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ERIC Number: ED003540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 27
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AN EXPLORATORY INVESTIGATION OF PERCEPTUAL REACTIONS OF SOUTHERN UNDERGRADUATE NEGROES TO VISUAL MATERIAL DEPICTING VARIOUS GROUPINGS OF ETHNIC SUBJECTS.
COOPER, THEODORE B.; AND OTHERS
SETS OF SLIDES AND FILMS THAT WERE IDENTICAL EXCEPT FOR THE ETHNIC GROUPINGS DEPICTED WERE PREPARED TO PRESENT A SINGLE AREA OF AMERICAN HISTORY TO THREE DIFFERENT CLASS GROUPS. THE ETHNIC GROUPS SHOWN WERE (1) ALL NEGRO, (2) ALL WHITE, AND (3) MIXED SUBJECTS. THE TEST GROUP CONSISTED OF 60 FRESHMAN COLLEGE STUDENTS. THE SAMPLES WERE EQUALLY SEPARATED INTO THREE EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS EACH OF WHICH RECEIVED ONE OF THE EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENTS. PRE- AND POST-TESTING WAS ACCOMPLISHED BY USE OF THE COOPERATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY TEST AND THE CALIFORNIA ETHNOCENTRISM SCALE. THERE WERE NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE GROUPS AT THE .05 LEVEL. IN SOME INSTANCES, HOWEVER, PERCEPTUAL DISTORTIONS WERE NOTED. FURTHER RESEARCH WAS SUGGESTED TO USE OTHER THAN CONVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES WITH INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND TO USE A MUCH LARGER SAMPLE. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.
Identifiers: California Ethnocentrism Scale (Adorno et al); COOPERATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY TEST; FLORIDA; Florida (Tallahassee)