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ERIC Number: ED048709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 14
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Reaction to Frustration as a Function of Learning Potential Status. Volume 1, Number 9.
Budoff, Milton; Pines, Ayala
Twenty seven educable retarded children (ages 11 to 16) were divided into three groups based on learning potential status: highscorers, gainers, and nongainers. A dexterity test and a mirror drawing of a six-pointed star were administered, the latter in a stress-producing manner. Learning potential status mainly predicted the rate of learning on the motor task. The hypothesis that highscorers and gainers would cope more adequately with stress than nongainers was somewhat supported. Nongainers showed an initial appearance of adequacy which they were unable to maintain. One conclusion is that there is great heterogeneity of performance among identified educable retardates. (RJ)
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Authoring Institution: Research Inst. for Educational Problems, Cambridge, MA.