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Mintz, Marshall L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
This article provides a background and logical explanation for school psychologists to feel justified in the pursuit of providing sport psychology services. This perspective is useful for the school psychologist or other school administrative personnel who may question or be questioned about the value or need for the provision of sport psychology…
Descriptors: Sport Psychology, Administrators, School Psychologists, School Personnel
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Danish, Steven J.; Forneris, Tanya; Wallace; Ian – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
The philosophy of sport and physical activity being readily available for all youth has a long history. Research suggests that sport is a significant factor in the development of adolescents' self-esteem, identity and feelings of competence. Using sport to promote competence in youth has tremendous benefits and risks. The greatest risk is the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Adolescent Development, Self Esteem, Competence
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Goldberg, Linn; Eliot, Diane – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
This article will provide information about two worthwhile programs that deal with education of high school athletes about use and abuse of steroids and other areas. Based on rationale and expressed need, program descriptions will be provided including summaries of relevant program results. Guidelines for what practitioners need to consider when…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Athletes, Substance Abuse, Guidelines
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Pandina, Robert J.; Johnson, Valerie L.; Lagos, Leah L.; White, Helene R. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
During the past two decades, prevention specialists have responded to concerns about youthful substance use by developing a variety of programs. The most effective of these programs have been based upon our understanding of the risk and protective factors involved. While student-athletes generally share the same level of risk as other high school…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Prevention, Athletes, High School Students
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Hildebrandt, Tom – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
The current review aims to evaluate the literature on eating disorders and athletes with the purpose of making recommendations for sport psychologists and other relevant personnel on how to proceed in identifying, managing, and preventing eating disorders in school settings. Whereas the intention of this review is to make recommendations for…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Athletes
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Lesyk, Jack J. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
School psychologists may find the field of sport psychology beneficial to them in extending their skills and effectiveness. As trained psychologists, they are likely to already have some of the knowledge and skills necessary for working in the area of sport psychology. However, without additional training, this may not be sufficient for ethical…
Descriptors: Sport Psychology, School Psychologists, Study Guides, Standards
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Anderson, Gabrielle E.; Jimerson, Shane R.; Whipple, Angela D. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
Prior research examining children's ratings of stressful life events indicated that, by the time children are in sixth grade, they fear only going blind and losing a parent more than academic retention. The current study provides a contemporary analysis of elementary grade students' perceptions of stressful life events at home and school. First-,…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Grade 6, Student Attitudes, Report Cards
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Mokrue, Kathariya; Elias, Maurice J.; Bry, Brenna H. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
This study examines the role of implementation dosage in the effectiveness of a school-based social and emotional skills building curriculum, The Talking with TJ video series, among urban, predominantly minority elementary school children. It was hypothesized that children in higher dosage schools will exhibit greater improvements in their social…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Competence
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Coomey, Susan; Wilczenski, Felicia L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
Communication technologies are transforming school psychology training and professional practices. To determine the effect of various communication technologies, this exploratory study contrasted three different communication modalities, including the receipt of messages via video, audio, and text. School psychology students were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: School Psychology
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Sharp, Shannon R. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
Sixteen seventh and eighth graders previously identified as having behavioral problems earned significantly higher post-test scores on a test of REBT concepts immediately after participation in a Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) training program, and this knowledge was retained after an 8-week follow-up period (p less than 0.01).…
Descriptors: Aggression, School Psychologists, Effect Size, Scores
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Riley-Heller, Nicole; Kelly-Vance, Lisa; Shriver, Mark – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
Curriculum-based measurement (CBM) has evolved as a reliable and valid method for measuring and monitoring student performance in basic academic skills. While the efficacy of CBM for assessing reading skills is not in question, issues remain regarding whether or not a difference exists between CBM probes derived directly from the instructional…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Grade 2
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Hall, John D.; Ashley, Donna M.; Bramlett, Ronald K.; Dielmann, Kim B.; Murphy, John J. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
This study examined effects of negative versus positive symptom formats on the assessment and subsequent classification of ADHD in children in public schools. Symptoms associated with the disorder based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) were presented to parents and teachers of referred children…
Descriptors: Response Style (Tests), Attention Deficit Disorders, Classification, Hyperactivity
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Luiselli, James K.; McCarty, Joseph; Coniglio, Jennifer; Zorilla-Ramirez, Claudia; Putnam, Robert F. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
We present a "practitioner's guide" to social skills assessment and intervention with students attending public schools. Important characteristics of assessment instruments are discussed, including psychometric properties and strategies applicable to school settings. We then review several social skills assessment protocols and rating scales that…
Descriptors: Intervention, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Rating Scales
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Zaichkowsky, Leonard; Naylor, Adam – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
The purpose of this article is to introduce psychologists and counselors who work in schools to the field of applied sport psychology. We begin with a brief history of how applied sport psychology developed in North America and other parts of the world. Landmark events such as the development of conferences, professional organizations and…
Descriptors: Sport Psychology, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Educational History
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Weissman, Michael – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
This article is based on a dissertation of the author that was centered on the process of developing a sport psychology program at the high school level. The program was developed to address academic, mental, social, and emotional needs of student-athletes and coaches. This sport psychology program, which was developed in the Linden Public School…
Descriptors: Sport Psychology, Urban Schools, High Schools, High School Students
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