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ERIC Number: ED010441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 45
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Reference Count: 0
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STUDIES OF THE COMMUNICATION PROCESSES OF RETARDED AND NORMAL MALES.
LOVITT, THOMAS C.
THE RESEARCH CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT INCLUDED TWO STUDIES--(1) OPERANT PREFERENCE FOR RATE OF NARRATION AND (2) ORAL READING, SILENT READING, AND SPEAKING RATES. THE FIRST STUDY WAS BASED ON A DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FOR WHICH OPERANT-CONDITIONING TECHNIQUES AND CONJUGATE REINFORCEMENT WERE APPLIED IN RECORDING PREFERENCES FOR NARRATIVE RATE. THE SAMPLE CONSISTED OF 10 NORMAL AND 10 RETARDED MALE SUBJECTS, RANGING IN AGE FROM 10 TO 14 YEARS. THE FINDINGS INDICATED THAT (1) FOR THE CONTINUOUS PRESENTATION OF STIMULI, SPECIFIC PREFERENCES PREVAILED FOR NARRATION AT A CERTAIN RATE AND (2) A DISCREPANCY MAY EXIST BETWEEN OPERANT AND VERBAL PREFERENCES. THE SECOND STUDY ASSESSED THE THREE ADDITIONAL COMMUNICATIVE ELEMENTS. THE SUBJECTS WERE 10 NORMAL AND 9 RETARDED MALES BETWEEN THE AGES OF 10 AND 14 YEARS. THE FINDINGS INDICATED A LACK OF CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE BETWEEN AND AMONG GROUPS. IN ADDITION, EACH COMMUNICATIVE PARAMETER (READING, SPEAKING, AND LISTENING) WAS FOUND TO BE UNDER DIFFERENT STIMULUS CONTROL. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. School of Education.
Identifiers: KANSAS