The results from two experiments were used to construct an instrument sensitive to detecting changes in an individual's intellectual capacity following the environmental stimulation of a 100-mile journey. The first experiment sets out to show that such an instrument could be devised by using the subjects' scores after twenty minutes on the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Test. These scores were lower if the subjects completed the bus journey before doing the test. The second experiment showed how much the scores were lowered at times subsequent to leaving the bus. It was observed that the number of questions answered correctly showed a significant decrement approximately 11 minutes after disembarkation whereas 10 to 15 minutes later the number of questions attempted showed a significant decrement. No later effects were observed. /Author/

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    Taylor & Francis

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  • Authors:
    • Tainsh, M A
    • Winzar, GHJ
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Accession Number: 00125504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM