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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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Zabel, Robert H. – Psychology in the Schools, 1979
Groups of emotionally disturbed and nondisturbed elementary and junior high subjects were tested for ability to recognize primary emotions in facial expressions. Emotionally disturbed groups were found to be significantly less proficient both for over-all emotion recognition ability and for several individual emotions. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances
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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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Stein, Elisabeth M.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1976
This contingency management adolescent school program integrated vocational training with academic instruction. The students, who were unserved by public education because of emotional handicaps, were afforded an individual treatment program. They demonstrated significant gains in educational skills and exhibited an exceedingly low dropout rate.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Contingency Management
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Webster, Raymond E. – Psychology in the Schools, 1976
This study used time-out (TO) as the primary therapeutic intervention with a 13-year-old highly aggressive male in a public school setting. TO was used over a 10-week period with extinction of the specified behaviors occurring after the seventh week. During an 8-week follow-up only three instances of the aggressive behaviors were observed. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Case Studies, Change Strategies
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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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Debaryshe, Barbara D.; Fryxell, Dale – Psychology in the Schools, 1998
Presents a model of the development of anger in family and peer contexts. States that children's awareness of anger depends on exposure to models of anger expression and conflict resolution, parental emotional coaching, and opportunities to practice conflict resolution. Proposes that these strategies carry over into peer relationships. (MKA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anger, Conflict Resolution, Emotional Development
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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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Larson, Jim; Busse, R. T. – Psychology in the Schools, 1998
Results of a survey regarding school violence and gang intervention sent to school psychologists (N=213) indicate that the majority of training programs provided substantial intervention training for more traditional behavioral concerns. Training in school-violence prevention and in particular youth gang prevention and intervention were lower…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Counselor Training, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention
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McClun, Lisa A.; Merrell, Kenneth W. – Psychology in the Schools, 1998
Investigates relationships between adolescents' perceptions of their parents' responsiveness and demandingness, locus-of-control orientation, and self-concept rating with students in eighth and ninth grades (N=198). Findings indicate authoritative style of parenting may contribute to development of self-adequacy by being associated with internal…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Rearing, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools
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Barnett, Katherine P.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1996
Explores grade retention rates among children with undiagnosed learning disabilities (LD). Data collected on 344 students referred for special-education evaluation revealed that, of the 201 who possessed an LD, 71.6% had been retained at least once. Minority and urban LD students were more apt to be retained before being referred for evaluation.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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