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Hanchon, Timothy A.; Allen, Ryan A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
From its inception as a disability category in the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, serving students under the special education category Emotional Disturbance (ED) has been a challenging task for school psychologists. In particular, the vague and ambiguous federal definition has created an environment in which inconsistent assessment…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Emotional Disturbances, School Psychologists, Evaluation Methods
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Chan, Jacob Yuichung; Fung, Annis L.; Gerstein, Lawrence H. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
Research on aggression in the West has focused mainly on the dichotomy between proactive and reactive aggression, but not the co-occurring proactive-reactive aggression subtype, despite its prevalence. The authors investigated the differences in psychological and behavioral correlates among proactive, reactive, and proactive-reactive student…
Descriptors: Aggression, Foreign Countries, Student Behavior, Secondary School Students
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Kats-Gold, Inna; Priel, Beatriz – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
There is growing interest in the role of emotional competence in middle school children's adjustment and functioning, yet many populations remain underresearched. Few studies have explored the emotional competence, especially emotion understanding, of children with, or at risk of, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and even fewer…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Grade 4, Educational Environment