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Bakker, Nelleke – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2010
This article is concerned with the history of the neurological disorder that preceded ADHD: "neurasthenia" or nervousness, conceived of as a functional disease of the nervous system. Around 1900 it appeared on the scene of children's disorders and it disappeared at the time of the pharmacological turn in psychiatry by the late 1960s. In…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Neurosis, Mental Health, Psychiatry
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Bakker, Nelleke – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2006
In the Netherlands, as in the United States, the introduction of the concept of "mental health" in education is closely related to the development of a network of child guidance clinics. The first of these was established in Amsterdam in 1928. However, a substantial movement to actively promote mental health did not come into existence…
Descriptors: Guidance, Mental Health, Foreign Countries, Clinics
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Bakker, Nelleke – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
In this article, the author discusses plans that were launched at three consecutive conferences on care for toddlers between 1929 and 1938 in the Netherlands. These plans and their realisation are evaluated in terms of what was seen as the missing link in the supply of institutional care for young children. The author identifies the professional…
Descriptors: Expertise, Nursery Schools, Early Childhood Education, Physical Health
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Bohlmeijer, Ernst; ten Klooster, Peter M.; Fledderus, Martine; Veehof, Martine; Baer, Ruth – Assessment, 2011
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in therapies that include the learning of mindfulness skills. The 39-item Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) has been developed as a reliable and valid comprehensive instrument for assessing different aspects of mindfulness in community and student samples. In this study, the psychometric…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Validity, Factor Structure, Personality Traits
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Wicherts, Jelte M.; Vorst, Harrie C. M. – Learning and Individual Differences, 2010
The aim of this longitudinal study was to investigate differences in interests, personality, and cognitive abilities between students majoring in the six specialties of psychology at the University of Amsterdam. Results show that students at Social Psychology and Work and Organizational Psychology were on average more extraverted than students of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Interests, Personality Traits, Social Psychology
Kohnstamm, Geldolph A. – 1984
In comparing research conducted in the Netherlands and the United States on parental reports of child behavior, this document reports several studies in which Dutch parents of children ages 3 to 36 months completed a translated version of Bates' Infant Characteristics Questionnaire (ICQ). In the first part of the Dutch study, 7,000 parents…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cross Cultural Studies, Dutch Culture, Factor Analysis