ERIC Number: ED148067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Expectancy on Verbal Behavior of Mentally Retarded Children.
Gilbert, Patty; Lazar, Alfred L.
Examined were the effects of high expectancy and non-expectancy conditions on the verbal behavior of 12 moderately and mildly retarded children (3-16 years old). Six experimental Ss were exposed to a condition in which experimenters expressed expectation of achievement on the Children's Apperception Test. Comparisons of verbalization revealed significantly more words, longer vocalizations, and fewer seconds prior to initial vocalization for experimental Ss than for control Ss. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Annual Conference of the California Educational Research Association (56th, Los Angeles, California, November 17-18, 1977)