Richard N. Bromfield

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To investigate the impact of low-level lead exposure on children's behavior within a natural setting, we assessed the school performance of a sample of 141 elementary school children classified according to dentine lead level. Twenty-two children had "elevated" levels (≥20 parts per million), 71 had "midrange" levels (10.0-19.9 parts per million), and 48(More)
Labels implying deviance or handicap can have stigmatizing effects. However, developmental theory and research suggest that such label effects may depend on cognitive processes that only develop in later childhood—processes such as trait inference and the logical linkage of attributions, expectancies, and behavior prescriptions. To test this possibility, we(More)
As he did for so many other forms of treatment, Sigmund Freud laid the foundation for psychodynamic play therapy. His work with and thinking about his adult patients inspired new insights into the emotional development and experiences of children, particularly the profound relationship of children's psyches, bodies, and sexuality (1905). Although he(More)
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