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ERIC Number: ED119842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 28
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Acquisition of Conservation through Cognitive Dissonance.
Murray, Frank B.; And Others
In two experiments (N=210) conservers, transitional conservers, and nonconservers were directed to lie or pretend to other children that their judgments and explanations of a series of conservation problems were the opposite of what they really were. Nonconservers and transitional subjects in both studies made large and significant gains in conservation compared to appropriate control groups and according to pre- and post-test. Conservers did not regress. The second experiment, moreover, indicated that conservation gains were stable and that the newly acquired conservation was not extinguished by a second dissonance treatment in which subjects gave nonconservation responses. (Author/JMB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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