Effect of Personal Treatment of Navy Subjects on a Hearing Discrimination Task
Medical research progress rept. no. 6
NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT
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Two groups of Navy enlisted men, 20 in each group, performed on a speech reception task at low intensity levels. The Ss of one group were handled circumspectly, appraised of their progress and run during duty time. The Ss of another group were treated in a formal manner, were not informed of progress and were run during free time with the possibility of missing a meal. The difference between the groups mean scores was not significant at the .05 level. Debriefing interviews suggest that the results may reflect an adaptation to degrees of impersonal treatment occasionally present in military personnel interaction.
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