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Functional relation A relation between two events that may be expressed in the form of an equation. A functional relation does not imply a causal relation. Examples of a functional relation include the conditional probability that one event may occur given another event (e.g., permitting a child to play a video game after his or her homework is completed), covariation between two events (e.g., the correlation between increased heart rate and self-reported distress during an imaginal exposure trial), and the identification of
Certain games are associated more with one sex than the other. Men in pubs traditionally played a card game called marias, but the game is much less commonly played now. Women are more likely to play bridge. Boys usually play rougher games soccer (fotbal), ice hockey, floorball, etc., while girls play sports such as badminton. Boys also played marbles (marmany) and collected various kinds of trading cards (cecka), though these have now largely been displaced by video games.
Ceci proposed a bioecological model of intelligence, according to which multiple cognitive potentials, context, and knowledge are all essential bases of individual differences in performance. Each of the multiple cognitive potentials enables relationships to be discovered, thoughts to be monitored, and knowledge to be acquired within a given domain. Although these potentials are biologically based, their development is closely linked to environmental context hence, it is difficult if not impossible to cleanly separate biological from environmental contributions to intelligence. Moreover, abilities may express themselves very differently in different contexts. For example, children given essentially the same task in the context of a video game and in the context of a laboratory cognitive task performed much better when the task was presented in the context of the video game. Part of this superiority may have been a result of differences in emotional response.
Reduced time spent in sedentary behaviors (especially TV watching) Changes in societal structures and improvements in technology have allowed a reduction in time spent at work or on domestic chores, leaving a greater proportion of the day for leisure. At the same time, most of the entertainment options developed to fill this time, such as watching television, playing video games, and using computers, are sedentary activities that require very little energy expenditure. These forms of entertainment, which initially complemented other forms of leisure activity, are occupying more hours of the day and are displacing more active pursuits and games. As a consequence, a number of studies have identified clear links between time spent in this sedentary behavior and weight gain. However, it is important to make a distinction between a lack of physical activity and sedentary behavior because their mechanisms for impacting on body weight may be different and a person with a high level of...
Studies on the role of avoidance behaviors have examined the use of distraction techniques (e.g., playing video games, spelling tasks) or medications (e.g., anxi-olytics) during flooding procedures. Cognitive distraction techniques allow clients to avoid focusing on their feelings of anxiety. Anxiolytics, which are designed to reduce anxiety symptoms, may prevent anxiety induction and allow clients to avoid focusing on feelings of anxiety during flooding. Research has found that distraction provides more rapid decrease in both subjective reports of anxiety and in avoidance responses immediately following treatment and at short-term follow-up. In addition, research has found that concurrent use of anxiolytic medications and flooding was effective in reducing
The comfort and safety of research subjects is a high priority. Because trauma or stress can compromise experiment results, humane care and good science go hand in hand. Animals may be singly or group-housed, but group-housed animals tend to remain healthier and exhibit fewer signs of stress. For nonhuman primates, environmental enrichment is provided in the form of behavioral tasks or computer games , which can double as measures of behavior and performance. Such enrichment helps to prevent stress and boredom, a possible result of confinement and isolation.
Blades, with an elegant counterpoint of lime foliage, are elongate, often downward draping, triangular spears of 18 to 25 pairs of pinnae. The foliage is soft and has a rachis bearing a solid undercoat of three or more ready-to-reproduce minute bulblets reminiscent in shape to the Pacmen of early video games. Unlike most fern bulbils these fall readily from the parent, spreading cascading colonies of plantlets. As they are easily plucked they are not an invasive threat. Sori are in cone-shaped bladders, but with the easy reproductive ability of the bulbils, verge on superfluous.
Disneyfication is widely used in popular visual culture, including everything from video games, television, and film to amusement parks and shopping malls. Its effects on the formation of individual and collective identities of children and youth are not yet fully understood. One of the direct effects of misrepresentation of animals is that animals and their behavior tend to be misinterpreted by children, sometimes with tragic consequences. Objec-tification* of animals promotes the pet industry and the view of animals as goods to be bought. This strategy may lead to formation of adult personalities incapable of functioning outside of stereotypical frameworks modeled after their childhood experiences.
A thorough assessment indicated that Derek was not anxious about school and did not have any academic or social problems there. Indeed, Derek's teachers indicated that he was a good student when in class. The assessment also ruled out any medical conditions that might explain Derek's behavior. Instead, the assessment revealed that Derek had a long history of attention-seeking misbehavior, beginning with temper tantrums when he was a young child. These misbehaviors had grown in intensity over the years and had now extended to school refusal behavior. The problem was exacerbated by the fact that Derek's father had to go to work early in the morning, leaving Derek's mother to contend with her son. During the day when not at home, Derek enjoyed several amenities, including running errands with his mother, playing video games, and riding his bicycle. The situation was further problematic in that the school had recently threatened to charge Derek's parents with educational neglect.
Finally, there is the view that it is a sense of self-efficacy and self-confidence that comes with successfully mastering one's brain wave activity that leads to increased self-regulation of behaviors. This, however, seems unlikely to be a major factor inasmuch as children with ADHD very often enjoy and master computer games with no obvious improvement in symptoms.
Over the decades, the best-known VR applications have been in the entertainment industry. In fact, VR hype is now almost ubiquitous in that sector, in video games, movies, and more. VR simulations are found in many environments that range from education to military and pilot training and even practice for space shuttle missions. Architects, for example, use VR to envision a building before it is built, to minimize potentially costly mistakes. Molecular biologists use VR to explore the microscopic world of molecules and to experience intermolecular forces. The same immersive technology is used to assist people in exploring their phobias (Dunkley, 1994). VR applications are becoming progressively more compelling in many aspects of our lives.
While walking or stretching may temporarily alleviate the sensations, current treatment of these disorders has leaned toward medications such as benzodiazepines, opi-oids, and dopaminergic agents. From a behavioral perspective, some symptom relief may be derived from practice of good sleep hygiene (Hening, 2002). For individuals with a mild case of RLS, psychoeducation on sleep, wake, and activity regulation, sleep setting and influences, can assist the individual to regulate behaviors that may be contributing to or exacerbating the dysfunctional movements. These behaviors include regular and adequate sleep hours, as sleep deprivation tends to aggravate RLS. Exercise has been found to assist with the modification of RLS, yet only a moderate amount of exercise has been found to be beneficial since excessive exercise may cause increased exacerbation of symptoms (Hening, 2002). Although behavioral therapies show promise in the decrease of symptoms, empirical support for these findings is...
For some children, it can be difficult not to be kept busy. It can be hard to take a break if having to make your own plans is a problem. By using a few pictures, the child can participate in choosing which activities he or she would like to relax with. Most people with autism are most comfortable with a tidy room and therefore the room used for breaks should be tidied before it is used for puzzles, sewing and computer games.