Comparative Study Regarding the Assessment of the Level of Intelligence Development in Children with Mental Disabilities, Valentina OLĂRESCU, Elisabeta Elena ANGHEL

Abstract Children with Down Syndrome need a specialized and customized education, the degree of specificity of educational programs is also given by individual uniqueness at the expense of classification, “part of a syndrome”, in this case Down syndrome. The determination of the specific intelligence of the mentally deficient, respectively the mentally deficient with Down syndrome, […]

The Relationship between Emotional Instability and Risk of Alcohol Abuse Among Adolescents: The Moderating Role of Predisposition to Engage in Risky Behavior, Grigore IONAŞCU, Aurelia GLĂVAN, Viorel ROBU

Abstract There is growing evidence that alcohol abuse among adolescents is a major public health concern. Understanding the risk factors associated with adolescent alcohol misuse is crucial for the development of prevention programs. The aim of our study was to examine whether general attitudes toward health risk behaviors (i.e., predisposition to engage in risky behaviors) […]

Reducing Eating Disorders through Experiential Psychotherapy: A Case Study of Anorexia Nervosa, Narcisa Gianina CARANFIL

Abstract Over the last decades, the prevalence of eating disorders has dramatically increased. In the current psychiatric nomenclature of the DSM-5 (APA, 2013), the eating disorders consist of three clearly defined syndromes, i.e. anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. The onset of most clinical cases is in adolescence or young adulthood. Data provided by […]

Physiological changes to humor and their correlates with affective states: A preliminary study, Chu WANG, Xu SHAO , Yanli JIA , Timo J. LAJUNEN , Wei WANG

Abstract Background: Humor produces laughter which contributes positively to psychological wellbeing, and the amusement effect is related to the affective state of an individual.  Physiological responses to humor might help to characterize the influence of the affective state. Methods: We invited 25 healthy participants to undergo the Mood Disorder Questionnaire, the Hypomania Checklist-32, and the […]

Predicting Engagement with School: A Study on Romanian Adolescents, Viorel ROBU, Svetlana RUSNAC, Narcisa Gianina CARANFIL, Diana Alina BUGANU

Abstract Engagement with school is a variable that has generated a growing interest from researchers, practitioners and decision-makers in education in recent decades. A consistent body of studies conducted in different segments of the middle and high school age population in Australia, Canada, East Asia, Europe, USA and other countries supports the protective role that […]

Self-Esteem, Belief in Personal Mastery and Goal Commitment in Students of Pakistan, Yumna ALI, Shakeel AHMAD, Sonia MUNAWAR

Abstract Given research is amid at uncovering the fabrics of relationship among self-esteem, belief in self-mastery and goal commitment among the students. The research takes into account Belief in Personal Mastery (Pearlin and Schooler, 1978), Goal Commitment (Hollenback and Klein, 1987) and Self Esteem (Rosenberg, 1965).  Many psychological factors like self-esteem, belief in personal mastery […]

Challenges of Teaching and Learning about Science – A Case Study of Exploring the High Potential of Young Gifted Children from Primary School, Gianina-Ana MASSARI, Isabela RĂDEANU

Abstract In this paper, we describe the approach to exploring the high potential of primary school gifted children learning science. Several sets of tools were applied, in three stages, to identify children with high potential in the Science Field to examine their cognitive abilities across five fields: adaptability, complex communication/social skills, non-routine problem-solving skills, self-management/self-development, […]

Adolescent Mental Health Literacy in Romania: A Cross Cultural Adaptation of Mental Health Literacy Measures and Intervention, Alina IONESCU-CORBU, Ion DAFINOIU, Stan KUTCHER

Abstract Mental health literacy (MHL) is a four-component concept that includes mental health and mental illness knowledge and understanding, information about mental illness treatments, decreased stigma towards mental illness and improved help-seeking efficacy. The MHL intervention programs and MHL measures in the present literature focus on adult populations; MHL measures and interventions for adolescents need […]

Implementing Critical Thinking in the Classroom: The Case of Media Literacy – A bird`s Eye-View Perspective on Specialized Literature, Elena BONTA, Raluca GALIȚA

Abstract The process of education in the 21st century takes place in a highly developed digital world. This triggers the need of students` becoming media literate, considering that media has an important influence on students` shaping perceptions of the world, beliefs, emotions, values, behaviour and attitudes, At the same time, it presupposes, on the one […]

Vol. 26, No. 2/ 2022

Implementing Critical Thinking in the Classroom: The Case of Media Literacy – A bird`s Eye-View Perspective on Specialized Literature,Elena BONTA, Raluca GALIȚA