ERIC Number: ED035957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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Memory Storage in Free Learning As A Function of Arousal and Time With Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Lists. Technical Report No. 87.
Farley, Frank H.
The relation of arousal to retention in free learning was studied in a 3 x 2 design employing 48 undergraduates as Ss, three list conditions (high arousal, low arousal, mixed list) and two retention intervals (immediate and 3 days). Arousal value of the words was based on earlier studies. Contrary to previous paired-associate studies, no significant interaction between arousal condition and retention interval was obtained, nor was reminiscence detected. However, although no significant differences were found between arousal conditions on immediate retention, significantly greater performance was elicited by high arousal at the 3-day test. The high-arousal material demonstrated greater resistance to forgetting than the low-arousal material. A differential rehearsal interpretation of the data was suggested. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.