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Floyd, Randy G.; Bergeron, Renee; Hamilton, Gloria; Parra, Gilbert R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
This study investigated the relations among executive functions and cognitive abilities through a joint exploratory factor analysis and joint confirmatory factor analysis of 25 test scores from the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System and the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities. Participants were 100 children and adolescents…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Theories, Models, Cognitive Processes
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Reynolds, Bridget M.; Repetti, Rena L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
Adolescent girls reported on their experiences both as perpetrators and as victims of several distinct forms of relational aggression. Details of these incidents were gathered from 114 ethnically diverse ninth and tenth graders via a secure online survey. The frequency with which girls perpetrated or were targeted for particular acts of relational…
Descriptors: Aggression, Females, Grade 10, Adolescents
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Little, Steven G.; Akin-Little, Angeleque; Gutierrez, Gabriel – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
It is clear that exposure to traumatic events is not uncommon in childhood and adolescence, and psychologists working in schools should have some training in meeting the needs of this segment of the population. One intervention that has been empirically supported in the trauma field is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). This…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, School Psychologists, Therapy, Children
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Nicholson, Heather; Foote, Catherine; Grigerick, Sarah – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Providing individual and group counseling has become an identified role for school psychologists working in the school setting. There is an extensive research base that highlights positive outcomes and supports the use of a variety of counseling methods when working with children and adolescents. However, there may exist a host of other outcomes,…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Adolescents, Group Counseling, Psychotherapy
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Sandoval, Jonathan; Scott, Amy Nicole; Padilla, Irene – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Psychologists working in schools are often the first contacts for children experiencing a potentially traumatizing event or change in status. This article reviews basic concepts in crisis counseling and describes the components of psychological first aid. This form of counseling must be developmentally and culturally appropriate as well as…
Descriptors: First Aid, Crisis Intervention, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, School Psychologists
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Zhou, Zheng; Siu, Candice R.; Xin, Tao – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Asian Americans are commonly perceived as the diligent and high-achieving "model minority." This positive stereotype has negative consequences for this ethnic minority group because it trivializes their social and mental health problems. This image of success has made many overlook the true nature of the struggles many Asian American families have…
Descriptors: Health Services, Emotional Problems, Mental Health Programs, Cultural Awareness
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Reddy, Linda A.; De Thomas, Courtney Anne; Newman, Erik; Chun, Victoria – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
School practitioners and educators are frequently challenged by the diverse and pervasive academic, social, and behavioral needs of children at risk for and with emotional disturbance. The present article examines the outcome literature on school-based prevention and intervention programs by systematically reviewing the key treatment interventions…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, Emotional Disturbances, Children
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Thomas, Duane E.; Coard, Stephanie I.; Stevenson, Howard C.; Bentley, Keisha; Zamel, Pamela – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
The present study investigated the predictive influence of students' reactive emotional coping and racial socialization experiences on teachers' perceptions of classroom behavior adjustment problems. Participants were 148 African American male youth attending a secondary school in a large northeastern city. Behavioral outcomes included teacher…
Descriptors: Socialization, Student Behavior, Adolescents, Coping
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Harris, Mekel S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
As a result of advancements in medical expertise and technology, children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer now have opportunities to participate in many typical activities, including school. To some extent, school reintegration reflects positive adjustment to their illness. Nevertheless, children and adolescents with cancer may experience…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Cancer, Mental Health, Adolescents
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Gray, Wendy N.; Kahhan, Nicole A.; Janicke, David M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Childhood obesity is associated with a variety of medical and psychosocial consequences. Children who are obese are at an increased risk of being victims of weight-based stigmatization by their peers. Negative views toward obese individuals may be expressed through children's friendship selections and expressed levels of overt (e.g., pushing,…
Descriptors: Obesity, Adolescents, Victims of Crime, Literature Reviews
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Yetter, Georgette – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Overweight and obesity are major health concerns for young people. Schools are particularly promising environments for preventing and treating obesity. The Institutes of Medicine recommends 60 minutes per day of physical activity for children and youth, including at least 30 minutes at school. Yet the amount of moderate to vigorous physical…
Descriptors: Obesity, Exercise, Intervention, Prevention
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Noggle, Chad A.; Dean, Raymond S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Depression-based presentations constitute some of the most commonly seen psychiatric manifestations within the school-age population. In conjunction with increased numbers of children and adolescents being diagnosed with depressive symptomology over the past 2-3 decades, there has been seen a concurrent increase in the amount of antidepressant…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Drug Therapy, Special Needs Students, Pharmacology
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Noggle, Chad A.; Dean, Raymond S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
The use of antipsychotic medications within the school-age population is rapidly increasing. Although typical antipsychotics may be used in rare cases, this influx is largely secondary to the availability of the atypical antipsychotics. Reduction of possible adverse effects and increased efficacy represent the primary basis for the atypical…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Eating Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Behavior Disorders
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Hamilton, Gloria J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
This article provides an overview of pediatric sleep disturbances with emphases on types and treatments. Relationships between sleep disorders and comorbid conditions function to exacerbate and maintain both disorders. An estimated 20% of teenagers experience chronic partial sleep deprivation, resulting in problems with memory, attention, and…
Descriptors: Sleep, Adolescents, Children, Validity
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Pierson, Eric E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
The past two decades have seen a rapid increase in the number and types of psychopharmacological medications that are available for the treatment of depression in children and adolescents. Parents and adolescents often raise questions as to the potential increase in suicidal ideation associated with the use of primarily selective serotonin…
Descriptors: Suicide, Pharmacology, Adolescents, Depression (Psychology)
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