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Nelson, J. Gordon; Ratzlaff, Harold C. – Canadian Journal of Education, 1983
Examines teaching-style preference as a function of individual differences in physiological arousal/stimulation seeking. Reports responses of 29 teachers to the Sensation Seeking Scale, the Two-Flash Threshold, and a questionnarie. Shows low-arousal teachers tended to prefer a "traditional style" and high-arousal teachers tended to…
Descriptors: Arousal Patterns, Personality, Physiology, Stimulation
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Wasson, Avtar S. – Adolescence, 1980
Postulated three correlations to explain school misbehavior: (1) a positive relationship between stimulus-seeking and school misbehavior; (2) a negative relationship between perceived school environment and school misbehavior; (3) an interaction between stimulus-seeking and perceived school environment on school misbehavior. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Arousal Patterns, Behavior Problems, Delinquency
Stanton, H. E. – Journal of Counsulting and Clinical Psychology, 1976
Individual differences in optimal level of stimulation as operationalized by the Sensation Seeking Scale significantly differentiated volunteers for hypnosis and encounter groups from non-volunteers. This confirmed predictions and extended the findings of previous work regarding encounter group volunteers. (NG)
Descriptors: Arousal Patterns, College Students, Groups, Higher Education
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Blankstein, Kirk R. – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1975
Descriptors: Anxiety, Arousal Patterns, Measurement Instruments, Psychological Studies