Accession Number : ADA139720

Title :   Cerebral Lateralities and Individualized Instruction.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 82-Sep 83,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Federico,P A

PDF Url : ADA139720

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : To ascertain whether cerebral lateralities can be considered aptitudes or individual difference measures within an aptitude-treatment-interaction (ATI) framework, hemispheric asymmetries and cognitive psychometric tests were administered to 50 right-handed, Caucasian, male Navy recruits. Principal factor analysis with varimax rotation were computed for these measures. A major portion of the variability in the data was attributed to cerebral lateralities either acting independently or interactively with cognitive attributes. Their proven construct validity and importance as individual difference indices suggest that hemispheric asymmetries can be considered 'aptitudes' within an ATI context. However, a number of conceptual problems, in addition to methodological difficulties, may limit the pedagogical payoff from ATI and asymmetry research.

Descriptors :   *Aptitudes, *Learning, *Individualized training, Cerebrum, Hemispheres, Brain, Asymmetry, Interactions, Stimuli

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE