Accession Number : AD0696553

Title :   INTEREST INVENTORY ITEMS AS ATTITUDE ELICITING STIMULI IN CLASSICAL CONDITIONING: A TEST OF THE A-R-D THEORY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Gross,Michael C. ; Staats,Arthur W.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : An experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis that interest inventory items elicit classically conditionable attitudinal responses. A higher-order conditioning procedure was used in which items from the Strong Vocational Interest Blank were employed as unconditioned stimuli and nonsense syllables as conditioned stimuli. Items for which the subjects had positive interest, as indicated by a pre-test, were paired with one conditioned stimulus; items of negative interest were paired with a different conditioned stimulus. Analysis of post-conditioning ratings of the syllables indicated that they had acquired the attitudinal component of the interest items with which they had been paired. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *LEARNING), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), VOCABULARY, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, THEORY, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE