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  • Larrigan, Suzanne (University of Limerick, 2014)
    Background: 10-15% of preschool children and 6% of school aged children have a speech sound disorder (SSD) (Williams, 2003). Currently, the cause of the majority of SSDs is unknown. Some researchers posit that deficits in ...
  • MacPhail, Ann; Kirk, David (Taylor and Francis, 2006)
    It can be argued that young people’s socialisation into sport follows a general pattern of sampling, specialising and investing (Côté and Hay, 2002a). This paper develops research where we previously examined the key ...
  • MacPhail, Ann (Routledge: Taylor and Francis, 2011)
    The young people’s responses above to a question asking them to differentiate between physical education, physical activity and sport conveys a certain level of ambiguity, and perhaps this is understandable. Moreover, ...
  • Schaffalitzky, Elizabeth; Leahy, Dorothy; Cullen, Walter; Gavin, Blanaid; Latham, Linda; O'Connor, Ray; Smyth, Bobby P.; O'Dea, Ellen; Ryan, S. (Springer, 2014)
    Background: GPs, as healthcare professionals with whom young people commonly interact, have a central role in early intervention for mental health problems. However, successfully fulfilling this role is a challenge, and ...
  • MacPhail, Ann (Prentice Hall, 2011)
    Chasing a ball around a pitch seems pretty futile to me. In basketball or a sport like that, someone jumps up for a ball and, even if they don t catch it, everyone cheers. All very strange! It s at these times that I really ...
  • Kinsella, Elaine Louise; Ritchie, Timothy D.; Igou, Eric Raymond (American Psychological Association, 2015)
    Heroes are ubiquitous in literature and popular discourse, yet little is known about cognitive representations of heroes. We examined lay conceptions of heroes using a prototype approach, compared heroes with other ...

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