ERIC Number: ED028050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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The Psychology of Reading Behavior.
Berg, Paul Conrad
A brief review of reading research studies is presented, and the need for unifying reading theories is discussed. It is noted that speed training, comprehension skills, and vocabulary development compose the main areas of reading research and that most of the studies are taxonomic and do not give accurate explanations or allow for predictions and controls. An attempt to go beyond taxonomic theories and models to develop a theoretical position explaining reading behavior is recommended, and the need for uniting reading experts in an attempt to develop heuristic theories about the nature of adult reading is pointed out. A psychology of reading behavior is seen as the end result of such an attempt. References are included. (RT)
Descriptors: Classification, Models, Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes, Reading Rate, Reading Research, Theories, Vocabulary
1968 National Reading Conference Yearbook.
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Note: Paper presented at National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, Dec. 5-7, 1968.