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Kipper, David A.; Green, Doreen J.; Prorak, Amanda – Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 2010
The present study was designed to investigate two characteristics of spontaneity, its relationship to creativity and to impulsivity. We hypothesized a positive relationship between spontaneity and creativity, consistent with Moreno, 1953 "canon of spontaneity-creativity." We also predicted a negative relationship between spontaneity and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Creativity, Conceptual Tempo, Urban Universities
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Kipper, David A. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1977
Desensitization therapy was offered to Israeli soldiers suffering from fears developed as a result of their participation in the Yom Kippur War. Two kinds of in vivo desensitization procedures used were: (a) an individual self-administered in vivo desensitization and (b) in vivo desensitization in dyads. Advantages of these procedures discussed.…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Anxiety, Behavior Change, Desensitization
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Kipper, David A. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1971
The study results revealed a typical KTSA symbol pattern" for the criminals supporting the usefulness of the test for discriminative purposes. The outstanding features observed for the criminal group were a predominance of repetitive tendency and a concrete mode of thinking. A possible interpretation of the findings was offered. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Tests, Criminals
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Kipper, David A.; Ginot, Efrat – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1979
Predicted that the accuracy of evaluating videotape replay of one's own behavior is related to the defense mechanism clusters of the evaluator. Results confirmed the prediction. Furthermore, subjects characterized by projection clusters tended to produce the greatest distortions, and those characterized by turning-against-self clusters evaluated…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Cluster Analysis, Evaluative Thinking, Evaluators
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Kipper, David A.; And Others – Small Group Behavior, 1981
Investigated the influence on group formation of feedback provided by potential members. Results indicated choices students made varied according to the pertinence of the feedback to the characteristics of the problem. Suggests a sociometric choice in the form of attraction to the feedback provider could indicate the existence of such pertinence.…
Descriptors: Congruence (Psychology), Feedback, Group Membership, Interpersonal Attraction
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Kipper, David A.; Giladi, Daniel – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1978
Students with examination anxiety took part in study of effectiveness of two kinds of treatment, structured psychodrama and systematic desensitization, in reducing test anxiety. Results showed that subjects in both treatment groups significantly reduced test-anxiety scores. Structured psychodrama is as effective as systematic desensitization in…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, College Students, Counseling Techniques, Desensitization
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Kipper, David A.; Har-Even, Dov – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1984
Investigated the differential effect of two kinds of behavior simulation (role-playing) interventions: spontaneous and mimetic-pretend, on the readiness and the responsibility attributions associated with delivering electric shocks to others (N=25). Results showed that the spontaneous subjects were more ego-oriented and inhibited in administering…
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Patterns, College Students, Electrical Stimuli
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Kipper, David A.; Ben-Ely, Zion – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1979
Sophomores were assigned to a no-training control group or to one of three empathy training methods: the double method, involving role taking; reflection, where the trainee is asked to mirror back another's feelings; or lecture. All three methods proved effective, but the double method provided the best results. (SJL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Empathy, Feedback, High School Students