Lisa A Alexander

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Mood biasing – the tendency to remember information consistent with one's prevailing mood – was demonstrated in an experiment in which mood-induced subjects recalled personal experiences and a list of self-descriptive personality traits based on a bogus personality test. Elated subjects recalled more positive experiences and traits while depressed subjects(More)
The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of obesity in school-aged children in Jefferson County, Alabama; to learn when school-aged children become obese; to determine the susceptible groups; and to study the association between obesity and blood pressure. During the school year, 5,953 children, ranging in age from 5 years to 11 years,(More)
OBJECTIVE The present research examined the validity of self-report versus informant-report in relation to a performance-based indicator of adult ADHD. METHOD Archival data from 118 participants (52 males, 66 females) were used to compare Conners' Adult ADHD Rating Scale-Self-Report: Long Format (CAARS-S:L) and Conners' Adult ADHD Rating Scale-Observer(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine generational differences in male sexuality, which could predispose men's female sexual partners to STDs/HIV. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Harare, Zimbabwe. SUBJECTS Three hundred and ninety seven male adults aged eighteen years and above. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Number of sexual partners, condom use, likelihood of(More)
Pregnancy represents a unique period of time when women are at an increased risk of developing depression. Although the Beck Depression Inventory-Second Edition (BDI-II) is one of the most widely used self-report measures of depression symptomology, its psychometric properties and underlying factor structures have not been determined for antenatal women and(More)