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Sack, R. Terry; Sack, Kathryn S. – Psychology in the Schools, 1974
This study suggests that teachers and mental hygienists continue to hold differing attitudes toward student behaviors and their effects on mental health. It is likely that differential training and role expectations of these two groups have contributed to the stability of their different attitudes toward behavior and mental health. (Author/PC)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Behavior Problems, Children, Comparative Analysis
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Scruggs, Thomas E.; Mastropieri, Margo A. – Psychology in the Schools, 1984
Provides background on generalization exhibited by mentally retarded populations as viewed by behavior and cognitive psychologists, describes the failures to facilitate generalization, and offers an alternative explanation of such failures. This explanation describes the generalization process in terms of individual capacity for analogical…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology
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Weddig, Roberta A. – Psychology in the Schools, 1984
Examined the readability of psychoeducational reports and the effectiveness of manipulating report variables to facilitate parental interpretation (N=114). The data indicated that traditional reports are written above the reading level of most parents, but modification of selected report variables facilitates parental interpretation. (JAC)
Descriptors: Case Records, Children, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Clarizio, Harvey F. – Psychology in the Schools, 1984
Reviews existing definitions of childhood depression and their implications for diagnosis. Evaluates better known self-report inventories, parent rating scales, psychiatric interviewing schedules, and peer nomination techniques. Addresses diagnostic issues associated with reliability, validity, consistency across raters, settings, and time and…
Descriptors: Children, Clinical Diagnosis, Depression (Psychology), Diagnostic Tests
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Morgan, Sharon R. – Psychology in the Schools, 1984
Discusses counseling teachers in the schools on the sexual acting-out of emotionally disturbed children. Clinical case material is presented to illustrate the meanings and motivations children have subconsciously applied to various types of sexual behavior. Proposes some guidelines that can be used constructively when discussing this problem with…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Children, Counseling Techniques
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Nunn, Gerald D.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1983
Investigated children's (N=566) personal and familial adjustment as a function of familial configuration and gender. The results revealed less positive adjustment among children from divorced families. Males appeared to be favorably affected within the single-parent configuration, while females were more favorably adjusted within the reconstituted…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Children, Cohort Analysis, Divorce
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Sametz, Lynn; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1983
Discusses a brief historical overview of constitutional law as it applies to children, delineated in the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Emphasizes the need for school psychologists and educators to have an understanding of children's developing legal rights. Specific court cases are cited. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Children, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
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Fine, Marvin J.; Holt, Penni – Psychology in the Schools, 1983
Proposes that a family systems perspective of corporal punishment can cast the behavior in a more comprehensible light and offer some fruitful directions for educational or therapeutic help. Some case examples and different kinds of interventions are presented. (Author)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Abuse, Children, Corporal Punishment
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Hynd, George W.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Recently endorsed definitions of learning disabilities presume that the disability is due to central nervous system dysfunction. To identify those children who should receive a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation, an effective approach to neuropsychological screening is needed. Provides a rationale and conceptual framework for development…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Identification, Individual Characteristics
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Harris, Walter J.; King, Dennis R. – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Examined the relationships among academic, sociometric, and personality variables of 242 children who were selected by their teachers as having behavior problems, learning problems, learning and behavior problems, or no problems. Results were generally supportive of teachers' ability to distinguish between children with problems and children…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems, Children, Elementary Education
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Argulewicz, Ed N.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Completed behavioral ratings on four subscales of Scales for Rating the Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students (SRBCSS) on groups of Anglo- (N=491) and Mexican-American gifted students (N=34). Significant ethnic differences were found on the learning and motivation scales. There were no significant differences on creativity and leadership…
Descriptors: Anglo Americans, Behavior Rating Scales, Children, Cognitive Style
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Byrnes, Deborah A. – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Studied invisible (N=26) and popular (N=26) children selected sociometrically from 383 third-sixth graders. Self-anchoring scales revealed a reverse in comparisons of their future perspectives; popular children scored significantly lower. Popular minority group children were anticipating a tougher life and harder battles ahead. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Children, Elementary Education, Minority Group Children
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Cotugno, Albert J. – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Tested the effectiveness of a cognitive control approach in the treatment of special education learning handicapped children. Employed a pretest-posttest design, using a special education treatment group, a special education control group, and a regular class comparison group. The special education treatment group made significant gains. (Author)
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education
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Rotheram, Mary J. – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Children (N=101) from fourth, fifth, and sixth grade were assigned to a social skills training program or control condition. Subpopulations of subjects were identified. Results indicated underachievers improved social relationships, disruptive children increased academic skills, and exceptional children increased significantly in both areas.…
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Behavior Problems, Children, Elementary Education
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Drew, Barry M.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Examined the effects of daily report cards designed to increase the completion and accuracy of in-class assignments in two youngsters described as having a behavioral history of difficulty in completing seat work. Use of the procedure produced immediate significant changes in rates of both completion and accuracy. (Author)
Descriptors: Assignments, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Children
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