Accession Number:

AD0003303

Title:

(THEORETICAL AND GENERAL PROBLEMS IN RELATION TO VERBAL BEHAVIOR)

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Oct 1949-31 Aug 1952

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV BALTIMORE DENTAL SCHOOL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1952-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Methods for identifying persons unsuitable for military service were first studied. A primary problem was the identification of malingering on personality tests. Studies in verbal behavior were also made. Some of the conclusions are as follows 1 old associations influence problem solutions, and 2 the order of words in which a problem is stated has an influence on the kind of solution appearing most frequently. A work-association technique for the measurement of attitudes was developed. Verbal habits operating alone were found to influence personality trait ratings. Other studies indicated that associative output was greater for attitude-related words than for stimulus words unrelated to attitude and that the recall of verbal material was enhanced by spaced recall trials.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE