Publications

Many of the items listed below can also be seen at:

Research Gate and Academia

 

Articles and Book Chapters:

Alexander, R. N., Jens, K. G., Center, D. B., Creugh, E. W., and  Reale, S. (1977). Developing appropriate behavior on school buses.  In Thomas, M.A. (Ed.), Developing skills in severely and profoundly handicapped children. Reston, VA: Council for Exceptional Children.

Burleson, S., Center, D., & Reeves, H. (1989).  The effects of  background music on task performance in psychotic children.  Journal of Music Therapy, 26(4), 198-205.

Center, D. B. (1981).  The relationship of behavior problems to developmental deficits in children with behavior disorders.  Behavioral Disorders, 6 (3), 135-138.

Center, D. B. (1984).  The reduction of inappropriate vocalizations in a psychotic child: A case study. Remedial and Special Education, 5 (4), 50-51.

Center, D. B. (1985).  PL 94-142 as applied to DSM III diagnoses: A book review. Behavioral Disorders, 10 (4), 305-306.

Center, D. B. (1986).  Considerations in planning an in-school suspension program.  Focus, 6 (1), 18-24.

Center, D. B. (1986).  Educational programming for children and youth with behavioral disorders.  Behavioral Disorders, 11  (3), 208-212.

Center, D. B. (1989).  Social maladjustment: Definition, identification and programming.  Focus on Exceptional Children, 22, 1-11.

Center, D. B. (1990).  Social maladjustment: An interpretation.  Behavioral Disorders, 15(3), 141-148.

Center, D. B. (1991).  Coercion and its fall-out: A book review. Behavioral Disorders, 16 (4), 315-317.

Center, D. B. (1995).  Personal views on the education of students who are emotionally and behaviorally disordered.  In B. L. Brooks and D. A. Sabatino (eds.) Personal perspectives on emotional disturbance and behavioral disorders.  Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Center, D. B. (1997). Behavior Management of Students.  In R. Colarusso and C. O’Rourke (eds.), Special education for all teachers.  Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Center, D. B. (1999).  What does quantum physics have to do with behavior disorders? National FORUM of Applied Educational Research Journal–Electronic, 12E(3), 55-63.

Center, D. B., (2006). Emotional Disturbance, In F. English, Ed. Encyclopedia of educational leadership and administration. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Center, D. B., (2006).  Perceptual Control Theory, In F. English, Ed. Encyclopedia of educational leadership and administration. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Center, D. B., (2006).  The Three-Factor Theory of Personality, In F. English, Ed. Encyclopedia of educational leadership and administration. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Center, D. B., & Blackbourn, J. (1993).  Monopolistic educational bureaucracy (MEB): The disease destroying public education.  National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal, 10 (2), 91-96.

Center, D., & Callaway, J.(1999). Self-reported Susceptibility to Job Related Stressors and Personality in Teachers of  Students with Emotional and Behavior Disorders. Behavioral Disorders, 25(1), 41-51.

Center, D., & Callaway, J.(1996). The Teacher Stressors Questionnaire. Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA

Center, D. B., Deitz, S., & Kaufman, M. (1982). Student ability, task difficulty, and inappropriate classroom behavior: A study of children with behavior disorders. Behavior Modification, 6(3), 355-374.

Center, D. B., & Eden, A. (1990).  A search for variables affecting under-identification of behavior disordered students: II.  Forum for Special Education, 1 (2), 12-19.

Center, D. B., Heflin, J., & Wilson, R. (1997). Characteristics of Students with Behavior and Learning Problems.  In R. Colarusso and C. O’Rourke (eds.), Special education for all teachers. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Center, D. B., Heflin, J., & Wilson, R. (1999). Characteristics of Students with Behavior and Learning Problems.  In R. Colarusso and C. O’Rourke (eds.), Special education for all teachers (2nd ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Center, D. B., Heflin, J., & Wilson, R. (2003). Characteristics of Students with Behavior and Learning Problems.  In R. Colarusso and C. O’Rourke (eds.), Special education for all teachers (3rd ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Center, D. B., Jackson, N. M., & Kemp, D. E. (2005).  A test of Eysenck’s antisocial behavior hypothesis employing 11-15 year-old students dichotomous for PEN and L. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 395-402.

