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From Traditional to Ecological

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en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – 15 Aug 2005
The majority of research conducted in the field of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) has comprised laboratory-based psychological studies using highly repetitive and boring tasks. Hence, the generalisability of such work is somewhat limited. This book describes, in three sections, a unique research program which successfully sought to achieve ecological validity in research. Specifically, the three sections describe: (i) the historical conceptualisation of AD/HD and the emergence of models of AD/HD; (ii) the development of a unique quantitative research program incorporating studies using a traditional approach through to those conducted in naturalistic settings; and (iii) the initiation of a related grounded theory research approach to bringing about a fuller understanding of the everyday experiences of individuals with AD/HD.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781594543715
ISBN-10: 1594543712
Pagini: 216
Ilustrații: tables
Dimensiuni: 186 x 261 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.67 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: Nova Science Publishers Inc

Cuprins

Moving towards ecological validity; The evolving theoretical conceptualisation and emerging theories of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Identifying differential patterns of executive function in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder according to gender and subtype: A traditional quantitative approach; Administering newly developed tests to extend current conceptualisations of AD/HD: The initial step towards ecological validity; Attempting to address issues of motivation in the administration of tests: The use of computer based tasks; Achieving ecological validity: AD/HD boys executive function performance on videogame play and on a visit to the zoo; Towards ecologically valid qualitative research on how significant others deal with those with attention deficit disorders; How parents deal with the aggravation that arises out of the turmoil of raising a child with AD/HD; How teachers deal with the inclusion of a student with AD/HD in the class; How students diagnosed with AD/HD deal with anger in their daily lives; Non-AD/HD siblings and the family discord initiated by siblings with AD/HD; How peers deal with the presence of a student diagnosed with AD/HD in their year group; Looking back, moving forward: The future of ecological validity; References.