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ERIC Number: ED073407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
Values and Cognitive Systems.
Scott, William A.
The author's approach to the conceptualization and measurement of natural cognitions which may have some relevance for the study of values is presented. Research on natural cognitions, or ideas entertained by people before an experimenter comes along to disturb them attempts to assess pre-existing concepts which are grouped initially according to the domain of objects to which they refer. Features of the research strategy are examined and findings from studies conducted over the past ten years are cited briefly. The cognitive model and strategy of assessment are explored as they are relevant to the study of values; the present conception of value organization places the person's values within the general cognitive framework that he uses for understanding real objects and suggests that the subjectively absolute and universal qualities that characterize values may derive from the person's idealized interpretation of actually experienced contingencies. References are included. (Author/SES)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
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