Center, D. B., & Kaufman, M. (1993).  Present and future needs for personnel to prepare teachers of the behaviorally disordered. Behavioral Disorders, 18 (2), 87-91.

Center, D. B., & Kemp, D. (1999). Behavior Management of Students.  In R. Colarusso and C. O’Rourke (eds.), Special education for all teachers (2nd ed.). Dubuque,IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Center, D. B., & Kemp, D. (2003). Behavior Management of Students.  In R. Colarusso and C. O’Rourke (eds.), Special education for all teachers (3rd ed.). Dubuque,IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Center, D. B., & Kemp, D. (2003). Temperament and Personality as Potential Factors in the Development and Treatment of Conduct Disorders. Education and Treatment of Children, 26(1), 75-88.

Center, D. B., & Kemp, D. (2002). Antisocial behavior in children and Eysenck’s theory of personality: An evaluation. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 49(4), pp. 353-366.

Center, D. B., & Leach, R. (1984).  The multiple baseline across subjects: A clinical research design.  Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 7 (4), 231-236.

Center, D. B., & McKittrick, S. (1987).  Disciplinary removal of handicapped students.  Focus on Exceptional Children, 20 (2), 1-10.

Center, D. B., & Obringer, J. (1984).  Variables affecting productivity in special education researchers.  Special Education and Teacher Education, 7 (4), 215-220.

Center, D. B., & Obringer, J. (1986).  Curriculum topics important for special education teacher preparation.  Journal of Teacher Education, 37 (1), 51-54.

Center, D. B., & Obringer, J. (1987).  A search for variables affecting under-identification of behavior disordered students.  Behavioral Disorders, 12 (3), 169-174.

Center, D. B., & Reeves, H. (1992).  The Quick Screening Inventory for Serious Emotional Disturbance.  Forum of Special Education, 2, 22-29.

Center, D. B., & Speer, S. (1985).  The effects of a survey course in special education on the attitudes of regular educators toward handicapped children.  The Professional Educator, 8 (1), 33-42.

Center, D. B., & Steventon, C. (2001). The EBD Teacher Stressors Questionnaire. Education and Treatment of Children, 24 (3), 323-335.

Center, D. B., & Wascom, A. (1984).  Transfer of reinforcers: A procedure for enhancing response cost.  Educational and Psychological Research, 4 (1), 19-27.

Center, D., & Wascom, A. (1986).  Teacher perception of social behavior in learning disabled and socially normal children and youth.  Journal of Learning Disabilities, 19, 420-425.

Center, D. B., & Wascom, A. (1987).  Teacher perception of social behavior in behavior disordered and socially normal children and youth.  Behavioral Disorders, 12 (3), 200-206.

Geisen, M., Center, D., & Leach, R. (1989).  An evaluation of chiropractic manipulation as a treatment of hyperactivity in children.  Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 12, 353-363.

Jackson, N. & Center, D. (2002). Inhibition of antisocial behavior and Eysecnk’s theory of conscience. Education and Treatment of Children, 25(4), pp. 522-531.

Jackson, N. & Center, D. (2005). Eysenck’s Theory of Conscience: Antisocial Behaviour and Moral Reasoning. Manuscript based on an unpublished dissertation.

Kaufman, M., & Center, D. (1992).  Discipline Problems in a State’s Secondary Schools Reported by Principals and Assistant Principals.  National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin, 76, 116-119.

Kemp, D., & Center, D. (2000). Troubled Children Grown Up: Antisocial Behavior in Young Adult Criminals. Education and Treatment of Children, 23(3), 223-238.

Kemp, D., & Center, D. (2003). An investigation of Eysenck’s antisocial behavior hypothesis in general education students and students with behavior disorders. Personality and Individual Differences, 35 (6),1359-1371.

Luscre, D., & Center, D. (1996). Procedures for reducing dental fear in children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders,26(5), 547-556.

Nelson, C., Center, D., Rutherford, & Walker, H. (1991).  Serving troubled youth in a troubled society: A reply to Maag and Howell.  Exceptional Children, 58 (1), 77-79.  (Included at the end of the article below).

Nelson, C., Rutherford, R., Center, D., & Walker, H. (1991).  Do public schools have an obligation to serve troubled children and youth?  Exceptional Children, 57 (5), 406-415.

