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Pamela Ramser

Bio: Pamela Ramser is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: PsycINFO & Mental health. The author has an hindex of 21, co-authored 82 publications receiving 2790 citations.

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TL;DR: Yalom's text has long been the standard work on group therapy, garnering critical acclaim and clinical use throughout the field as mentioned in this paper, and is fully revised and updated for the fourth edition (see record 1995-97355-000).
Abstract: Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1996, Vol 41(1), 81. Yalom's text has long been the standard work on group therapy, garnering critical acclaim and clinical use throughout the field. This fourth edition (see record 1995-97355-000) is fully revised and updated to

589 citations


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01 Jan 1999
TL;DR: Fast and frugal heuristics as discussed by the authors are simple rules for making decisions with realistic mental resources and can enable both living organisms and artificial systems to make smart choices, classifications, and predictions by employing bounded rationality.
Abstract: Fast and frugal heuristics - simple rules for making decisions with realistic mental resources - are presented here. These heuristics can enable both living organisms and artificial systems to make smart choices, classifications, and predictions by employing bounded rationality. But when and how can such fast and frugal heuristics work? What heuristics are in the mind's adaptive toolbox, and what building blocks compose them? Can judgments based simply on a single reason be as accurate as those based on many reasons? Could less knowledge even lead to systematically better predictions than more knowledge? This book explores these questions by developing computational models of heuristics and testing them through experiments and analysis. It shows how fast and frugal heuristics can yield adaptive decisions in situations as varied as choosing a mate, dividing resources among offspring, predicting high school drop-out rates, and playing the stock market.

4,384 citations

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TL;DR: How factors such as ethnicity, economic status, educational level, sexual orientation and social context influence the kind of masculinity that men construct and contribute to differential health risks among men in the United States is explored.

3,629 citations

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TL;DR: The Task Force on Statistical Inference (TFSI) of the American Psychological Association (APA) as discussed by the authors was formed to discuss the application of significance testing in psychology journals and its alternatives, including alternative underlying models and data transformation.
Abstract: In the light of continuing debate over the applications of significance testing in psychology journals and following the publication of Cohen's (1994) article, the Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) of the American Psychological Association (APA) convened a committee called the Task Force on Statistical Inference (TFSI) whose charge was "to elucidate some of the controversial issues surrounding applications of statistics including significance testing and its alternatives; alternative underlying models and data transformation; and newer methods made possible by powerful computers" (BSA, personal communication, February 28, 1996). Robert Rosenthal, Robert Abelson, and Jacob Cohen (cochairs) met initially and agreed on the desirability of having several types of specialists on the task force: statisticians, teachers of statistics, journal editors, authors of statistics books, computer experts, and wise elders. Nineindividuals were subsequently invited to join and all agreed. These were Leona Aiken, Mark Appelbaum, Gwyneth Boodoo, David A. Kenny, Helena Kraemer, Donald Rubin, Bruce Thompson, Howard Wainer, and Leland Wilkinson. In addition, Lee Cronbach, Paul Meehl, Frederick Mosteller and John Tukey served as Senior Advisors to the Task Force and commented on written materials.

2,706 citations

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TL;DR: The case for culturally relevant pedagogy is discussed in this article, where the authors present a case study of culturally relevant teaching in the context of teaching in a high-technology environment, and discuss its application in education.
Abstract: (1995). But that's just good teaching! The case for culturally relevant pedagogy. Theory Into Practice: Vol. 34, Culturally Relevant Teaching, pp. 159-165.

2,684 citations

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TL;DR: New guidelines for recording ERPs are presented and criteria for publishing the results are presented, which allow different studies to be compared readily.
Abstract: Event-related potentials ~ERPs! recorded from the human scalp can provide important information about how the human brain normally processes information and about how this processing may go awry in neurological or psychiatric disorders. Scientists using or studying ERPs must strive to overcome the many technical problems that can occur in the recording and analysis of these potentials. The methods and the results of these ERP studies must be published in a way that allows other scientists to understand exactly what was done so that they can, if necessary, replicate the experiments. The data must then be analyzed and presented in a way that allows different studies to be compared readily. This paper presents guidelines for recording ERPs and criteria for publishing the results.

2,033 citations