ERIC Number: ED038729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-1
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Differences in the Size of the Pupil of the Eye as a Measure of Learning Capacity and the Learning Process in Kindergarten and High School Students. Final Report.
Polt, James M.
The objectives of this study were to determine: (1) whether or not cognitive processes differ between advantaged and disadvantaged groups; (2) the capacity of pupil response to measure cognitive ability as compared to measurements of cognitive processes depending on verbal ability and environment; (3) whether pupil response can predict future academic performance; and (4) if differences and similarities found in cognitive functioning of advantaged and disadvantaged kindergarten children exist to the same degree in advantaged and disadvantaged high school students. Subjects tested were 64 kindergarten children and 60 high school students from advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds. Results indicated that pupillary dilation is directly related to cognitive activity in a number of situations requiring vested effort on the part of the subject at the high school and kindergarten levels. (Author/EK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Temple Buell Coll., Denver, CO.