Gerald L. Stone

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This study investigated demographic and psychological predictors of 58 older adults' successful adjustment to a nursing home. Predictors included demographic variables, locus of control, and self-efficacy beliefs. Successful adjustment was defined by activity level and by positive and negative affect. Findings suggest that demographic variables were not(More)
A study of the drinking habits of Coloured adults in 1963, and of a sample of the same population 6 years later, showed that drinking patterns had remained remarkably stable. Excessive drinkers tended to retain their drinking pattern. Very few ceased drinking on their own account and a negligible proportion came forward for treatment. Social drinkers and(More)
Assertion training began with a behavioral emphasis (e.g., Salter, 1949) but has kept pace with an increasing emphasis on cognitions (see Mahoney, 1974; Meichenbaum, 1977) by providing evidence that cognitive training procedures can reduce unassertive behavior (Thorpe, 1975; Wolfe & Fodor, 1977; Linehan, Goldfried, & Goldfried, Note 1). This trend seems to(More)
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