A Test of Satiation as a Function of Adaptation in Stuttering To test the relationship of adaptation and satiation as hypothesized by Jakobovits, satiation of meaning as a function of repeated readings for adaptation was measured in the performance of 14 male stutterers. The subjects as a group exhibited both satiation and adaptation, but the two phenomena did not occur simultaneously ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1969
A Test of Satiation as a Function of Adaptation in Stuttering
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Harold A. Peterson
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Mary Beth Rieck
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Rita K. Hoff
    Unit 4 Schools, Champaign, Illinois
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1969
A Test of Satiation as a Function of Adaptation in Stuttering
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1969, Vol. 12, 110-117. doi:10.1044/jshr.1201.110
History: Received April 12, 1968
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1969, Vol. 12, 110-117. doi:10.1044/jshr.1201.110
History: Received April 12, 1968

To test the relationship of adaptation and satiation as hypothesized by Jakobovits, satiation of meaning as a function of repeated readings for adaptation was measured in the performance of 14 male stutterers. The subjects as a group exhibited both satiation and adaptation, but the two phenomena did not occur simultaneously in a significant number of the members of the group. A reduction in meaningfulness, as measured by the semantic differential, was not shown to be a significant factor in the reduction of stuttering frequency for the individuals in the group. Satiation and adaptation were not established as the same phenomenon, although the two may still be related through another factor.

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