Campus Access Only

All rights reserved. This publication is intended for use solely by faculty, students, and staff of University of the Pacific. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, now known or later developed, including but not limited to photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the author or the publisher.

Date of Award

1973

Document Type

Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Kenneth L. Beauchamp

First Committee Member

Martin T. Gipson

Second Committee Member

Roseann Hannon

Abstract

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.

Pages

91

To access this thesis/dissertation you must have a valid pacific.edu email address and log-in to Scholarly Commons.

Find in PacificSearch

Share

COinS