An investigation of egocentric speech along the conceptual tempo dimension

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dc.contributor.advisor Martin, Robert A., 1948- en_US Cramer, David W. en_US 2011-06-03T19:31:47Z 2011-06-03T19:31:47Z 1976 en_US 1976
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1976 .C73 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis has explored the relationship between egocentric speech and conceptual tempo, and the influence of age, sex, and I.Q. on these variables. Egocentric speech was defined as the individual’s ability to recognize and provide verbal communication which was adequate for over-coming the informational deficiencies of his listeners, and was measured on a referential communication task. Conceptual tempo was defined as the reflective or impulsive cognitive mode of the individual, and was measured by a visual recognition task. It was hypothesized that the variance of referential communication would be influenced by conceptual tempo, with impulsive children being more egocentric. It was also predicted that increased age and I.Q. would decrease egocentric speech.The data was analyzed by multiple regression, and the relationship between conceptual tempo and referential communication was not significant. Age was found to significantly influence egocentric speech with old subjects exhibiting less than young subjects. I.Q. and sex were not found to significantly influence egocentric speech.
dc.format.extent v, 36 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Verbal behavior. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ego (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cognition in children. en_US
dc.title An investigation of egocentric speech along the conceptual tempo dimension en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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