Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (67 p.)
Cognitive styles -- Testing, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Group embedded figures test
A review of the literature suggests a coincidence of personality characteristics among the cognitive styles defined by Field Dependence-Independence and the Myers-Briggs type preferences. This thesis proposed these independent measures of cognitive style tap common cognitive processes and hypothesized the Myers-Briggs dimensions of Extraversion-Introversion (EI), Sensing-Intuition (SN), and Judgement-Perception (JP) would correlate positively and Thinking-Feeling (TF) would correlate negatively with the dimension Field Dependence-Independence (FD-FI) as measured by the Group Embedded Figures Test (GEFT). The relationships of gender, age, and intelligence to the prediction of field-dependence-independence were also tested.
Muessle, Leith Wood, "A correlational study of cognitive style measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Witkin group embedded figures test" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3900.