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ERIC Number: ED162483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 31
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Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Cognitive Tempo and the Presence of a Memory Aid on Conjunctive Concept Attainment in Educable Mentally Retarded Boys.
Reid, D. Kim
Thirty impulsive and 30 reflective EMR (educable mentally retarded) Black students (9-12 years old) were administered conjunctive concept attainment tasks with or without a memory aid. Repeated measures analyses of variance were used to examine the effects of the independent variables (cognitive tempo, presence or absence of a memory aid, and concept attainment problems--color dominant, number-dominant and size-dominant). Results supported the following hypotheses: that impulsive Ss would require more trials to solution in behavioral attainment of the concept problems than reflective Ss; and that the differences between the behavioral attainment of a concept and the ability to verbalize it would be greater for impulsive than reflective Ss. Among other results were that the presence of a memory aid differentially influenced performance of impulsive and reflective Ss only when overall scores for behavioral attainment were considered. Results suggested that cognitive tempo may be useful in determining school placement on the basis of potential learning performance rather than simply intellectual ability. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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