ERIC Number: ED034183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Interest Inventory Items as Attitude Eliciting Stimuli in Classical Conditioning: A Test of the A-R-D Theory. Language, Personality, and Cross-Cultural Study and Measurement of the Human A-R-D (Motivational) System.
Gross, Michael C.; Staats, Arthur W.
An experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis that interest inventory items elicit classically conditionable attitudinal responses. A higher-order conditioning procedure was used in which items from the Strong Vocational Interest Blank were employed as unconditioned stimuli and nonsense syllables as conditioned stimuli. Items for which the subjects had positive interest, as indicated by a pre-test, were paired with one conditioned stimulus; items of negative interest were paired with a different conditioned stimulus. Analysis of post-conditioning ratings of the syllables indicated that the subjects had acquired the attitudinal component of the interest items with which they had been paired. (Authors/DO)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Dept. of Psychology.
Identifiers: Evaluative Meaning; Strong Vocational Interest Blank