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ERIC Number: ED061924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 11
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Self-Programmed Control: A New Approach to Learning.
Barrios, Alfred A.
This paper introduces a program for dealing with two affective detractors from learning: (1) a negative attitude toward school, and (2) personal problems. The program consists of three basic interacting components: (1) Self Programmed Control Technique Series--a method giving persons greater control over involuntary personality traits; (2) Psycho-Cybernetics--a guide to life; and (3) Shortcut Learning Techniques--a means of allowing students to experience immediate learning reinforcement. In a trial use at East Los Angeles College, the program has shown that attitudes toward school have been modified positively as indicated by a 250% increase in Brown-Holtzman scores and that the occurrence of personal problems have dimished as indicated by a drop in Willoughby scores from the 72nd to the 38th percentile. Also the results of an anonymous questionnaire given to 236 students revealed that the number of students having excessive behavior in certain problem areas, such as smoking, drinking, and drug use, was lessened at the program's end. Actual improvement in grades and number of units completed were found to correlate with the affective changes. The ease of implementing the program and various ways of inexpensively incorporating it into a school's curriculum are also discussed. (AL)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Association of Higher Education's 27th Annual National Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 6, 1972