages 1-1 DOI 10.1007/s10597-012-9501-6 Authors Glen L. Xiong, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA Ana-Maria Iosif, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA Michael Brooks, Department of Psychology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, …

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Abstract   Taiji is regarded as a mind–body practice that is characterized by gentle and mindful body movements. In contrast to the continuously growing evidence base supporting the beneficial effects of Taiji on physical and mental well-being, studies investigating its underlying mechanisms are still scarce. The aim of our study was to examine the impact of Taiji practice on self-attribution of mindfulness and self-compassion, two potential components well known for their health promoting effects. Seventy healthy participants (age range: 23–50 years) were …

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Commentary on Manne et al.: Using the Interdependence Model to Understand Spousal Influence on Colorectal Cancer Screening Intentions: a Structural Equation Model Content Type Journal Article Category Invited Commentary Pages 1-2 DOI 10.1007/s12160-012-9350-0 Authors Mariët Hagedoorn, Department of Health Sciences, Health Psychology Section, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Antonius Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands Journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine Online ISSN 1532-4796 Print ISSN 0883-6612

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Abstract Background   AIDS-related stigma as a barrier to HIV testing has not been examined within the context of high at risk environments such as drinking venues. Of particular importance is whether AIDS-related stigma is associated with HIV transmission risks among people who have never been tested for HIV. Purpose   We examined: (1) AIDS-related stigma as a barrier to testing, controlling for other potential barriers, and (2) whether stigma is associated with HIV risks among HIV-untested individuals. Methods   We surveyed 2,572 …

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Forty years ago, Federal legislation placed new emphasis on solving America’s alcohol problems and created the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Since then, NIAAA has led an increasingly effective effort to both define alcohol issues as medical in nature and to address them using evidence-based findings.

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Abstract   The aim of this paper is measure social welfare in Spanish provinces. To achieve this, we use the distance method P2 to compose a synthetic indicator of welfare for 2007, the last year for which data are available. The index comprises information on different social indicators from various life domains and enables a classification of Spanish provinces, as well as a study of the impact of each individual indicator in order to determine provincial disparities in social welfare levels. …

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Background: Eating behaviours have been suggested to relate with obesity development. Children’s Eating Behaviour Questionnaire (CEBQ) is a parent-reported tool constructed to assess multiple dimensions of children’s eating behavior. This study aimed to test the validity of the Chinese version of Children’s Eating Behaviour Questionnaire (CEBQ) in children aged 12-18 months. We examined the factor structure and reliability of the Chinese version of CEBQ, as well as associations between children’s eating behaviours and their weight (BMI SDS). Methods: 219 questionnaires …

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The past decade has seen a remarkable transformation across the African Continent—an expression of hardearned progress and promise even in the midst of a global financial crisis. This is an era of unprecedented economic growth, socially sustainable gains and strong African leadership. And today almost every country in Africa has a success story to tell, a story of lives saved through stopping new HIV infections and preventing AIDS-related deaths.

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Background Paediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) often goes undetected, delaying access to evidence-based treatment. This study aimed to assess the utility of a computerised diagnostic tool, the Development and Well-Being Assessment (DAWBA), in detecting OCD and comorbidity in youth. Method A total of 51 young people referred to a specialist OCD service between September 2007 and July 2008 completed the DAWBA prior to clinical assessment. Computer-rated and clinician-rated DAWBA diagnoses were compared with those assigned by the specialist clinic. Results The …

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