ERIC Number: ED101224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Children's Spontaneous Stimulus Preferences on Discrimination Learning. Technical Report No. 292.
Ingison, Lind J.; Levin, Joel R.
Two experiments investigated the role of children's spontaneous conceptual "biases" in pictorial discrimination learning. The results suggested that such biases may serve either to facilitate or to interfere with discrimination learning. Moreover, in each experiment, age by treatment interactions revealed that in comparison to the behavior of older children (sixth graders), that of younger children (kindergartners) is governed more by the perceptible than by the functional attributes of stimuli. These data are in complete accord with Bruner's view of cognitive development. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.