Told 24 undergraduates that they were helping norm materials for a future experiment. Ss either rated the pronounceableness or the image-evoking value of 30 sentences. After 1 presentation of the sentences, a surprise test was administered in which s attempted to recall the verb and object of each sentence given the subject noun as a retrieval cue. Ss who rated imagery recalled over 3 times as many words as those who rated pronounceableness it is argued that imagery instructions facilitated learning by causing ss to process the sentences in a meaningful fashion. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- imagery instructions
- sentence learning, imagery vs. pronounceableness ratings &
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology