ERIC Number: ED085105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Research on Children's Learning.
Stevenson, Harold W.
This review of literature on children's learning focuses on the following seven subject areas: (1) Infant learning, particularly studies of conditioning and individual differences in infants, (2) New perspectives on Piaget, reviewing studies where conservation and transitive inferences have been taught to young children, (3) Language and attention, focusing on evidence against verbal mediation theory, including shift studies, (4) Observational learning, (5) Selective attention studies, which include developmental trends, irrelevant dimension experiments, and incidental learning research, (6) Perceptual learning, and (7) Memory. It is concluded that the following basic themes apply to all the research areas reviewed: the importance of attention, interest in extending the study of learning downward to younger ages, and attempts to improve performance to a greater degree than would occur without intervention. (DP)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Psychology.
Note: Developmental Program, Report No. 6