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A lapse in constructive dialogue: The Journal’s responsibility.

Using the concept of constructive dialogue (Altman & Davies, 2003), the author believes there has been a serious lapse in responsibility in Mills’ (2006; see record 2006-03254-016) response to commentaries published in Psychoanalytic Psychology. He believes that there was a failure of editorial responsibility to maintain a basic level of scholarly, as opposed to ad hominem, discussion in these pages. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Psychoanalytic Psychology)

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Identity Consolidation and Internalizing and Externalizing Problem Behaviors in Early Adolescence.

Externalizing and internalizing problems as measured on the Youth Self Report (YSR; Achenbach, 1991a) among early adolescent boys and girls were related to the conceptual level (CL; Blatt, Chevron, Quinlan, Schaffer, & Wein, 1988) with which children described their mothers and fathers. Scoring of these descriptions using the Children’s version (CORI; Waniel, Besser, & Priel, 2006) of the Object Relations Inventory (ORI; Blatt et al., 1988) indicated that higher CL in descriptions of mother than of father was significantly related to the intensity of externalizing problem behaviors in boys. Conversely, higher CL in descriptions of father than of mother was significantly related to the intensity of internalizing problems in girls. These results are discussed in terms of the process of ident…

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