ERIC Number: ED194845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Modeling: A Cognitive Approach in Ameliorating Impulsivity in Hyperactive Children.
Brown, Ronald T.
Two experiments were implemented in which hyperactive children were exposed to models of their own age level. It was hypothesized that modeling treatments designed to demonstrate reflective problem-solving strategies would improve the problem-solving ability of both normal and hyperactive children, and that, concomicantly, children's ability to sustain attention to visual stimuli would improve. Results demonstrate the effectiveness of a cognitive modeling procedure in reducing impulsivity and increasing attention span, despite claims that cognitive style is a fixed, unmodifiable dimension of behavior. Whether cognitive modeling techniques can be used for problem-solving tasks in classrooms remains uncertain; research evaluating such techniques in the school setting is needed. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980). Bibliography of marginal reproducibility.