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dc.contributor.advisorLord, Charles G.
dc.contributor.authorYoke, Kristin Laurenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:49:07Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:49:07Z
dc.date.created2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifierUMI thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-05232013-093237en_US
dc.identifierumi-10376en_US
dc.identifiercat-001996976en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4516
dc.description.abstractThe current experiments examined whether directed thinking about role models could increase students' attitudes toward pursuing math and science. Directed thinking involves persuasive strategies where individuals generate their own ideas or arguments (McGuire & McGuire, 1991). We predicted that directed thinking about role models would make role models more salient to students at the time they evaluated their attitudes toward math and science, leading to more positive attitudes (Study 1). In addition, we thought generating a few role models (as opposed to many) would be most effective (Study 2). In Study 1, some evidence supported the manipulation was effective for math attitudes, but no support was found in Study 2. We thought that students' self-generated role models may not have possessed resilience, possibly an important quality for inspiration, so we tried having students read about resilient role models (Study 3). The results of Study 3 did not support this predictionen_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.publisherFort Worth, Tex. : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleEffects of directed thinking about role models on attitudes toward math and scienceen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of Psychology
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.collegeCollege of Science and Engineering
local.departmentPsychology
local.academicunitDepartment of Psychology
dc.type.genreThesis
local.subjectareaPsychology
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science


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