ERIC Number: ED080596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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Cognitive Factors: Some Recent Literature.
Ekstrom, Ruth B.
This report is on one aspect of a study that is trying to provide a reference basis for different researchers in their combined efforts to conceptualize and develop a theory and structure of human abilities and temperament. Specifically, the study is directed toward the identification of tests and other instruments that can serve as markers for well established factors. The present report is based on a review of analytical studies in the cognitive domain published in the decade 1963-1973. The first section of this review gives a brief description of different theories and models of cognitive factors. It is followed by a short summary of some of the major issues raised by the research on cognitive factors. Then the current status is described of each of the 24 factors in the 1963 edition of the Kit of Reference Tests for Cognitive Factors. The need to reconceptualize many of the factors in light of research findings is discussed. The final section of the report describes new factors which have appeared in the literature. Recommendations are made for the possible coverage in a revised Kit of Reference Tests such factors as chunking memory, concept formation, figural fluency, integration, memory for order, visual memory, and verbal closure. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kit of Reference Tests for Cognitive Factors