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The need to theoretically and methodologically provide from the training of resident doctors in Gynecology and Obstetrics on the prevention of pregnancy in adolescence and promote educational actions, is the problem that gives rise to this research. Promote education in the prevention of adolescent pregnancy to these specialists, which reveals the relationships between this process and the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes for primary care (PHC) and secondary health care (ASS), supported by the Program Maternal Child (PAMI); that favors a proactive, reflective and creative education is the solution that is proposed to this problem.
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L'éducation du médecin résident sur la prévention chez l'adolescent est d'une importance capitale car il est la personne attitré pouvant donner une la bonne information à l'adolescente afin de prévenir les grossesses
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Please, could somebody point me to the literature on estradiol and testosterone changes in females and males as a function of age? I come across articles on the reduction of both hormones in aging males and females, however, I am unable to find anything on how the hormone levels change (if they do) from the age of 18 till 40 or so. I understand that estradiol levels fluctuate based on the menstrual cycle. I guess I am looking for an average value by decade (or similar).
Any help is much appreciated.
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They are relatively low before puberty, and increase to adult levels during pubertal development. Men will gradually lose T levels with age, but probably not much by age 40. Women, I don't think change very much until menopause. Don't know exact levels, but there should be ample literature out there for you to find.
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Dear researchers,
I need to analysie my data about nutrition habits. My aim is to examine differences regarding BMI. Therefore, I split population into three group <5th, from5thto85th, >85thpercentile of BMI. I calculate BMI on the entire population of 7th grade children (perhaps, I need to calculate BMI for boys and girls separately). The example of data is attached.
The questions are:
  1. Should I calculate BMI for each gender?
  2. How to provide meaningful research? It is hard to explaine findings using large number of groups. My data set is large, therefore almost every chi sqare is <.05.
  3. Could Pearson residuals be a soultion.
  4. Any insight is wellcome.
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If it's BMI for 7th graders, the index must be standardized by norms. Researchers tend to use BMI z-score using the CDC norms (google search BMIz CDC), but there are other standards as well (WHO, IOFT, etc.). BMI z-score is age and gender adjusted. Note, it's not simple standardization as the z-score is based on the growth trajectories. Typically, you need to run a SAS macro to compute BMI z-scores, but a Canadian Pediatric Group has developed a shiny app to compute these scores for you. (https://cpeg-gcep.shinyapps.io/who2007_cpeg/ ; they have CDC options as well). If you are studying nutrition or feeding 'habits', I assume you have repeated observations. In this case, you would run linear mixed effect model adjusting for baseline BMI and other factors. (google search for LME or analysis of repeated observation). Depends on how data were collected, things can be quite complicated. I encourage you to consult with a biostatistician for further guidance.
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Our lab is conducting a research project about Asian-American families. We are investigating Asian-American families' well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically, their experience of racial discrimination, their parent-child relationships, and their children's development. So far we manage to contact churches, organizations, and school communities, but we still need more Philippine and Korean teenagers (12-18 years old) and parents to participate. Any suggestions to help us recruit? I appreciate your help.
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One way is to go through the schools. A common approach is to reach out to the superintendent of the district with your IRB approval, summary of study, and that you are seeking support/permission. Once granted, you would then reach out to individual principals of schools in those districts to get their support. At that point, you provide the students at the school where you have support an informed consent and permission letter to take home for parents. If the parent consents, you may even schedule a call to address any questions or concerns they might have. Once you have consent, you then can proceed. Good luck.
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Need to raise awareness about early puberty, which is a current problem among adolescent girls. It makes the parents to panic as they fear of about unwanted consequences.
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The KIDCOPE scales are widely used to measuring coping in children and adolescents. There is a lot of literature using them, or assessing them, but nowhere can I find the actual scales and information on scoring. I have managed from various sources to find the items in the child and adolescent scales, but while the adolescent scale seems to be scored on a 5 point likert scale the child one does not. All of these articles refer back to an article about the KIDCOPE's original development - Spirito A., Stark L. J., & Williams, C. (1988). Development of a brief checklist to assess coping in pediatric patients. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 13, 555–574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/13.4.555. But nowhere can I find how the different versions were arrived at, responses, feeder/explanatory text etc.
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Please help with KIDCOPE TOOL please
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I would like to understand the procedures and methodologies behind a Q-sort.
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Should the number of columns in Q methodology be odd?
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I must write an argumentative essay between nature and nurture , I want to know that do i write the differences between the two and what roles do they play in development in childhood that will lead to the behaviour in adolescence
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I do not agree on biologization in the construction of gender identity in people. Gender self-perception exists in boys and girls from an early age. In Argentina experience in this regard. At this time it is independent of the upbringing that boys and girls receive.
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I am in process on writing a project on middle school children and the effects of remote / online learning environment on English as a foreign language with an emphasis on communicative teaching and the development speaking / listening competences in children aged 10-12.
This is a rather new field - at least in a Danish context - so, what can you recommend as supporting studies for this project?
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Children's digital lives are becoming more and more intense as they grow older, with each developmental stage characterized by a further leap in the scope and variety of different media uses. Elementary-school children lead social lives on the various networks and gradually become content producers on Instagram, tic-tac-toe and YouTube and form their identities as avid users of the various platforms. These trends will continue to accompany them throughout adolescence as they pose significant challenges to parents and educators. In light of this, the question arises: What are the cognitive, emotional, and social implications of media use at all stages of childhood and adolescence?
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negative impact on health and environment
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I am researching emotion regulation and identity development in adolescence. I've come across several inventories for assessing identity development and it seems like the AIDA scale is the most comprehensive one. But so far all the research I've seen with this inventory is done on a clinical sample for diagnosing personality disorders. So I was just wondering if it would be appropriate to use it on a non-clinical sample.
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An identity scale can be prepared and applied to the sample members
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Most of the cohorts related to psychiatric disorders (Childhood and Adolescence Psychopathology) are present in Western countries (mainly UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, and Finland). Why there are no well-known cohorts associated with Romanic or Slavic ethnicity? Are there any future efforts OR any limitations?
Thank you in advance.
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I think only the countries you mention above have historically kept the detailed birth records needed to conduct adoption studies, etc. Such records were not kept in the US, Slavic countries, etc.
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Do you have some recommendation for this this type of survey?
Some standard form of survey?
I am looking for some short form, that can be easily done by children.
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Can to send me your queries point view.
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I am starting a new lab this fall at Florida International University (FIU). Our lab will focus on understanding the neurocognitive processes that allow for the emergence of cognitive control (how the human brain/mind monitors and adapts itself overtime to achieve task goals). Moreover, we will seek to understand how this system develops across adolescence, and relations to social behavior and social anxiety. Towards this end, methods that I currently employ, include: (single-trial) ERP analyses, time-frequency analyses of EEG (power and phase relations), source-localization of EEG, traditional fMRI approaches (GLM-based), and basic computational modeling (drift-diffusion models). Our lab is currently purchasing a high-density EEG system and FIU houses an fMRI scanner.
I am seeking collaborators that may or may not currently work in the fields of psychology or neuroscience, but that have at least some expertise in one or more of the following domains: data science, advanced signal processing, machine learning, computational modeling, graph-theoretic/network analysis. I am most interested in finding collaborators that can help generate the best science; location, status, affiliation, or degrees earned are not important. I also intend to take on at least one PhD student this fall and welcome responses from prospective students.
The scientific goal of this collaboration will be to combine skillsets in order to test novel hypotheses regarding the human cognitive control system, its developmental trajectory across adolescence, and relations to social behavior and social anxiety. At a practical level, we would seek to produce high-impact publications and to generate pilot data for pursuing collaborative grant proposals. Depending on the situation, initial funding may be available for potential collaborators, consultants, or contractors.
For examples of recent studies that will inform the work in our lab, please refer to the following publications:
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Congratulations on completing your PhD program, I will be happy to collaborate in your study. I am a research assistant at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center and will be able to get some large pool of data, and analysis if that will help.
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I am starting a new lab this fall at Florida International University (FIU). Our lab will focus on understanding the neurocognitive processes that allow for the emergence of cognitive control (how the human brain/mind monitors and adapts itself overtime to achieve task goals). Moreover, we will seek to understand how this system develops across adolescence, and relations to social behavior and social anxiety. Towards this end, methods that I currently employ, include: (single-trial) ERP analyses, time-frequency analyses of EEG (power and phase relations), source-localization of EEG, traditional fMRI approaches (GLM-based), and basic computational modeling (drift-diffusion models). Our lab is currently purchasing a high-density EEG system and FIU houses an fMRI scanner.
I am seeking collaborators that may or may not currently work in the fields of psychology or neuroscience, but that have at least some expertise in one or more of the following domains: data science, advanced signal processing, machine learning, computational modeling, graph-theoretic/network analysis. I am most interested in finding collaborators that can help generate the best science; location, status, affiliation, or degrees earned are not important. I also intend to take on at least one PhD student this fall and welcome responses from prospective students.
The scientific goal of this collaboration will be to combine skillsets in order to test novel hypotheses regarding the human cognitive control system, its developmental trajectory across adolescence, and relations to social behavior and social anxiety. At a practical level, we would seek to produce high-impact publications and to generate pilot data for pursuing collaborative grant proposals. Depending on the situation, initial funding may be available for potential collaborators, consultants, or contractors.
For examples of recent studies that will inform the work in our lab, please refer to the following publications:
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hi George Buzzell, I am interested in this. Please check your DM.
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I am looking for any information that supports the notion that self-injurious behavior (face slapping) is specifically related to a pre-existing TBI for a child with multiple pre-morbid developmental delays in the moderate to severe range of ID. I would appreciate any articles or studies that address this. I am also interested in any research that supports the notion that such increases are more likely due to factors such as cognitive impairment, limited communication skills, emerging adolescence, or as a result of transitions (e.g., removing an iPad suddenly).
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Thank you for the responses to date. In particular, I am looking for any research that indicates the likelihood of SIB following a TBI in the same way there is some research indicating that motor tics may follow a TBI episode. I am not aware of any and have not come upon any such articles, chapters, or publications.
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Is there a diagnostic scheme for persisting receptive language disorder (ICD10: F80.28) used with (non-autistic) adults in adult psychiatry (or neurology or language/speech therapy)?
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Receptive language disorder – as a neurodevelopmental disorder - is usually underdiagnosed in childhood, as you can`t perceive it directly, contrary to expressive language disorder. Non-diagnosed, otherwise non-retarded and non-autistic individuals (therefore without speech therapy) won`t loose this problem when grown up. Nevertheless, there is evidence that individuals with (receptive) language disorders will perform worse in different fields of life as adults and have a risk to develop mental disorders. Is there any scheme to diagnose this disorder in late adolescence or adulthood (especially as a comorbid problem) – in order to model therapeutic and social interventions better?
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Hi Ulrich Rüth , I'm working in with a paediatric population, but you are absolutely correct, that Developmental Language Disorder (and other language impairments) can persist into adulthood for many individuals affected, and it is helpful for the person to (1) be aware of their strengths & weaknesses, (2) be supported to develop compensatory strategies, (3) continue to develop specific skills as indicated, and (4) be able to share relevant information about this with current/future employers, colleagues, and friends.
When I have worked with older adolescents around this issue, assessments by a psychologist & speech pathologist can clarify if the challenges are predominantly in the language domain. As a speech pathologist, we then collaborate with the client to identify compensatory strategies & approaches that will be helpful. There are resources that I use clinically, dependent upon whether the main challenges are in the academic area, workplace, or social (pragmatic) sphere.
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How the behavioral problems of adolescence can be minimized?
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You can lessen the impact for your own sake, if you fully understand the hormonal riot that is taking place in their bodies. In addition they face a neither/nor situation. Younger children may like, Why are you here? You are a big boy (or girl)! And grownups may like, What are you doing here? You are a just a kid! All the more reason for adoloscents to join forces with their peers and learn the rules of the game just from them.
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Children's behavior changes when they reach adolescence.
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Teenagers look for their way, their looks, their style, and so on. This search goes through breaking the boundaries expressed in irritability, hostility, sometimes depression, and so on.
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As health care advocates for children, pediatric staff and family medicine have to alert parents and older children about the risk of potential nicotine use among children and teenagers.
Several tobacco promotions may reach children in early age, either through social media or peers.
Many smoking habits and other forms of nicotine use begin in adolescence, hence the vital role of the health care system to prevent and proactively addresse this risk before such health risk problems arise in this vulnerable population.
As health care advocates:
What's the best way to address nicotine prevention among children and parents?
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Greetings!!
Its a very important topic indeed. Nicotine/Tobacco usage especially among children and teenagers is on a rise, globally. Cancer is a global problem, and regular, indiscriminate consumption of tobacco and related products is thought to be a crucial factor for development of oral malignancies. A lot of factors play in the initial urge among the teenagers/children for using tobacco. It may be due to their curiosity; may be due to bad company of friends; may be due to attractiveness towards the flashy ads of various tobacco products in either television or internet; or may be due to less knowledge of the harmful effects due to long-term exposure. To curve this global menace, the solution has to be solved both at an individual level and as well as strong policies should be taken by the concerned government health agencies. Necessary educative course material regarding harmful implications should be introduced at school/college level to discourage tobacco usage. Practice of healthy lifestyle should be encouraged among the youth/children. Respective governments worldwide on their side can increase the taxes on tobacco related products, which might discourage its usage among the public.
As, you have said and i agree that ".... Several tobacco promotions may reach children in early age, either through social media or peers....". Yes, in this age of high speed internet connectivity this children are more addicted to their computers/mobiles and get inspired from the flashy ads/promos. To solve this regular internet ads, forums etc with a strong focus on chronic harmful effects will be a step towards curving this menace. Health advisory symbol/image in the packaging of all tobacco and its associated marketed products should be strongly implemented.
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I'm trying to run a 2 Way ANOVA analysis on a data set from an animal model. My rats were exposed either to one of two treatments during pregnancy and the offspring was later exposed to one of three differnet treatments during adolescence/early adulthood. My question is: Is my data set arrangement rightly done?? Im also using google sheets for this analysis, so if someone had experience in this particular field, it would be very helpful. Thanks in advance!
Best wishes
GIlberto
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Your factors are independent, both for pregnancy and the offspring. Thus, the offspring manipulation is nested within their mothers. You have to reorder your sheets, to have offspring factor in one column, not in three.
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Why is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) rising all over the world?
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PCOS is heavily linked to insulin resistance. With the rise of non-communicable diseases globally including type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, the incidence of PCOS is expected to also increase considerably.
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Parental involvement has seen a great emphasis in early years education as schools look to facilitate parental validation for positive behaviours displayed in school. However very little is done to facilitate this validation later on when students are undergoing pubertal transition to adulthood where the neurocircuitry remains structurally and functionally vulnerable.
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The youth time is often a time of detachment from the parental home, this is often connected with conflicts, e.g. between son and father.
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Parental involvement has seen a great emphasis in early years education as schools look to facilitate parental validation for positive behaviours displayed in school. However very little is done to facilitate this validation later on when students are undergoing pubertal transition to adulthood where the neurocircuitry remains structurally and functionally vulnerable.
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It is our parents where we have the seen the world & thru the parent care in the earlier period they have grown up as a childhood with an study ,play & all the loving environment .
It is this environment which our adolescence in t he right & worthy manner ,unfortunately it is very likely children may move in the negative direction which I believe this is the resulting fruits of their earlier life .
Anyhow some time back I have my publication under the captioned '' Parents Care which I submit herewith for your perusal with a request to offer your valuable opinion
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According to your observation and experience; who would get the worse glycaemic control during adolescence, boys or girls?
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This what I was also expecting until I moved to Middle East and I conducted my first audit to realize the HbA1c is worse in boys. Probably the situation is different in Arabs due to cultural reasons.
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Is anxiety linked to risk aversion in adolescents, as is generally the case, or does the need to be accepted push adolescents with anxiety to take more risks ?
Smoking and/or drug consumption seem to be linked to anxiety.
Maybe we should distinguish between the different kinds of risk-taking ?
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Higher risk taking in both young and old.
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I need to find different research articles with statistics to compare to an article I'm reading by Kathryn C. Monahan and Sabrina Oestrele.
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Many researches processed musical tastes in adulthood, respectively. in adolescence, but rarely we find contributions about the musical tastes in childhood. Do you know some papers, articles, researches, which are described musical taste in childhood? Do you have some ideas, which is a most effective approach for investigation of music preferences frame in childhood?
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I do not have any experience with children in general, sorry 😌
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We know that the influence of the environment modifies the behaviors of the human being, because they provoke changes that he needs to survive, that's why my question is evaluating from the causes that originate it or from the consequences that are unleashed by having an individual trained or passing the adolescence?
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Thank you. You are right, life is so fragile and malleable that everything that touches or surrounds influences the formation of the individual. regards
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I read several research articles about the loss of the mother during childhood and other issues concerning with psychopathology in adults and children.
I would like to welcome all suggestions that can help me in finding the complex issues associated with the loss of a child.
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Béatrice Marianne Ewalds-Kvist Thank you so much for the thoughtful reply!!!!!
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The suitable behavior
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Hello,
These papers might not answer your question, but may be fairly relevant:
Case, A., & Paxson, C. (2002). Parental behavior and child health. Health Affairs, 21(2), 164-178.
This relates to the early years:
Gutman, L. M., & Feinstein, L. (2010). Parenting behaviours and children’s development from infancy to early childhood: Changes, continuities and contributions. Early Child Development and Care, 180(4), 535-556.
Very best wishes with your PhD,
Mary
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Hello everyone.
I am looking for a Scale that helps me to measure a kind of virtue predisposition in adolescence and young adulthood (high-schoolers and undergradute students) grounded in the aristotelian theory of virtues.
Ideas?
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The context given by Asad is right.
In order to answer your question, I need to put it in the big picture.
Aristotle himself left us a classification of his categories. You can find the logic-explanation in Aristotle’s Categories (which belong to the Organon). Virtue is part of categories, since virtue is a habit for Aristotle, and habits are a kind of the quality of rational beings. Aristotle distinguishes four kinds of qualities (that is one of the 10/8 categories or predicaments) that are grouped in couples:
1. Disposition/virtue
2. Impotency/potency
3. Passive quality/passion (or passiveness)
4. Shape/form
These different couples represent different “state” of the quality. So, disposition according to Aristotle (Cat. 8b/9a) are less stable and less durable/persistent/steady than virtue. Virtues in Greek is qualified as more stable and more persistent («μονιμώτερον καὶ πολυχρονιώτερον»).
The consequence of that is that, if you want to measure the first kind of quality, you should take into account the clear distinction between disposition and virtue.
The second consequence is that you should consider the difference in both between stability (so, that a behavior doesn’t fluctuate so much in itself) and persistency in time (a behavior is repeated constantly or most of times).
An example:
1. Disposition
a. Stability
b. Persistency in time
2. Virtue
a. Stability
b. Persistency in time
The more stability and persistency a student shows in six months, the closer to virtue. Peter doesn’t arrive on time for classes. He improves it, but doesn’t show consistence, and fails sometimes 3 times in the week, sometimes 2… This student has a disposition to punctuality, but not a virtue.
One should stablish some flexible criteria for both, disposition and virtue.
These are the simplest aristotelian basic-elements, in my opinion, of a possible predisposition for virtue scale.
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We are looking for a "fast" (màx. 1 hour) diagnostic tool for mental health disorders in children and adolescence. We are developing a project with children and adolescences from several hospitals and we need a unique, valid, easy and fast tool to make a diagnosis (following DSM-V or ICD10). Which is the most used tool in research? Can anyone help us? Many thanks in advance.
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Many thanks Norman!! I'll take a look to the website :)
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Erikson's psychosocial stages of adolescence
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my work is to related the doses given to albino rat in neonatal period and effects of doses checked at adult and adolescence period.
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Rat's age in months and years
1.5 months (puberty)
0.125 years
6 months (social maturity)
0.5 years
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I'm currently running a study looking at cognitive development during adolescence. We're recruiting two age ranges with modest sample sizes (N=25/group). I've posed the question to several colleagues, but no one seems to have a good answer. Is it acceptable to include two siblings a cross-sectional study that's not intended as a sibling-controlled study? Or is it common practice only to include one child per family? One set of siblings might not make a huge effect on the results, but I can see where an group-level imbalance of related participants might have unintended consequences on the variability of the sample.
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True, a longitudinal study would be better. We've chosen a cross-sectional study in this context, because we're looking to establish a rough trajectory for a set of cognitive and EEG markers known to be impaired in adult patients with psychosis. The hope is to use this data to motivate and inform a follow-up longitudinal study or a cross-sequential study of high-risk youth. Perhaps a better characterization is that it is a study of cognition in adolescents, rather than a study of cognitive development. Regardless, the question is still relevant. In age-related cross-sectional studies, do researchers tend to exclude sibling pairs, or is it not usually a matter of concern.
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The author, Professor Daniel Siegel (clinical Professor of psychiatry at UCLA, co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Centre and the executive director of the Mindsight Institute) has fittingly presented a poem on defining “SUCCESS” by Bessie Anderson Stanley to wind up the text.
“It offers insights into what successful adolescences might look like, how the essence of adolescence can enrich the rest of our lives.”
SUCCESS
“To laugh often and love much;
To win respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children;
To earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give of one’s self;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung exultation;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived-
This is to have succeeded.
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After doing so much of hard work with full satisfaction is a real success for any human being
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Hello, so I am doing a correlational research about adolescences in 5 areas of Jakarta. I divided the sample by their gender, age and educational backgrounds (12-17 years old (junior high school until senior high school) and 18-21 years old (college students)). I also control the Socioeconomic Status (SES) of the adolescence's family. My participants will be adolescences which are from middle low SES family.
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Very few people use true "convenience" sampling because that implies taking just about anyone. At a minimum, you already have eligibility criteria, and you have set up the possibility of systematic comparisons, so you are doing purposive sampling by definition. What you don't have is random selection within your subgroups of interest, which means your statistical results will not generalize to the population.
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I am seeking to locate any existing studies that document a positive association between friend's IQ and one's own IQ. Specifically, I am trying to locate studies where friend's IQ is longitudinally associated with one's own IQ when controlling for one's own IQ prior to the assessment of friend IQ to account for selection effects.
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So I am doing a correlational research about adolescence in 5 areas of Jakarta. I divided the sample by their gender, age and educational backgrounds (12-17 years old (junior high school until senior high school) and 18-21 years old (college students)). So my research can be representative for each area of Jakarta (East Jakarta, West Jakarta, South Jakarta, Central Jakarta, and North Jakarta).
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Sample size calculation is studied for probabilistic sampling. However, if one makes an uncertain hypothesis as that the hazard reproduces probabilistic sampling, then the formulae given for simple random sampling with replacement (for example) could be an approximation to nonprobabilistic quota sampling. This is not scientific completely but it is an approximation whem it is impossible to use probabilistic sampling.
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Good morning everyone!
Does anybody knows why CBCL 6-18 is more used than YSR 11-18 in research with adolescents, please?
Could you recommend me some article which compares the two questionnaires, explaining why the parent-report is prefering to the self-report during adolescence?
Thanks to everyone in advance.
Best regards,
Stefania Muzi
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Hello Stefania,
are these of any help?:
Bordin I. A., et al., Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), Youth SelfReport (YSR) and Teacher’s Report Form (TRF): an overview of the development of the original and Brazilian versions, Cad. Saúde Pública, Rio de Janeiro, 29(1): 13-28, jan, 2013.
Nakamura B. J., et al. A Psychometric Analysis of the Child Behavior Checklist DSM-Oriented Scales, J Psychopathol Behav Assess (2009) 31:178–189 .
Montserrat Lacalle Sisteré, Josep Mª Domènech Massons, Roser Granero Pérez and Lourdes Ezpeleta Ascaso, Validity of the DSM-Oriented Scales of the Child Behavior Checklist and Youth Self-Report , Psicothema 2014, Vol. 26, No. 3, 364-371.
Good luck,
Marek
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I am looking for any research on vision of own motherhood in young childless women (adolescence, emerging adulthood, early adulthood). I am interested how young women see their future motherhood and the way to become mother.
Important questions for me are:
1) When young women want to have first and last child?
2) How they want to prepare to being a mother?
3) What are their fears about being a mother?
4) How they expect to combine being a mother with other ares of their life (work, romantic relationship, hobby)?
5) What they are thinking about changes in relationship with husband/partner after delivery?
6) How they want to spend time with their children?
7) What they are thinking about their impact on the development of their child?
I need this to my PhD thesis.
Thank You for support!
Kamil Janowicz
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In the paper The social protection of employment in Romania, Lambert Academic Publishing, I have a chapter III that analyzes Social Protection pregnant female employees or who have children,
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Hello! I am a student working on a project using mindfulness training in middle school students. We are looking for several assessments for before/after the mindfulness training. We have found some but are specifically in need of:
1) Mindfulness Thinking and Action Scale for Adolescence
2) Portrait Values Questionnaire (or other values questionnaire tested in a young adolescent population)
Any advice/help is appreciated. Thank you!
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Thank you for your help, Jessica!
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Any research out there exploring development of leadership skills in childhood and adolescence?
I am exploring the concept of youth leadership and how to scaffold necessary skills throughout childhood. Specifically interested in theories, and developmental measures of leadership. This research will help develop indicators for a social program.
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I agree very much with Drréagan's comments as a five year old, based on my experience with myself, my own children and grand-children. I work primarily with adult leaders but the process of development can be the same for children and teenagers - with slight modifications. It should be based on behaviours (emotional  intelligence - EI) and values (spiritual intelligence). Leadership starts with leading oneself. I believe that these intelligences should be taught at school with the same level of importance as maths, reading and writing. The science and application is available - unfortunately it rarely happens. This would accelerate leadership development for everyone and help eliminate the work I currently do with adults.
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We're looking to add a self-report measure of adolescent typical stressors to our study. I'm wondering if there is a well-validated and commonly used questionnaire to assess the occurrence and severity of adolescent-typical stressors such as school failures, peer conflict, parental conflict, difficulties in romantic relationships, etc. Any suggestions are appreciated! 
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You'd consider:
  • Coddington’s Life Events Scale for Adolescents (CLES-A)
  • The Adolescent Stress Questionnaire (ASQ)
  • Adolescent Perceived Events Scale (APES)
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I have written to the corresponding authoring regarding this. The reply I got was, this is not known because the sample was obtain from an anonymous donor. Just wondering if anyone of you here had identify the gender and age of the sample on your own? What methods (other than karyotyping) can I use to do this? 
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May I recommend you to use another method such as:
  1. Delphi
  2. ELECTRE
Should you apply the ELECTRE method you can use the Experts' Opinion to achieve the Final Synthetic. In this method you know relevant demographics including the age and the gender while the donor including all Experts do not know the demographics.
By using the GAHP+ELECTRE you can reach the Conceptual model of the study which is called "Explanation".
For more information you can find the ELECTRE method through the attached article while you can accustom the SAM model which is a proper scale to evaluate your own study.
Trusting this meet with your approval and should you have any question please do not hesitate to contact me accordingly.
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BMI reliability, validity, pitfalls, sensitivity, etc. for children 7-8 age
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I need to insert citate in my work.
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I am looking for evidence of the benefits of oromotor exercise in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, whether it works or not, and whether and how many exercises are recommended.
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Just today I found this paper. It has some interesting information
SIG 13, Vol. 2 (Part 1), 2017, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Swallowing Exercises in Patients With Neurodegenerative Disease: What Is the Current Evidence? By Michelle S. Troche
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Origin of folklore and folkloric psyche of women related query.
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Thank you Hendrika for your answer. 
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India has many sections who belongs disadvantaged and deprived group or at margins due to any other reason. In this case I focus area to do research on inclusion of transgender children and persons education rights and possibility of inclusion  in the Indian classrooms and mainstream society. 
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Well its totally possible, question is whether its wanted
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Hello Dr Steiger,
I just received my very last NIH grant before I retire !  This one uses iPads to connect teens on HPN.  Can you help recruit teens or young adults (21-28) ?  If so I have attached the recruitment file.  My previous iPad study with adults was really successful with  adults highly rating the audio-visual sessions over the iPads.
My very best to you for helping me in my very earliest research  in 1993  !!!
I look forward to seeing you at ASPEN
Carol Smith IN PhD
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Regret, but no.  Congratulations on your "last" grant.  And for the huge success you've had in your career.  You have been a mentor to so many of us, but I will speak only for myself in the support and kindness that you extended to me.  I wish you a wonderful outcome for this grant and perpetual happiness in your future!  
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Previous research tends to focus on BPD sufferers as having experienced abuse at the hands of their parents, as if this were one of the main causative factors. However, more research needs to be done to answer the question of whether the personality traits of children with the precursor symptoms of BPD are at a higher risk of abuse from people in general, and what effect this has on reinforcing the disorder, perhaps being a causative factor in whether BPD persists when the child becomes an adult or not.
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There are expert authors in the field. such as Perry D Hoffman, Randy Kreger, Alexander Chapman, and others who have cited evidence for the genetic component of BPD. Other researchers, such as Melody McCloud have written about precursor symptoms of BPD in children at risk for the disorder, and have mentioned that one of the issues is that there is not a lot of good information regarding what BPD sufferers were like as children. To say that a long-term study is "not ethical" is unfair to the progress of knowledge in this field. You are assuming an intent to stigmatize when that is not the case. Is asking BPD sufferers about their family history "not ethical"? This is common. Why would it be "not ethical" to ask them about how incidents of bullying may have affected them in their lives?
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We are validating a questionnaire that we developed, Connectedness to Nature in Early childhood. We tried the PedQL but it did not work: although we believe there should be correlation between CN and PedQL, but may be through health or development first of all. We are therefore looking into using another questionnaire for early development.  Thanks for your help!
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Thank you Wenche, very helpful!
Greetings from HK
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 The social media are useful and very attractive. We can find old friends, we can establish new contacts... Do you think that they can help us to "cure" the
alienation and loneliness?
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In my humble opinion the answer is definitely YES. Even if we often focus on the negative aspects of the social media (bullying, manipulation, fundamentalism, etc..), it can not be denied that social media opens a new niche for people in a manner that was never seen before in the terms of equality. Today, you can be anybody in the social media irrespectively on your socio-economical or health status. I personally know a lot of people who were simply unable to develop a massive social network before, from different reasons. On the other hand there is a healthy population, who will lose some social skills, interpersonal face-to-face strategies and coping mechanism by the extended usage of SM. The smaller problem is the (false)factual communication and the adverse effect of closed discussion (inbred) groups (conspiracy-theories, fundamentalism, etc) . The major problem is the fact that you need to simplify the colorful spectrum of the human emotions for interaction in SM. This reductive tendency may simplify the emotional toolset of IRL isolated subjects, making it even harder to communicate face-to-face. We will see, how the human evolution will handle this challenge. Personally I think we are currently on the doorstep of a new evolutional paradigm. As I can see our evolution in the terms of creating physical and theoretical complexity just entered into an exponential phase. Gutenberg developed an evolutional strategie for unlimited sharing of adaptive knowledge, Marconi found out how to transfer this information beyond physical boundaries, Neumann created the theory to orgainize this information into graph bifurcations automatically, the DARPA provided accesibility for anyone, and the Facebook created the space for the emotional context of this adaptive information. I think the circle just closed with this final step, and only the time can tell how can we live with this...
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The man I have been with for 11 yrs. shows narcissistic behavior with anger issues. He is also an extremist.
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I don't think anyone can offer much firm advice given how little we know about the situation. Let me assume that you're basically correct - that your partner is truly narcissistic (self-centered, grandiose, unempathic), excessively or inappropriately angry (yelling, criticizing - maybe shoving or striking?), and politically extremist (perhaps in a right-wing quasi-fascist way?). If all that holds true, the best advice a good friend would offer is probably to get out of that situation, but to be very careful about doing so. (The kind of man you describe is at high risk of violence if he perceives himself being abandoned, slighted, rejected.) Or, if you are determined to make a go of the relationship (and yes, 11 years is a lot to walk away from), then press him to enter into couples counseling with you - but first do your research and identify a practitioner who's up to the job. If that isn't going to happen, then you'll basically have to learn to keep stroking his ego, look good on his arm when you make an entrance, and expect little in return as far as emotional support and closeness go.
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I have recently got the 20 item Likert's-scale of the PACS (Olson) to measure communication between a parent and adolescent. I tried looking for ways to analyse the data but failed. Is there a scoring system to come to a conclusion if the communication is good or not? Currently it just says the higher the scores the better without cut-off points.
Appreciate the input.
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Thanks. As I am reading the article, I wonder what you mean by "good or bad communication". The variables seem to be continuous and can be used either as such or to map a family on the circumplex model. Maybe it would be interesting to elaborate more on what you have in mind as good or bad communication. 
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how effective is narrative attachment therapy for youths with suicide ideation
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Does anyone have experience or know of tasks that adolescents (10 to 16) could do on tablets at home during pre-determined times to assess cognitive functioning (memory, planning, attention, etc.)? I prefer very brief <10 minutes or even less. I am interesting in assessing day-to-day fluctuations in cognitive performance that complements traditional lab-based assessments.
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That's a good answer!  in fact, it may be that only something like Lumosity would suit your goals.  Norms for standardized tests don't accommodate daily, weekly, or even monthly testing.  You will see practice-based increases on brain training game scores, but you may be able to estimate their effects with an A - B - A design.
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Both qualitative and quantitative suggestions are accepted.
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Hello Cady
Is this of any help:
Hair, E. C., Moore, K. A., Garrett, S. B., Kinukawa, A., Lippman, L. H., & Michelson, E. (2005). The parent-adolescent relationship scale. In What Do Children Need to Flourish? (pp. 183-202). Springer US.
Very best wishes,
Mary
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I'm Suraj. Currently, I'm a public health student of Institute of Medicine. As part of the curriculum, I need to do research. I'm going to do my research on factors affecting adolescent sexual behavior. So, please help me and give a suggestion.
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Maybe this literature review we recently published could serve as a starting point? Or the Zimmer-Gembeck and Helfand review in Dev Psych in 2008?
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I'm the student of psychology and I'm going to do my m.phil research on cyber bullying among Indian adolescence.
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Thanks a lot for concern sir. This scale is very important for my research. I have already sent the mail to author. But she didn't reply me. Please suggest me to other sources for find Cyber bullying inventory. 
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I just read a paper by Lee & Telzer titled "Negative functional coupling between the right fronto-parietal and limbic resting state networks predicts increased self-control and later substance use onset in adolescence" accepted for publication in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. I understand the findings, but conceptually I am unclear exactly what negative functional coupling represents.
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There are several interpretations of this phrase. Select one of the aspects of the physiological.
First, reverse coupling is between the brain structures can be positive or negative. Secondly, if the coupling is negative, the result is the reverse influences functional structure activity decreases. If the coupling is positive, the functional activity of the structure increases.
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Dear all,
          I have studied two boys populations (tribal and non-tribal) aged 8-16 yrs. The data are collected from similar geographical region, during the year 2013-14. Both the population are showing adolescent growth spurt around 12-13 yrs. Non-tribals are the early maturers.
Results shows that, the height-for-age distance curve of tribal boys is below non-tribal boys for all ages (8-16 yrs.). The weight-for-age distance curve of tribal boys is below non-tribal boys upto the age of 12. But at adolescence (13 yrs) tribals touches the non-tribals weight-for-age distance curve and at 15 yrs age tribals crosses the curve and are above the non-tribal boys. (finds clearly in the attached image).
Can anybody answer the specific reasons of this type of growth pattern in weight-for-age curve, apart from the genetic factor?
Is there any similar publications?
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I agree in general that dietary differences may be the cause.  Clear evidence of  reduced growth in height appeared in Japanese children during World War II, whereas there was continual secular growth in years before and after. 
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Engaging with youth is no longer an option: the "Millennials" are a growing constituency that pushes an increasingly coherent agenda. The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals represent an unprecedented opportunity: they acknowledge youth, address issues that are of particular concern to young people, and invite updated approaches to youth engagement. How might the energy, creativity, and skills of "Millennials" be leveraged to co-create positive change in policy; advocacy and campaigning; programming, monitoring, and accountability; communication and research, etc.?
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I think one of the practical ways of engaging the youth towards the realization of  the SDGs is first of all through mobilizing   sensitizing them  on the SDGs first of all. This is necssary because many youth are engaged  primarily in the daily business of survival and have no time to think of global issues. Consequently if strategies aimed at involving the youth includes prospects of lucrative employments they are most likely to give their total commtiment.
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my research base on the bully/victim and personality dimension in adolescence. i decided i will use EPI eysenck personality Inventory scale my question is in this thesis which scale should use Junior EPI or simple EPI
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Norms for the Junior EPI are for ages 7-17, so you should probably use that.
The Junior Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (JEPQ) extends personality assessment to children 7-17 years of age, measuring the same three major dimensions of personality as the adult version. The JEPQ includes a Lie scale to detect a pattern of socially desirable responding.
