ERIC Number: ED050417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Emotional Arousal on Short Versus Long Term Retention of Continuously Presented Information. Final Report.
Lavach, John F.
Previous research has indicated that for discretely (paired associate) as well as continuously (sound-film) presented information, high arousal during acquisition results in poor immediate recall, but is characterized by a strong reminiscence effect. Low arousal learning results in better immediate recall with poor retention. The hypothesis that high arousal during learning results in increased long term retention, but poor immediate recall, was found tenable. Similarly, it was confirmed that low arousal facilitates improved short term retention with a typical forgetting curve. The implication of this study for the educator centers on a re-examination of the arousal state of the learner during the learning process. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.