STUDIES OF COGNITIVE AND PERCEPTUAL PROCESSES IN INTERPERSONAL DEPENDENCE: A SUMMARY.
Final rept. 1 Nov 66-30 Apr 69,
WAKE FOREST UNIV WINSTON-SALEM N C DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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When an individual depends upon another for advice in a simple choice-making situation, what kinds of perceptual and cognitive processes are associated with such dependence. This basic question was the foundation for a series of 14 investigations examining interpersonal dependence, in the form of imitation and related behaviors, of college students. The research focused on four major topics a interpersonal attentiveness and imitativeness b confidence as a cognitive process in imitation c congruence of perceptual cues and imitativeness and d socially aided concept attainment. The report summarizes the hypotheses, methods, results and conclusions of these experimental studies. Author