ERIC Number: ED088568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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The Impact of Social Cues on Children's Behavior.
Steinman, Warren M.; And Others
Four research papers discuss the influence of social cues on children's behavior. Specifically, the focus of this program of research was to systematically investigate the impact of two classes of social cues: (1) implicit or explicit instructional cues inherent in social interactions, and (2) inferred or actual evaluative cues present in interpersonal or achievement situations. An attempt is made to study the problems addressed through a broad range of psychological approaches, including individual analysis and group designs, and variable manipulation within single sessions as well as across repeated sessions. A central theme of the papers is the subtle but powerful effects of the social cues under study. Papers are titled: (1) "Implicit Instructions and Social Influence in'Generalized Imitation' and Comparable Nonimitative Situations", (2) "The Effects of Adult Presence and Stated Preferences on the Reinforcement Control of Children's Behavior", (3) "Individual Differences in Children's Response to Adult Presence and Evaluative Reactions", and (4) "The Effects of Social Cues on Children's Attributions of Success and Failure and On Generalization of Imitation." The document includes reactions and contributions from two discussants. (DP)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Psychology.