Elissa Jelalian

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This study examined subjective assessments of intellectual performance in young (M age = 19.46) and elderly (M age = 75.13) adults. Male and female college students (n = 37) and senior citizens (n = 48) were asked to predict their performance before and after taking fluid and crystallized intelligence tests on two trials. Participants also made causal(More)
Investigated the relationships among self-reported injury, risk taking, and perception of injury risk in a sample of 1,426 adolescents, 14 to 18 years old. Both risk taking and injury were higher in males than females across age groups. Having a friend injured the same way was the strongest predictor of injury, accounting for 28% of the variance. Risk(More)
OBJECTIVE To introduce and illustrate recent advances in statistical approaches to simultaneous modeling of multiple change processes. METHODS Provide a general overview of how to use structural equations to simultaneously model multiple change processes and illustrate the use of a theoretical model of change to guide selection of an appropriate(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the efficacy of existing interventions for pediatric obesity with reference to the Chambless criteria. METHODS Chambless criteria for determining treatment efficacy were applied to 42 randomized studies involving nonschool-based programs targeting childhood and adolescent weight loss. RESULTS We summarize the following dimensions of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate associations between parent behaviors (i.e., parent weight change, self-monitoring of their behavior, and feeding practices and attitudes) and changes in adolescent BMI and weight following 16-weeks of behavioral weight control (BWC) intervention. METHOD Adolescents (N = 86) 13-16 years old and 30-90% overweight (M = 60.54%, SD =(More)
Implemented behavioral parent training targeting maladaptive mealtime behavior with two children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their parents. Treatment was implemented in multiple baseline fashion across the two families. Primary dependent measure was coding of parent and child behaviors from videotaped dinners. Data were also collected on the children's(More)
BACKGROUND There is a pressing need to develop effective and broadly accessible interventions to address pediatric obesity. An important dimension in translating interventions to community settings is evaluating the fidelity with which the intended treatment is delivered and the level of facilitator needed to deliver the intervention with efficacy. (More)
OBJECTIVE To examine longitudinal bidirectional associations between changes in adolescents' weight status and psychosocial constructs. METHOD 118 obese adolescents aged 13-16 years participated in a behavioral weight control intervention. Percent overweight (OW), fear of negative evaluation (FNE), and frequency of weight-related teasing (WRT) were(More)
BACKGROUND There is growing interest in the relationship between general parenting and childhood obesity. However, assessing general parenting via surveys can be difficult due to issues with self-report and differences in the underlying constructs being measured. As a result, different aspects of parenting have been associated with obesity risk. We(More)
OBJECTIVE Adolescent weight control interventions demonstrate variable findings, with inconsistent data regarding the appropriate role for parents. The current study examined the efficacy of a standard adolescent behavioral weight control (BWC) intervention that also targeted parent-adolescent communication and parental modeling of healthy behaviors(More)