Accession Number : AD0641117

Title :   A PARADIGM FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF ANTECEDENT PROCESSES IN CONCEPT ATTAINMENT,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Schwartz,Steven Henry

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : The purposes of the study were: (1) To examine the utility of the proposed schema for investigating behavior in concept attainment tasks by: (a) Determining the strength of the theoretical hypotheses relating the five stipulated constructs (magnitude, and scope of relations over conditions). (b) Determining the locus of effect of various independent variables (known to affect terminal performance) on the above response variables encompassed by the theoretical hypotheses. (c) Determining the locus of effect of numerous subject-determined variables (such as content--total population of instances, and sequence--order in which instances are tested) on the response variables encompassed by the theoretical hypotheses. (d) Determining the temporal and sequential orderings in behavior involving these constructs prior to attainment of the concept. (2) To explore other interesting relations manifest in the data that have not as yet been incorporated within a formal theory. (3) To compare the theory with other models at points where there exist common terms. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), CLASSIFICATION, WORD ASSOCIATION, REASONING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), BEHAVIOR, DECISION MAKING

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE