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Kelliher Rabon, Jessica; Sirois, Fuschia M.; Hirsch, Jameson K. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: College students may be at heightened risk for suicide and suicidal behavior due to maladaptive cognitive-emotional factors and failure to practice basic health behaviors. However, self-compassion and wellness behaviors may protect against risk. The relation between self-compassion and suicidal behavior and the contributing roles of…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Suicide, Self Destructive Behavior, Emotional Response
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Fang, Haolei; Gagne, Jeffrey Robert – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
Employing a multi-method approach, we investigated observed and parent-rated child behavioral inhibition (BI) and maternal reports of their own negative affectivity (NA) as predictors of young children's internalizing problems. Participants were 201 children who were siblings between 2.5 and 5.5 years of age (mean = 3.86, standard deviation =…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Inhibition, Child Behavior, Mothers
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Pachankis, John E.; Sullivan, Timothy J.; Feinstein, Brian A.; Newcomb, Michael E. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
This study investigated longitudinal trajectories of stigma (i.e., enacted, anticipated, internalized, concealed); stress-sensitive mental health disorder symptoms (i.e., depression, social anxiety); and their associations across 8 annual assessments in a sample of 128 young gay and bisexual U.S. university students. All forms of stigma…
Descriptors: Males, Homosexuality, Socioeconomic Background, Social Bias
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Taylor, Mark J. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
Prior research has shown that cognitive behavioural therapy, relaxation, mindfulness, exercise and positive psychology interventions, when conducted as single interventions, have a useful effect on depression and also increasing well-being. The purpose of this study was to conduct a pilot programme to determine the efficacy of a multi-modal…
Descriptors: Well Being, Pilot Projects, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring
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Witte, Tricia H.; Casper, Deborah M.; Hackman, Christine L.; Mulla, Mazheruddin M. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: The present study investigated the well-being of bystanders who witness and intervene in sexual assault and dating violence situations on campus. Participants: Participants were 321 young men and women from a large university in the southeastern United States. Methods: Participants completed a survey at the end of the Spring semester of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Depression (Psychology), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Correlation
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Flett, Jayde A. M.; Lie, Celia; Riordan, Benjamin C.; Thompson, Laura M.; Conner, Tamlin S.; Hayne, Harlene – Creativity Research Journal, 2017
Adult coloring books have flooded the market with titles alluding to therapeutic value, yet it is unclear whether they fulfil that promise. Here, we tested whether adult coloring was related to improvements in psychological outcomes. Female university students (n = 104) were randomly assigned to a coloring intervention or a logic-puzzle control…
Descriptors: Adults, Freehand Drawing, Art Activities, Books
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Martí, Maria; Bonillo, Albert; Jané, Maria Claustre; Fisher, Elisa M.; Duch, Helena – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: Supportive mother-child interactions promote the development of social-emotional competence. Poverty and other associated psychosocial risk factors have a negative impact on mother-child interaction. In spite of Latino children being disproportionately represented among children living in poverty, research on mother-child…
Descriptors: Risk, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Economically Disadvantaged
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Schilling, Oliver K.; Wahl, Hans-Werner; Boerner, Kathrin; Horowitz, Amy; Reinhardt, Joann P.; Cimarolli, Verena R.; Brennan-Ing, Mark; Heckhausen, Jutta – Developmental Psychology, 2016
The present study addresses older adults' developmental regulation when faced with progressive and irreversible vision loss. We used the motivational theory of life span development as a conceptual framework and examined changes in older adults' striving for control over everyday goal achievement, and their association with affective well-being,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Development, Visual Impairments, Well Being
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Brook, Christina A.; Willoughby, Teena – Developmental Psychology, 2016
University/college can be a challenging time as students face developmental tasks such as building new social networks and achieving academically. Social anxiety may be disadvantageous in this setting given that social situations often include drinking and individuals with social anxiety tend to self-medicate through alcohol use. However, findings…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Drinking, At Risk Students, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Adams, Ryan E.; Cantin, Stephane – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
The objective of the study was to examine the effects of self-disclosure in best friendships on the pathway from peer victimization to depressive symptoms as mediated by self-esteem for physical appearance (SEPA) in overweight adolescents. Utilizing data from 610 French-speaking Canadian adolescents in Grades 7 and 8, the current study examined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Friendship, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Jackson, Michelle; Ray, Sukanya; Bybell, Danica – Journal of International Students, 2013
In this study, we examined the role of self-esteem, hope, optimism, coping, acculturative stress, and social support on international students' depressive symptoms and sociocultural adjustment. Seventy international students completed a self-report online survey. The most notable finding was that the international students used adaptive and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Self Esteem, Depression (Psychology)
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Jennings, Patricia A.; Frank, Jennifer L.; Snowberg, Karin E.; Coccia, Michael A.; Greenberg, Mark T. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2013
Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE for Teachers) is a mindfulness-based professional development program designed to reduce stress and improve teachers' performance and classroom learning environments. A randomized controlled trial examined program efficacy and acceptability among a sample of 50 teachers randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Program Descriptions, Scores, Resilience (Psychology)
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Small, Latoya A.; Jackson, Jerrold; Gopalan, Geetha; McKay, Mary McKernan – Research on Social Work Practice, 2015
Background: Youth living in poverty face compounding familial and environmental was challenges in utilizing effective community mental health services. Ongoing stressors increase their drop-out rate in mental health service use. Difficulties also exist in staying engaged in services when involved with the child welfare system. This study examines…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Urban Youth, Family Needs, Family Relationship
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Infurna, Frank J.; Ram, Nilam; Gerstorf, Denis – Developmental Psychology, 2013
Perceived control plays an important role for health across adulthood and old age. However, little is known about the factors that account for such associations and whether changes in control (or control trajectory) uniquely predict major health outcomes over and above mean levels of control. Using data from the nationwide Americans' Changing…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Death, Predictor Variables, Mortality Rate