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Delligatti, Nina; Akin-Little, Angeleque; Little, Steven G. – Psychology in the Schools, 2003
Current prevalence rates of Conduct Disorder (CD) in girls may be an underestimate due to inappropriate diagnostic criteria, biased perceptions by those responsible for reporting problematic behavior, and differential social constraints for each gender. Relatively few published studies of CD and related behaviors in girls exist. Available evidence…
Descriptors: Intervention, Incidence, Females, Substance Abuse
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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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Schloss, Patrick J.; Sedlak, Robert A. – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Presents current psychological and educational literature associated with the behavioral characteristics of the mentally retarded adolescent. Discusses empirical constructs including adaptive behavior, motivation, reinforcer effectiveness, locus of control, and social discrimination skills of the mentally retarded. Suggests practical strategies…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Behavior Patterns, Classroom Techniques