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ERIC Number: ED139018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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The Inter-relationships among Personality, Audience, Purpose, and Cognitive Functioning in Composing.
Brozick, James R.
Four twelfth-grade students of "distinct" personality types participated in a study of relationships between composing processes and use of cognitive strategies, of relationships between personality type and cognitive functioning, and of the effects of these interrelationships on composing. Personality profiles were drawn based on responses to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Thematic Apperception Test. Analyses of cognitive strategies were based on the work of Young, Becker, and Pike. From this investigation, composing emerges as a dynamic process subject to many influences: purpose, audience, and the student's personality type (or identity theme). Students' composing processes and use of cognitive strategies are a function of their identity themes--that is, they assimilate information and accommodate to internal and external realities to meet the demands of style, audience, and function. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Research prepared at University of Pittsburgh