Ceri Sims

Ceri Sims
Buckinghamshire New University | bucks · Department of Psychology

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While it is clear that pre-schoolers have episodic memories for unique events, the representation of mundane events is disputed. In three studies we investigated three- and four- year olds' recall of that day's breakfast. In the first study (n = 27), all children discriminated between specific and general questions about their breakfast. However, c...
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Abstract Although the Positive Psychology (PP) approach has only recently established itself as a specialism within coaching, there is already a fresh perspective beginning to take shape within the field. This second wave (Held, 2004, Lomas & Ivtzan, 2016) or PP2.0 (Wong, 2011) calls for us to embrace the dark sides along with the bright sides and...
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As personality traits can influence important social outcomes, the current research investigated whether the Big-Five had predictive influences on communication competences of active-empathic listening (AEL) and assertiveness. A sample of 245 adults of various ages completed the self-report scales. Both Agreeableness and Openness uniquely predicted...
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T HE CENTRAL TENET OF THIS PAPER is to promote the development of a coaching framework for student procrastination that is based on sound theoretical argument. There is a strong case for such an objective: Higher Education remains a vital capital resource for nations throughout the world and with rising costs of studying at university, students are...
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In previous papers (Sims, Henderson, Hulme, & Morton, 1996a; Sims, Henderson, Morton, & Hulme, 1996b) we have found that the motor skills of clumsy children are capable of significant improvement following relatively brief interventions. Most remarkably, this included a 10-minute intervention while testing the kinaesthetic acuity of the children us...
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Williams syndrome (WS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder of genetic origin which results in relatively spared language in the face of serious non-verbal deficits. There is controversy, however, about how intact WS language abilities are. The discussion has focused on impairments of lexico-semantics and of morphological feature analysis, with the pre...
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The effectiveness of a kinaesthetic training programme proposed by Laszlo for children with movement difficulties was evaluated by comparing two groups of 10 'clumsy' children matched pairwise on age, IQ and sex as well as degree of kinaesthetic and motor impairment. Tests of kinaesthetic ability, using the Parameter Estimation by Sequential Testin...
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The paper reports the second of two studies designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Kinaesthetic Training Programme (Laszlo and Bairstow, 1985) for children with movement difficulties. Three groups of 12 children were matched on age, IQ and sex as well as degree of kinaesthetic and motor impairment. One group received the Laszlo training, ano...
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Developmentalists have argued that young children have a confused notion of the metalinguistic concept word and that they cannot focus on single word boundaries when words occur in normal syntactic/semantic frames. We challenge these assumptions and present a new technique which engages normal syntactic-semantic processing but which, once it is int...
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We are concerned in this chapter with the way in which factors in the physical situation influence children’s use of linguistic expressions. In particular, we are concerned with children’s use of definite references to refer to specific entities. We begin our discussion by describing the semantics of determiners to show how specificity is involved...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Durham, 1990. In 2 vols.

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