Accession Number : AD0711031

Title :   THE RELATION BETWEEN CONFORMITY AND PROBLEM SOLVING.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Nakamura,Charles Y.

Report Date : 31 AUG 1955

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The study is concerned with the relation between tendency to conform and achievement in problem solving. The approach is in keeping with the increasing interest in the relation between problem solving and various personality or non-intellectual variables. Impetus in this direction has been provided, in part, by the fact that individual differences are repeatedly found in problem solving types of tasks which are not accounted for by differences in general intelligence as measured by the conventional tests. In the search for factors which contribute to this variability, a number of experimenters have turned to the study of non-intellectual variables. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEHAVIOR, THEORY), (*PROBLEM SOLVING, CONFORMITY), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MOTIVATION, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), SEX, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE