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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2017
Problem Health-risk behaviors contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among youth and adults in the United States. In addition, significant health disparities exist amongExpand
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Negotiating social identity when contexts change: Maintaining identification and responding to threat.
The impact of change in context on identity maintenance, the implications of maintenance efforts for group identification, and the effects of perceived threats to identity on self-esteem associatedExpand
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Self-esteem, emotional distress and sexual behavior among adolescent females: inter-relationships and temporal effects.
PURPOSE The current analyses attempt to clarify the relationship between psychological factors and sexual behavior. We test a model examining relationships between sexual history (e.g., age atExpand
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Parameters of social identity
Two studies establish distinct types of social and collective identities (Study 1) and describe dimensions that differentiate among identities (Studies 1 and 2). In Study 1, individuals (N = 50)Expand
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Urban teens: Trauma, posttraumatic growth, and emotional distress among female adolescents.
Urban teens face many traumas, with implications for potential growth and distress. This study examined traumatic events, posttraumatic growth, and emotional distress over 18 months among urbanExpand
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CDC National Health Report: leading causes of morbidity and mortality and associated behavioral risk and protective factors--United States, 2005-2013.
PROBLEM Although substantial progress has been made in improving the health of persons in the United States, serious problems remain to be solved. Life expectancy is increasing, and the rates of theExpand
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Hispanics in Ivy: Assessing identity and perceived threat
Membership in social groups is an important aspect of the self-concept, as a number of theorists such as Tajfel (1981) have recognized, and ethnic identity is a major exemplar of such groupings. InExpand
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Impact of Ebola experiences and risk perceptions on mental health in Sierra Leone, July 2015
Background The mental health impact of the 2014–2016 Ebola epidemic has been described among survivors, family members and healthcare workers, but little is known about its impact on the generalExpand
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Behavioral interventions to reduce incidence of HIV, STD, and pregnancy among adolescents: a decade in review.
PURPOSE To review adolescent sexual risk-reduction programs that were evaluated using quasi-experimental or experimental methods and published in the 1990s. We describe evaluated programs andExpand
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Meeting the contraceptive needs of teens and young adults: youth-friendly and long-acting reversible contraceptive services in U.S. family planning facilities.
PURPOSE Increased use of contraceptive services, including long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), among sexually active teens and young adults could significantly reduce unintended pregnancy.Expand
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