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Greenspan, Stephen

Works: 17 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 2,262 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Stephen Greenspan
Annals of gullibility : why we get duped and how to avoid it by Stephen Greenspan( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The first book to provide a comprehensive look at the problem of gullibility, this groundbreaking work covers how and why we are fooled in areas that range from religion, politics, science, and medicine, to personal finance and relationships. First laying the groundwork by showing gullibility at play in the writings of historic authors we all know, developmental psychologist Stephen Greenspan follows with chapters that describe social duping across the gamut of human conduct. From people who pour bucks into investment scams, to those who follow the "faith" of scientologists, believe in fortunetellers, or champion unfounded "medicine" akin to snake oil, we all know someone who has been duped. A lot of us have been duped ourselves, out of naive trust. It's not a matter of low intelligence that moves us to, without evidence, believe the words of politicians, salesmen, academics, lawyers, military figures, or cult leaders, among others. Greenspan shows us the four broad reasons we become drawn into gullible behavior, and he presents ways people can become less gullible. Greenspan takes us into the vast realm of gullibility from the fictional Pied Piper to the historical Trojan Horse, then through modern-day military maneuvers, political untruths, police and criminal justice scams, and financial and love lies. While there have been earlier books focused on "liars" and manipulators of all sorts, this is the first to focus on the gullible who are their victims, and how the gullible can become less likely to be taken again
Elements of discipline : nine principles for teachers and parents by Stephen Greenspan( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide to effective classroom or family management is a timely and helpful book for teachers, parents, and day-care professionals that provides a simple set of rules for managing, successfully and humanely, a wide range of discipline situations and challenges. The author, a child development specialist, outlines his "ABC Theory of Discipline." He combines an Affective approach, a Behavioral approach, and a Cognitive approach that, when used in a coordinated fashion, will contribute to greater child compliance and family/classroom harmony. He suggests that, using his matrix, caregivers can provide the warmth, tolerance, and influence that will help children become competent in three socio-emotional domains: happiness, boldness, and niceness. He recommends caregivers pick and choose from the discipline literature in a manner that best suits their individual style and values
Community rehabilitation services for people with disabilities by Orv C Karan( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community Rehabilitation Services for People with Disabilities delves into the changes happening in the disability services in the United States. The book focuses on how these changes are affecting the way professionals and agencies relate to people with disabilities and their families
What is mental retardation? : ideas for an evolving disability in the 21st century( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Central library services in Monroe County : the problem of fiscal equity : study and report by Stephen Greenspan( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a long-term study of city-county fiscal relationships within monroe county, this report is concerned solely with public policy, especially in the context of financial support and structural adequacy. The major objective of the study was to define the areas of financial need and to relate these to the over-all objectives of the library system. It was found that because of inadequate county-wide financing of the monroe county library system (mcls) service, Mcls has been significantly limited in all its activities. Major problems are seen as--(1) public use of the main library with no reimbursement, (2) inadequate reimbursement of services which rochester public library (rpl) provides through contract, (3) no provision within the contracts for the services rpl provides on a de facto basis, (4) inequities in general supportive services such as administration, and (5) services which are provided directly by Mcls headquarters which are not extended equally to rpl units and residents. Recommendations include--(1) revision of the contract between Mcls and rlp to establish complete fiscal equity, (2) designating monroe county as the main source of funds to solve fiscal equity problems, (3) providing additional funds to increase Mcls headquarters staff activities and to double its cash grant program, and (4) designating monroe county as the financial source for renovation and expansion of the central library building. Appendices include the monroe county legislature's resolution on library services and library financial tables for the system. (jb)
A matrix test of referential communication by Stephen Greenspan( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assesses communicative egocentrism using a 3x3 matrix board and colored geometric shapes. Provides a measure of the child's cognitive-developmental level
Matrix test of referential communication by Stephen Greenspan( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper reports on two studies that were designed to provide preliminary data on the psychometric properties of a new matrix test of referential communication and to explore the validity of the test as a predictor of both developmental level and socioemotional adjustment of normal and emotionally disturbed children. Referential communication is defined as the process of verbal interaction in which one person imparts to another person information which the second person needs in order to carry out some task. Studies by Piaget and others are cited which indicate that children tend to be less egocentric in this communication as they grow older--that is, they increasingly take into account what the other person needs to know. The two present studies are then described. Study 1, carried out with 120 normal elementary school children, was concerned with establishing the developmental parameters of referential communication performance and with assessing the reliability of the instrument. In Study 2, the socioemotional correlates of referential communication were assessed in 125 moderately emotionally disturbed children. The instrument, a nonsubjective one, was found to be highly reliable. There was a strong age effect, with major shifts in test performance occurring at entry into both the concrete period and the formal operations period. Egocentric communication was found to be greater in emotionally disturbed children than in normal children. (Author/MS)
A cooperative framework for the arts: recommendations for supporting and coordinating cultural activities in Rochester-Monroe County, New York by Rochester Center for Governmental and Community Research( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development and Evaluation of a Social Foresight Curriculum for at-Risk Youth by Gwyn M Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditionally, school-based approaches to remediating deficits in social competence have focused on building aspects of temperament and character. The Socially Adept Verbalizations of Youth (savy) Curriculum, consisting of a series of exercises and activities, preceded by brief introductory lessons, was designed to develop social judgment skills in socially incompetent youths by decreasing egocentrism and by heightening their perspective-taking skills. To collect preliminary validation data on the curriculum, 17 adolescent students with behavior problems, who were attending an alternative inner city high school, were exposed to the savy curriculum as a 2-week module emphasizing social foresight, I.E., anticipating the consequences to oneself of various interpersonal actions. A control group (n=15) participated in the regular mental health course without the savy curriculum. A teacher-rated, modified version of the Acting Out, Moodiness, and Learning (aml) checklist was used to assess effects of the curriculum on behavioral adjustment. An analysis of the results showed that the experimental group demonstrated significantly greater rated behavioral improvement than the control group. This finding suggests that social foresight training may be of potential benefit in school-based intervention programs aimed at adolescents with behavior problems. (Author/BL)
Contributions of forensic evaluator attributes to recommendations for competency to stand trial for defendants with mental retardation by Peter Francis Love( )

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

A "Normalized" Educational Alternative for High-Risk Youth Description and Rationale of the Boys Town Urban Program by James E Gilg( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper describes an alternative approach to educating high risk youth, developed in Omaha, Nebraska, and known as the Boys Town Urban (BTU) Program. The BTU Program includes four components: (1) a normalized school setting; (2) a concretized credit system; (3) a focused discipline policy; and (4) a responsive services approach. A rationale for the program is developed in this paper by demonstrating how each of the four components is intended to achieve three important outcomes: (1) increased likelihood of school completion; (2) enhanced self esteem; and (3) diminished alienation. Finally, the paper discusses some of the issues which might be faced by educators interested in implementing this alternative educational model in other communities. These issues include private vs. public operation, finances, teacher qualifications, program evaluation, and program adaptability. A bibliography of relevant materials is attached. (Author/APM)
The relationship between socioemotional competence of preschoolers and maternal responses to overt and symbolic expressions of defiance by Stephen Greenspan( )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead manual walking? : why the 1992 AAMR definition needs redoing by Stephen Greenspan( Book )

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

Accommodating individuals with special needs in the workplace by Janet Buskey( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

See also, Introductory Guide (U8220H005-1987); Business Practices and Resources (U8220D002-1987); Modules I, II, IV (U8220T007-1987)
The SAVY curriculum by Gwyn M Brown( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Costs and benefits of privately-operated residential services : a utilization review study for the Connecticut Department of Mental Retardation by Jacqueline Dunaway( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Annals of gullibility : why we get duped and how to avoid it
What is mental retardation? : ideas for an evolving disability in the 21st century
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Greenspan, Stephen H. 1941-

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