Whitney Goodrich

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Children produce their first gestures before their first words, and their first gesture+word sentences before their first word+word sentences. These gestural accomplishments have been found not only to predate linguistic milestones, but also to predict them. Findings of this sort suggest that gesture itself might be playing a role in the language-learning(More)
People gesture a great deal when speaking, and research has shown that listeners can interpret the information contained in gesture. The current research examines whether learners can also use co-speech gesture to inform language learning. Specifically, we examine whether listeners can use information contained in an iconic gesture to assign meaning to a(More)
Data about 145 adolescent inpatients were used to examine the relationship between past patterns of aggressive behavior and behavior during the initial period of psychiatric hospitalization. During their first month in the hospital, adolescents with a history of externally directed aggression were more likely to present management problems, compared with(More)
The authors studied the history of aggressive and self-destructive behaviors in psychotic and nonpsychotic hospitalized adolescents (N = 137). A multidimensional measure of self- and other-directed aggression was retrospectively applied to each patient's social and developmental history. Nonsignificant gender and diagnostic differences were obtained on(More)
Relationships between the extent of psychopathology and the occurrence of 21 major life events during five developmental periods (prebirth, infancy, childhood, latency, and adolescence) were examined with multiple regression and X2 analyses for 114 hospitalized male and female adolescents. Psychopathology was assessed with the Global Assessment Scale (GAS)(More)