Group Title: analysis of the non-verbal social behavior of a child in a kindergarten setting, by Jerome R. Freund
Title: An Analysis of the non-verbal social behavior of a child in a kindergarten setting, by Jerome R. Freund
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Title: An Analysis of the non-verbal social behavior of a child in a kindergarten setting, by Jerome R. Freund
Physical Description: viii, 84 leaves. : illus. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Freund, Jerome Robert, 1940- ( Dissertant )
Wolking, William D. ( Thesis advisor )
Avila, Donald L. ( Reviewer )
Pennypacker, Henry S. ( Reviewer )
McGee, Richard K. ( Reviewer )
Ramey, Madelaine ( Reviewer )
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1972
Copyright Date: 1972
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Subjects / Keywords: Nonverbal communication   ( lcsh )
Social interaction   ( lcsh )
Child development   ( lcsh )
Kindergarten   ( lcsh )
Psychology thesis Ph. D   ( lcsh )
Dissertations, Academic -- Psychology -- UF   ( lcsh )
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
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Abstract: A descriptive and experimental study was made of the ways in which one kindergarten child touched his classmates and was touched by them. The descriptive portion of the study attempted to determine whether the touching responses demonstrated a structure both within and across sets of responses. The experimental portion of the study attempted to determine what stability the social system would demonstrate when an experimental intervention was introduced. The social system of physical contact was studied by using a multiple baseline operant paradigm. Response rates of ten variables for the target child's responses and his classmates' responses respectively were collected during the baseline phase. During the phase of experimental manipulation one of the carpet child's response rates was increased via the use of a form of token economy. Multiple baselines were collected during this phase as well as during the final phase, the return to baseline. During this last phase no experimental manipulations were in force. Two statistical methods were used in the data analysis, factor analysis and correlational analysis. Factor structures were found within each set of responses. Forty significant correlations were found when comparing across phases the respective rates of the two sets of responses. Stability was found across phases in terms of the factor structure, the variable composition of factors and the cross-correlation of response variables. It was concluded that the social system of physical contact studied in the kindergarten setting exhibited a definite structure, both within and across sets of responses. This structure demonstrated three types of self-regulation; mechanisms when the system was experimentally disturbed. Additionally it was observed that the behavior repertoires of the target child and his classmates successively approximated each other across phases. The data suggested that the phase of experimental manipulation stimulated this mutual approximation.
Thesis: Thesis -- University of Florida.
Bibliography: Bibliography: leaves 77-83.
Additional Physical Form: Also available on World Wide Web
General Note: Typescript.
General Note: Vita.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00097612
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: alephbibnum - 000577180
oclc - 13924691
notis - ADA4874

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