On the limits of Kagan's impulsive reflective distinction

Jones B. and Mcintyre L. (1976) On the limits of Kagan's impulsive reflective distinction. Memory & Cognition, 4 3: 272-276. doi:10.3758/BF03213175

Author Jones B.
Mcintyre L.
Title On the limits of Kagan's impulsive reflective distinction
Journal name Memory & Cognition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0090-502X
Publication date 1976-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3758/BF03213175
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 4
Issue 3
Start page 272
End page 276
Total pages 5
Subject 3206 Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
3200 Psychology
Abstract A logical analysis is made of the Matching Familiar Figures (MFF) Test on the basis of which children have been classified as "impulsive" or "reflective." The reflective strategy is implicitly preferred to the impulsive because the reflective child makes fewer errors though generally taking longer to make his first response. We show that the test allows the choice of a number of "game plans" and speed-accuracy tradeoffs which in practice may not be very different. Error rates may not indicate perceptual sensitivity, in any case, since sensitivity and response factors may be confounded in the error rate. Using a visual running-memory-span task to avoid the inherent difficulties of the MFF test, we found that children previously classified on the basis of that test as impulsive or reflective did not differ in recognition accuracy but did differ in response bias and response latency. Accuracy and bias are estimated by way of Luce's choice theory (Luce, 1963), and the results are discussed in those terms.
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