ERIC Number: ED103940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Speech in the Regulation of Behavior. Research Report No. 63.
Rondal, Jean A.
Partial replication of the Luria and Tikhomirov experiments in the verbal regulation of behavior has led to results and conclusions contradictory to those of the Russian researchers. Subjects for these experiments included mentally handicapped children and adults. The results of four sets of experiments are presented. In general, the basic findings of Luria and Tikhomirov with respect to regulation by the rhythmic aspect of speech were replicated, constituting a clear confirmation of that aspect of Luria's hypothesis. However, results did not generally confirm predictions derived from that portion of Luria's hypothesis which relates to the regulatory function of speech in its meaningful aspect. Reasons are suggested to account for these differences. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research, Development, and Demonstration Center in Education of Handicapped Children.