Accession Number : AD0427026


Title :   SOME COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE DETERMINANTS OF DIFFERENTIATION, AND INTEGRATION,


Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV BOULDER


Personal Author(s) : Harvey,O J ; Wyer,Robert S ,Jr ; Hautaluoma,Jacob E


Report Date : Jan 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : Eleven representatives of 4 principal conceptual systems ranging in abstractness from rather concrete to almost completely abstract, were tested on their differentiation and integration of 3 cognitive domains (people, institutions, and inanimate objects) toward which they were highly positive, highly negative and neutral. The representatives were selected by means of the TIB (This I Believe) Test. Differentiation and integration were assessed in the domains of people and intitutions to test an assumption that these areas are differentially relevant to representatives of the 4 conceptual systems and should be differentiated and integrared differently by them. The third domain of inanimate objects were selected because of their assumed low relevance to all 4 of the conceptual systems, making this domain an appropriate control against which to compare the effects of positive and negative involvement. The F for conceptual systems was not significant for eigher differentiation or integration. The nature of the attitude toward the objects significantly affected both differentiation and integration; neutrally regarded objects were differentiated and integrated significantly better than positively regarded objects. Variation in cognitive domains had no significant effect on either differentiation or integration. (Author)


Descriptors :   STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , BEHAVIOR , PSYCHOLOGY , EMOTIONS , PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE