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Fireman, Gary D.

Works: 3 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 1,015 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Gary D Fireman
Narrative and consciousness : literature, psychology, and the brain by Gary D Fireman( )

22 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evocation of narrative as a way to understand the content of consciousness has sparked truly interdisciplinary work among psychologists, philosophers and literary critics. The research presented in this volume should appeal to the general reader and researchers enmeshed in these problems
Social Reasoning, Anxiety, and Collaboration with Rejected and Average Children by Kimberly A Crosby( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current study examined peer nominated non-aggressive rejected children on their levels of social reasoning, anxiety, goals and perceptions of self-efficacy, and communication styles when collaborating with another peer. Sociometric measures were used to identify 15 average and 10 non-aggressive rejected 5th and 6th grade children. Pre- and post-test procedures consisted of asking each child to respond to questions about two different hypothetical social dilemmas. Intervention consisted of pairing children into 5 non-aggressive rejected/average dyads and 5 average/average dyads, and asking them to collaborate on solving the hypothetical social dilemmas. They were also individually given a social anxiety measure along with goals and self-efficacy questionnaires relating to the dilemmas. Results indicated some differences between the non-aggressive rejected children and the average child on the goals, self-efficacy, and social anxiety measures. When looked at within the dyads, there were no between groups differences for levels of social reasoning or communication styles. However, within groups differences occurred for level of social reasoning when the children worked with a partner. Findings from this study extend prior research by examining the non-aggressive rejected population and how they function when collaborating with a partner to solve a hypothetical social dilemma. (Contains 13 references.) (Gcp)
Predicting School Disciplinary Problems The Validity of Peer Nomination Measures by Gary D Fireman( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this study was to determine how well various peer nomination factors predict to long-term low frequency but highly disruptive elementary age classroom behaviors that result in school disciplinary action. Peer nomination measures to determine six factors (prosocial, social preference, overt aggression, relational aggression, impulsivity, and social impact) were administered to 838 third through fifth grade students in the spring of 2000 and 344 students were re-assessed in the spring of 2001. In the spring of 2001, the occurrence of four school disciplinary actions (in-school suspension, out-of school suspension, corporal punishment, and placement in disciplinary alternative) was collected on the 838 students assessed in 2000. Consistent with prior research, the peer nomination measures were highly reliable. Using Receiving Operating Characteristics analyses the findings indicated that low prosocial skills, high overt aggression, and high impulsivity were independently strong predictors of school disciplinary actions. These findings were similar across grade and ethnicity. However, the impulsivity factor was a stronger predictor of disciplinary action for girls than for boys. (Author)
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Narrative and consciousness : literature, psychology, and the brain
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