Nelson, C., Rutherford, R., Center, D., & Walker, H. (1992).  Do public schools have an obligation to serve troubled children and youth?  In K. Freiberg (Ed.), Education Exceptional Children (6th ed.), pp. 132-140. Guilford, CT: Dushkin Publishing.

Books:

Center, D. B. (1989).  Curriculum and teaching strategies for students with behavioral disorders.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Center, D. B. (1989).  An instructor’s manual for curriculum and teaching strategies for students with behavioral disorders.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Center, D. B. (1995).  Essentials of behavior management.  Oklahoma City, OK: CAPCO, Inc. For a FREE copy Click Here

Center, D. B. (1999).  Strategies for social and emotional behavior: a teacher’s guide. Norcross, GA: XanEdu, Inc.  For a FREE copy Click Here

Other:

Center, D. B. (2000). Big Jim: A Case History. Unpublished manuscript. Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA

Center, D. B. (1972). Everyman a Scientist: George Kelly’s Psychology of Personal Constructs. Atlanta, GA: Georgia State University, unpublished.

Presentations

Center, D. B. Student ability, task difficulty, and inappropriate behavior in children with behavior disorders. Paper presented at the Alabama State Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Birmingham, 1979.

Center, D. B. Starting up new programs for emotionally conflicted children. Presentation at the Annual conference of the Alabama Council for Children with Behavior Disorders, Guntersville, 1980.

Center, D. B. The affective curriculum and moral education. Paper presented at the Alabama State Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Birmingham, 1981.

Center, D. B. Learning disabilities and juvenile delinquency. Paper presented at the Alabama Juvenile Justice Conference, Mobile, 1981.

Center, D. B. Interpersonal behavior in adolescents with behavior disorders or learning disabilities. Invited paper presented as part of symposium on research in special education curriculum,  International Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Detroit, 1983.

Center, D. B. Microcomputers and vocational education for the handicapped. Presentation at the Annual Mississippi Vocational Education Conference, Starkville, 1983.

Center, D. B. The interpersonal response scale. Presentation at the Annual Mississippi Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Cleveland, 1983.

Center, D. B. Evaluating microcomputer hardware and software. Presentation at the Annual Mississippi Vocational Education Conference, Starkville, 1984.

Center, D. B. Serving the emotionally handicapped: Service needs and programming. Presentation at the Annual Mississippi Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Hattiesburg, MS, 1985.

Center, D. B. Programming for emotionally handicapped students. Invited presentation at the Annual Mississippi Organization of Special Education Services Conference, Jackson, MS, 1985.

Center, D. B. Teacher perception of social behavior in behavior disordered, learning disabled, and socially normal adolescents. Presentation at the International Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Anaheim, CA, 1985.

Center, D. B. Teacher perception of social behavior in learning disabled and socially normal children and youth. Presentation at the Mississippi Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities Convention, Jackson, MS, 1985.

Center, D. B. Considerations in planning an in-school suspension program. Presentation at the Mississippi Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Biloxi, MS, 1986.

Center, D. B. An introduction to single-subject research methodology. Invited paper presented at the Research Utilization Conference on Deaf-Blindness, Atlanta, 1986.

Center, D. B. Expulsion and suspension of handicapped children. Invited paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Mississippi Association of School Administrators, Jackson, 1986.

Center, D. B. Assessment of Social Behavior in Students with Behavioral Disorders. Presentation to the Metro Behaviors Disorders Consortium, Atlanta, GA, 1986.

Center, D. B. Developing a Classroom Token Economy. Invited paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Georgia Psycho-educational Network, Tifton, 1988.

Center, D. B. Curriculum and Teaching Strategies for Social Behavior Intervention. Invited paper presented at the Annual conference of the Georgia Psychoeducational Network, Atlanta, 1988.

Center, D. B. Social Maladjustment: An Interpretation. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Georgia Council for Exceptional Children, Helen, 1989.

Center, D. B. Social Maladjustment: An Enigma. Program conducted by invitation at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, San Francisco, 1989.

Center, D. B. Social Maladjustment: An Interpretation. Invited presentation at the Annual Conference of the Georgia Council for Administrators of Special Education, Savannah, 1989.

Center, D. B. Social Maladjustment: Current Issues. Session leader at the Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders in Children and Youth, Tempe, AZ, 1989.

