Now showing items 21-30 of 177
Experiential Avoidance in Chronic Tic Disorders: an Online Survey and Pilot Treatment Study Using Habit Reversal and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Among some researchers, there is an emerging conceptualization of chronic tic disorders (CTDs) as conditions that are partially rooted in avoidance of tic-related private experiences (i.e., painful or difficult thoughts ...
Adherence and Quality of Life in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease: A Pilot Mobile Health Intervention
Children and adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD) are at high risk for medical complications, neuropsychological sequelae, and lower overall quality of life. One target of intervention that can positively impact these ...
Framing Debate to Lift Children Out of the Political Divide
Many cost-effective, evidence-based developmental programs (EBPs) remain inaccessible to children in need. To improve access to care, this dissertation theoretically and then empirically examines different approaches to ...
The Neural Basis of Involuntary Episodic Memories
Involuntary episodic memories are memories that come into consciousness without preceding retrieval effort. These memories are commonplace and are relevant to multiple mental disorders. However, they are vastly understudied. ...
TIRED OF PREJUDICE: THE SELF-REGULATORY EFFECT OF DISCRIMINATION ON HEALTH-RELATED BEHAVIORS
(ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 2010-04)
Memory-Based Attentional Guidance: A Window to the Relationship between Working Memory and Attention
Attention, the cognitive means by which we prioritize the processing of a subset of information, is necessary for operating efficiently and effectively in the world. Thus, a critical theoretical question is how information ...
Object-Directed Action Experiences and their Effect on Cognitive and Social Development
Reaching is an important and early emerging motor skill that allows infants to interact with the physical and social world (e.g., when sharing objects). Despite the importance of motor experiences in early infancy, few studies ...
Cognitive Neurostimulation: Learning to Volitionally Invigorate Mesolimbic Reward Network Activation
The brain’s dopaminergic system is critical to adaptive behaviors, and is centrally implicated in various pathologies. For decades, research has aimed at better characterizing what drives the mesolimbic dopamine system and ...
Parental Adjustment: an Examination of Caregivers of Pediatric Cancer Survivors
Caregivers of survivors of pediatric cancer face ongoing social, emotional and financial challenges that may result in enduring illness- and caregiving-related distress. After patients complete treatment there are challenges ...
Functional Neuroimaging Investigations of Human Memory: Comparisons of Successful Encoding and Retrieval for Relational and Item Information
Memory is a complex and multifaceted entity. Cognitive psychology has adopted terminology to help simplify the study of memory. For example, one can consider the cognitive process the brain is engaged in, such as encoding ...