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Friedman, Herbert L.; Johnson, Raymond L. – 1969
Research in training subjects to comprehend compressed speech has led to deeper studies of basic listening skills. The connected discourse is produced by a technique which deletes segments of the speech record and joins the remainder together without pitch distortion. The two problems dealt with were the sources of individual differences in the…
Descriptors: Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Perception, Auditory Stimuli, Communication (Thought Transfer)
Harris, Mary B.; Collins, Grace – 1976
This study compares three six-week programs for weight control that were followed by several booster sessions and a 15-week followup. Although subjects in all programs showed significant weight losses (an average of 8.1 pounds for the 22 weeks), no significant differences between groups emphasizing stimulus control, reinforcement or general…
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Change, Body Weight, Change Strategies
BILODEAU, EDWARD A.; BLICK, KENNETH A. – 1965
THIS STUDY WAS MADE TO COMPARE THE EFFECTS OF STIMULATION AND NONSTIMULATION ON RECALL OF WORDS FOLLOWING TIME-DELAY PERIODS. THE SUBJECTS (670 AIRMEN) WERE TRAINED WITH AN EXAMPLE WORD LIST AND TWO WORD LISTS CONTAINING FIVE OF THE SECONDARY WORDS ASSOCIATED WITH RUSSELL-JENKINS STIMULUS WORDS. AFTER TIME DELAYS OF 2 MINUTES, 20 MINUTES, 2 DAYS,…
Descriptors: Associative Learning, Learning, Learning Experience, Learning Processes
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Phelan, Suzanne; Wing, Rena R.; Raynor, Hollie A.; Dibello, Julia; Nedeau, Kim; Peng, Wanfeng – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2008
This study compared weight control strategies during the winter holidays among successful weight losers (SWL) in the National Weight Control Registry and normal weight individuals (NW) with no history of obesity. SWL (n = 178) had lost a mean of 34.9 kg and had kept greater than or equal to 13.6 kg off for a mean of 5.9 years. NW (n = 101) had a…
Descriptors: Holidays, Obesity, Body Composition, Eating Habits
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Cobb, Cathy J. – Communication Research: An International Quarterly, 1986
Identifies four groups of readers (heavy, sporadic, scanner, and apathetic) and classifies them on the basis of individual, environmental, and stimulus factors. Emphasizes the importance of environmental factors (time, peer influence, parental reading habits, etc.) in explaining differences in adolescent newspaper readership. (PD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, High School Students, Media Research, Newspapers
Homberg, Erentraud, Ed. – 1978
This brochure presents the summaries of two major studies carried out in three European countries concerning the role of television in the life of preschool children. The first study involved participant observation and interviews of 90 families from England and 50 families from Ireland over a 6-month period. The children studied were between the…
Descriptors: Childrens Television, Educational Television, Family Characteristics, Family Influence
Massaro, Dominic W. – Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1974
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the size of the sound stimulus employed in the first stage of speech recognition. (Author)
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, College Students, Diagrams, Experimental Psychology
Moe, James D. – Speech Monographs, 1972
Study was conducted to investigate the degree to which untrained listeners could correctly identify speaker social status during stimulus controlled vocal status cue situations. (Author)
Descriptors: Audiences, Cues, Listening, Perception
CARTER, ROY E.; AND OTHERS – 1964
THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF CHILDREN IN STIMULATING FAMILY USE OF EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION DURING EVENING HOURS WAS STUDIED. FOUR EXPERIMENTAL CONDITIONS WERE CREATED AMONG TENTH-GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS AND THEIR CLASSES--(1) A DISCUSSION PROCEDURE WAS USED TO STIMULATE VIEWING OF A PUBLIC AFFAIRS SERIES ON THE AREA'S EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION STATION,…
Descriptors: Children, Discussion Groups, Educational Television, Family Involvement
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Landers, Daniel M.; And Others – Journal of Motor Behavior, 1978
R. Martens' hypothesis that an audience acts as a stimulus to elicit arousal or drive in the performance of an individual, which in turn enhances the emission of the dominant habit, is reexamined. Where incorrect responses are dominant, learning of a novel task will be inhibited, or at least improvement will not be as rapid as for individuals…
Descriptors: Arousal Patterns, Motor Reactions, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Performance Factors
GARVEY, CATHERINE; MCFARLANE, PAUL T. – 1968
LANGUAGE PATTERNS OF BALTIMORE FIFTH-GRADERS FROM FOUR DISADVANTAGED, INNER-CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS--TWO WHITE AND TWO NEGRO--AND FROM ONE WHITE MIDDLE-CLASS SUBURBAN SCHOOL WERE EXAMINED (1) TO IDENTIFY SUBGROUPS WHOSE LANGUAGE BEHAVIOR DIFFERS SYSTEMATICALLY FROM EACH OTHER AND FROM STANDARD ENGLISH, (2) TO GATHER INFORMATION ON THE LANGUAGE…
Descriptors: Blacks, Dialects, Disadvantaged, Economically Disadvantaged
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Rotatori, Anthony F.; And Others – Journal of Special Education Technology, 1980
A behavioral weight reduction treatment and maintenance program for moderately mentally retarded adolescents which involves six phases from background information collection to followup relies on stimulus control procedures to modify eating behaviors. Data from pilot studies show an average weekly weight loss of .5 to 1 pound per S. (CL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Eating Habits
Liu, Shirley – 1979
Can the way children learn Chinese help them to learn English? In this study, it is noted that there is a possibility that despite the structural differences between them, there is transference from the learning of Chinese to the learning of English. Skinner's four major reinforcement schedules were used in this study to promote this transference…
Descriptors: Chinese, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Grade 1
GUDSCHINSKY, SARAH C. – 1967
A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR THE ANTHROPOLOGY STUDENT CONFRONTED WITH LEARNING A LANGUAGE IN THE FIELD, THIS BOOK FOCUSES ON ACQUIRING EVERYDAY CONVERSATION RATHER THAN DIFFICULT LINGUISTIC PROBLEMS. THE FORM AND CONTENT ARE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING BASIC PREMISES--(1) LEARNING A LANGUAGE CONSISTS OF DISCOVERING AND CONTROLLING AS AUTOMATIC HABITS THE…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Articulation (Speech), Field Studies
Mira, Mary P. – 1968
Behavioral studies of listening in children with both normal and exceptional hearing are presented. The conjugate of assessing listening is discussed. This method provides a continuous record of ongoing behavior allowing for observation of moment-to-moment changes in listening. It determines how sustained, how strong, and how continuous a child's…
Descriptors: Audiology, Auditory Evaluation, Behavioral Science Research, Evaluation Methods
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