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Switzky, Harvey N.

Overview
Works: 17 works in 59 publications in 1 language and 2,231 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
Roles: Other, Author, Editor
Classifications: RC570, 157.808
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Most widely held works by Harvey N Switzky
Personality and motivational differences in persons with mental retardation by Elisabeth M Dykens( )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the most comprehensive review of research regarding personality and motivational differences in persons with mental retardation. From the personal commentary of Edward Zigler, H. Carl Haywood, and Harvey N. Switzky, the book summarizes the classical work of the Yale and Peabody-Vanderbilt School over the last 40 years. A sampling of new directions in research is provided, including work on self-determination theory and practice; decision making; direct and indirect effects of genetic mental retardation syndromes on personality; personality and psychopathology in genetic mental retardation syndromes; a new theory of information processing linking cognition, motivation, and performance; and a sensitivity theory of motivation. This definitive work presents older and evolving newer models and applications to the field in order to demonstrate the power of motivational variables in understanding the behavior of persons with mental retardation. The purpose is to enhance the quality of life in persons with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities
International review of research in mental retardation( )

in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is mental retardation? : ideas for an evolving disability in the 21st century( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mental retardation, personality, and motivational systems : a volume in International review of research in mental retardation( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 31 of the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation is a thematic exploration of personality and motivation in persons with mental retardation. Looking at a broad spectrum of intellectual disabilities, Mental Retardation, Personality, and Motivational Systems explores motivation as a moderator for performance and individualized effort. Coverage includes discussions of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in both mentally retarded and non-retarded children, self-determination, interpersonal decision making in adolescents and adults with mental retardation, interpersonal relationships, and the connection between etiological-specific differences and motivation to form "behavioral phenotypes." A final chapter presents a transactional perspective on human ability, relying on constructs of intelligence, cognitive processes, and motivation, with implications for developmental interventions in the lives of persons with mental retardation. *Explores personality and motivation in persons with mental retardation *Discusses intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in both mentally retarded and non-retarded children *A useful reference for researchers and scholars in developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as neuropsychology
Personality and motivational systems in mental retardation( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motivation is the energizing force that drives much of our attention, conscious effort, and achievement in life. Yet this important driving force may be absent, low, or problematic in persons with mental retardation. This special thematic volume in the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation focuses on motivation within this special population. The book explores several theoretical models of motivation, as well as discussing issues of goal orientation, self-regulated academic learning, the setting and monitoring of realistic goals, and social competence for people with mental retardation. Additional chapters discuss the measurement of subjective well-being and quality of life in this population, and strategies for empowering students with developmental difficulties as well as instructional practices and contexts that can enhance motivation, learning, and achievement
International review of research in mental retardation by Laraine Masters Glidden( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation is an ongoing scholarly look at research into the causes, effects, classification systems, syndromes, etc. of mental retardation. Contributors come from wide-ranging perspectives, including genetics, psychology, education, and other health and behavioral sciences. Volume 37 of the series€focuses mainly on topics relating to parenting and families, including chapters on biomarkers in the study of families of individuals with developmental disabilities, €contrasts in parenting across early school age children with developmental del
Personality and Motivational Differences in Persons With Mental Retardation by Harvey N Switzky( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the most comprehensive review of research regarding personality and motivational differences in persons with mental retardation. From the personal commentary of Edward Zigler, H. Carl Haywood, and Harvey N. Switzky, the book summarizes
International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 31 : Mental Retardation, Personality, and Motivational Systems by Laraine Masters Glidden( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a thematic exploration of personality and motivation in persons with mental retardation. Looking at a broad spectrum of intellectual disabilities, this book explores motivation as a moderator for performance and individualized effort. It also discusses intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in both mentally retarded and non-retarded children
