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Behavioral Measures of Play

Description: The purpose of this article is to review the importance of play in a young child's life and to discuss the importance of measuring play when designing interventions for children with autism. Furthermore, this paper will present an example of a consistent and reliable observation system that assesses the complexity and variety of play on children with autism and with typically developing children.
Date: 2008
Creator: Guðmundsdóttir, Kristín & Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla
Item Type: Paper
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Teaching and Learning Technologies in Higher Education: Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism: "Necessity is the Mother of Invention"

Description: Article discussing current thinking about adult education and blended learning technologies, as well as examples of emerging possibilities of multimedia technology in the development of teaching materials.
Date: 2010
Creator: Roll-Pettersson, Lise, 1955-; Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla; Keenan, Mickey & Dillenburger, Karola
Item Type: Article
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Nothing to fear? Neural systems supporting avoidance behavior in healthy youths

Description: Article discussing neural systems supporting avoidance behavior in healthy youths. The author's investigation examined brain activation patterns to threatening cues that prompted avoidance in healthy youths.
Date: August 15, 2010
Creator: Schlund, Michael W.; Siegle, Greg J.; Ladouceur, Cecile D.; Silk, Jennifer S.; Cataldo, Michael F.; Forbes, Erika E. et al.
Item Type: Article
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Amygdala involvement in human avoidance, escape and approach behavior

Description: Article on amygdala involvement in human avoidance, escape and approach behavior. The authors examine amygdala reactivity to threatening cues when avoidance responding consistently prevented contact with an upcoming aversive event (money loss).
Date: November 1, 2010
Creator: Schlund, Michael W. & Cataldo, Michael F.
Item Type: Article
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Generalized anxiety modulates frontal and limbic activation in major depression

Description: This article explores how generalized anxiety modulates frontal and limbic activation in major depression. The authors' findings highlight frontal and limbic hypoactivation in patients with depression and comorbid anxiety and indicate that anxiety level may modulate frontal and limbic activation depending upon the emotional context.
Date: February 9, 2012
Creator: Schlund, Michael W.; Verduzco, Guillermo; Cataldo, Michael F. & Hoehn-Saric, Rudolf
Item Type: Article
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Not so bad: avoidance and aversive discounting modulate threat appraisal in anterior cingulate and medial prefrontal cortex

Description: This article describes an investigation in which 30 healthy adults underwent functional neuroimaging while completing an avoidance task in which responses to an Avoidable CS+ threat prevented delivery of an aversive stimulus, but not to an Unavoidable CS+ threat.
Date: June 10, 2015
Creator: Schlund, Michael W.; Brewer, Adam T.; Richman, David M.; Magee, Sandy K. & Dymond, Simon
Item Type: Article
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Generalization of socially transmitted and instructed avoidance

Description: This article compares two pathways to avoidance--instructions and social observation--on subsequent generalization of avoidance behavior, fear expectancy and physiological arousal.
Date: June 18, 2015
Creator: Cameron, Gemma; Schlund, Michael W. & Dymond, Simon
Item Type: Article
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