ERIC Number: ED031770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of A Learning Experience Upon Preference for Complexity and Asymmetry; Variables of Perceptual Field Independence, and the Ability to Handle Visual Information. Final Report.
McWhinnie, Harold J.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a specific type of perceptual training upon the aesthetic preference for complexity-asymmetry, ability to handle visual information, select variables of perceptual field-independence, and selected variables of creative thinking. A total of 300 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade children in Columbus, Ohio, were selected to participate in 10 weeks of art instruction and/or perceptual training activities. They were divided into three groups and tested before and after the experimental period. Significant treatment effects were achieved on variables of creativity, and aesthetic preference for complexity-asymmetry. Significant correlations were achieved on a number of variables studied. The results are discussed with reference to art education, curriculum, theory, and research as well as in relation to general psychological theory. (Author/KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.