American Journal of Applied Psychology

Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2020

  • School-Based Life Skills Program to Reduce Psychosocial Barriers to Achieving Child Nutrition and Obesity Prevention

    Martha Givaudan, Marco Barriga, Georgina García, Itzel Valdez, Cory Silver

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2020
    Pages: 131-139
    Received: 24 August 2020
    Accepted: 9 September 2020
    Published: 21 September 2020
    Abstract: Childhood obesity is a critical and growing public health crisis across the world, with implications ranging from the development of noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, which has been especially revelant in recent months due to the associated risk with COVID-19 recovery, to psychosocial consequences such as low self-esteem. Habits pertaining... Show More
  • Prevalence of PTSD Among Adolescent Boys in Selected Secondary Schools in Machakos County, Kenya

    Assumptor Mukangi, Stella Nyagwencha, Mary Mogute

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2020
    Pages: 140-144
    Received: 15 September 2020
    Accepted: 25 September 2020
    Published: 12 October 2020
    Abstract: Background: Adolescents throughout the world are at risk of developing PTSD. PTSD has detrimental long term effects on every facet of life and has been shown to negatively impact the various areas of life. These areas often include: academic performance, cognitive abilities, emotion regulation and behavioural regulation. In adolescents, PTSD has pa... Show More