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ERIC Number: ED147264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 20
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Prophecy as a Perceptual Affector.
Dorethy, Rex E.
Evidence presented by psychologists has indicated that perceptual development results in part from learned experience and may be modified to varying deqrees by social pressure. Since vision is a primary source of perceptual information for art education, this study sought to determine the effects of prophecy, or expectation, on perceptual response utilizing a sampling of 117 college students. Three experimental groups received contrasting types of prophecy predictions. A fourth group served as a control. Prophecy exposure displaying interest/disinterest and authoritative prediction yielded significant performance differences as measured by perceptual differentiation tasks. The results seem to indicate that teacher attitude and expectation may be an important factor in classroom performances where perceptual factors are present. The overt behavior exhibited by teachers in influencing art production and self-expectation of students appears to be a contributing factor in visual response. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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