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Sample Journal Article Record

Accession Number0201191
Publication TypeJournal Article; Literature (10; 99)
TitleAmbulatory assessment - Monitoring behavior in daily life settings. A behavioral-scientific challenge for psychology.
Felddiagnostik - Verhalten im Alltagskontext erfassen. Eine verhaltenswissenschaftliche Herausforderung an die Psychologie.
AuthorFahrenberg, Jochen; Myrtek, Michael; Pawlik, Kurt; Perrez, Meinrad
InstitutionFahrenberg, Jochen: Universitaet Freiburg; Institut fuer Psychologie (Germany)
Myrtek, Michael: Universitaet Freiburg; Institut fuer Psychologie (Germany)
Pawlik, Kurt: Universitaet Hamburg; Fachbereich Psychologie (Germany)
Perrez, Meinrad: Universitaet Fribourg; Departement fuer Psychologie (Switzerland)
E-Mail AddressFahrenberg, Jochen:
SourceEuropean Journal of Psychological Assessment. 23(4) 2007, 206-213.
Journal NameEuropean Journal of Psychological Assessment
Journal PublisherHogrefe & Huber Publishers
Journal URL
Year of Publication2007
Number of References48
Media TypePrint
ISSN Print1015-5759
Abstract LanguageEnglish
AbstractAmbulatory assessment refers to the use of computer-assisted methodology for self-reports, behavior records, or physiological measurements while the participant is engaged in normal daily activities. Since the 1980s, portable microcomputer systems and physiological recorders/analyzers have been developed for this purpose. In contrast to their use in medicine, these new methods have hardly entered the domain of psychology. Questionnaire methods are still preferred, in spite of the known deficiencies of retrospective self-reports. Assessment strategies include: continuous monitoring, monitoring with time- and event-sampling methods, in-field psychological testing, field experimentation, interactive assessment, symptom monitoring, and self-management. These approaches are innovative and address ecological validity, context specificity, and are suitable for practical applications. The advantages of this methodology, as well as issues of acceptance, compliance, and reactivity are discussed. Many technical developments and research contributions have come from the German-speaking countries and the Netherlands. Nonetheless, the current Decade of Behavior (APA) calls for a more widespread use of such techniques and developments in assessment. The present position paper seeks to make the case for this approach by demonstrating the advantages - and in some domains - necessities of ambulatory monitoring methodology for a behavioral science orientation in psychology. (Journal/U.W. - ZPID)
Digital Object Identifier
Key Phraseambulatory assessment; computer-assisted monitoring of daily life activities; use of self-reports & behavior records & physiological measurements; advantages of method & domains of application
Subject Headings*Daily Activities
*Data Collection
*Computer Applications
Observation Methods
Self Monitoring
Computer Assisted Testing
Time Series
German Subject Headings*Alltagsaktivitaeten
Selbstbeobachtung (Verhaltensmodifikation)
Computerunterstuetztes Testen
Classification CategoriesResearch Methods & Experimental Design [2260; 22]; Psychometrics & Statistics & Methodology [2200; 22]
German Classification CategoriesForschungsmethoden und Versuchsplanung [2260; 22]; Psychometrie, Statistik, Methodik [2200; 22]
DomainPSYNDEX Research
Intended AudienceResearch Users
MethodologyAssessment Method Description [1120; 11]; Overview [1320; 13]
Update Code200801

Sample Monograph Record

Accession Number0193879
Publication TypeAuthored Book; Literature (01; 99)
TitlePosttraumatic embitterment disorder.
Definition, evidence, diagnosis, treatment.
Posttraumatische Verbitterungsstoerung - Definition, Evidenz, Diagnose, Behandlung.
AuthorLinden, Michael; Rotter, Max; Baumann, Kai; Lieberei, Barbara
InstitutionLinden, Michael: Rehabilitationsklinik Seehof, Teltow; Forschungsgruppe Psychosomatische Rehabilitation (Germany)
Rotter, Max: Rehabilitationsklinik Seehof, Teltow; Forschungsgruppe Psychosomatische Rehabilitation (Germany)
Baumann, Kai: Rehabilitationsklinik Seehof, Teltow; Forschungsgruppe Psychosomatische Rehabilitation (Germany)
Lieberei, Barbara: Rehabilitationsklinik Seehof, Teltow; Forschungsgruppe Psychosomatische Rehabilitation (Germany)
E-Mail AddressLinden, Michael:
SourceToronto: Hogrefe (2007). 155 S.
Price: EUR 24,95
Year of Publication2007
Number of ReferencesEtwa 250
Media TypePrint
Abstract LanguageEnglish
Abstract LanguageEnglish
AbstractDiscusses the definition, evidence, diagnosis, and treatment of posttraumatic embitterment disorder (PTED), a specific adjustment disorder caused by critical life events in the aftermath of German reunification. Contents: (A) Conceptual issues. (1) Reactions to stress and life events. (2) Adjustment and reactive disorders. (3) Posttraumatic embitterment disorder (PTED). (4) Basic beliefs and PTED. (5) Wisdom and PTED. (B) Empirical evidence. (6) The psychopathology of PTED. (7) Diagnostic interview and criteria for PTED. (8) The PTED self-rating scale. (9) The epidemiology of PTED. (10) Wisdom and activation of wisdom-related knowledge in PTED. (C) Treatment perspectives. (11) Cognitive behavior therapy for PTED. (12) Wisdom therapy. (13) A case vignette. (E.M.T. - ZPID)
Key Phrasepresentation of posttraumatic embitterment disorder; definition & evidence & diagnosis & treatment & case vignette
Subject Headings*Adjustment Disorders
*Stress Reactions
Life Experiences
Emotional Trauma
Psychological Terminology
German Subject Headings*Anpassungsstoerungen
Emotionales Trauma
Psychologische Terminologie
Classification CategoriesPsychological Disorders [3210; 32]
Intended AudiencePractitioners
German Classification CategoriesPsychische Stoerungen [3210; 32]
Intended AudiencePractitioners
MethodologyOverview [1320; 13]; Clinical Case Report [1030; 10]
Update Code200802

Sample Edited Book Record

Accession Number0194877
Publication TypeEdited Book; Literature (04; 99)
TitleTask- and standard-based learning.
An instructional psychology perspective.
Aufgaben- und Standardbasiertes Lernen.
AuthorAstleitner, Hermann [Ed.]; Herber, Hans-Joerg [Ed.]
InstitutionAstleitner, Hermann: Universitaet Salzburg; Fachbereich Erziehungswissenschaft (Austria); Herber, Hans-Joerg: Universitaet Salzburg; Fachbereich Erziehungswissenschaft (Austria)
E-Mail AddressAstleitner, Hermann:
SourceFrankfurt a. M.: Lang (2007). 113 S.
Price: EUR 24,50
Year of Publication2007
Number of ReferencesEtwa 200
Media TypePrint
Abstract LanguageEnglish
AbstractDiscusses the relation between instructional psychology, educational standards, and task-related learning research, and a study on a theoretical model of task attributes relevant for learning. Contents: (A) H. Astleitner: Introduction: Tasks and standards in learning and instructional psychology. (B) H. Astleitner: Theory: Designing task-based learning sequences. A categorical model of task attributes. (C) Experimental research. (1) H. Astleitner and H.-J. Herber: Effects of task sequencing on learning and motivation. (2) H.-J. Herber et al.: Task complexity and trait-treatment-interactions in learning mathematics. A quasi-experiment. (3) H. Astleitner and T. Farahat: Finding emotional standards for reading. An exploration study using LISREL. (D) Application in teacher education. (4) H. Astleitner and I. Pasuchin: Increasing effectiveness of instruction and reducing pressure for teachers by self-regulated learning. (5) H. Astleitner and J.-L. Patry: Standards in web-based teacher education. (E.M.T. - ZPID)
Key Phraserelation of education quality & learning & motivation; task-related learning research & LISREL; application to web-based teacher education
Subject Headings*Task Analysis
*Teaching Methods
Self Regulated Learning
Learning Strategies
Educational Psychology
German Subject Headings*Aufgabenanalyse
Selbstgesteuertes Lernen
Paedagogische Psychologie
Classification CategoriesAcademic Learning & Achievement [3550; 35]; Curriculum & Programs & Teaching Methods [3530; 35]
German Classification CategoriesLernen und Leistung [3550; 35]; Curricula, Bildungsprogramme und Lehrmethoden [3530; 35]
Intended AudiencePractitioners
MethodologyOverview [1320; 13]; Empirical Study [1010; 10]
Update Code200802

