ERIC Number: ED207039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Selective Learning of Prose Passages Due to Aggressive Content.
Mayer, John D.
The selective learning hypothesis holds that individuals' learning of prose passages will be affected in varying ways by the passages' threatening or unpleasant content. To test this hypothesis, 19 college students read six prose passages--three containing threatening material and three nonthreatening--and then completed a cloze test for each passage. The results showed no significant difference in the students' learning of the two types of content. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Prose Learning; Selective Learning
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (56th, New York, NY, April 1981).