ERIC Number: ED207041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Semantic and Orthographic Interference on Prose Recall.
Burton, John K.; And Others
"Levels of processing" is an explanatory framework postulating that differences in memory processing quality or effort affect the duration of the memory trace. Using recall (immediate, one week, or two week) for connected discourse processed under three semantic and three orthographic interference conditions, as well as a noninterference control condition, hypotheses of superior delayed recall for semantic processing conditions and "reversals" from immediate to delayed recall were tested. Subjects were 243 college students. The results were consistent with a semantic elaboration notion (that more difficult tasks require more elaborate processing) but the reversals suggested by other studies were not found to be statistically reliable. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Prose Learning
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 1981).