ERIC Number: ED194064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Interactive Effects of Color and Cognitive Style on a Pictorial Recognition Memory Task.
Wieckowski, Theodora J.
A study was conducted to determine if there was a relationship between the cognitive styles of learners and their ability to correctly identify previously seen pictorial materials presented in color or black and white. Fifty-three third and fourth grade students from the Pittsburgh Public School System served as subjects for the study. Testing instruments were used to determine the degree to which the children exhibited two cognitive styles, field dependence-independence and reflectivity-inpulsivity. The stimulus materials for the recognition task consisted of a set of 400 slides of natural objects and scenes, half of which were in color and half of which were in black and white. The study tentatively concluded that the addition of color is a significant factor in a pictorial recognition memory task and may aid individuals along the entire continuum of field dependence-independence; however, it was also concluded that an interaction did not exist between the color mode and reflectivity-impulsivity. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Field Dependence Independence
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Denver, CO, April 21-24, 1980). For complete proceedings of the Research and Theory Division, see IR 008 914.