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Dacey, John S. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 1989
The article reviews the literature on two questions: what is the normal course of creative development, and do peak periods exist during which people are most open to efforts to foster creative abilities. Six specific periods are identified as peak periods of creative growth. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Age Differences, Child Development, Creative Development
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Dacey, John S. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 1989
The study with 100 families found that parents of highly creative adolescents tended to be very interested in their children's behavior but seldom proscribed rules to govern it. Other results suggested the critical importance of environment, the existence of critical periods, and the importance of humor. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Child Rearing, Creativity
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Dacey, John S.; And Others – Research in Middle Level Education Quarterly, 1997
Boston College Conflict Prevention Program techniques for relaxation and self-control were taught to middle-school students in two Boston schools. Preliminary results from teacher interviews revealed that students spontaneously used these methods to calm their "fight-or-flight" reactions in real conflicts. Results also indicated that…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Elementary Education, Emotional Response, Junior High Schools
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Dacey, John S.; Madaus, George F. – Journal of Educational Research, 1971
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Creativity, Hypothesis Testing, Intelligence