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Characteristics of children of alcoholics: putative risk factors, substance use and abuse, and psychopathology.
A sample of 253 children of alcoholics (COAs) and 237 children of nonalcoholics (non-COAs) were compared on alcohol and drug use, psychopathology, cognitive ability, and personality. COAs reportedExpand
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Revised NESARC personality disorder diagnoses: gender, prevalence, and comorbidity with substance dependence disorders.
We applied different diagnostic rules for diagnosing personality disorders to the NESARC epidemiological study of over 40,000 individuals. Specifically, unlike previous NESARC publications, weExpand
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Analysis of affective instability in ecological momentary assessment: Indices using successive difference and group comparison via multilevel modeling.
Temporal instability of affect is a defining characteristic of psychological disorders such as borderline personality disorder (BPD) and mood cycling disorders. Ecological momentary assessment (EMA)Expand
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Male Gender Role Conflict, Depression, and Help Seeking: Do College Men Face Double Jeopardy?
To investigate the previously untested hypothesis that college men with higher levels of male gender role conflict (MGRC) experience both increased risk of depression and more negative attitudesExpand
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Affective instability: measuring a core feature of borderline personality disorder with ecological momentary assessment.
Ecological momentary assessment (EMA; Stone & Shiffman, 1994) was used to characterize and quantify a dynamic process--affective instability in borderline personality disorder (BPD). SixtyExpand
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Personality and the predisposition to engage in risky or problem behaviors during adolescence.
Longitudinal data from a representative sample of 1,978 Black and White adolescents were used to examine the role of personality in multiple risk or problem behaviors. Results indicate thatExpand
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Two separate verbal processing rates contributing to short-term memory span.
Previous research indicates that verbal memory span, the number of words people can remember and immediately repeat, is related to the fastest rate at which they can pronounce the words. ThisExpand
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Is "maturing out" of problematic alcohol involvement related to personality change?
Problematic alcohol involvement typically peaks in the early 20s and declines with age. This maturing out of alcohol involvement is usually attributed to individuals attaining adult statusesExpand
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Transitioning into and out of large-effect drinking in young adulthood.
As individuals age beyond the college years into young adulthood, many exhibit a tendency to moderate or "mature out of" alcohol involvement. The current study classified effect-drinking statuses inExpand
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Inquiring Systems and Problem Structure: Implications for Cognitive Development
Intellectual assessment tasks vary both in the degree and nature of complexity of the problem-solving situation. In order to provide a precise language for describing problem solving, the language of
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