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Cone, Dick; Harris, Susan – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 1996
Service-learning has drawn largely on a few major theorists for theoretical support. Additional theoretical perspectives drawn from cognitive psychology and social theory can also contribute, including constructs of concept formation, selective perception, categorization, critical reflection, and mediated learning. Each of these helps to explain…
Descriptors: Classification, Cognitive Psychology, College Curriculum, College Instruction
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Sherrod, Drury R. – Public Opinion Quarterly, 1971
Descriptors: Attitudes, Cognitive Processes, Communication (Thought Transfer), Opinions
Powell, Cheryl Riley – 1978
A recent study profiles the American journalist as young, male, white, educated, and coming from a solid middle- or upper-middle-class background. Women and minority groups are grossly underrepresented in the field of journalism. Other studies present parallels between the topics that are selected as newsworthy and the characteristics of those who…
Descriptors: Bias, Individual Characteristics, Information Dissemination, Journalism
Kjeldergaard, Paul M.; And Others – 1969
This report describes in two volumes the proceedings of a conference on the perception of language held at the University of Pittsburgh in January, 1968. The objectives of the conference, to present the particular research interests of the participants and to attempt to find points of concurrence in thinking through discussion of the conference…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Articulation (Speech), Language Acquisition, Language Patterns
Galvin, Kathleen M.; Book, Cassandra L. – 1972
This book is intended as a resource for teachers who are adopting a communication approach to a speech course. Organized into seven chapters which each contain behavioral and learning objectives and activities, the book is designed to help educators guide their students toward an understanding of inter- and intrapersonal communication and the…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Curriculum Guides
Wilhoit, G. Cleveland; de Bock, Harold – 1976
A national sample of 503 Dutch people aged 15 and over who were accessible by telephone was used in this longitudinal study of reactions to a series of eight broadcasts of "All in the Family." Attitude scales were developed for three independent variables--ethnocentrism, lifestyle intolerance, and parental authoritarianism. Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Adults, Bias, Cognitive Processes, Communication (Thought Transfer)
Griessman, B. Eugene; Bertrand, Alvin L. – 1967
Two rural Louisiana communities were selected to evaluate the effectiveness of certain types of communication in preventing man-caused forest fires. The communities were selected on the basis of differences in fire occurrence rates and other factors related to conservation. Questionnaires and personal interviews were utilized to determine views of…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Change Agents, Communication Problems, Communication (Thought Transfer)
Drew, Dan G. – 1974
A cornerstone of twentieth century journalism is the concept of objectivity. This experimental study explores psychological pressures on the reporter in a theoretical framework of balance theory and social perception. Specifically, it deals with reporters' attitudes toward their sources, their expectation of a future meeting with the sources, and…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Communication (Thought Transfer), Journalism, Media Research
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Sussman, Joan E. – Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 1993
Ten children (ages 5-6) and 10 adults participated in discrimination and selective adaptation speech perception tasks using a synthetic consonant-vowel continuum. Results support hypotheses of sensory processing differences in younger, normally developing children compared with adults and show that such abilities appear to be related to speech…
Descriptors: Adults, Attention, Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Evaluation
Keogh, Barbara K. – Academic Therapy, 1977
The state of the art in early identification of children with learning problems is reviewed, and generalizations about the value of early screening are offered. (CL)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Education
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McQueen, James – Language and Cognitive Processes, 1996
Notes that in phonetic categorization, listeners hear a range of speech sounds forming a continuum of ambiguous sounds between two endpoints and are required to identify the sounds as one or other of the endpoints. Points out that this task has been used in phonetics and in psycholinguistics to study categorical perception, selective adaptation,…
Descriptors: Ambiguity, Auditory Perception, Auditory Stimuli, Classification
Snavely, William B. – 1974
In view of the importance of selectivity to the understanding of the interpersonal, small group, and public communication processes, this concept must be introduced into the communication classroom. This paper introduces an instructional model that simplifies the student's understanding of the four major steps involved in the selectivity process:…
Descriptors: Attention, Behavioral Science Research, Communication (Thought Transfer), Conceptual Schemes
Clement, Kent – 1997
Judgment is the process of making decisions with incomplete information concerning either the outcomes or the decision factors. Sound judgment that leads to good decisions is an essential skill needed by adventure education and outdoor leadership professionals. Cognitive psychology provides several theories and insights concerning the accuracy of…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Bias, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Structures
Brawer, Michael P. – 1982
A model for integrating motivational activities into instruction and the problem with motivational activities in the classroom for the disadvantaged learner are examined. Eight basic learning processes are identified that the teacher should understand in preparation for presenting information to students: attention/reception, selective perception,…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Diagnostic Teaching, Educationally Disadvantaged, High Risk Students
Braverman, Marc T.; Yates, Mary Ellen – 1989
This study addressed whether the educational impact of a zoo visit can be enhanced through the provision of appropriate instructional supports such as preparatory trainings or orientations. One important function of the educational process, in contrast to providing direct information or skill development, is to make the learner more sensitive to…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Facilities, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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