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ERIC Number: ED117596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 48
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Demand Characteristics in Classical Verbal Conditioning and Attitude Conditioning Studies.
McGinley, Hugh
This paper is a draft for the American Psychological Association Symposium on the conditioning of verbal behavior and attitudes. The author presents the results of several studies he conducted in the classical conditioning of meaning and attitude. These studies attempt to control the measurement effects created by extraneous variables operating on the generalized Staats procedure. Especially at issue is the elimination of the effects of contingency awareness and of demand characteristics in "conditioning of meaning" studies. A problem remaining is determining if contingency awareness is a necessary condition not only for the special case of classical conditioning of meaning but for classical conditioning in general. The author presents a tentative conclusion that the results from Staats'"conditioning of meaning" procedure are not due entirely to demand characteristic effects. (SJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 2, 1975)