Accession Number : AD0688884

Title :   STUDIES OF COGNITIVE AND PERCEPTUAL PROCESSES IN INTERPERSONAL DEPENDENCE: A SUMMARY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 66-30 Apr 69,

Corporate Author : WAKE FOREST UNIV WINSTON-SALEM N C DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Horowitz,Herbert

Report Date : 15 MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : When an individual depends upon another for advice in a simple choice-making situation, what kinds of perceptual and cognitive processes are associated with such dependence. This basic question was the foundation for a series of 14 investigations examining interpersonal dependence, in the form of imitation and related behaviors, of college students. The research focused on four major topics: (a) interpersonal attentiveness and imitativeness; (b) confidence as a cognitive process in imitation; (c) congruence of perceptual cues and imitativeness; and (d) socially aided concept attainment. The report summarizes the hypotheses, methods, results and conclusions of these experimental studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), SUPERVISION, DECISION MAKING, BEHAVIOR

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE