ERIC Number: ED052817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of the Effect of Verbal and Material Reward on the Learning of Lower Class Preschool Children.
Farber, Anne E.
DARCEE Papers and Reports (George Peabody College for Teachers), v4 n8 1970
This study compared the effectiveness of verbal and candy reward on the learning of 72 lower class, black preschool children. A combination of the two reward conditions was included to investigate if material reward had a distracting effect. The informational value of the two types of rewards was manipulated to determine if they differed in informational properties as well as in incentive value. The children learned most effectively when given verbal reward in comparison to candy reward; it did not appear that candy functioned as a distractor. No differences in informational properties in the two rewards were found. An appendix gives a review of the experimental literature. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Labs.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education.
Identifiers: Project Head Start
Note: Study was completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Psychology, George Peabody Coll. for Teachers