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ERIC Number: ED046994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 8
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Some Cognitive Correlates of Reversal-Nonreversal Learning.
Bloom, Richard D.
This study examined the relationship between convergent and divergent thinking and performance errors in reversal and nonreversal concept tasks. The results show: (1) a positive relationship between convergent performance and concept errors; and (2) an inverse relationship between divergent performance and concept errors. These correlational patterns were most evident in relation to errors occurring for the shift problems of both the reversal and nonreversal tasks. A global measure of intelligence was not associated with concept errors. In interpreting the findings, divergent and convergent behaviors are viewed as corresponding respectively to dispositions toward flexibility and rigidity in processing conceptual information. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971