ERIC Number: ED084030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Evaluative and Taxonomic Encoding in Children's Memory.
Kail, Robert V., Jr.; Schroll, John T.
Two experiments were conducted to investigate the development of evaluative and taxonomic encoding in children's memory. The task used was a modification of the Wickens short-term memory task in which subjects' recall of words is tested following a distraction task. The first experiment found that 11-year-old children, but not 8-year-old children, encoded words using the evaluative dimension of the semantic differential. In the second experiment, both 7- and 11-year-old children demonstrated the ability to encode words according to taxonomic categories. These findings were related to other recent work on the development of memory. (Author/SET)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Psychology.