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Adachi, Paul J. C.; Willoughby, Teena – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
We argue that video game play may meet Larson's (2000) criteria for fostering initiative in youth, and thus, may be related to positive outcomes such as flow, cooperation, problem solving, and reduced in-group bias. However, developmental and social psychologists examining adolescent video game use have focused heavily on how video games are…
Descriptors: Video Games, Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Violence
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Demant, Jakob; Ravn, Signe – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
This article discusses how Danish parents and their children communicate trust. Based on Niklas Luhmann's sociological theory, the article explores new aspects of communication about alcohol-related rules. The analysis shows how the parents emphasize the importance of communicating trust, while the adolescents, on the other hand, observe the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Trust (Psychology), Parent Child Relationship, Drinking
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Moran, Seana; Bundick, Matthew J.; Malin, Heather; Reilly, Timothy S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
Prior studies have found that youth reporting a general sense that "I have a purpose" also describe having social supports that enhance thriving. This study links "specific" social supports to "specific" purposes described by youth. We examined whether developmental level, social-structural supports of gender and…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Friendship, Social Support Groups, Youth
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Shulman, Shmuel; Feldman, Benni; Blatt, Sidney; Cohen, Omri; Mahler, Amalya – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2005
Seventy-two Israeli emerging adults were interviewed for descriptions of themselves and accounts of their personal, social, and professional dreams, current life status, romantic relationships, and relationships with their parents. Interviews were transcribed and rated on scales assessing self-processes, attainment of professional and romantic…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Young Adults
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Walcott, Delores D.; Pratt, Helen D.; Patel, Dilip R. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2003
Briefly reviews the common assumptions and knowledge about eating disorders, then reviews and compares recent research that is beginning to address underrepresented groups of color. Concludes with a brief statement of findings, the implications of eating disorders on a national level, and the rising risk to teenagers. (EV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Eating Disorders, Ethnicity, Homosexuality
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Patel, Dilip R.; Pratt, Helen D.; Greydanus, Donald E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2003
Reviews research on the treatment of adolescents with anorexia nervosa, including the general approach, treatment setting, treatment of medical complications, nutritional management, psychopharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, treatment efficacy and outcome studies, comparison studies, and prevention programs. (EV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anorexia Nervosa, Clinical Diagnosis, Drug Therapy
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Phillips, Elaine L.; Greydanus, Donald E.; Pratt, Helen D.; Patel, Dilip R. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2003
Reviews the current literature on psychological and psychopharmacologic treatments for bulimia nervosa in the adolescent population. Describes the two most researched psychological treatments--cognitive behavior therapy and interpersonal therapy--in terms of treatment protocols and outcome research. Reviews psychopharmacologic treatment, including…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Modification, Bulimia, Clinical Diagnosis
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Patel, Dilip R.; Greydanus, Donald E.; Pratt, Helen D.; Phillips, Elaine L. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2003
Reviews research on eating disorders in adolescent athletes, including prevalence, its uncommonness among male athletes, risk factors, medical complications, prevention strategies, and implications for sport and exercise participation, management, and prognosis. (EV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Athletes, Eating Disorders
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Pratt, Helen D.; Phillips, Elaine L.; Greydanus, Donald E.; Patel, Dilip R. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2003
Provides a brief overview (research design, prevalence, risk factors, assessment, treatment, outcome, and obstacles to care) of the status of knowledge of eating disorders among adolescents. Offers recommendations for future research. (EV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Clinical Diagnosis, Eating Disorders
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Reijonen, Jori H.; Pratt, Helen D.; Patel, Dilip R.; Greydanus, Donald E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2003
Selectively reviews the literature on the diagnostic criteria for eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder) as described in "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (4th ed.) and "International Classification of Diseases" (10th ed.). Discusses the prevalence and course of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Clinical Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Etiology
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Umana-Taylor, Adriana J.; Diversi, Marcelo; Fine, Mark A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2002
Reviewed 21 empirical studies concerning the relationship between self-esteem and ethnic identity among Latino adolescents. Found that despite differences in conceptualization of ethnic identity and some methodological limitations, existing research suggested a positive relationship between ethnic identification and self-esteem for Latinos living…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adolescents, Biculturalism, Cultural Influences
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Liddle, Howard A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1994
Noting that examination of emotions in adolescence from a treatment or intervention perspective is unusual, this article discusses the emotions in adolescence literature from the vantage point of a particular, empirically tested family-based intervention model, multidimensional family therapy. Demonstrates how research-based concepts guide…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Conflict Resolution
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Tasker, Fiona L.; Richards, Martin P. M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1994
Parental divorce is associated with negative views of marriage among children of divorce but also increases the likelihood of early marriage because adult responsibilities are often assumed at an earlier age. Therefore, research indicates both promarriage and antimarriage tendencies within this group. The most salient factors in determining these…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Divorce
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Flannery, Daniel J.; And Others – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1994
Provides an overview of research on emotional expression and emotional experience during adolescence, defined as the period between the ages of 10 and 21 years. Reviews methodological issues related to this research, and reviews research in the two major content areas of biological influences on emotional expression and experience, and emotion in…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Affection, Affective Behavior