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Making Brain Paths to Agile Thinking, Part 2: Direct Experimental Evidence

Wilma Koutstaal

in The Agile Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367188
eISBN:
9780199918232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367188.003.0073
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter first explores extensive experimental work that has been carried out on “environmental enrichment” with nonhuman animals, which has been fundamental in establishing causal connections ... More


Executive Functions in Children's Everyday Lives: A Handbook for Professionals in Applied Psychology

Maureen J. Hoskyn, Grace Iarocci, and Arlene R. Young (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199980864
eISBN:
9780190664633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199980864.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Children’s development of executive functions and the impact of these cognitive processes on children’s lives from the preschool to the upper elementary school years are reviewed in light of current ... More


The relevance of subjective well-being to social policies: optimal experience and tailored intervention

Antonella Delle Fave and Fausto Massimini

in The Science of Well-Being

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567523
eISBN:
9780191693670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567523.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter deals with the implications of studies on subjective well-being in the fields of psychology, health, and social sciences. The knowledge derived from such studies enabled the creation of ... More


Physically active lifestyles and well-being

Stuart J.H. Biddle and Panteleimon Ekkekakis

in The Science of Well-Being

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567523
eISBN:
9780191693670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567523.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In this chapter, the benefits of a physically active lifestyle are linked to positive mental health. Through behavioural epidemiology, evidence that physical activity can contribute to positive ... More


Dual-process theories: A metacognitive perspective

Valerie A. Thompson

in In two minds: Dual processes and beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199230167
eISBN:
9780191696442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230167.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter develops a framework for predicting S2 intervention that is based on metacognitive experiences associated with S1 processes. In particular, it develops the argument that the outcome of a ... More


Transition to School: Executive Function, Emergent Academic Skills, and Early School Achievement

Ulrich Müller, Michael Miller, Sarah Hutchison, and Kayla Ten Eycke

in Executive Functions in Children's Everyday Lives: A Handbook for Professionals in Applied Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199980864
eISBN:
9780190664633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199980864.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

There are a number of characteristics of the child, the context, and the interaction between child and context that facilitate a successful transition to school. Executive function (EF) is the child ... More


Vantage sensitivity: genetic susceptibility to effects of positive experiences

Michael Pluess and Jay Belsky

in Genetics of Psychological Well-Being: The role of heritability and genetics in positive psychology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199686674
eISBN:
9780191766787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686674.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

A large number of gene–environment interaction studies suggest that some people are more vulnerable to adverse experiences than others due to their genetic make-up. Much less effort has been directed ... More


Behavioral economics as a framework for brief motivational interventions to reduce addictive behaviors

James G. Murphy, Ashley A. Dennhardt, and Ali M. Yurasek

in Addiction and Choice: Rethinking the relationship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198727224
eISBN:
9780191833427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727224.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Laboratory research guided by behavioral economics suggests that reinforcement from substance-free activities influences rates of alcohol consumption, and that addiction may be related to a sharp ... More


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