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Bolton, Brian; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1984
Compared the ratings of 24 deaf children who judged each other, using a standard sociometric technique, with ratings by their teachers. The correlations between the two sources at four assessment periods replicated previous findings of substantial convergence of teachers' behavioral ratings and children's sociometric scores. (JAC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Congruence (Psychology), Deafness, Peer Evaluation
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Howell, Kenneth W.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1983
Reviews self-control instruction for retarded students and describes a self-recording training procedure. Five moderately retarded adolescents were taught to self-record a training behavior and generalize the self-recording behavior to idiosyncratic behaviors. Subject-observer agreement is reported, along with monitoring effects on the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies
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Plas, Jeanne M.; Cook, Valerie J. – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Surveyed school professionals with a variety of psychology and education roles. Identified variables that could capture 75 percent of the variance associated with their desire to work with special education adolescents. Variables included perceptions of quality of special education training, age, sex, and attitudes toward special need adolescents.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Motivation
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Sewell, Trevor E.; Martin, Roy P. – Psychology in the Schools, 1976
Patterns of occupational choice and correlates of these patterns were investigated for black male inner-city high school juniors and seniors. The pattern of occupational choice of the sample was distinctly different from the middle class, white normative sample of the occupational scale. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Patterns, Career Choice, Career Counseling
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Holt, Michael M.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1976
The effects of a token reinforcement program on the classroom behavior of 19 delinquent boys in a correctional institution were investigated. Findings suggest that the use of global, composite measures may mask program effects on important component behaviors. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Classroom Communication, Delinquency
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Maher, Charles A. – Psychology in the Schools, 1981
Describes a procedure for program evaluation of a special education day school. The procedure enables a program evaluator to: (1) identify priority evaluation information needs of a school staff, (2) involve those persons in evaluation design and implementation, and (3) determine the utility of the evaluation for program decision-making purposes.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Decision Making, Educational Planning
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Richey, Marjorie H.; Richey, Harold W. – Psychology in the Schools, 1980
Female relationships are described as more intense, demonstrative, exclusive, and nurturant than male. Male relationships are more likely to be based on enjoyable companionship and similarity in attitudes. The relationship is important enough to development that lack of a close friend should be viewed as a deficit. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Feedback, Friendship, Interpersonal Competence
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Swanson, Lee – Psychology in the Schools, 1979
One reversal and two multiple baseline designs were used to assess the effects of punishment on the disruptive behavior of six adolescent learning disability students. During baseline conditions of praise and ignore contingencies, the frequency of inappropriate preacademic behavior was assessed. With the institution of punishment procedures,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Classroom Techniques, Learning Disabilities
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Walberg, Herbert J.; Heise, Kenneth – Psychology in the Schools, 1979
The numbers of disciplinary referrals to the principal's office for 202 boys and 202 girls from a middle-class, suburban junior high school were obtained from student records and fitted to a highly skewed negative binomial distribution. The fitted and observed distributions do not significantly differ. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Discipline Problems, Junior High School Students, Middle Class Culture
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McCrone, William P. – Psychology in the Schools, 1979
Investigates the effects of a helplessness experience on the subsequent performance of deaf adolescents functioning at mildly underachieving or severely underachieving levels. Results indicate high post-test error scores among severely underachieving deaf adolescents experiencing an unsolvable pretreatment situation. Recommendations offer…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Behavior Modification, Deafness
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Claman, Lawrence – Psychology in the Schools, 1979
The impeachment of a high school student council president highlights issues involved in an adolescent confrontation with adult authority. The school administration representing the adult majority tended to stereotype the council president as representing the rebellious, irresponsible adolescent minority. Adults in authority need to learn to play…
Descriptors: Adolescents, High School Students, Power Structure, Secondary Education
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Giordana, Gerard – Psychology in the Schools, 1978
The optimal method of teaching reading to adolescents is one in which substance and format are designed to aid in confronting issues that engage and influence the homeostatic exchange between primary drives and secondary drives. A set of guidelines for developing an effective program is outlined. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Individual Development, Personality Theories, Reading Instruction
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Furlong, Michael J.; Smith, Douglas C. – Psychology in the Schools, 1998
The purpose of this special issue is to provide school psychologists with information pertinent to the prevalence, development, diagnosis, and treatment of anger-related problems within school settings. Describes four areas of interest for school psychologists concerning anger and aggression in school. Discusses the articles contained in this…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Anger, School Psychologists
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Furlong, Michael J.; Smith, Douglas C. – Psychology in the Schools, 1998
Reviews efforts to categorize anger-related patterns among youth and proposes an empirically derived typology for males based upon a multidimensional conceptualization of anger in school settings. Uses a two-stage clustering procedure to develop six anger preference styles that described a sample of 200 students in grades 6-12. (MKA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Anger, Arousal Patterns
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Passarello, Deirdre J.; Hintze, John M.; Owen, Steven V.; Gable, Robert K. – Psychology in the Schools, 1999
Explores the factor structure of the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Survey, a parent rating scale designed for use in the assessment of child and adolescent anxiety. Surveys (N=176) from parents of children in kindergarten through grade 11 were utilized. Factor analysis suggests that one second-order factor yields an internal consistency estimate of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anxiety, Children, Data Analysis
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