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dc.contributor.advisorValenti (Professor of psychology)en_US
dc.contributor.authorStout, Kristia A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-12T16:51:57Z
dc.date.available2017-05-12T16:51:57Z
dc.date.issued1986
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/17622
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe study examines the effects of the qualitative factors size and complexity of stimulus objects on preschool and first grade children on a learning task. Choice behavior is looked at with regards to initial choice (with the eyes) and final choice (with the hands). Other variables included in the analysis are long-term novelty and proportion of looks towards the rewarded object as a function of positive (choosing the rewarded object) and negative (choosing the unrewarded) choice outcomes. The results showed that first grade children are better at utilizing stimulus characteristics to aid their choice behavior, and further, that the specific levels of the characteristics studied that are attended to are high complexity and large size, as well as high long-term novelty.en_US
dc.format.extent21 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectpsychologyen_US
dc.subjectstimulusen_US
dc.subjectchildrenen_US
dc.subjectchoice makingen_US
dc.subjectchoiceen_US
dc.titleSize and complexity as stimulus characteristics effecting choice behaviors on a learning task in young childrenen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US


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