ERIC Number: ED206139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Associative and Conceptual Training of Retarded and Normal Children.
Lathey, Jonathan W.; Tobias, Sigmund
An aptitude treatment interaction was predicted in which 30 retarded adolescents were expected to profit most from associative training and 30 intellectually average third graders most from conceptual training. Ss received either associative training designed to strengthen direct associations among pairs of conceptually related members of a free recall list or members and their corresponding categories. Associative training facilitated free recall of trained items at both intellectual levels. For clustering data a treatment by groups interaction was found in which nonretarded Ss benefited relatively more than retardates from associative training. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).