Looking for long-term mnemonic effects on serial recall: The legacy of Simonides
Abbreviated Journal Title
Am. J. Psychol.
5TH-GRADE CHILDREN; RETENTION; KEYWORD; VOCABULARY; CONTEXT; MEMORY; Psychology, Multidisciplinary
We investigated three issues with respect to the long-term serial recall of adults. First, retention interval was manipulated to obtain uncontaminated measures of long-term serial recall. Second, we compared serial recall of concrete and abstract nouns to determine how these materials might interact with various learning strategies over time. Third, control group participants were asked to describe the learning strategies used, allowing a comparison of technical mnemonic techniques with the spontaneously generated strategies of adults. We found that the delayed recall performance of participants who spontaneously used organizational or imagery-based strategies was comparable to that of those instructed ill the method of loci and pegword technique. Word concreteness did not interact with any other variable. These results are discussed with regard to their implications fur serial learning in educational settings.
American Journal of Psychology
Article; Proceedings Paper
"Looking for long-term mnemonic effects on serial recall: The legacy of Simonides" (2000). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2855.