Range: Ages 7 - 17
Length: 81 items
Norms: English ages 7-17
Administration Time: 10 - 15 minutes
Scoring Options: Hand-scoring with overlay keys
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We want to observe interaction and social skills in a group of adolescents with autism who are part of a sport-based program. Is there a validated tool for such thing? Could anyone point me in the right direction? I am happy to share research notes if anyone is interested.
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The problem is that "social skills" and interactions is so broad that you might need to narrow down the range of behaviors you want to look at. For example, in such a population you might want to measure things like any verbal bid directed at a peer, responses to another peer's action with a verbal or gestural response or gaze, etc. - basically some well-defines set of socially relevant (appropriate or inappropriate) responses that are high-variability in the population, and targets of intervention. Then, as in the first response, you need to track the incidence of these over time, and apply sequential analysis stats to describe changes over time. You also need a comparison context - some other program that has all the same properties (e.g., cardiovascular exercise, gross motor activity, presence of other people) but not the same opportunities for social interaction - maybe like an aerobics class where there's relatively little interaction. The point is, you can't show effects of the interaction unless you compare it to a well-matched alternative. There are sequential analysis approaches (clunky but useable) to showing different trajectories of change over time. You can also look at sequences of social actions - this is where sequential analyses get more interesting and useful - to see whether the kids get more socially *responsive*, in specific way, with experience. Good luck.
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Most girls upon reaching teenage stage default ART, become rebelious to their guardians and sometimes end up running away from home. This end up putting them in great danger, e.g. losing their lives through opportunistic infections, or they end up developing drug resistence.
The main aim of the research is to get informaion that will help guardians with HIV positive adolescents from birth, and the adolescents themselves on how to deal with the issues that arise upon reaching teenage stage, and how to better adhere to medication, without the fear of stigmaization or being gossipped about.
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Adolescence is a phase of many emotional and hormonal changes  and rebelliousness  is common . However , when this starts affecting a drug regime , in this case , ART , the situation becomes a little more  complex and has to be handled sensitively .
The fear factors of stigma and gossip can be dealt with  , by first sensitising  the  local community  and  giving them ownership   . Role plays , street plays , poster education should be done  to spread awareness . 
In parallel , counselling of the girls should be done  and they should be told  kindly but firmly that the drugs are meant for their benefit . Parents also should be given emotional and socio-economic support  . 
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I know severals theoretical model to explain Risk-involvement or healthy behavior (APT, self-regulation theory...), but i'm interested in what are the possible variables that could explain just the risk perception, not the behavior.
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It has been recently demonstrated that the central cerebral structures, driving emotions and impulses are mature and operational since puberty but that the anterior structures criticizing and controling these pulsions matures later, between 18 and 25. This should contribute to teenagers behavior.
Unfortunately I fail to find the article;
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I'm looking for any literature that may explain lack of engagement with feedback as being partly explain by the teenage rebellion
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Analysis of data collected by international educational achievement studies from a great many countries shows that girls in their 8th grade of formal schooling (age abt 14+ usually) expect to attain higher education more often than do boys.  We also know that girls tend to mature earlier than boys. 
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Good evening,
Thank you for that very interesting question! What I could contribute to its solution is a piece out of a research summary of mine that focuses gender distinction in language acquisition (see my page in researchgate). As the white matter development in the prefrontal cortex, as well as the myelination process within speech centers, matures later in boys, it might have an effect on metastrategies like planning within the age range of 14 to 17. But: Around the age of 18 does this imbalance definitely level off. Therefore, I wouldn`t expect gender differences in plans/expectations during adolescence. Hope I could help a little further. All the best!
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Can it be considered as a global health issue? If so is there a specific type of depression that is most predominant in adolescence that should be addressed.
If anyone has any research information on this topic I would be grateful especially information on recommended solutions. Also if there are specific countries that have a higher prevalence.
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Thank you very much everyone. This has really been helpful
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I am wondering if there are any papers in which changes in gene transcription (e.g., from microarray or RNAseq experiments) or genome-wide epigenetic modifications (e.g., microarray-based DNA methylation experiments) were investigated after chronic stress in adolescence. This could be in any tissue, but preferably brain. I'm on the lookout, but perhaps I have missed some papers. 
If anyone has a reference they would like to send my way that would be great.
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e-mail me jonathan.turner@lih.lu as we have some very preliminary (unpublished) maternal deprivation vs handling vs control whole genome methylation data from hippocampi that was taken during adolescence.
This data is currently confidential, but I will see what I can answer provately!
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Join us at the Conference of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, 16-19 Sept in Andalusia, Spain, see www.eara2016.com. Spread the word to anybody you know who might be interested, and ask questions at {email removed by admin}. Welcome to Spain!
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Yes, in 2016, September 16 - 19!!! All information on the web page www.eara2016.com.
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In regards to adolescence: I am wondering what is it that is the enjoyable side of coming to classical ballet, if the aim is not to become (ballet) dancers? What is it that makes them come to dance? Why do many quit during the adolescence years? What are the experience for adolescence in dance? What are the stories that the adolescence tell themselves about dance?
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Thank you Fides and  Sue, I will check it out;)
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There are multiple measures of machismo, but I have been unable to find one that looks specifically at how Hispanic adolescents conceptualize gender roles within their own (i.e. not parental/adult) relationships. I prefer one that taps into both adaptive and maladaptive characteristics.
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Try doing your own research on the subject. You are in an area of the U.S. where a large segment of the population is Hispanic, so you have a large pool of subjects from which to draw.
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