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Left-handers and ambidextrals routinely encounter difficulties in their daily lives that most right-handers do not fully appreciate. Most of these difficulties are trivial, annoying, and frustrating. But some problems encountered by left-handers and ambidextrals are serious, resulting in lifelong problems and/or physical injury. Many of the more serious problems may be avoided or overcome with a little basic understanding and a few simple coping strategies.
A central question in the debate is whether or not mental competence is a single ability, applicable in many settings, or whether competence is produced by specialized abilities, which a person may or may not possess independently. Almost equally important is the question of how cognitive skill, as evaluated by IQ tests, translates into everyday performance.
The National Psychologist is published six times a year, in January, March, May, July, September, and November. This publication is intended to keep psychologists informed about practice issues.
This journal promotes the study and application of psychological approaches to crime, criminal and civil law, and the influence of law on behavior. The content will include the aetiology of criminal behavior and studies of different offender groups; crime detection, for example, interrogation and witness testimony; courtroom studies in areas such as jury behavior, decision making, divorce and custody, and expert testimony; behavior of litigants, lawyers, judges, and court officers, both in and outside the courtroom; issues of offender management including prisons, probation, and rehabilitation initiatives; and studies of public, including victim, reactions to crime and the legal process.
This journal provides a forum for scientific, theoretically important, and clinically significant research reports and conceptual contributions. It deals not only with the assessment of anxiety, stress, and coping, and with experimental and field studies on anxiety dimensions and stress and coping processes, but also with related topics such as the antecedents and consequences of stress and emoting.
Psychology & Health promotes the study and application of psychological approaches to health and illness. The contents include work on psychological aspects of physical illness, treatment processes and recovery: psychosocial factors in the etiology of physical illnesses; health attitudes and behavior, including prevention; the individual-health care system interface particularly communication and psychologically based interventions.
Addiction Research is a cross-disciplinary journal examining the effects of context on the use and misuse of substances, and on the nature of intoxications of all kinds. It aims to provide an outlet for the growing body of theory and related research which sees the nature of "addicted" behaviour of all types as arising from the social context within which it takes place, rather than as an inevitable manifestation of biological mechanisms or pharmacology.
It is the express aim of EJWOP to bring professionals and academics into closer collaboration. To this end we have chosen a series of topics for each issue which are of immediate relevance to the world of work. What's more, we have ensured a dual perspective by inviting an academic and a practitioner wherever possible as Guest Editors for each issue; and the traditional academic format of a sequence of articles has been replaced by a mixture of articles, case studies, reviews of instruments etc.
The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry (JFP) is the leading international journal in the field. Throughout the world, psychiatrists, psychologists, criminologists, lawyers, sociologists, social workers and other legal and medical professionals use this journal as their major forum for penetrating, informed global debate on the latest developments and disputes affecting the practice of forensic psychiatry.
Reading and Writing Quarterly provides direction in educating a mainstreamed population for literacy. It disseminates critical information to improve instruction for regular and special education students who have difficulty learning to read and write. Interdisciplinary in scope, the journal addresses the causes, prevention, evaluation, and remediation of reading and writing difficulties in regular and special education settings.
Prepared exclusively by professionals, this refereed journal publishes original manuscripts in the fields of literacy, reading, and related psychology disciplines. Articles appear in the form of completed research; practitioner-based "experiential" methods or philosophical statements; teacher and counselor preparation services for guiding all levels of reading skill development, attitudes, and interests; programs or materials; and literary or humorous contributions.
The American Journal of Family Therapy continues to be the incisive, authoritative, independent voice in an ever-changing field. You will find the latest techniques for treating families; theory on normal and dysfunctional family relationships; research on sexuality and intimacy; the effects of traditional and alternative family styles; community approaches to family intervention; and more.