Mary Sissons Joshi

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24 preschool and 24 school-entry children in Bombay, India, and 24 preschool and 24 school-entry children in Oxford, England, were tested on their ability to distinguish between real and apparent emotion in response to stories involving child-adult and child-child interactions. Younger Indian girls did better than younger English girls, and the data reveal(More)
OBJECTIVES Malaria is a serious disease hazard facing travellers to tropical countries. On average around 2000 cases of malaria are annually imported into the UK, with an over-representation of ethnic minority members. The current research examined adherence to chemoprophylaxis among UK South Asians travelling to malarial regions in South Asia and East(More)
Following Weinstein's (1980) pioneering work many studies established that people have an optimistic bias concerning future life events. At first, the bulk of research was conducted using populations in North America and Northern Europe, the optimistic bias was thought of as universal, and little attention was paid to cultural context. However, construing(More)
The prenatal diagnosis of neural tube defects is now possible in about 90 per cent of cases by assaying the amniotic fluid for alpha fetoprotein. The accuracy of beta-trace protein assays on amniotic fluid samples from defective fetuses was compared to alpha-fetoprotein studies. At present, alpha-fetoprotein studies provide more reliable results.
AIM To identify what 10-11-year-old children do and do not learn during a 10 min session teaching the recovery position, with a view to suggesting possible improvements in training. METHODS Participants were 148 boys and 144 girls. Before intervention, safety knowledge was assessed in a pencil and paper test. 198 children were taught the recovery position(More)