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Wagner, M. K.; Bragg, R. A. – J Consult Clin Psychol, 1970
Five methods for control of smoking were tested on 54 Ss using systematic desensitization (SD), covert sensitization (CS), a combination of SD and CS (SD-CS), relaxation, and counseling. The SD-CS treatment was superior at all points during the treatment, though not significantly superior to all other treatments at all time points. Reprints from…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Counseling, Habit Formation, Individual Characteristics
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Oka, Beverley Jeanne – 1976
A theoretical framework based primarily on the humanistic psychology of Abraham Maslow is used in developing a humanistic approach to speech education. The holistic view of human learning and behavior, inherent in this approach, is seen to be compatible with a model of effective leadership. Specific applications of this approach to speech…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Humanistic Education, Individual Development, Leadership
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Edmond, Tonya; Sloan, Lacey; McCarty, Dawn – Research on Social Work Practice, 2004
Objective: This article examines survivor perspectives of the effectiveness of two different treatments for trauma symptoms among adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse--Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and eclectic therapy. Method: Qualitative interviews obtained in the context of a mixed-methods study were conducted…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Eye Movements, Coping, Therapy
Cline, Victor B.; And Others – 1972
Children with histories of high and low exposure to television (and the violence therein) were exposed to a moderately violent film. Measures of autonomic response (skin conductance and blood volume pulse amplitude) were taken before and during their exposure to the violent film. Over both measures and in another replicated study, the high TV…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Child Psychology, Desensitization, Early Experience
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Gaylord-Harden, Noni K.; Cunningham, Jamila A.; Zelencik, Brett – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2011
The purpose of the current study was to examine the linear and curvilinear associations of exposure to community violence to internalizing symptoms in 251 African American adolescents (mean age = 12.86, SD = 1.28). Participants reported on exposure to community violence, anxiety symptoms, and depressive symptoms. Regression analyses were used to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Violence
Ribordy, Sheila C.
College students with difficulty falling asleep were treated with either progressive relaxation, systematic desensitization, or a thought control procedure. All three treatment groups showed significant lower latency to sleep onset times than a waiting-list control group at the end of the three-week treatment period. A three-week followup revealed…
Descriptors: Arousal Patterns, Cognitive Processes, College Students, Desensitization
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O'Reilly, Patricia P. – Journal of School Psychology, 1971
This case study presents an example of how one school psychologist helped a child and an entire class solve a problem. Although the techniques used are not unique to school psychological practice, the problems presented by their use are. The procedure consisted of a desensitization process lasting ten weeks. (Author)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Anxiety, Elementary School Students, Group Therapy
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Saigh, Philip A.; Antoun, Fouad T. – Journal of School Psychology, 1984
Examined the effects of endemic images on levels of anxiety and achievement of 48 high school students. Results suggested that a combination of endemic images and study skills training was as effective as desensitization plus study skills training. Includes the endemic image questionnaire. (JAC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Desensitization, Foreign Countries, High School Students
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Primo, Richard V.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1972
A six-to nine-month interview follow-up showed that five of the seven traceable Ss given the interpersonal aversion-systematic desensitization treatment had been abstinent, compared with only one of seven treated by the interpersonal aversion-control procedure. (Author)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Objectives, Desensitization
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Brown, H. Alan – Journal of Consulting And Clinical Psychology, 1973
Expectancy, relaxation, and hierarchy content were manipulated. Findings did not support the hypothesis that expectancy was the only factor in desensitization, but did clarify the role of expectancy vis-a-vis the counterconditioning elements typically discussed in the literature. (Author)
Descriptors: College Students, Conditioning, Desensitization, Expectation
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Fry, P. S. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1973
Pre- and posttest ratings on measures of helping skills such as empathy, respect, concreteness, and genuineness were obtained in the preliminary and advanced training. A significant training effect was obtained for both groups. Desensitization treatment was a significant source of variance for the experimental subjects in training. (Author/LA)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Conditioning, Desensitization, Empathy
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Geer, Carol A.; Hurst, James C. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1976
A Sex of Subject x Sex of Counselor interaction in the desensitization of test anxiety among 44 college students suggested consideration of the sex variable. Results showed significant treatment effects by both male and female counselors and a significant interaction effect by the male counselor with female subjects. (Author)
Descriptors: Anxiety, College Students, Counseling Effectiveness, Desensitization
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Monke, Robert H. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1971
In determining whether the technique of desensitization would reduce the initial anxiety experienced by the beginning counselor trainee, analyses of the data revealed significantly less self-reported anxiety in the experimental group. No differences were found in heart rate, skin resistance, and tape-evaluation measures. (Author/CG(
Descriptors: Anxiety, Behavior Change, Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Performance
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Miller, William R.; DiPilato, Marina – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1983
Investigated the role of relaxation training as a component of desensitization to nightmares in adults (N=32). Results showed an 80 percent reduction in nightmares reported by 20 clients, of whom 12 reported total elimination of symptoms at 25-week follow-up, suggesting the effectiveness of a behavioral approach in treating nightmares. (LLL)
Descriptors: Adults, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques, Desensitization
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Schroeder, Harold E.; Rich, Alex R. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1976
This study investigated the process of fear change during a course of systematic desensitization therapy. Behavioral, subjective, and physiological measures of fear were taken following each of eight therapy sessions. Changes in one fear system did not appear to be primary in initiating changes in the other fear systems. (Author)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Desensitization
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