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Wallach, Michael A. – 1966
In a discussion of human institutions and modes of conduct, a basic analytical shift from absolutism to relativism is noted. From this frame of reference the conceptual changes in mathematics, the sciences, and esthetics are reviewed. The paper also discusses the implications of this change for the psychology of human thinking and for children's…
Descriptors: Art, Children, Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Wallach, Michael A. – Impact of Science on Society, 1971
Industrially advanced societies increasingly encourage the skills of bureaucrats and technicians rather than the creative ones--because their universities admit students on the basis of intelligence-test scores and secondary school grades, two measures which have practically no correlation with real-life creativity." (Author/AL)
Descriptors: Achievement, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Creativity
Wallach, Michael A.; Wallach, Lise – 1976
The rationale, development, and implementation of a reading program designed to teach disadvantaged children the skills prerequisite to learning to read are discussed in this paper. Of particular importance are skills in the recognition and manipulation of basic speech sounds, phonemes. The first of the program's three parts takes two and one-half…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Conference Reports, Disadvantaged Youth, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence
Wallach, Michael A.; Wallach, Lise – 1976
Despite recent efforts at compensatory education, thousands of children still go through first grade each year without learning to read. More often than not, these are children of the poor. The underlying assumption of this study is that the major attempt at educational compensation for disadvantaged children have failed because of fundamental…
Descriptors: Auditory Discrimination, Beginning Reading, Community Involvement, Disadvantaged Youth
Wallach, Michael A.; Mabli, Jerome – J Personality Soc Psychol, 1970
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Cognitive Processes, Conformity, Decision Making
WALLACH, MICHAEL A.; AND OTHERS – 1967
THIS STUDY INVESTIGATED WHETHER THE PHENOMENON OF SHIFTS TOWARD GREATER RISK TAKING FOLLOWING DISCUSSION OF RISK-RELATED MATERIALS CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO GREATER GENERAL PERSUASIVENESS EXERTED BY RISK TAKERS THAN BY CONSERVATIVES. ITS PROCEDURE WAS TO DISCOVER WHETHER RISK TAKERS WOULD BE JUDGED MORE PERSUASIVE THAN CONSERVATIVES FOLLOWING…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Discussion Groups, Group Dynamics, Individual Characteristics
KOGAN, NATHAN; WALLACH, MICHAEL A. – 1965
THE EXAMINATION WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE IF A CHILD'S ABILITY TO CREATE (COGNITIVE ORIGINALITY) IS INDEPENDENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH HIS GENERAL LEVEL OF INTELLIGENCE. ONCE THIS PROVED TO BE THE CASE THE INVESTIGATORS THEN PURSUED THE STUDY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL CORRELATES THAT DISTINGUISH INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES ON THE CREATIVITY AND INTELLIGENCE…
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Processes, Creativity
Wallach, Michael A.; Wing, Cliff W., Jr. – 1969
To investigate intelligence level, academic achievement, nonacademic achievement, ideational productivity, and the uniqueness of the ideas produced, a sample of 503 incoming freshman university students was recruited. Intelligence was measured by using students' Scholastic Aptitude Test scores; verbal and visual stimuli were used to elicit ideas.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, College Admission, College Students
Wallach, Michael A.; Martin, Marilyn L. – Develop Psychol, 1970
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Elementary School Students, Environmental Influences, Physical Activities