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ERIC Number: ED016597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 14
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EFFECT OF SOCIAL PRESSURE ON CONCEPT IDENTIFICATION.
ALLEN, VERNON L.; BRAGG, BARRY W.
ABOUT 70 FEMALE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN THIS INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF SOCIAL PRESSURE ON CONCEPT IDENTIFICATION TASKS AND ITS TRANSFER EFFECT FROM ONE TASK TO ANOTHER. THE SUBJECTS WERE RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO FIVE EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS -- (1) A CONTROL GROUP WITHOUT FEEDBACK, (2) A VERIDICAL GROUP WITH CORRECT FEEDBACK ON THE TWO TASKS REQUIRED, (3) A NONVERIDICAL GROUP WITH INCORRECT FEEDBACK ON BOTH TASKS, (4) A VERIDICAL-NONVERIDICAL GROUP WITH CORRECT FEEDBACK ON ONE TASK AND INCORRECT FEEDBACK ON THE OTHER, AND (5) A NONVERIDICAL-VERIDICAL GROUP WITH A REVERSE FEEDBACK SITUATION. SOCIAL PRESSURE TOOK THE FORM OF UNANIMOUS CORRECT OR INCORRECT FEEDBACK WHICH THE SUBJECTS BELIEVED WAS THE RESPONSES OF PEERS, BUT WHICH ACTUALLY WAS PRODUCED BY THE MANIPULATIONS OF A SPECIAL APPARATUS. RESULTS SHOWED THAT THE VERIDICAL GROUP FEEDBACK FACILITATED CONCEPT ACQUISITION, WHILE THE NONVERIDICAL GROUP FEEDBACK PRODUCED A NEGATIVE EFFECT. TRANSFER EFFECT BETWEEN THE TWO TASKS RESULTED IN A POORER PERFORMANCE ON THE SECOND TASK. (NS)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
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