Date of Award:

1967

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Psychology

Department name when degree awarded

Counseling Psychology

Advisor/Chair:

Arden Frandsen

Abstract

In the experiment, with forty-eight students as subjects, a serie s of nonsense syllables (DAX, MEF, TOV, VIC, YOP, ZIP, and ZIL) were to be associated with four geometric figures. The task was so arranged that Zip applied to all figures, Dax and Vic to subsets of two figures each, and the remaining were individual labels. In each of three experiments there was an experimental group that received pre-response cueing by means of an analogy which involved hierarchic concepts in the same general form, i. e ., animal, wild, tame, and individual names.

The results suggest that the order and timing of the presentation of the cues were varied in the three separate experiments. Groups that received prior analogy versus groups not given the analogy were more successful in ordering the random stimuli. Further, the order of presentation of the cues had no significant effect on the ability of the subjects to order the random stimuli.

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