ERIC Number: ED197565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
10 and 25 Second Impressions of Ingratiation Attempts by Children with Learning Disabilities.
Perlmutter, Barry F.; Bryan, James H.
Two experiments examined the ability of learning disabled versus nondisabled third to fifth grade children (N=20) to ingratiate an adult interviewer. In each experiment an equal number of disabled and nondisabled youngsters were instructed to act natural, and an equal number were instructed to "try and get the lady to like you." Naive college students rated the children from the ensuing interactions based on observations of either 10 or 25 seconds of the videotaped interviews. In Experiment 1, Ss were presented with videotapes containing both audio and visual stimuli. Experiment 2 was identical to Experiment 1 except only visual content was presented. Both experiments demonstrated that children with learning disabilities are able to ingratiate an interviewer at least as well as nondisabled children when explicit instructions to do so are given. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Illinois Univ., Chicago. Inst. for Learning Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL.
Note: Portions of this paper were presented at the Convention of the American Psychological Association (Montreal, Canada, 1980).