International Review Of Research In Mental Retardation

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Overview

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.

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

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the Series
"In 1999... the International Review was reinvigorated... in these volumes one sees evidence of a vibrant, diverse field."
—CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

"This book is highly detailed and heavily referenced."
—BIOSIS

"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."
—CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

From the Publisher
Praise for the series:
"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."
—CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123662286
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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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    Posted September 18, 2012

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