Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment Table of Contents for 1 December 2012; Vol. 30, No. 6



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A new issue of Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment is available online:
December 2012; Vol. 30, No. 6

The below Table of Contents is available online at: http://jpa.sagepub.com/content/vol30/issue6/?etoc


Articles
An Examination of the Validity of the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System in a Rural Elementary School: Validity of the BESS
Kathleen King, Amy L. Reschly, and James J. Appleton
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2012;30 527-538
http://jpa.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/30/6/527

Variance in Broad Reading Accounted for by Measures of Reading Speed Embedded Within Maze and Comprehension Rate Measures
Andrea D. Hale, Christopher H. Skinner, Brian Wilhoit, Dennis Ciancio, and Jennifer A. Morrow
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2012;30 539-554
http://jpa.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/30/6/539

Preliminary Validation of the Motor Skills Rating Scale
Claire E. Cameron, Wei-Bing Chen, Julia Blodgett, Elizabeth A. Cottone, Andrew J. Mashburn, Laura L. Brock, and David Grissmer
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2012;30 555-566
http://jpa.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/30/6/555

The Factor Structure of Trait Emotional Intelligence in Hong Kong Adolescents
Stella Mavroveli and Angela F. Y. Siu
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2012;30 567-576
http://jpa.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/30/6/567

Longitudinal Measurement Invariance of Likert-Type Learning Strategy Scales: Are We Using the Same Ruler at Each Wave?
Liesje Coertjens, Vincent Donche, Sven De Maeyer, Gert Vanthournout, and Peter Van Petegem
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2012;30 577-587
http://jpa.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/30/6/577


Test Review
Test Review: The Beery Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration
Adam W. McCrimmon, Alyssa A. Altomare, Ryan L. Matchullis, and Katia Jitlina
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2012;30 588-592
http://jpa.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/30/6/588

Test Review: Shipley-2 Manual
Fatih Kaya, Erhan Delen, and Okan Bulut
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2012;30 593-597
http://jpa.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/30/6/593



Global B.R.A.I.N. Prize

$1 MILLION GLOBAL B.R.A.I.N. PRIZE ANNOUNCED BY ISRAEL BRAIN TECHNOLOGIES

 

Award Will Recognize a Breakthrough Achievement in Brain Technology That Will Change Lives

 

Ramat Hasharon, Israel – Israel Brain Technologies (IBT) has launched a $1m Global B.R.A.I.N. Prize (Breakthrough Research And Innovation in Neurotechnology). The prize will be awarded to an individual or team throughout the world who can demonstrate an extraordinary breakthrough in brain technology with global implications.

 

The B.R.A.I.N. Prize aims at engaging the best and brightest minds across the planet to spark a new wave of neurotechnology innovation. Prize winners could, for example, help treat neurological disorders like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression, PTSD or even sports-related brain trauma. Or they could create the next cutting-edge brain-inspired technology that will alter our day-to-day lives.

 

The international judging committee will be composed of distinguished leaders in neuroscience, technology and business, including Nobel Laureates.

 

"The B.R.A.I.N. Prize will bring together the best minds across geographic boundaries to create the next generation of brain-related innovation, from Brain Machine Interface to Brain Inspired Computing to urgently-needed solutions for brain disease," says Dr. Rafi Gidron, Founder and Chairman of IBT. "It's a global brain-gain. Our aim is to open minds…quite literally."

 

"We invite innovators around the world to enter the B.R.A.I.N. Prize competition, so we can tackle some of the most exciting challenges facing our planet," said IBT Executive Director Miri Polachek. "Our aim is to bring Israeli technology to the world, and the world to Israeli technology. We want to turn the 'Start-up Nation' into the 'Brain Nation.'"

 

IBT was inspired by the vision of Israeli President Shimon Peres, a leading proponent of brain research and technology.

 

"There is no doubt that brain research in the next decade will revolutionize our lives and impact such major domains as medicine, education, computing, and the human mind, to name but some," according to President Peres." Moreover, it will not only relieve the suffering of patients of such debilitating diseases as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, but it will also engender large economic rewards as well."

 

The Prize will be awarded at IBT's Global Brain Technology Conference in 2013. Candidates have already begun submitting applications to vie for the million dollar prize. Interested contestants can visit www.IsraelBrain.org to receive more information and to apply online.

 

About Israel Brain Technologies

 

Israel Brain Technologies (IBT), a non-profit organization, has embarked upon a mission to advance Israel's neurotechnology industry and establish the country as an epicenter of global brain technology and related research.

 

Inspired by the vision of Israeli President Shimon Peres, IBT promotes multi-disciplinary research and development projects in Israel and collaboration between the Israeli brain ecosystem and the global community of researchers and innovators.

 

IBT is led by a team of technology entrepreneurs and life-science professionals, and is advised by a panel of renowned academic, industry and public sector representatives including two Nobel Prize Laureates.

 



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Monday, October 29, 2012

Decomposing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-related effects in response speed and va

Objective: Slow and variable reaction times (RTs) on fast tasks are such a prominent feature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that any theory must account for them. However, this has proven difficult because the cognitive mechanisms responsible for this effect remain unexplained. Although speed and variability are typically correlated, it is unclear whether single or multiple mechanisms are responsible for group differences in each. RTs are a result of several semi-independent processes, including stimulus encoding, rate of information processing, speed–accuracy trade-offs, and motor response, which have not been previously well characterized. Method: A diffusion model was applied to RTs from a forced-choice RT paradigm in two large, independent case-control samples (N Cohort 1 = 214 and N Cohort 2 = 172). The decomposition measured three validated parameters that account for the full RT distribution and assessed reproducibility of ADHD effects. Results: In both samples, group differences in traditional RT variables were explained by slow information processing speed, and unrelated to speed–accuracy trade-offs or nondecisional processes (e.g., encoding, motor response). Conclusions: RT speed and variability in ADHD may be explained by a single information processing parameter, potentially simplifying explanations that assume different mechanisms are required to account for group differences in the mean and variability of RTs. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)








Attentional requirements during acquisition and consolidation of a skill in normal readers and devel

Objective: Previous research demonstrated that individuals with developmental dyslexia (DD) may suffer from a deficit in the acquisition stage of a new skill, whereas consolidation processes seem to be preserved. The present study was designed to examine whether this impaired acquisition was attributable to a lack of automatization, and whether the reported preserved consolidation was attributable to the use of DDs' conscious compensation strategies. These aims were implemented by testing a skill-learning task in dyslexics and normal readers using a dual task paradigm. The impact of dual task costs on participants' performance was used as an indication for automaticity. Method: DD and control groups completed a sequence-learning task over a first session (acquisition) and a second session 24 hours later (consolidation). The task was performed by half of the participants under a full attention condition and by the other half under a divided attention condition. Results: Consistent with previous reports in the literature, divided attention impaired sequence learning in both groups. Nevertheless, divided attention resulted in delayed acquisition of the motor skill in the DD group compared with normal readers. Finally, divided attention enhanced motor procedural consolidation only in the control group. Conclusions: The differential effect of divided attention on acquisition and consolidation of procedural skill in DD and normal readers supports the cerebellum deficit hypothesis in DD. In addition, the enhanced skill consolidation in normal readers under divided attention suggests that attentional requirements are not necessary for all types of human learning. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)








Mediating effects of processing speed and executive functions in age-related differences in episodic

Objective: Age differences in episodic memory (memory) have been attributed to a general reduction in processing speed (the "speed mediation hypothesis"), but also to declines in the efficiency of executive functions operations ("executive decline hypothesis"). To test predictions from these competing models, we examined the mediating effects of processing speed (speed) and executive functions (executive) on age and episodic memory in three older adult cohorts. Method: The first sample comprised 842 individuals from the Sydney Memory and Aging Study (MAS). The second and third samples included 476 individuals from the Older Australian Twins Study (OATS), with each twin from a pair randomly assigned to form two samples. A series of regression analyses was performed on each of the three samples independently, so as to obtain the sizes and statistical significances of the indirect effects of age on each of the memory variables, mediated by each of the Executive and Speed composites. Sex was a control variable for all analyses. Analyses were repeated with current depression as an additional control variable. Results: Data from the MAS sample suggested that both Speed and Executive composites were significant mediators, with the former having a stronger mediation effect. A similar pattern was found in the two OATS samples. Conclusions: These findings are consistent with those of previous studies in which speed had a stronger mediating effect than executive on age-related variation in memory. They provide further support for the speed mediation hypothesis, although not negating the executive decline hypothesis. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)








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Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, Vol. 41, Issue 6 - New Issue Alert



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Shallow and Deep Orthographies in Hebrew: The Role of Vowelization in Reading Development for Unvowelized Scripts
Rachel Schiff
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Working Memory Effects of Gap-Predictions in Normal Adults: An Event-Related Potentials Study
Arild Hestvik, Evan Bradley & Catherine Bradley
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Determiner Primes as Facilitators of Lexical Retrieval in English
Emma Gregory, Rosemary Varley & Ruth Herbert
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Oral and Hand Movement Speeds are Associated with Expressive Language Ability in Children with Speech Sound Disorder
Beate Peter
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Do Irrelevant Sounds Impair the Maintenance of All Characteristics of Speech in Memory?
D. Gabriel, E. Gaudrain, G. Lebrun-Guillaud, F. Sheppard, I. M. Tomescu & A. Schnider
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Erratum to: Escape from the Island: Grammaticality and (Reduced) Acceptability of wh-island Violations in Danish
Ken Ramshøj Christensen, Johannes Kizach & Anne Mette Nyvad
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Speed-Accuracy Response Models: Scoring Rules based on Response Time and Accuracy
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The Infinitesimal Jackknife with Exploratory Factor Analysis
Guangjian Zhang, Kristopher J. Preacher & Robert I. Jennrich
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Improved Regression Calibration
Anders Skrondal & Jouni Kuha
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Modeling Associations Among Multivariate Longitudinal Categorical Variables in Survey Data: A Semiparametric Bayesian Approach
Sylvie Tchumtchoua & Dipak K. Dey
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Fitting and Testing Conditional Multinormal Partial Credit Models
David J. Hessen
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Optimal Designs for the Rasch Model
Ulrike Graßhoff, Heinz Holling & Rainer Schwabe
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The SIMCLAS Model: Simultaneous Analysis of Coupled Binary Data Matrices with Noise Heterogeneity Between and Within Data Blocks
Tom F. Wilderjans, E. Ceulemans & I. Van Mechelen
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The Heterogeneous P-Median Problem for Categorization Based Clustering
Simon J. Blanchard, Daniel Aloise & Wayne S. DeSarbo
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Uncovering the Best Skill Multimap by Constraining the Error Probabilities of the Gain-Loss Model
Pasquale Anselmi, Egidio Robusto & Luca Stefanutti
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Dimensionality of the Latent Structure and Item Selection Via Latent Class Multidimensional IRT Models
F. Bartolucci, G. E. Montanari & S. Pandolfi
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Robust Structural Equation Modeling with Missing Data and Auxiliary Variables
Ke-Hai Yuan & Zhiyong Zhang
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Dynamic GSCA (Generalized Structured Component Analysis) with Applications to the Analysis of Effective Connectivity in Functional Neuroimaging Data
Kwanghee Jung, Yoshio Takane, Heungsun Hwang & Todd S. Woodward
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COOPER, H.M. (2009). Research Synthesis and Meta-analysis: A Step-by-Step Approach (Applied Social Research Methods).
Jingyun Yang & Joseph P. Gyekis
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