ERIC Number: ED350538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Validation of Eye Movements Model of NLP through Stressed Recalls.
Sandhu, Daya S.
Neurolinguistic Progamming (NLP) has emerged as a new approach to counseling and psychotherapy. Though not to be confused with computer programming, NLP does claim to program, deprogram, and reprogram clients' behaviors with the precision and expedition akin to computer processes. It is as a tool for therapeutic communication that NLP has rapidly gained attention among the helping professions since its origins in the 1970s. This study re-examined the Eye Movements Model of NLP--which states that people's primary representational systems (PRS) can be identified through their eye movements--by using the newly developed 52-item inventory with right-handed Louisiana college students (N=102) from educational psychology classes. The results of the study supported claims of NLP proponents that while accessing the memory under stressed recalls to retrieve information, people do use different PRS. Thirteen yes/no type control items were used to demonstrate that identification of PRS is possible only under those conditions when people are made to think hard for information. Furthermore, it was found that the subjects were not aware on their own if they were visuals, auditory, or kinesthetic. This study also found that 13 subjects had more than one representational system. No significant differences were found at alpha level .05 in the distribution of PRS between genders and Cajuns and non-Cajuns as ethnic groups. (Contains 31 references.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Neurolinguistic Programming
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Reno, NV, April 21-24, 1991).