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ERIC Number: ED083090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 14
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Modification of Impulsive Cognitive Tempo in Fourth Grade Children and Its Effects upon Their Performance of a Social Studies Task.
Schwab, Lynne
This study investigated the effects of instruction in reflective thinking upon impulsive fourth grade students and the transfer effects of this instruction on a classroom social studies test. Thirty impulsive subjects from a white, low socio-economic area school were identified. Treatment and impulsivity were examined as they influenced performance on two dependent measures: the Matching Familiar Figures Test (MFF), and the Social Studies Test (SST). The subjects were pretested with the MFF, provided with training sessions, and posttested with the MFF and the SST. Data was analyzed by analysis of covariance, with age and sex and the two covariates. The major findings of the investigation were interactions between treatment and impulsivity. Trained moderates performed better than their controls, but trained extremes performed worse than their controls on MFF immediate posttest error. The major contribution of the study was the identification of differential effects of training in reflection, and of gradual training in reflection on moderately impulsive and on extremely impulsive students. A bibliography is included. (KSM)
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