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A Comparative Study of the Effect of Subliminal Messages on Public Speaking Ability [microform] / James A. Schnell
Bib ID 5483635
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Schnell, James A
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
18 p. 
Summary

A study investigated the effectiveness of subliminal techniques (such as tape recorded programs) for improving public speaking ability. It was hypothesized that students who used subliminal tapes to improve public speaking ability would perform no differently from classmates who listened to identical-sounding placebo tape programs containing no subliminal messages. Subjects, 26 students at a midwestern university, were divided into subliminal tape and placebo tape groups. Comparison of pretest and posttest surveys did not support the hypothesis. Although placebo group members evaluated their own confidence, improvement, and enjoyment higher than the subliminal group, the average final course grade of the experimental (subliminal) group was higher than that of the control (placebo) group. (Tables of data are included, notes and sample pretests and posttests are appended.) (NKA)

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ERIC Note: Some pages contain light, broken type which may not reproduce well.

Educational level discussed: Higher Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Audiotape Recordings.  |  Communication Research.  |  Communication (Thought Transfer)  |  Comparative Analysis.  |  Higher Education.  |  Instructional Innovation.  |  Learning Strategies.  |  Public Speaking.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  Subliminal Suggestion  |  Message Transmission Placebo Effect Subliminal Stimulation
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Tests/Questionnaires.
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