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October 11, 2018

Retrieval-induced forgetting deficits in high anxious individuals

Previous research has indicated that high anxious individuals exhibit a memory bias for self-threatening material. This memory bias may be partly due to an inhibitory deficit whereby there is a failure to inhibit self-threatening information leading to an increase in […]
October 11, 2018

Higher functioning children with prenatal alcohol exposure: A neurocognitive profile?

This is a re-worked abstract from the journal: Child Neuropsychology: A Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence Published: 21 August 2012 Authors: Justin L. Quattlebaumab & Mary J. O’Connorab*Recent attempts to identify a neurocognitive profile of children with prenatal […]
October 11, 2018

The functions of worry and its relation to performance.

This is an abstract from the journal: Cognition & Emotion Published: 11 September 2012 Authors: Simona Stefana* & Daniel Davidab Abstract The current study addressed the functions of worry in controllable and uncontrollable stressful situations, with the purpose of testing the “truth” behind […]
October 11, 2018

Children’s drawings: which types improve mood?

The authors examined two ways in which drawing may function to elevate mood in children—venting (expressing negative feelings) and distraction (expressing something unrelated to the negative feelings).  They examined the effectiveness of drawing as an emotion regulator when drawing is used […]
October 11, 2018

Working memory in kindergarten children: It’s effects on early numeracy.

Reworked abstract from the journal: Child Neuropsychology: A Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence Published: 25 October 2012 Authors: Evelyn H. Kroesbergena*, Jaccoline E. van ‘t Noordendea & Meijke E. Kolkmana This study investigated the relationship between working memory and […]
October 11, 2018

National Health Insurance (NHI): Life satisfaction of the elderly.

This is an abstract from the journal: Aging & Mental Health, Volume 16, Issue 8, 2012 Authors: Pei-An Liaoa, Hung-Hao Changb & Lih-Chyun Sunb* Abstract Objectives: To ensure people’s fundamental right to adequate medical care, universal health insurance is given a high priority in contemporary […]
October 11, 2018

An extra-brief Wechsler IQ version: Reliability and validity.

For the purpose of finding an even quicker way of assessing intelligence, the researchers in this study examined the reliability and validity of a brief, 15-minute, version of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale–III (WAIS-III). The sample consisted of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia […]
October 11, 2018

Hallucination proneness and social threat on time perception.

Introduction: Individuals with schizophrenia frequently report disturbances in time perception, but the precise nature of such deficits and their relation to specific symptoms of the disorder is unclear. We sought to determine the relationship between hallucination proneness and time perception in […]
October 11, 2018

Time discrimination in TBI patients.

This is a re-worked abstract from the Journal of Clinical and Experimental NeuropsychologyAuthors: Giovanna Mionia*, Franca Stabluma & Anna CantagallobPublished: 24 December 2012 A study was done with 27 TBI patients (ages = 18–60 years) and 27 controls (ages = 20–60 years) to investigate temporal […]
October 11, 2018

EMDR: Reduction of subjective vividness and objective memory?

In eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), patients make eye movements (EM) during the recall of a lived trauma.  Earlier experimental studies found that EM during recall reduces memory vividness during future recalls, and […]