Developmental change in the impact of stressful life events and coping styles were assessed among Israeli preadolescent and adolescent boys. A school sample completed a questionnaire tapping emotionally, cognitively, and practically oriented styles of coping, along with a life event survey. Teachers reported on behavior and adjustment. Analyses revealed… (More)
The present article reports findings on intelligence and personality functioning during the school period and at adolescence in a sample of kibbutz and urban Israeli children at risk for schizophrenia, as measured by a standard psychological test battery. On the first round of testing it was found that the index subjects, when compared with their controls,… (More)
The study children were given two group-administered tests: the Raven's Matrices and an arithmetic achievement test. In addition they were observed in their classrooms, and also ranked by their classmates in terms of standard sociometric measures. The index children tended to perform somewhat more poorly on the arithmetic and Raven's Matrices tests than the… (More)
Doctoral dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Science in Technology to be presented with due permission of the School of Science for public examination and debate in Auditorium T2, at the Aalto University School of Science (Espoo, Finland) on the 19th of June 2013 at 12 noon. Social media tools to enhance user-centred design and innovation processes… (More)
Holcomb and Otto (1988) recently suggested that the widely used Global Assessment Scale may have ". . . questionable validity as an index of psychopathology." The present paper points out procedural and conceptual problems in their study and presents extensive evidence supporting the concurrent and predictive validity of the scale.
Findings from a literature survey show that depressed children and adolescents often exhibit indications of cognitive deficit, particularly when their performance level on several complex cognitive tasks is compared with that of nondepressed subjects. Depressed children are described as being anxious, tense, perfectionistic, and unassertive, displaying a… (More)
Systematic observations of the behavior of high-risk and control children were made during the clinical interview, the neurological examination, psychometric testing, and the experimental psychological test battery. Children were unaware that observations of them were being made and recorded. In all four examination settings, index children were seen as… (More)
One hundred thirty-six 5- to 10-year-old Israeli male and female children were given three black and white photographs of a highway, a column of identical tanks, and a row of elephants, and were asked some questions on each one of the photographs in order to elicit responses of three-dimensional perception. The results showed a clear developmental pattern,… (More)