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Homelessness as psychological trauma. Broadening perspectives.
The authors of this article argue that homelessness itself is a risk factor for emotional disorder and use the construct of psychological trauma--focusing on social disaffiliation and learned helplessness--to understand the potential effects of homelessness.
Truancy, grade point average, and sexual activity: a meta-analysis of risk indicators for youth substance use.
- D. Hallfors, J. Vevea, B. Iritani, Hyunsan Cho, Shereen Khatapoush, L. Saxe
- EducationThe Journal of school health
- 1 May 2002
Three risk measures associated with substance use were selected from among commonly used school surveys, and Truancy was judged superior, because of its strong predictive value, particularly among younger students, and because rates can be compared to school records to assess sampling validity over time.
Recent unobtrusive studies of Black and White discrimination and prejudice: A literature review.
Lying Thoughts of an Applied Social Psychologist
- L. Saxe
- 1 April 1991
Lies are considered bad, immoral, and reprehensible. Yet there is considerable evidence that prevarication is a ubiquitous feature of human social interaction. Psychologists, as well as others in…
Ten Days of Birthright Israel: A Journey in Young Adult Identity
In Ten Days, Leonard Saxe, Brandeis University, and Barry Chazan, Spertus College, serve as tour guides and interpreters as they tell the story of Birthright Israel, an intensive ten-day educational…
The visibility of illicit drugs: implications for community-based drug control strategies.
- L. Saxe, C. Kadushin, A. Brodsky
- Medicine, Political ScienceAmerican journal of public health
- 1 December 2001
The most disadvantaged neighborhoods have the most visible drug problems, but drug use is nearly equally distributed across all communities, so efforts to address drug-related problems in poorer areas need to take into account the broader drug market served by these neighborhoods.
"how Goodly Are Thy Tents": Summer Camps as Jewish Socializing Experiences
Children's mental health. The gap between what we know and what we do.
A comparison of paper vs computer-assisted self interview for school alcohol, tobacco, and other drug surveys