The effect of organization and visual cues on recall of word lists

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dc.contributor.advisor Butler, Darrell L., 1949- en_US Creek, Kelly J. en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:23Z 2011-06-03T19:36:23Z 1993 en_US 1993
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1993 .C74 en_US
dc.description.abstract Although there is substantial empirical evidence that organization affects recall, there is little known about the effects of specific forms or organizers. The present experiment is an attempt to clarify the role of semantic and graphic cues. Two hundred sixty-four college students participated. Subjects were randomly assigned to eight conditions which varied in explicit visual and semantic organization. Findings indicated that conditions which received explicit semantic organization resulted in much better recall than in other conditions. Additionally, the presence of visual cues facilitated recall at significantly higher rates than the absence of visual cues. Alphabetical information provided no memory facilitation compared to randomly organized lists. Finally, results showed that these findings can be generalized to other hierarchically related word sets. Potential explanations for these findings are presented with a discussion of the study's implications for future research and educational applications.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science
dc.format.extent iv, 81 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Memory. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Visual learning. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Recollection (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Learning, Psychology of. en_US
dc.title The effect of organization and visual cues on recall of word lists en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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