ERIC Number: ED106719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Stage Theory and Drug Abuse Education.
Briskin, Alan S.
This research in the application and synthesis of psychological stage theory to drug abuse education was designed to promote growth in decision making capacity of 11- and 12-year-old children. Specifically, the purpose of this research was to intervene in this developmental period of transition from concrete to formal operational thinking capacity in order to facilitate readiness for, or movement to, the next stages of psychological development. It was hoped that such intervention would result in youth choosing to regulate their future drug use, avoiding drug abuse. The speech is divided into sections which focus on: (1) a discussion of stage theory in which there is a broad view of psychological stage development, (2) a concise review of the literature pertaining to preventative programs in drug abuse education, (3) a detailed description of the research design, and (4) a statement of hypotheses of expected research outcomes. Data collection began with pretesting in January 1975; posttesting is planned for June 1975, following which data analysis will take place. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)