Accession Number : ADA147541


Title :   Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Eye Movements as Indicators of Representational Systems.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Moore,W H ; Powell,G A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a147541.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 79


Abstract : The experiment documented in this thesis investigated the eye movement hypothesis of the Neuro-Linguistic Programming model by testing the initial and dominant eye movements of forty-three male, right handed subjects against two methods of determining representational systems: the categorization of verbal responses and the selection of written descriptors, both in response to stimulus cues. Chi squared contingency tables were used to test dependency. Neuro-Linguistic Programming was developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder. It is a model of human communications and behavior which claims that people organize and access information using representational systems. These systems are based on sensory modes, primarily auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. According to the model, specific eye movements are associated with, and are indicators of these representational systems. In this study, verbal responses were found to be dependent upon dominant eye movement statistically significant to the .10 level (X squared = 8.5385, 4d.f.). No correlation was found between dominant eye movement and the selection of written descriptors or between initial eye movements and either verbal response or descriptor selection.


Descriptors :   *EYE MOVEMENTS , MODELS , THESES , CORRELATION , MALES , HYPOTHESES , RESPONSE(BIOLOGY) , INDICATORS , CHI SQUARE TEST , LINGUISTICS , VERBAL BEHAVIOR


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE