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ERIC Number: ED076896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 19
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A Relationship Between Field-Dependency-Independency and Set: A Western and Soviet View.
Hritzuk, John; Taylor, Lorne
Students were classed as field dependent or field independent using Witkin's Rod and Frame and the Embedded Figures Test. In addition, each of the 269 grade 8 subjects performed Uznadze's set tasks. The number of trials required for excitation and extinction in the haptic and visual modality were noted. The field-dependent-independent groups, based on each test, were compared with their ability to excite and extinguish a set. A Chi-square was used to test statistical significance. It was found that the field dependent and field independent groups differed in their ability to extinguish a set but not to excite a set. The differences were interpreted as supporting Witkin's hypothesis involving "Einstellung". (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Calgary Univ. (Alberta). Dept. of Educational Psychology.