ERIC Number: ED035938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Stimulus Preference and Its Role in Children's Learning Behavior. Final Report.
Sanders, Catherine H.; Stone, David R.
This paper is concerned with the question of relationship among preferred perceptual modes, selected independent variables which cause individual differences, and the resulting effects on conceptual behavior. Subjects ranged from four and one-half years to eight and one-half years of age. Each child chosen by the plan was screened for color blindness and tested for the following information: form, color, and size preferred perceptual mode, drawing scores, vocabulary scores, and sex concepts. The socioeconomic status of each subject was also determined. Differences found in the study were due to age, sex, and nursery school attenders. Conclusions drawn include: (1) the higher the I.Q. of a child, the more likely he is to be consistent in his choice of perceptual mode; (2) perceiving and conceiving by color are indicative of immaturity, lack of nursery school experience, lower I.Q. and possibly creativity; (3) form perceivers are best able to conceive by form whereas color perceivers are better able to conceive by color. (KJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan.