Imagery and prose learning

Richard C. Anderson, Raymond W. Kulhavy

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In a study with 62 high school seniors, Ss instructed to form mental images while reading a 2,000-word textbook-like passage learned no more than those merely asked to read carefully. On a postexperiment questionnaire, more than 1/2 of the control group reported using imagery, while about 1/3 of the experimental group did not use imagery. Amount of learning was directly related to the amount of time during which imagery was reportedly used. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-243
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Educational Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1972


  • prose learning, instructions for imagery use vs. no instruction &
  • time, high school seniors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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