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Lying in everyday life.
In 2 diary studies of lying, 77 college students reported telling 2 lies a day, and 70 community members told 1. Participants told more self-centered lies than other-oriented lies, except in dyadsExpand
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Entrez: molecular biology database and retrieval system.
Publisher Summary Entrez is a biomedical information resource that has been designed to facilitate the discovery process by providing connections among biological sequences, molecular structures, andExpand
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Preventing illicit drug use in adolescents: long-term follow-up data from a randomized control trial of a school population.
National survey data indicate that illicit drug use has steadily increased among American adolescents since 1992. This upward trend underscores the need for identifying effective preventionExpand
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A Six-Year Follow-Up Study of Determinants of Heavy Cigarette Smoking Among High-School Seniors
Most adult cigarette smokers start smoking during adolescence. Few studies, however, have focused on adolescents that are heavy smokers. The present study examined how several risk and protectiveExpand
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Hispanic sixth and seventh graders in 22 New York City middle schools (mean age: 12.66 years) completed self-report questionnaires with items related to drug use (cigarette smoking, alcohol use, andExpand
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Winning is Not Enough: The Effects of Competition and Achievement Orientation on Intrinsic Interest
Subjects were assigned to competition or no-competition groups. Competition subjects received information about their rival (establishing an expectancy for success or failure) or did not. CompetitionExpand
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Impact of social influences and problem behavior on alcohol use among inner-city Hispanic and black adolescents.
OBJECTIVE Inner-city black and Hispanic adolescents might be at great risk for alcohol use. Yet the etiology of drinking among these adolescents receives little attention. The purpose of this studyExpand
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Gender-Specific Risk Factors for Suicidality Among High School Students
  • J. Epstein, A. Spirito
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of suicide research : official journal…
  • 22 July 2010
This study examined differences in three major risk areas associated with suicidality (suicidal ideation and suicide attempts) separately by gender: 1) substance use, 2) aggression/victimization, andExpand
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Effectiveness of Culturally Focused and Generic Skills Training Approaches to Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Among Minority Youths
The authors tested the effectiveness of 2 alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs among inner-city minority 7th-grade students (N = 639) from 6 New York City public schools. Schools were randomlyExpand
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Psychosocial and behavioral factors in early adolescence as predictors of heavy drinking among high school seniors.
OBJECTIVE Most adolescents experiment with alcohol, and the use of alcohol typically escalates during the teenage years. The present study examined how several risk and protective factors measuredExpand
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