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Date of Award
Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Kenneth L. Beauchamp
First Committee Member
Martin T. Gipson
Second Committee Member
Using both incomplete and complete triads methods , dimensional preference (form or color) was assessed in 121 children (mean age 79.1 months) either before or after performance in a discrimination learning task to determine the effect which prior preference tests have upon the relations between dimensional preference and discrimination learning. The results indicated little support for the perceptual-differentiation hypothesis and some support for both the attentional hypothesis and the developmental-mediational hypothesis . The complete triads method was recommended as an improvement over the incomplete triads and opposed cues methods of preference assessment because the former allows E to determine Ss ability to function in his nonpreferred dimension.
Kaufman, Lynn Willis. (1973). Comparison of two preference assessment procedures and the effect of before versus after preference assessment on children's discrimination learning. University of the Pacific, Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/1825
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