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ERIC Number: ED062660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
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Attitudes of Children Established by Classical Conditioning.
Barnabei, Fred; And Others
This study examined the attitudes of children established by classical conditioning. Subjects were 4th graders (26 males and 31 females). Each child was randomly assigned to either an experimental or a control group. A posttest-only design was used with positive and negative word associations presented to the experimental group, and neutral word associations presented to the experimental group, and neutral word associations presented to the control group. Data were collected from all subjects on a sematic differential scale. Results of this study indicated that classical conditioning of attitudes occurred in the experimental group, and that conditioning was effective without subject awareness. There was a further implication concerning the early development of attitudes, and the authors feel it is possible that the classical conditioning paradigm could make a significant contribution in the early development of attitudes of children. Further research is recommended to determine if the phenomenon of attitudinal change can be generalized to the elementary school system. (BW/Author)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.