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ERIC Number: ED147773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Modification of the Impulsive Cognitive Style: A Review.
Readence, John E.; Bean, Thomas W.
The impulsivity-reflexivity dimension of cognitive style is a variable that significantly affects a learning/teaching situation. Previous investigations have suggested, for example, that learners with an impulsive cognitive style are at a disadvantage in problem-solving situations. This review focuses on investigations into four specific procedures designed to modify an impulsive problem-solving disposition: reinforcement techniques, modeling techniques, direct instruction in reflective thinking, and attention to appropriate stimuli. The evidence reviewed suggests that each of the techniques holds some promise, but it is not clear which procedures are most effective. Conclusions that can be drawn from the research are summarized, and an additional line of exploration is proposed. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Study prepared at Kansas State University