A National Survey of Environmental Knowledge in High School Students Levels of Knowledge and Related Variables by John S Gambro( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objectives of this study are to assess the current environmental knowledge base in a national probability sample of American high school students, and examine the distribution of environmental knowledge across several variables which have been found to be related to environmental knowledge in previous research (e.g. education and gender). Tenth-grade and 12th-grade environmental knowledge was operationally defined as a student's score on a subscale of seven survey items. The analysis revealed low levels of environmental knowledge. A majority of students were able to recognize basic facts concerning environmental problems; however, most students could not apply their knowledge in order to comprehend the consequences or potential solutions related to the problems. Students also demonstrated extremely little growth in environmental knowledge from 10th-grade to 12th-grade. Parental level of education, quantity of high school science courses, and gender (in favor of males) all were found to be significantly related to the students' levels of environmental knowledge. Educational implications and recommendations are discussed in terms of the results of the study. Includes the survey questionnaire. (Author/LZ)
Individual Differences in Personality and Motivational Systems in Persons with Mental Retardation. Chapter 15 by Harvey N Switzky( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This review covers the psychological literature of the last 30 years regarding the personality and motivational characteristics of individuals with mental retardation. The first section is a brief historical review and critical examination of the various conceptual models and theories regarding personality and motivational processes in persons with mental retardation. The second section primarily addresses the implications of current mainstream psychological conceptions and theories regarding personality and motivational self-system processes for persons with mental retardation, including implications for individual educational programming. The third section provides a synthesis of the first two sections and provides an agenda for future research. The following models are reviewed: the rigidity hypothesis, social learning theories, self-concept theories, anxiety theories, and effectance motivation and intrinsic motivation theories. Consideration is also given to goal setting and goal value, self-efficacy, autonomy and self-determination, and intrinsic motivation and cognitive processes. (Contains approximately 360 references.) (Sw)
Locus of Control as a Motivational Determinant of Environmental Knowledge in High School by John S Gambro( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this study is to examine multiple influences on twelfth-grade environmental knowledge for a national probability sample of high school students. A longitudinal model was developed and tested incorporating background factors (socioeconomic status and gender) and intervening variables (internal locus of control, level of science class, and informal science education). The variables were placed in the model such that the developmental process of environmental knowledge from tenth-grade to twelfth-grade could be examined. Results revealed that environmental knowledge is the complex result of several diverse variables working collectively. All of the variables in the model made significant contributions (in terms of direct and indirect effects) to environmental knowledge. Of particular interest was the influence of internal locus of control on twelfth-grade environmental knowledge. Aside from the baseline measure, tenth-grade knowledge, internal locus of control had the strongest direct influence on twelfth-grade environmental knowledge. This finding suggests that individuals with an internal locus of control seem to be motivated to obtain more environmental knowledge than those students with an external locus of control. (Author/LZ)
The Educational Meaning of Mental Retardation Toward a More Helpful Construct. Mental Retardation and the Neglected Construct of Motivation by Harvey N Switzky( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the role of motivation in the way mental retardation is defined and treated. It reviews evidence that mental retardation involves a motivational self-system and a self-regulatory influence which, interacting with cognitive and metacognitive factors, result in inefficient learning. It suggests that individuals with mental retardation are characterized by task extrinsic rather than task intrinsic motivation. Such task extrinsic factors might include external rewards, safety, avoidance of stressful or anxious situations, security, and avoidance of failure experiences. Closely related is research showing that people with mental retardation have deficient effectance motivation or mastery motivation. The educational problem is seen to center on optimizing outcome performances by increasing students' intrinsic motivation and the interaction of motivational processes with cognitive processes. Teachers are urged to consider the implications of the theory of motivational orientation for classroom practice. Contains 24 references. (DB)
The effects of cue distinctiveness on learning and transfer in retardates by Harvey N Switzky( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personality and motivational systems in mental retardation volume 28( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

International review of research in mental retardation( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International review of research in mental retardation( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Personality and motivational differences in persons with mental retardation Personality and Motivational Differences in Persons With Mental Retardation
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What is mental retardation? : ideas for an evolving disability in the 21st centuryMental retardation, personality, and motivational systems : a volume in International review of research in mental retardationPersonality and motivational systems in mental retardationInternational review of research in mental retardationPersonality and Motivational Differences in Persons With Mental RetardationInternational Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 31 : Mental Retardation, Personality, and Motivational SystemsInternational review of research in mental retardationInternational review of research in mental retardation
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