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ERIC Number: ED262875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-8
Pages: 19
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Postformal Adult Cognition: A Multi-Domain Study.
Tappan, Mark B.; And Others
This study investigated forms of adult social cognition in the domains of justice judgment and ethical evaluation and their relationship to IQ scores and personal and vocational interests. Subjects were 150 adult members of the MENSA organization: 69 females and 81 males ranging in age from 18 to 83 years. Each subject completed a battery of instruments designed to measure development in the logico-mathematical and social domains, personal and vocational interests, and IQ, including Commons and Farrell's (1984) formal-operations balance-beam problem; Commons, Richards, and Kuhn's (1982) meta-systematic four-story problem; Commons, Richards, and Kuhn's (1982) meta-cube analogy problem; Kuhn's two-country problem; Kohlberg's Moral Judgment Interview, Form A; Armon's (1984) ideals of the Good-Life Interview; Loevinger's ego-development Sentence Completion Test; The Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory; and standard adult IQ verbal sub-tests in written form, taken from the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale. Subjects' scores on the social-cognitive measures were comparable to such scores from other adult populations, and there was little or no relationship between these scores and IQ. The relationship between social-cognitive development and personal and vocational interests indicates that certain vocational personality types were more strongly related to social-cognitive development in the domains of justice judgment and ethical evaluation than were others. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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