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Inglis, Matthew; Mejia-Ramos, Juan Pablo – Cognition and Instruction, 2009
Three experiments are reported that investigate the extent to which an authority figure influences the level of persuasion undergraduate students and research-active mathematicians invest in mathematical arguments. We demonstrate that, in some situations, both students and researchers rate arguments as being more persuasive when they are…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Persuasive Discourse, Mathematics, Professional Personnel
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Schofield, Neville J.; Kirby, John R. – Cognition and Instruction, 1994
Examined task factors, cognitive processes, and individual differences as determinants of performance in 188 adults locating a position on a topographical map. Both spatial visualization ability and a visual learning style were found to be effective predictors of performance. A form of verbal strategy training produced significantly improved…
Descriptors: Adults, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Individual Differences