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Siegal, Michael; Cowen, Jan – Child Development, 1984
Twenty children in each of five groups (mean ages in years and months of 5-9, 8-9, 11-9, 14-7, and 17-8) were asked to evaluate the disciplinary techniques employed by mothers over a range of situations in which a culprit was described as having transgressed. Children's disciplinary preferences were examined, and ratings of different techniques…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Rearing, Childhood Attitudes, Children
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Siegal, Michael; Robinson, Judith – Developmental Psychology, 1987
Study examines the Slaby and Frey (1975) gender-constancy interview, which has been widely used in tests of the cognitive-developmental account. Sixty children, aged between 42 and 54 months, were given the interview either in the traditional order or in a reversed order. Order effects were found. Methodological issues are discussed. (Author/BN)
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Cognitive Development, Methods Research, Preschool Children
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Siegal, Michael; And Others – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 1988
Four studies investigated whether inconsistency of children aged four to six on developmental tasks may reflect a misinterpretation of the experimenter's intent in communication under repeated questioning. (SKC)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Communication Skills, Developmental Stages, Pragmatics
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Rapp, Richard C.; Li, Li; Siegal, Harvey A.; DeLiberty, Richard N. – Health & Social Work, 2003
Examines the role of motivation in substance abusers' acceptance of treatment and its relation to treatment outcomes. Better motivation was consistently associated with severity of substance use. Motivation was not related to alcohol and drug use severity six months later. Severity associated with motivation at entry was not related to clients'…
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Help Seeking, Individual Characteristics, Outcomes of Treatment
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Berman, Allan; Siegal, Andrew W. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1976
Descriptors: Adolescents, Delinquency, Exceptional Child Research, Failure
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Siegal, Michael; Peterson, Candida C. – Developmental Psychology, 1996
Examined the claim that young children (three to five years old) regard all false statements as lies. Found that most young children at all ages could distinguish between lies and mistaken statements, if care was taken to clarify the form of question. (Author/DR)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Language Processing, Preschool Children
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Newcombe, Peter A.; Siegal, Michael – Cognition, 1996
Investigated preschool children's suggestibility following exposure to biased information. Children heard a story followed the next day by either biased, unbiased, or no information. Found that children were able to identify the original story details six days later when the questions were phrased in an explicit manner that referred to the time of…
Descriptors: Long Term Memory, Preschool Children, Recall (Psychology), Story Reading
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Siegal, Harvey; Rudisill, John R. – Journal of Medical Education, 1983
A weekend program places medical students under supervision in close, intense contact with drug and alcohol abusers and strongly reinforces basic sciences and clinical instruction. Student reaction has been very positive. The program requires no new resources and is cost-effective. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Alcoholism, Clinical Experience, Cost Effectiveness
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Siegal, Michael; Peterson, Candida C. – Developmental Psychology, 1998
Examined preschoolers' ability to distinguish innocent and negligent mistakes from lies. Found that, when asked to identify a mistake or lie about a food's contact with contaminants and identify a bystander's reaction, children distinguished mistakes from lies; they could also discriminate between lies and both negligent mistakes that generate…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Lying, Negligence, Preschool Children
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Newcombe, Peter A.; Siegal, Michael – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 1997
Investigated preschoolers' suggestible responses on memory tests. Found that exposure to misleading information produced significantly less accurate responses under nonexplicit questioning in recognizing the original from the misleading information than consistent information exposure. Explicit questioning produced more accuracy at seven weeks…
Descriptors: Memory, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Questioning Techniques
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Siegal, Michael; Share, David L. – Developmental Psychology, 1990
Revealed that children were able to indicate that an apparently safe substance such as juice may be contaminated by contact with a foreign body such as a cockroach. Supported the hypothesis that early sensitivity to substances that contain invisible contaminates may be guided by knowledge of a distinction between appearance and reality. (RH)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cognitive Ability, Comprehension, Preschool Children
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Siegal, Harvey A.; And Others – Journal of Medical Education, 1986
The Week-end Intervention Program (WIP) used by Wright State University School of Medicine, which assesses the alcohol problems of those convicted of offenses such as drunk driving and then assists in finding treatment, is described. The impact of the program in educating medical students about alcoholism is discussed. (MLW)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Clinical Diagnosis, Drug Abuse, Family Practice (Medicine)
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Siegal, Michael; Barclay, Mary S. – Developmental Psychology, 1985
Thirty boys and thirty girls in each of four age groups evaluated fathers' discipline techniques over a range of situations in which a culprit was described as having transgressed. The techniques consisted of induction, physical punishment, love withdrawal, and permissiveness. Evaluations were determined more by the nature of the child making the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Childhood Attitudes, Children
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Siegal, Michael; Storey, Rebecca McDonald – Child Development, 1985
Day care has a significant effect on children's conceptions of social rules that is not related to egocentrism or a lack of stimulus familiarity. Moral transgressions were regarded as equally serious by veterans and newly enrolled, while the distinction between morality and convention was unclear for the newly enrolled. (RH))
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Peterson, Candida C.; Siegal, Michael – New Directions for Child Development, 1997
Examined reasoning in normal, autistic, and deaf individuals. Found that deaf individuals who grow up in hearing homes without fluent signers show selective impairments in theory of mind similar to those of autistic individuals. Results suggest that conversational differences in the language children hear accounts for distinctive patterns of…
Descriptors: Autism, Child Development, Children, Cognitive Development
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