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ERIC Number: ED016245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ATTENTION DIRECTING TECHNIQUES USED BY TEACHERS, ATTENTION AS A VARIABLE IN TEACHING RESEARCH. FINAL REPORT.
LYONS, THOMAS; SJOGREN, DOUGLAS
RESEARCH LITERATURE ON ATTENTION WAS REVIEWED, APPROACHES TO THE MEASUREMENT OF ATTENTION IN A CLASSROOM SETTING WERE STUDIED, AND CLASSROOM EXPERIMENTS IN WHICH ATTENTION WOULD BE STUDIED AS A DEPENDENT OR INDEPENDENT VARIABLE WERE DESIGNED. THE RESEARCH LITERATURE INDICATES THAT NOVELTY, VARIETY, CHANGE, AND COMPLEXITY ARE VARIABLES RELATED TO INCREASED ATTENTION. THE FIRST EXPERIMENT ATTEMPTED TO DETERMINE OVERT BEHAVIORAL CORRELATES OF A PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASURE OF ATTENTION. GLAVANIC SKIN RESPONSE (GSR) RECORDS WERE MADE OF SUBJECTS WHILE THEY LISTENED TO 32 WORDS PRESENTED IN BLOCKS OF EIGHT. THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLOCKS WAS VARIED BY CHANGED TONE OR THE ADDITION OF A TONE. NO OVERT BEHAVIORAL CORRELATES COULD BE RELATED TO THE GSR. THE STIMULUS CHANGES AFFECTED THE RECALL OF WORDS. ANOTHER EXPERIMENT STUDIED THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERSISTENCE AND TASK DIFFICULTY. SUBJECTS EXPOSED TO A TASK OF MEDIUM DIFFICULTY PERSISTED LONGER AT THE TASK THAN SUBJECTS EXPOSED TO VERY EASY OR VERY DIFFICULT TASKS. HOWEVER, THE RESULTS WERE NOT STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT. IN A SEPARATE STUDY, POPULATIONS OF LEARNING TOPICS FROM TENTH GRADE VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE WERE DEFINED. THE IDENTIFICATION OF TOPIC POPULATIONS MAKES POSSIBLE APPLICATION OF TREATMENTS TO THE POPULATION. A MODIFIED MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCALING APPROACH YIELDED FIVE FACTORS AMONG 20 TOPICS. (AUTHOR/PS)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.
Identifiers: GALVANIC SKIN RESPONSE