Accession Number : AD0267566

Title :   THE RELATIONSHIP OF INTELLIGENCE TEST SCORES TO THE EASE OF LANGUAGE CONDITIONING

Corporate Author : ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE

Personal Author(s) : HEARD,WILLIAM G. ; FINLEY,JUDSON R. ; STAATS,ARTHUR W.

Report Date : MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A relationship between intelligence test scores and the higher-order conditioning of responses relevant to more complex human behaviors was investigated. The ease with which subjects (Ss) acquired conditioned meaning responses to neutral verbal stimuli (Saats + Stats, 1957) was related to verbal scale scores on the SAT (College Entrance Examination Board Scholastic Aptitude Test). Sixty-four who sored above the upper or below the lower 10 percentile level of their clss were individually run in this higher-order lnguage condtioning procedure. Results indicted that the high intelligence test group acquired significantly stronger evaluative meaning responses than did the low intelligence test group, as measured by semantic differential scores. The conditioning of sharp-round meaning was not significantly different for the intelligence groups, although the results were in the expected direction of stronger conditioning for high intelligence test Ss. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BEHAVIOR, *CONDITIONED RESPONSE, *INTELLIGENCE TESTS, *LANGUAGE, MEASUREMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE