Download and read online Self regulatory Behavior and Risk Taking in PDF and EPUB Emerging from two conferences sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, this volume discusses scientific and clinical knowledge in areas of health concern where behavioral factors are known causes of, or are implicated in, death, disease, and disability. The 24 papers are in six parts: e
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Download and read online Self Regulation in Health Behavior in PDF and EPUB This text offers a comprehensive overview of new approaches to health-related behaviour from a self-regulation perspective. The authors outline the assumptions on which self-regulation theories are based, discuss recent research and draw out the implications for practice with a particular focus on changing health behaviour. The book is arranged in two sections – Goal Setting and Goal Activation in Health Behaviour and Goal Striving and Goal Persistence. The epilogue compares self-regulation theories with the prevailing social-cognitive models.
Download and read online Risk Taking Behaviors and Related Constructs in 12 year old Adolescents who Were Prenatally Exposed to Cocaine in PDF and EPUB The current study investigated risk taking and related constructs (i.e., self-regulation, developmental assets) in a cohort of youth who were prenatally exposed to cocaine (CE). Participants were 283 12-year-olds (CE=138; NCE=145) enrolled in a longitudinal study investigating the developmental outcomes of prenatal cocaine/poly drug exposure. At 12 years old, data pertaining to risk taking and related constructs was gathered. Regression models were carried out statistically controlling for potential confounding variables (e.g., other prenatal and postnatal drug exposure, home environment) to ensure isolated effects could be attributed to CE. The primary outcomes included: 1) self-reported risk behavior; 2) risk-taking propensity on a behavioral task; 3) self-regulation; and 4) behavioral assets. Controlling for potential confounders, a significant effect of CE was found for self-regulation (Beta= .210; p= .030), which upon further examination revealed a CE x gender interaction effect (Beta= -.216; p= .036). That is, being CE and female significantly predicted worse self-regulation. The findings replicate and extend previous findings with this cohort further demonstrating heightened vulnerability for females who were CE. Continued study of risk taking, self-regulation, and developmental assets in youth who were CE is needed to elucidate the developmental trajectories of risk and resilience.
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Download and read online Adolescent Brain Development in PDF and EPUB This comprehensive yet brief overview of the adolescent human brain discusses how the brain develops during this critical period of life and how that development impacts decision-making and risk-taking behavior in the adolescent. This originated as a white paper requested by the Canadian government for a specific group looking to understand adolescent brain development in the context of adolescent behaviour The paper was not made available to the Canadian government outside of the specific task force that requested it nor to the general public
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Download and read online The Nature and Development of Decision making in PDF and EPUB Although everyone has goals, only some people successfully attain their respective goals on a regular basis. With this in mind, the author attempts to answer the question of why some people are more successful than others. He begins with the assumption that the key to personal success is effective decision-making, and then utilizes his own theory--The Self-Regulation Model--to explain the origin and nature of individual differences in decision-making competence. The author also summarizes a number of existing models of decision-making and risk-taking. This book has two primary goals: * to provide a comprehensive review of the developmental literature on the decision-making skills of children, adolescents, and adults, and * to propose a theoretical model of decision-making skill that offers a better description of this skill than prior accounts. Taken together, the literature review and theoretical model help the reader acquire a clear sense of the development of decision-making skills as well as reasons for the developmental differences that seem to emerge.
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Download and read online Sexual Deviation Assessment and Treatment An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America in PDF and EPUB Originally discussed in the context of "Paraphilias", this edition of Psychiatric Clinics of North America covers topics in sexual deviancy. The psychiatric community has revised this term through several editions of the DSM, indicating the view of these disorders changing from "sociopathic sexual deviation" to "sexual deviation of nonpsychotic mental disorder" to "paraphilias and paraphilic disorders." No matter how it is stated, this edition addresses sexual deviation assessemnt and treatment, covering conditions that harm others and that typically involve a legal/criminal/forensic component. Topics include Assessment; Mental illness and sexual offending; Treatment of sexual offenders-Psychological and Pharmacological; Professional sexual misconduct including clergy; Adolescent sexual offenders; Child pornography and sexual deviance; Sexual sadism and sexually motivated homicide; Dysfunctional anger and sexual violence; and Ethical issues in the treatment of sexual offenders. Highly renown for their research and clinical work in the nature of sexucal disorder, Dr Bradford and Dr Ahmed lead this edition intended for psychiatrists and other medical professionals dealing with this population.
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