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Child Psychiatry and Human Development

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 192–199 | Cite as

Effects of suggestions on inner-city children: Implications for role playing

  • John Samorajczyk
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Abstract

This research was designed to investigate the possibility of differences in suggestibility between white middle-class children and Negro inner-city children. A random sample of 30 Negro first-grade Ss was presented with imagination suggestions of the Barber Suggestibility Scale. These results were compared to reported data for white first-grade Ss of a suburban community. No significant effects due to sex, group, or interaction effects were detected. In addition, 30 Negro Ss were given motivational suggestions to enhance their performances on a hand dynamometer. A significant difference was detected in comparison to 30 Ss in a control group who received no motivational suggestions. Correlations were also reported between those who were more or less influenced by both imagination and motivational suggestions. The results are discussed in terms of role enactment ability, role playing, and the teaching of task-oriented behaviors.

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Interaction Effect Random Sample Social Psychology Role Playing Role Enactment 
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© Behavioral Publications, Inc. 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Samorajczyk
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  1. 1.Hamilton Children's CenterHyattsville

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