ERIC Number: ED026419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Learning of Culturally Disadvantaged Children as a Function of Social and Tangible Reward.
Unikel, Irving P.; And Others
The experiment studied the "relative effectiveness of tangible and social rewards upon the performance of a simple discrimination learning task by culturally disadvantaged children." Also assessed were the effects of the sex of the subjects (Ss) and the examiner. Ss were 144 five- and six-year old youngsters in a Georgia Head Start program. No differential effects of the two types of rewards were found nor was there a significant interaction of sex as a variable. Among the conclusions is the statement that these results question "the applicability of a general concept of cultural disadvantage as a function of lower socioeconomic status." (NH)
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Identifiers: Georgia; Project Head Start
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, (San Francisco, Calif., September 1968).