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Parent Knowledge Of School Rules And Proactive Behaviors In Children: Implications Of A Parent Education And Involvement Program Conducted At The Helena Head Start, Molly Hedrick Apr 1998

Parent Knowledge Of School Rules And Proactive Behaviors In Children: Implications Of A Parent Education And Involvement Program Conducted At The Helena Head Start, Molly Hedrick

Psychology Undergraduate Theses

The effects of a specific parent involvement strategy on proactive behaviors in children were studied in this experiment. Four classrooms, two experimental groups and two control groups, from the Helena Head Start volunteered to take part in the study. The parents from the experimental classrooms received three weeks of educational materials based on three rules at Head Start ("walking feet," "inside voices," and "take care of your hands") and how they are taught. Pre-test data (before the parents received the materials) and post-test data (after the parents received the materials) were collected on the children's performance of these rules ...


The Effects Of Color Preference On Attention Span In Individuals With Angelman Syndrome, Susan Goffinet Apr 1997

The Effects Of Color Preference On Attention Span In Individuals With Angelman Syndrome, Susan Goffinet

Psychology Undergraduate Theses

Angelman syndrome is a genetic disorder involving a deletion on the maternal chromosome 15 characterized by a variety of physical, mental and behavioral problems. This paper addressed the physical problem of hypo pigmentation as it effects the eyes and vision, as well as the behavioral problems of hyperactivity and a short attention span. The hypothesis is that a preference for the color yellow, which may be connected with hypopigmentation, can be used in training programs to increase attention span towards certain tasks. Five individuals with Angelman syndrome were observed to discern a color preference or a tendency to choose one ...


The Value Of Peer Mediation In Reducing Conflict Behavior, Amy Nikolaisen Apr 1995

The Value Of Peer Mediation In Reducing Conflict Behavior, Amy Nikolaisen

Psychology Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this research project was to determine if a particular peer mediation program reduced the incidence of conflict on playgrounds. The difference between observed conflict behaviors at Clancy Elementary School before and after the implementation of the Conflict Management program was examined. The student population (n = 372) of Clancy Elementary consisting of grades K-8, participated in the study. The subjects were observed during recesses before and after the implementation of the Conflict Management program. The data was compared between the two observation periods. Results indicate that the Conflict Management program was effective in reducing conflict behaviors on the ...


Peer Counseling Training And Resident Assistant Job Performance, Jennifer Duvernay Apr 1991

Peer Counseling Training And Resident Assistant Job Performance, Jennifer Duvernay

Psychology Undergraduate Theses

This study was designed to evaluate the effects of peer counseling skills training on resident assistant job performance. Training in peer counseling skills was given to six of seventeen resident assistants working in the residence halls of Carroll College in the academic year 1990-1991. The communication skills taught in this training included attending, empathizing, questioning, summarizing, genuineness, assertiveness and confrontation. At the end of the semester, a job performance evaluation form was distributed to the students occupying the residence halls on campus. Comparisons of student evaluations for resident assistants who had been trained and resident assistants who had not been ...