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Carbonaro, M.; Cutumisu, M.; Duff, H.; Gillis, S.; Onuczko, C.; Siegel, J.; Schaeffer, J.; Schumacher, A.; Szafron, D.; Waugh, K. – Computers & Education, 2008
The unprecedented growth in numbers of children playing computer games has stimulated discussion and research regarding what, if any, educational value these games have for teaching and learning. The research on this topic has primarily focused on children as players of computer games rather than builders/constructors of computer games. Recently,…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Computers, Programming, Gender Differences
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Gillis, John S.; Nadeau, Natalie; Claybourne, Marvin – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
The 20 item Child Anxiety Scale (CAS) was administered to 343 elementary school children. Unweighted Least Squares extraction with oblique rotation produced 3 correlated primary factors that were interpreted as matching factors C, L and O of the Sixteen Personality Factors questionnaire for adults. Of particular interest was the factor L pattern…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bullying, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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Berren, Michael R.; Gillis, John S. – Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 1976
Female students (N=50) were tested to determine if modeling poor performance but adequate coping with failure would facilitate a subject's maintenance of self-esteem in the face of a failure experience. Results of the comparisons made by subjects' responses to videotaped interviews are discussed. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Problems, College Students, Environmental Influences
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Gillis, John S.; Patrick, S. W. – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1980
Psychotherapy typically is conceptualized as a social reinforcement process. Others suggest interview behavior is predicted better by a competitive model of social interaction. Results of this study indicated that message frequency requests were equal in the competitive and reinforcing conditions, both of which induced more requests than a mixed…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Comparative Analysis, Competition, Interpersonal Competence
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Friedenberg, William P.; Gillis, John S. – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1977
Attempts to determine whether a maladaptive attitude, frequently observed in therapy clients, could be altered by the use of a counter-attitudinal message. The attitude at which this counter-attitudinal technique is directed is that of low self-esteem. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Clinical Psychology, Psychological Studies, Psychotherapy