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This article reviews the literature concerning the introduction of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in educational settings. It identifies common themes to emerge from a burgeoning and diverse literature, which includes reports and summaries available on the Internet. Although the literature reviewed is overwhelmingly positive about the impact and the(More)
Relative deprivation (RD) is the judgment that one is worse off compared to some standard accompanied by feelings of anger and resentment. Social scientists use RD to predict a wide range of significant outcome variables: collective action, individual achievement and deviance, intergroup attitudes, and physical and mental health. But the results are often(More)
The diversity of American society raises concern. about whether authorities can maintain social cohesion amid competing interests and values. The group-value model of jus-rice suggests that authorities function more effectively when they are perceived as fair (e.g.. benevolent, neutral, and re spectful). However, such relational evaluations may be effective(More)
'The visual helps me understand the complicated things': pupil views of teaching and learning with interactive whiteboards Kate Wall is a research associate in the Centre for Learning and Teaching at Newcastle University. She has a particular interest in gathering pupils' views of learning and their thinking about learning in different contexts, in(More)
Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT) is a critical regulator of catecholamine levels in the brain. A functional polymorphism of the COMT gene, val158met, has been linked to internalizing symptoms (i.e., depression and anxiety) in adolescents and adults. We extended this research by investigating whether the val158met polymorphism was associated with(More)
BACKGROUND The brain derived neutrophic factor (BDNF), a 27 kD polypeptide, is one of the most widely expressed neurotrophins in the brain, regulating neural development and plasticity. The BDNF gene contains a functional single-nucleotide polymorphism (rs6265), which results in a valine to methionine substitution (val66met), leading to reduced mature BDNF(More)
Sex differences in rates of internalizing disorders have been attributed in part to heightened sensitivity to stress in females. While the sex difference in disorder rates becomes most pronounced in adolescence, developmental research suggests that stress reactivity in girls may be related to elevated internalizing symptoms even in childhood. We therefore(More)
Identifying a stressor paradigm that elicits mean increases in salivary cortisol in young children has proven elusive, possibly due to characteristics of the paradigms used and how and when cortisol is sampled. We therefore examined the validity of a standardized task (adapted from Lewis and Ramsay, 2002) and procedures developed to assess cortisol(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the relationship between clinical impairment measures and reading performance in a large population with age-related macular degeneration. METHODS The following clinical measures were evaluated on 243 patients with age-related macular degeneration: better eye distance visual acuity (ETDRS chart); threshold near word reading acuity(More)
OBJECTIVE The study of ethnically homogeneous populations may help to identify schizophrenia risk loci. The authors conducted a genomewide linkage scan for schizophrenia in an Indian population. METHOD Participants were 441 individuals (262 affected probands and siblings) who were recruited primarily from one ethnically homogeneous group, the Tamil(More)