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Melear, Claudia T. – 1990
Learning style is a composite of those elements that serve as a relatively stable indicator of how a learner perceives, interacts with, and responds to the learning environment. This paper presents quantitative data related to learning styles and qualitative data related to learning environments which could suggest changes in biology courses and…
Descriptors: Biology, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style, College Science
Atman, Kathryn S.; Romano, Patricia R. – 1987
Conation is a domain of behavior or mental processes associated with goal directed action. Wholistic education stresses an integrated approach to an individual's learning process; thus, consideration of the integration of the four domains (cognitive, affective, psychomotor and conative) can find a receptive niche among educators who seek to…
Descriptors: Correlation, Goal Orientation, Higher Education, Holistic Approach
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Borg, Mary O.; Shapiro, Stephen L. – Journal of Economic Education, 1996
Utilizes the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to delineate four basic personality types and their corresponding learning styles. Compares student's learning style with professor's teaching style. Suggests options for improving instruction by offering teaching and grading strategies that better accommodate student personality types and learning…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style
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Conwell, Catherine R.; And Others – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1987
Examined the effect of matching learners' cognitive styles with science learning activities on changes in science knowledge and attitudes. Fifty-six elementary education majors, identified as Sensing Feeling types on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, participated in the study. Results revealed no significant differences between matched and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Instruction
Burton, Linda – 1985
The effects of musical accompaniment on two different visual information processing activities were examined in individuals of differing selected personality types. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator Form G was administered to classes of University students. From the results, four subgroups, the sensing-thinking, sensing-feeling, intuitive-feeling,…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Cognitive Processes, Higher Education, Individual Differences
Jones, Paul E.; Wall, Robert E. – 1985
Two descriptive pilot studies employed a multi-group and pre- and post-design to analyze the relationship between students' exposure to computers and reductions in their computer anxiety scores and the relationship between the amount of computer exposure to computer anxiety scores. In the first study, standardized measures of computer anxiety and…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Educational Technology, Graduate Students
Hardigan, Patrick C.; Cohen, Stanley R. – 1998
This study compared personality traits of students in five health professions. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was completed by 1,508 osteopathic students, 654 pharmacy students, 165 physical therapy students, 211 physician assistant students, and 70 occupational therapy students. Comparing the extrovert/introvert dimension revealed that pharmacy…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Career Choice, Cognitive Style, College Instruction
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Riding, Richard; Cheema, Indra – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1991
Discusses research on cognitive styles and strategies. Groups labels into two principle styles. Describes the wholist-analytic style, examining whether an individual tends to process information in wholes or parts, and the verbalizer-imager style considering whether an individual is inclined to represent information during thinking verbally or in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Style, Field Dependence Independence, Higher Education