Bibliographies of Camp-related Research

Bibliographies of Camp-related Research

Psychological Techniques Applied in a Group Situation: 
An Experiment in Group Work

Dreikurs, S.G.
Individual Psychology Journal of Adlerian Theory, Research and Practice
43.2 (1987) 219-236
(Reprinted from 4 (1944-45) 110-125)

Purpose:
Application of psychological techniques to individual campers for the purpose of stimulating good social development in children with behavioral problems.

Sample:
20 children ages 6-14, male and female, day camp setting

Methods/Instruments:
Individual observations of child's behavior to determine appropriate "treatment" of child at camp. Continuous staff training regarding treatment of child throughout each day of camp.

Results:

  • 17 had marked improvement in behavior
  • 18 campers returned the following year with 16 returning campers having no difficulties or behavior problems.

 

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