Date of Award

Spring 1976

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Educational Policy and Leadership

First Advisor

Tagatz, Glenn

Second Advisor

Hoene, Robert E.

Third Advisor

Nordberg, Robert R.


The term "cognitive style" derives its meaning from the words "cognition," which refers to the process of knowing and perceiving, and "style," which refers to an individual's manner or mode of behaving. "Cognitive style," then, refers to individual differences in the process of knowing and perceiving. These elements are present in Kogan's (1971, p. 224) definition of cognitive styles as "individual variation in modes of perceiving, remembering, and thinking, or as distinctive ways of apprehending, storing, transforming, and utilizing information." The emphasis, then, is on individual differences regarding the manner in which information is acquired, stored, transformed, and used as opposed to the ease of acquisition or the total amount eventually learned...



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