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Stang, David – Journal of Psychology, 1977
Proposes explanations and further research considerations for the apparent psychological equivalence of the terms "complexity" and "novelty" as they refer to information theory, stimulus generalization, and subject expectancy effects. (RL)
Descriptors: Arousal Patterns, Attention, Concept Formation, Difficulty Level
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Voss, H. G. – Journal of Psychology, 1977
Shows higher levels of creativity in relaxed-friendly or test-loke/high-noise-level conditions than in test-like/low-noise-level conditions. (RL)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Arousal Patterns, Creative Thinking, Creativity
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Tapasak, Renee C.; And Others – Journal of Psychology, 1978
Finds that extraverted children did better than introverted children on both a nonverbal coding task and simple and complex verbal fluency tasks. Notes that anxiety influenced girls' performances on the more complex verbal fluency task, but did not alter boys' performances. Compares these findings to those of similar studies of adults. (RL)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Arousal Patterns, Children, Correlation
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Falender, Carol A.; Mehrabian, Albert – Journal of Psychology, 1979
Presents a framework for characterizing the emotional impact of day care environments, using pleasure, arousal, and dominance-submissiveness dimensions to predict children's emotional reactions to day care and to separation from their parents, their active involvement in day care, and the extended effects of day care on their cognitive…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Arousal Patterns, Child Care, Cognitive Development
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Cowen, Leon – Journal of Psychology, 1972
Descriptors: Anxiety, Arousal Patterns, Behavioral Science Research, Individual Characteristics
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Martindale, Colin – Journal of Psychology, 1972
Descriptors: Arousal Patterns, College Students, Conformity, Creativity