BACKGROUND Recent studies using quantitative methods, such as principal component factor analysis, hierarchical cluster analysis and latent class analysis have suggested that Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS) should no longer be considered a unitary condition as in current classification systems. OBJECTIVE To identify quantitative components of GTS… (More)
82 female college students completed a body-image scale and an inventory on sexual behavior. These female students differing in sexual activity can be distinguished on the basis of body image.
Individuals high or low in self-reported social skill were recruited opportunistically. When presented with everyday social scenarios ending with an awkward request or offer, the high social skill participants more often used sophisticated strategies that showed greater consideration for all parties. By contrast, the low skill participants were more reliant… (More)
BACKGROUND A number of clinical research studies have found evidence that patients from Western and non-Western countries express both somatic and psychological symptoms. Although somatic and psychological symptoms appear to coexist, patients may express more of one type of symptom, somatic or psychological, over the other depending upon the nature of the… (More)
Tourette's syndrome (TS) is predominantly a childhood disorder, with many of those who meet diagnostic criteria in childhood experiencing a remission of symptoms in adulthood. This indicates that the influence of TS on cognitive and emotional processing can best be understood by examining performance in both adults and children with TS. The present study… (More)
Developmental literature on adolescence is reviewed with emphasis on the span between 15 and 17 years. Characteristics seen in the competent parent are identified. A chart illustrates specific parental competencies expected during mid and late adolescence, based on theory analysis. Areas of strength and potential problems for the young teenaged parent are… (More)