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ERIC Number: ED124861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Pages: 33
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Reference Count: 0
A Developmental Analysis of Set Patterns in Children: A Normative Study.
Janzen, Henry L.; And Others
The main problem of this study was to examine the set characteristics of children at various age levels. Subjects were observed according to their ease of excitability and extinction in the haptic and visual modalities. Set patterns were examined at different age levels to determine if there was any trend from one age to another. The findings support those of Uznadze's in that excitability is a distinguishing feature in all children. Although the subjects did not vary in rate of excitation haptically and visually, there were significantly different rates in the number of trials it took before extinction took place. The data indicate that, as subjects increase in age, there is a drop in the number of assimilative illusions in both modalities. The study demonstrated that there are significant age differences in the way children develop and maintain sets, particularly in the haptic modality. The study suggests that the development of set has little meaning outside the context of the physiology of the nervous system and its relation to maturation and the learning of cognitive operations. (SJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)