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Hole, Graham – Cognition, 2011
The effects of selective adaptation on familiar face perception were examined. After prolonged exposure to photographs of a celebrity, participants saw a series of ambiguous morphs that were varying mixtures between the face of that person and a different celebrity. Participants judged fewer of the morphs to resemble the celebrity to which they…
Descriptors: Human Body, Perception, Recognition (Psychology), Evidence
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Stone, Anna – Cognition, 2008
The Burton, Bruce and Johnston [Burton, A. M., Bruce, V., & Johnston, R. A. (1990). Understanding face recognition with an interactive activation model. "British Journal of Psychology," 81, 361-380] model of person recognition proposes that representations of known persons are connected by shared semantic attributes. This predicts that priming…
Descriptors: Investigations, Semantics, Familiarity, Cognitive Processes
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Burton, Bruce – Australian Educational Researcher, 2012
This article reports on a major action research program that experimented with the use of cross-age peer teaching in schools to assist teachers to manage conflict issues in their classrooms, and to re-engage disaffected students in learning. The research, which was conducted in a range of elementary and secondary schools in Australia, was part of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conflict Resolution, Peer Teaching, Action Research
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Burton, Bruce – Research in Drama Education, 2010
This paper, delivered at the International Drama in Education Research Institute (IDIERI) conference in Sydney in July 2009, explores the outcomes of a project designed to apply the applied theatre techniques developed for the Acting Against Bullying programme to the specific problem of covert or hidden bullying by adolescent girls. Conducted in a…
Descriptors: Drama, Bullying, Females, Empathy
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O'Toole, John; Burton, Bruce – Research in Drama Education, 2005
In 1996, the authors were invited to join an international research project, DRACON (=DRAma+CONflict), into the use of drama for assisting conflict management in schools, with a particular initial brief to investigate the cultural components. The Brisbane DRACON project has been based at Griffith University in Brisbane, and has incorporated sites…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Students, Peer Teaching
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Burton, Bruce – Youth Theatre Journal, 2002
Outlines an investigation into the types of learning experienced by adolescents involved in recreational youth theater. Proposes that youth theater has the capacity to provide essential rites of passage for young people. Concludes that drama has the potential to be a creator of consciousness during adolescence. (PM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drama, Educational Research, Ethnography
Burton, Bruce A. – Northeast Indian Quarterly, 1989
Describes (1) the Pilgrims' rejection of their intended "Platonic" communal village; (2) their adoption of the native model of family land tenure; (3) the influence of Squanto and the neighboring native confederation; and (4) the birth of the town meeting, based on "the politics of families owning land." (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indians, Colonial History (United States)