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  • Bullying Behaviors Among US Youth

    The prevalence of bullying among US youth is substantial. Given the concurrent behavioral and emotional difficulties associated with bullying, as well as the potential long-term negative outcomes for these youth, the issue of bullying merits serious attention, both for future research and preventive intervention.

    Added: April 24, 2001 Hits: 1118

  • Mind Over Matter: The Brains Response to Drugs

    The "Mind Over Matter" series includes six colorful, over-sized, glossy magazines, each of which is devoted to a specific drug or drug group; including stimulants, hallucinogens, inhalants, marijuana, opiates, and steroids. Each of the magazines describes the effects of specific drugs or drug types on the anatomy and physiology of the brain and the body. These educational materials further elaborate on the way in which these drug-induced changes affect both behaviors and emotions.

    Added: April 21, 2001 Hits: 3065

  • Frontline: Medicating Kids

    In "Medicating Kids," FRONTLINE examines the dramatic increase in the prescription of behavior-modifying drugs for children. Are these medications really necessary--and safe--for young children, or merely a harried nation's quick fix for annoying, yet age-appropriate, behavior?

    Added: April 18, 2001 Hits: 855

  • Body Language/Linguaggio del Corpo

    This site deals with nonverbal behavior and related topics. It is available in three versions (English, Italian, French); has a lot of links and a "library on line" in which more than 200 papers and abstracts on nonverbal behavior are collected.

    Added: April 7, 2001 Hits: 8030

  • A Parent's Guide to Raising Great Kids

    A series of short articles on parenting. Includes a discussion of the difference between discipline and punishment.

    Added: April 3, 2001 Hits: 3371

  • All About Depression

    The creators of this site are dedicated to providing accurate, current, and relevant information about clinical depression to the general public. Information on the theoretical causes of depression, diagnosis, and treatment.

    Added: March 28, 2001 Hits: 3979

  • Exploring the Animal Mind

    Exploring the Animal Mind is a collection of Windows-based (Windows 98 or 95) software modules for teaching basic principles and advanced theories in animal cognition and behavior. They are designed to allow students to experience and interactively examine classic and modern methods for studying animal behavior.

    Added: March 25, 2001 Hits: 1419

  • Reformulating the Internet Paradox: Social Cognitive Explanations of Internet Use and Depression

    The Internet Paradox study found evidence of a causal link between Internet use and depression, but it may have been specific to novice Internet users. The relationship between Internet use, social support and depression was reformulated drawing on social cognitive theory to account for the possible influence of self-efficacy, Internet-related stress, and perceived social support. A path analysis revealed a link between Internet use and depression, but one mediated by self-efficacy and the expectation of encountering stressful situations on the Internet. A path also was found linking Internet use to decreased depression through the use of e-mail exchanges with known associates to obtain social support.

    Added: March 20, 2001 Hits: 1069

  • Social Information Processing in MUDs: The Development of Friendships in Virtual Worlds

    With the rapid growth of the Internet, new communication forms have emerged. This study examines how friendships are developed in a special kind of virtual world: multi-user-dungeons (MUDs). According to the Social Information Processing perspective people learn to verbalize online that which is nonverbal offline, with increasing time. The use of verbal paralanguage should be an important factor in the development of impressions. Sociability, as a general trait, and skepticism towards computer-mediated communication (CMC), as a situation-specific attitude, could also influence this process.

    Added: March 20, 2001 Hits: 1316

  • Applied Psycholinguistics

    Applied Psycholinguistics publishes original research papers on the psychological processes involved in language. It examines language development and defects in adults and children with and without developmental disabilities. Articles in Applied Psycholinguistics address the nature, acquisition and impairments of language expression and comprehension, including writing and reading.

    Added: March 19, 2001 Hits: 1623

  • An Introduction to Neural Networks

    A brief overview of what neural networks are, various algorithms, and some uses of neural networks.

    Added: March 19, 2001 Hits: 1757

  • Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

    Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy is an international multidisciplinary journal aimed primarily at members of the helping and teaching professions. Published quarterly, the journal features original research papers, covering both experimental and clinical work, that contribute to the theory, practice and evolution of behaviour therapy.

    Added: March 19, 2001 Hits: 1673