An electroencephalographic comparison of Lowenfeld's haptic-visual and Witkin's field-dependent-field-independent perceptual types

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dc.contributor.advisor Reeves, Daniel J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Howell, A. Dean (Arnold Dean), 1940- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:27:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:27:00Z
dc.date.created 1972 en_US
dc.date.issued 1972
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1972 .H69 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/176914
dc.description.abstract This study sought to compare Viktor Lowenfeld's Haptic Visual theory of perceptual types with Herman Witkin's Field Dependent, FieldIndependent classifications, since previous research indicated apparent similarities. The major objective was to compare the two theories by administering five perceptual tasks to 34 college students who had been classified into perceptual types according to Lowenfeld's and Witkin's criteria. Thirty-four randomly selected, female, elementary education majors from Wright State University were administered a series of five perceptual tasks involving visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic stimuli while an electroencephalograph (EEG) recorded their alpha wave responses eminating from the occipital lobe of the brain. Since alpha waves have consistently been found to be negatively associated with visual imagery, it was hypothesized that Lowenfeld's Haptic types, who theoretically function better through tactile and kinesthetic perception than through visual images, would produce a greater number of alpha waves during the specified time limit of each perceptual task, than the Visual type, who apparently relies upon his sense of vision as the dominant intermediary to his environment. It was further hypothesized that Witkin's Field Dependent types would correspond to the Haptic types, and the Field-Independent types would correspond to the Visual types as measured by the EEG. en_US
dc.format.extent vi, 110 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Perception -- Testing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Psychometrics. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Visual discrimination. en_US
dc.title An electroencephalographic comparison of Lowenfeld's haptic-visual and Witkin's field-dependent-field-independent perceptual types en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/415161 en_US


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