Evaluation of a Cognitive Thinking Program

Bye, Lynn; Schillinger, Debra A.
September 2005
Journal of Correctional Education;Sep2005, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p202
Academic Journal
Corrective Thinking Training, a cognitive-behavioral intervention, is often used to address delinquency. It is intended to help individuals develop more responsible thinking. An experimental study was conducted to evaluate the impact of Corrective Thinking Training on the self-reported level of responsible thinking of at-risk youth. The How I Think (HIT) Questionnaire was administered to the control and an experimental group prior to the implementation of the Corrective Thinking Training and again after the training was provided. Information on the frequency of arrests and criminal behavior was also obtained pre- and post-test. All participants who received the Corrective Thinking Training showed some improvement in their level of responsible thinking. The experimental group reported no arrests while participating in the training, whereas 25% of those in the control group were arrested during this same time period.


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