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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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Maher, Charles A. – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Evaluated effects of using conduct problem adolescents (N=18) as cross-age tutors for elementary school-aged mentally retarded students. When compared to students who received peer tutoring or group counseling, cross-age tutors improved significantly on social science and language arts grades, and had reduced rates of absenteeism and disciplinary…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Behavioral Objectives
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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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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
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Stewart, David W.; Louisa, Valentino – Psychology in the Schools, 1976
Intelligence and academic achievement scores of 180 emotionally disturbed adolescents were related to the personality profiles via a canonical variate analysis. The emotionally disturbed adolescent who is low in ego strength, tense, guilt prone, sensitive, shy, and submissive tended to be more intelligent and demonstrate higher academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Adolescents, Comparative Analysis
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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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Bingham, Grace – Psychology in the Schools, 1980
The career maturity of a private school group of adolescents with learning disabilities was assessed. Significant differences emerged in the affective dimensions but not in the cognitive variables. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Affective Behavior, Career Awareness, Career Planning
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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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