Sample Chapter Record

Accession Number0203715
Publication TypeChapter; Literature (05; 99)
TitleNeuropsychological assessment.
Neuropsychologische Diagnostik.
AuthorCalabrese, Pasquale
InstitutionCalabrese, Pasquale: Universitaet Bochum; Fakultaet fuer Psychologie (Germany)
E-Mail AddressCalabrese, Pasquale:
SourceIn: Stoppe, Gabriela.
Competence assessment in dementia. Wien: Springer (2008). S. 13-24
Year of Publication2008
Number of References53
Media TypePrint
Abstract LanguageEnglish
AbstractPresents an overview of methods available for the neuropsychological assessment of the age-associated decline in cognitive functioning. An emphasis is placed on Alzheimer's disease as one of the most prominent forms of dementia. Topics include: (1) neuropsychological assessment in clinical practice; (2) implications of mild cognitive impairment for questions regarding competency and legal capacity; (3) the concept of normal aging; (4) the method of history taking and the estimation of premorbid abilities; (5) domain-specific characteristics of cognitive decline; (6) the assessment of different aspects of attention; and (7) the assessment of memory efficacy, linguistic functions, transcoding abilities, and visuoconstructive abilities. The number of available neuropsychological tests that measure diverse cognitive functions are expected to greatly facilitate early diagnosis of mental deterioration. The final note recommends that clinicians ascertain whether or not a particular method is better suited to establish a diagnosis or to monitor disease progression. (G.C. - ZPID)
Key Phraseneuropsychological assessment of decline in cognitive functioning associated with aging; dementia & Alzheimer's disease & mild cognitive impairment & competency & normal aging & history taking & Neuropsychology & cognitive testing & premorbid abilities & attention & memory & explicit memory & linguistic functions & transcoding abilities & visuoconstructive abilities
Subject Headings*Aging
*Cognitive Impairment
*Neuropsychological Assessment
*Cognitive Assessment
Alzheimers Disease
German Subject Headings*Altern
*Kognitive Beeintraechtigung
*Neuropsychologische Messung
*Kognitive Messung
Alzheimersche Krankheit
Classification CategoriesGerontology [2860; 28]; Neuropsychological Assessment [2225; 22]; Neurological Disorders & Brain Damage [3297; 32]
German Classification CategoriesGerontologie [2860; 28]; Neuropsychologische Diagnostik [2225; 22]; Neurologische Stoerungen und Hirnschaedigung [3297; 32]
Age GroupAged
Intended AudiencePractitioners
MethodologyAssessment Method Description [1120; 11]
Update Code200802

Sample Dissertation Record

Accession Number0204154
Publication TypeDissertation; Literature (61; 99)
TitleLinking perception, attention and behaviour to high frequency oscillations in the human brain.
Wahrnehmung, Aufmerksamkeit und Verhalten mit Hoch-Frequenz-Oszillationen im menschlichen Gehirn verbinden.
AuthorOhla, Kathrin
SourceUniversitaet Leipzig, Fakultaet fuer Biowissenschaften, Pharmazie und Psychologie. (2007). 108 S.
Promotion Date: 8.11.2007
Location: Universitaetsbibliothek Leipzig: 01 H 2008 182
Doctoral SupervisorMueller, M. M.; Herrmann, C.; Kaiser, J.
Year of Publication2007
Number of References118
Media TypePrint
Abstract LanguageEnglish, German
AbstractOszillatorische Aktivitaet im Gamma-Band (ueber 20 Hz) erweckt zunehmendes Interesse in Studien zu visueller Wahrnehmung und Aufmerksamkeit. Mehrere Studien konnten zeigen, dass Gamma-Aktivitaet im Tier eine wichtige Rolle in der visuellen Aufmerksamkeit und in der Merkmalsbindung spielt. Hingegen besagt die am weitesten verbreitete Interpretation der Gamma-Aktivitaet im Menschen (gemessen im EEG oder MEG), dass dieses Signal eine Signatur von Objektrepraesentationen ist. In diesem Kontext wurde eine Serie von drei Experimenten (mit Stichproben von insgesamt 48 Studierenden) durchgefuehrt, die zum Ziel hatten, Befunde zur visuellen Aufmerksamkeit, die in Tierstudien berichtet wurden, mit Daten aus einem Humanexperiment in einem etablierten Aufmerksamkeitsparadigma zu vergleichen. Weiterhin sollte der Einfluss verschiedener Aufmerksamkeitsprozesse, verschiedener perzeptueller Anforderungen sowie verschiedener Anforderungen an die Verhaltensreaktionen gegeneinander abgegrenzt werden. Zusammenfassend konnten diese Experimente zeigen, dass Gamma-Aktivitaet im Human-EEG nicht mit willkuerlicher Aufmerksamkeit verbunden ist, wohl aber eine Folge automatischer Bottom-Up Aufmerksamkeit sein koennte. Darueber hinaus konnte die Existenz eines weiteren Signals im Gamma-Band demonstriert werden, das vor allem mit der Verhaltensantwort assoziiert ist. Dieses Signal wird im visuellen Kortex generiert und scheint ein Korrelat von visuo-motorischer Integration zu sein. Insgesamt ermoeglichen die Ergebnisse ein differenzierteres Verstaendnis und eine genauere Typologisierung der menschlichen Gamma-Aktivitaet. (Autor/R.N. - ZPID)

