International Review Of Research In Mental Retardationby Laraine Masters Glidden
Motivation is the energizing force that drives much of our attention, conscious effort, and achievement in life. Yet this important driving force may be absent, low, or problematic in persons with mental retardation. This special thematic volume in the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation focuses on motivation within this special population/i>… See more details below
Motivation is the energizing force that drives much of our attention, conscious effort, and achievement in life. Yet this important driving force may be absent, low, or problematic in persons with mental retardation. This special thematic volume in the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation focuses on motivation within this special population. The book explores several theoretical models of motivation, as well as discussing issues of goal orientation, self-regulated academic learning, the setting and monitoring of realistic goals, and social competence for people with mental retardation. Additional chapters discuss the measurement of subjective well-being and quality of life in this population, and strategies for empowering students with developmental difficulties as well as instructional practices and contexts that can enhance motivation, learning, and achievement.
Volume 28 of International Review of Research in Mental Retardation
Praise for the Series:
"In 1999... the International Review was reinvigorated... in these volumes one sees evidence of a vibrant, diverse field."
"Belongs on the shelves of every serious student and researcher whose focal interest is the retarded."
-JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
"Practically every article is of interest for psychologists who are involved with mental retardation."
International Review of Research in Mental Retardation was established under the editorship of Dr. Norman R. Ellis in 1966. As a result of his editorial effort and the contributions of many authors, the serial is now recognized as the area's best source for reviews of behavioral research on mental retardation. From its inception, active research scientists and graduate students in mental retardation have looked to this serial as a major source of critical reviews of research and theory in the area.
International Review of Research in Mental Retardation is an ongoing scholarly look at research into the causes, effects, classification systems, syndromes, etc. of mental retardation. Contributors come from wide-ranging perspectives, including genetics, psychology, education, and other health and behavioral sciences.
Other volumes include:
Language and Communication in Mental Retardation
This thematic volume focuses on language and communication in individuals with Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, WIlliams Syndrome, and Fetal Alcohol Condition. Coverage also includes problems in verbal memory, language comprehension, and reading across different mental retardation conditions, as well as language intervention and augmentative and nonverbal communication possibilities with mentally retarded children.
2003, 324 pp.
2003, 352 pp.
2002, 312 pp.
2001, 384 pp.
This thematic volume provides a comprehensive overview of research on autism. Coverage includes discussion of the genetics, diagnosis, neural and cognitive bases, and development of autism.
2001, 328 pp.
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Table of Contents
|Behavioral phenotypes : going beyond the two-group approach|
|Prenatal drug exposure and mental retardation|
|Spina bifida : genes, brain, and development|
|The role of the basal ganglia in the expression of stereotyped, self-injurious behaviors in developmental disorders|
|Risk factors for Alzheimer's disease in Down syndrome|
|Precursors of mild mental retardation in children with adolescent mothers|
|The ecological context of challenging behavior in young children with developmental disabilities|
|Employment and intellectual disability : achieving successful employment outcomes|
|Technology use and people with mental retardation|
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