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ERIC Number: ED017013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
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THE AFFECTIVE COMPONENTS OF PRODUCTIVE THINKING, STRATEGIES OF RESEARCH AND ASSESSMENT.
COVINGTON, MARTIN V.
NEW DIRECTIONS FOR RESEARCH MAY MORE CLEARLY REVEAL THE NATURE OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AFFECTIVE VARIABLES AND INTELLECTUAL PERFORMANCE. ONE AFFECTIVE COMPONENT SHOULD NOT BE SINGLED OUT FOR MEASUREMENT. RATHER, A PATTERN OF DISPOSITIONS SHOULD BE DETERMINED AS A UNIT OF PREDICTION OF EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE. VARIOUS COPING STYLES SHOULD BE FRACTIONATED INTO MORE DISCRETE AND IDENTIFIABLE MENTAL OPERATIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INDIVIDUAL. THE STUDENT'S ABILITY TO EFFECTIVELY COORDINATE AND DEPLOY THE DIVERSE COGNITIVE STRATEGIES ASSOCIATED WITH VARIOUS COPING STYLES CAN THEN BE TESTED. TESTS WHICH REFLECT SUCH A "MANAGERIAL" CAPACITY ARE DESCRIBED. OVERSIMPLIFICATION CAN ALSO BE AVOIDED BY VARYING THE KINDS OF OUTPUT MEASURES USED. DATA ON TESTS DEVELOPED TO TAP VARIOUS FACETS OF THE PROBLEM-SOLVING ACT ARE PRESENTED AS PROOF THAT ATTITUDINAL VARIABLES ARE RELATED TO PERFORMANCE IN A COMPLEX MANNER DEPENDING, IN PART, ON THE KIND OF OUTPUT MEASURES EMPLOYED. DESCRIBED ARE ATTITUDES TOWARD THE SELF AS A PROBLEM-SOLVER WHICH MAY INFLUENCE THE ACT OF PROBLEM-SOLVING. AN ASSESSMENT DEVICE EXPLORES THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE PROBLEM-SOLVING ACT AND SELF-APPRAISAL OF WORTH AS AN EFFECTIVE THINKER. THIS SPEECH WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, FEBRUARY, 1968. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
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