Oscillatory activity in the gamma band range (the frequency above 20 Hz) has attracted a lot of interest in recent investigations of visual perception and attention. Several studies have demonstrated that gamma band activity in animals is associated with visual attention and perceptual binding. In contrast, the prevailing interpretation of human gamma band activity as measured in EEG or MEG sees this signal as a signature of object representations. In this context, a series of 3 experiments (with a total of 48 college students) is presented that aimed at comparing results on visual attention as reported in animal studies with attention effects in human EEG in a well established visual spatial attention paradigm. Furthermore, the impact of different attentional processes, different perceptual demands, and various response requirements on human gamma band activity was analyzed. In sum, the results suggest that human gamma band activity is not related to voluntary spatial attention, but might be influenced by automatic bottom-up attention. Furthermore, evidence was found for a separate response-related signal in the gamma band. This signal originates from visual cortical areas and likely reflects visuomotor integration. Together, these results shed light on the functions and typologies of human gamma band responses. (Autor/R.N. - ZPID)
Key Phrasefunctions & typologies of human gamma band responses; comparison of results on visual attention reported in animal studies with attention effects in human EEG; impact of different attentional processes & perceptual demands & response requirements on human gamma band activity; total of 48 college students; 3 experimental studies
Subject Headings*Perception
*Visual Attention
*Visual Cortex
Electrical Activity
Intersensory Processes
Sensory Integration
Visual Perception
German Subject Headings*Wahrnehmung
*Visuelle Aufmerksamkeit
*Visueller Kortex
Elektrische Aktivitaet
Intersensorische Prozesse
Sensorische Integration
Visuelle Wahrnehmung
Classification CategoriesElectrophysiology [2530; 25]; Animal Experimental & Comparative Psychology [2400; 24]
German Classification CategoriesElektrophysiologie [2530; 25]; Tierpsychologie und vergleichende Psychologie [2400; 24]
DomainPSYNDEX Research
Intended AudienceResearch Users
MethodologyExperimental Study [1011; 10]
Update Code200803

Sample Report Record

Accession Number0198590
Publication TypeReport; Literature (25; 99)
TitleWhy girls play.
Results of a qualitative interview study with female video game players.
Warum Maedchen spielen. Ergebnisse einer qualitativen Interviewstudie mit Videospielerinnen.
AuthorReinecke, Leonard; Trepte, Sabine; Behr, Katharina-Maria
InstitutionReinecke, Leonard: Universitaet Hamburg; Hamburg Media School (Germany)
Trepte, Sabine: Universitaet Hamburg; Hamburg Media School (Germany)
Behr, Katharina-Maria: Universitaet Hamburg; Hamburg Media School (Germany)
E-Mail AddressReinecke, Leonard:
SourceHamburg: Universitaet, Fachbereich Psychologie, Arbeitsbereich Sozialpsychologie (2007). 15 S.
Series: HAFOS Hamburger Forschungsberichte zur Sozialpsychologie, Nr. 77
Location: Sondersammelgebiet Psychologie an der Saarlaendischen Universitaets- und Landesbibliothek Saarbruecken
Year of Publication2007
Number of References16
Media TypeInternet
Abstract LanguageEnglish
AbstractQualitative interviews with 7 female players were conducted to gather information on the motives and attitudes of female users of video and computer games. Participants were asked about the importance of different gratifications of game play, critical incidents that initiated their interest in games, and their perceived competence in the use of computer technology. Special attention was paid to potential shortcomings of contemporary video and computer games in addressing female players' specific needs and the question whether female users can identify with in-game characters of today's computer games. The results indicate that the motive to win is of minor importance for female players. Additionally, many interviewees reported a lack of support for their hobby, especially from same-sex friends. Identification with the avatar is an important component of the gaming experience for the female players. At the same time, contemporary computer games that are often situated in primarily masculine contexts (e.g. war, competition) make it difficult for female users to identify with in-game characters. (Report/R.N. - ZPID)
Key Phrasemotives & attitudes of female users of video & computer games; motive to win & perceived lack of support & identification with avatar; 7 female players
Subject Headings*Computer Games
*Human Females
German Subject Headings*Computerspiele
Erholung (Freizeit)
Classification CategoriesRecreation & Leisure [3740; 37]; Sex Roles & Women' s Issues [2970; 29]
German Classification CategoriesFreizeit und Erholung [3740; 37]; Geschlechtsrollen und Frauenfragen [2970; 29]
DomainPSYNDEX Research
Intended AudienceResearch Users
MethodologyQualitative Empirical Study [1013; 10]
Update Code200708

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