Center, D. B. Social Maladjustment: Current Issues. Session leader at the International Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Toronto, Canada, 1990.

Center, D. B. Ethical Issues in the Education of Socially Maladjusted Youth. Discussion panel member at the Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders in Children and Youth, Tempe, AZ, 1990.

Center, D. B. Curriculum Needs in Programs for Students with Behavioral Disorders. Paper presented at the International Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Atlanta, GA, 1991.

Center, D. B. Selecting Behavioral Interventions. Paper presented at the Annual

Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders in Children and Youth, Tempe, AZ, 1993.

Center, D. B. The Proposed Definition of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Member of discussion panel at the Annual Conference of the Georgia Council for Exceptional Children, Atlanta, 1993.

Center, D. B. Social Skills and Teachable Moments. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Georgia Council for Exceptional Children, Atlanta, GA, 1995.

Center, D. B. Member of discussion panel: EBD Professionals Who Were EBD. Session at the Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders in Children and Youth, Tempe, AZ, 1996.

Center, D. B. What Does Quantum Physics have to do with Behavior Disorders? Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders in Children and Youth, Scottsdale, AZ, 1997.

Center, D. B. Perceptual Control Theory and Education. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Georgia Council for Exceptional Children, Macon, GA, 1999.

Center, D. B. EBD Teacher Susceptibility to Stressors: A Follow-up. Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders in Children and Youth, Scottsdale, AZ, 2000.

Center, D. B. EBD Teacher Education. Member of discussion panel on “A Collaborative Mental Health/Educational Training Model at the Annual Conference on Advancing School- Based Mental Health Programs, Atlanta, GA, 2000.

Center, D. B. Hans Eysenck’s Three Factor Theory of Personality and its Implications for Behavior. Presentation at Quality Behavioral Outcomes; Maui, Hawaii, 2008.

Center, D. B., & Arnault, L. Establishing and Balancing a Classroom Token Economy. Paper presented at the International Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Washington, D.C., 1984.

Center, D. B., & Callaway, J. (1997). Self-reported Susceptibility to Job Related Stressors and Personality in Teachers of Students with Emotional and Behavior Disorders. Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders in Children and Youth, Scottsdale, AZ, 1997.

Center, D. B., Jackson, N., & Kemp, D. (2004). Antisocial behavior and personality: A test of two hypotheses. Paper presented at the annual TECBD Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth, Tempe, AZ, 2004.

Center, D. B., & Kaufman, M. A Proposed Study of the Effects of State Policy Choices on the Delivery of Services to Behaviorally Disordered Students. Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders in Children and Youth, Tempe, AZ, 1990.

Center, D. B., & Kaufman, M. Are More Teacher Educators for Behavioral Disorders Needed? Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders in Children and Youth, Tempe, AZ, 1991.

Center, D. B., & Kaufman, M. Selecting Appropriate Behavioral Interventions. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Georgia Council for Exceptional Children, Macon, GA, 1991.

Center, D. B., & Kaufman, M. Regular Class Teachers’ Perception of Special Class Teachers and Students. Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders in Children and Youth, Tempe, AZ, 1992.

Center, D. B., & Kaufman, M. Regular Class Teachers’ Perception of Special Class Teachers and Students. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, San Antonio, TX, 1993.

Center, D. B., & Kemp, D. Child Personality and Antisocial Behavior. Paper presented at the Annual Southeastern Regional Conference of the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders, Biloxi, MS, 2000.

Center, D. B., & McKittrick, S. Disciplinary Removal of Handicapped Students from School and An Alternative. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, Washington, D.C., 1988.

Center, D. B., & Obringer, J. Curriculum Issues in Special Education Training. Presentation at the Mississippi Association of Teacher Educators, Jackson, 1982.

Center, D. B., & Obringer, J. Generic Curriculum Components in Special Education: A Comparison of the Views of Teacher Educators, Teachers, and State Directors of Special Education. Paper presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association Convention, New Orleans, 1982.

Center, D. B., & Obringer, J. An Investigation of Variables Affecting Productivity in Special Education Researchers. Invited paper presented as part of a symposium on research in special education, International Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Washington, D.C., 1984.

Center, D. B., & Obringer, J. An Investigation of Variables Affecting Productivity in Special Education Researchers. Researchers. Paper presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association Convention, New Orleans, 1984.

Center, D. B., & Obringer, J. An Investigation of Three Variables Possibly Affecting Under-identification and Under service of Behavior Disorders. Paper presented at the Mid-south Education Research Association Convention, Memphis, 1986.

Center, D. B., & Peterson, M. Transition from School to Work: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Paper presented at the Annual Mississippi Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Biloxi, 1986.

Center, D. B., & Sizemore, A. Microcomputers in Special Education: Some Initial Considerations. Presentation at the Annual Mississippi Educational Computing Association Conference, Jackson, 1983.

Center, D. B., & Speer, S. The Effects of a Survey Course in Special Education on the Attitudes of Regular Educators Toward Handicapped Children. Paper presented at the Mid- South Educational Research Association Convention, Nashville, 1983.

Center, D. B., & Steventon, C. The EBD Teacher Stressor Questionnaire: A follow-up study. Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders in Children and Youth, Scottsdale, AZ, 2000.

Center, D. B., & Wascom, A. The Interpersonal Response Scale. Paper presented at the Alabama Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Montgomery, 1987.

Center, D. B., & Wilson, R. Learning preferences of education majors in a survey course. Paper presented at the Annual conference of the Georgia Council for Exceptional Children at St. Simons, GA, 1998.

Burleson, S., & Center, D. The Effect of Background Music on the Ability of Autistic Children to Stay on Task. Paper presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association Convention, Biloxi, MS, 1985.

Callaway, J, Center, D. B.(1997). Self-reported Job Related Stress and Personality in Teachers of Students with Behavior Disorders. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Georgia Council for Exceptional Children, Dawsonville, GA, 1997.

Callaway, J, Center, D. B.(1997). Self-reported Job Related Stress and Personality in Teachers of Students with Behavior Disorders. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Savannah, GA, 1997.

Cronis, T., Justen, J., & Center, D. Enhancing Independent Functioning. Paper presented at the International Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Dallas, 1979.

Jackson, N., & Center, D. (2001). Inhibition of behavior and Eysenck’s theory of conscience. Paper presented at the annual TECBD Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth, Tempe, AZ, 2001.

Kaufman, M., & Center, D. Current Need for Teacher Educators in Behavioral Disorders. Paper presented at the annual TECBD Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth, Tempe, AZ, 1989.

Kaufman, M., & Center, D. A State Survey of the Prevalence of High School Discipline Problems. Paper presented at the annual TECBD Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth, Tempe, AZ, 1990.

Kaufman, M., & Center, D. Discipline Problems in a State’s Secondary Schools Reported by Principals and Assistant Principals. Paper presented at the annual Georgia Council  for Exceptional Children Conference, Pine Mountain, GA, 1990.

Kemp, D., & Center, D. B. Antisocial behavior in children and Hans Eysenck’s bio-social theory of personality. Paper presented at the annual TECBD Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth, Tempe, AZ, 1998.

Kemp, D., & Center, D. B. Temperament and Conduct Disorder. Paper presented at the annual Georgia Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Hapeville, GA, 2000.

Kemp, D., & Center, D. (2001). Personality, socialization and behavior in adolescents. Paper presented at the annual TECBD Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth, Tempe, AZ, 2001.

Luscre, D., & Center, D. (1994). Systematic Desensitization, Symbolic Modeling, and Reinforcement in the Reduction of Dental Fear in Children with Autism. Paper presented at the annual TECBD Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth, Tempe, AZ, 1994.

Luscre, D., & Center, D. (1995). Systematic Desensitization, Symbolic Modeling, and Reinforcement in the Reduction of Dental Fear in Children with Autism. Paper presented at the National Conference on Autism, Charlotte, NC, 1995.

Reese, M., & Center, D. Results of a state-wide needs survey on emotional and behavioral disorders. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Georgia Council for Exceptional Children, Atlanta, 1993.

Reeves, H., & Center, D. Public School Screening for Serious Emotional Disturbance. Paper presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association Convention, Little Rock, AR, 1989.

Wascom, A., & Center, D. Teacher Perception of Social Behavior in Behavior Disordered, Learning Disabled, and Socially Normal Elementary Age Children. Paper presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association Convention, New Orleans, 1984.