Frustration and the quality of performance: I. A critique of the Barker, Dembo, and Lewin experiment

Irvin L. Child, Ian K. Waterhouse

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Abstract

Substituting "quality of performance" for the term "regression" the Barker, Dembo, and Lewin experiment on frustration and regression in young children is interpreted as supporting the hypothesis that frustration of one activity will produce lowered quality performance in a second activity to the extent that it leads to the making of responses which interfere with the responses of the second activity. Arguments against this interpretation are shown not to be convincing and analyses of the data are demonstrated to support such an hypothesis. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

LanguageEnglish
Pages351-362
Number of pages12
JournalPsychological Review
Volume59
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1952

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Child, Irvin L. ; Waterhouse, Ian K. / Frustration and the quality of performance : I. A critique of the Barker, Dembo, and Lewin experiment. In: Psychological Review. 1952 ; Vol. 59, No. 5. pp. 351-362.
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In: Psychological Review, Vol. 59, No. 5, 09.1952, p. 351-362.

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