ERIC Number: ED429009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The Basic Conditions of Life: An Ecological Approach to Perceptual Sensitivity of Swedish and Danish Students. No. 67.
A simulation experiment demonstrated that the perceptual sensitivity of Swedish and Danish students at upper secondary school level varies systematically concerning the basic conditions for "personal growth." An attempt is made to constrain this concept contextually, in such a way that it can be described behaviorally. It is made evident that Swedish students are certain that only a society founded on the principles of behavior modification can provide the conditions for their personal growth. In contrast, Danish students have demonstrated a higher degree of differential sensitivity to contextual variations. Consequently, for them, a society that is building on behavioristic principles accommodates significantly different conditions for personal growth compared to a society building on process principles. Moreover, all three prototypical societies are discerned to have significantly fewer favorable conditions for the development of Life Quality (LQ) compared to the conditions of the Danish society. However, with respect to its surface conditions, the latter is determined to be highly similar to the social texture of the prototypical society which is obeying the principles of the process paradigm. Contains 7 tables of data and 30 references. (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Cognitive Science Research.; Copenhagen Univ. (Denmark). Cognitive Science Research.