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ERIC Number: EJ908264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Fortune Favors the Bold ("and the Italicized"): Effects of Disfluency on Educational Outcomes
Diemand-Yauman, Connor; Oppenheimer, Daniel M.; Vaughan, Erikka B.
Cognition, v118 n1 p111-115 Jan 2011
Previous research has shown that disfluency--the subjective experience of difficulty associated with cognitive operations--leads to deeper processing. Two studies explore the extent to which this deeper processing engendered by disfluency interventions can lead to improved memory performance. Study 1 found that information in hard-to-read fonts was better remembered than easier to read information in a controlled laboratory setting. Study 2 extended this finding to high school classrooms. The results suggest that superficial changes to learning materials could yield significant improvements in educational outcomes. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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