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  • AmoebaWeb: Psychology Resources

    Comprehensive site of content resources in psychology, organized by content area.

    Added: May 15, 2000 Hits: 3526

  • Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)

    Association of 62 psychology licensing boards in the U.S. and Canada. Site provides information on licensure, the licensing exam in psychology, and professional mobility for psychologists.

    Added: May 10, 2000 Hits: 5940

  • Diagnosis and Evaluation of the Child With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

    From the American Academy of Pediatrics. This clinical practice guideline provides recommendations for the assessment and diagnosis of school-aged children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This guideline, the first of 2 sets of guidelines to provide recommendations on this condition, is intended for use by primary care clinicians working in primary care settings.

    Added: May 3, 2000 Hits: 1582

  • A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Anxiety in Athletes

    A great deal of the literature on the relationship between anxiety and performance has come from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. This paper examines the relationship between the two constructs from a psychodynamic perspective. Included is a discussion of winning and the anxiety of separation from an object relations perspective, the dread of success, self psychology, Freudian instinct theory, and the secondary gain that is found in defeat.

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  • Cognitive-Behavioral Perspectives of the Relationship Between Anxiety and Performance

    This paper examines the relationship between anxiety and performance from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. Previous research in the field has suggested that the majority of consultations conducted by sport psychologists are related to anxiety. Included is a discussion on the theoretical underpinnings of anxiety and how it relates to performance. Research conducted on the relationship between anxiety and performance is also discussed. A review of the cognitive-behavioral treatments that have been used for anxiety reduction and performance enhancement within the field of athletics is included.

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  • Muller-Lyer Illusion

    A shockwave based example of the well-known Muller-Lyer illusion.

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  • Cyber-Disorders: The Mental Health Concern for the New Millennium

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  • Hallucinations and Illusions of Non-psychiatric Aetiologies

    Hallucinations are defined as "an apparent perception of an external object when no such object is present". It is to be differentiated from illusions in which real perceptions are misinterpreted. Although typically associated with psychiatric disorders, the hallucinatory experience has a wide range of etiologies that may include but is not limited to the following: neurological insult, seizure and sleep disorders, drug reactions, substance abuse, grief, stress, as well as metabolic, endocrine and infectious diseases.

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  • What Is Attachment Disorder?

    More and more children are failing to develop secure attachments to loving, protective caregivers. These children are left without the most important foundation for healthy development. They are flooding our child welfare system with an overwhelming array of problems - emotional, behavioral, social, cognitive, developmental, physical and moral - and growing up to perpetuate the cycle with their own children.

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  • Computer Animation Has Perceptual Limitations

    When presented as substantive evidence, the animation may be presented as reconstruction or visualization of the actual event. The idea is to show what a witness or defendant could and could not have seen. In this application, it is important to remember that animations and have severe perceptual limitations.

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  • Errors in Eyewitness Identification Procedures

    Jurors treat eyewitness identification as compelling evidence in both civil and criminal trials. The strength of eyewitness testimony is demonstrated by a study (cited in Loftus and Doyle, 1992) that recorded verdicts in a mock trial. Although jurors rely heavily on eyewitness identification, there is overwhelming evidence that eyewitness identification is highly fallible and that eyewitness confidence is a poor guide to accuracy.

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  • APA Books: Encyclopedia of Psychology

    After more than a century of extraordinary growth and development, the science of psychology at last has a reference source that defines the study of mind and behavior. Here in eight superbly organized volumes is the definitive guide to every area of psychological theory, research, and practice. The product of a unique collaboration between the American Psychological Association and Oxford University Press, the Encylopedia of Psychology is a state-of-the-art synthesis of classic and contemporary knowledge.

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