ERIC Number: ED096960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Intrinsic and Induced Arousal in the Short- and Long-Term Retention of Film Content by Elementary School Children in Puerto Rico. Technical Report No. 274.
Santiago, Salvador; Farley, Frank H.
A study was designed to examine the contribution of intrinsic arousal (individual differences) and induced arousal to children's comprehension of film content with short- and long-term retention intervals. Intrinsic arousal was measured by a salivary response measure; induced arousal was manipulated by white auditory noise. The latter was presented while the subjects viewed a silent single-concept film on science. Both literal and inferential comprehension measures were used. Results showed that there was no significant main effect of intrinsic arousal level. However, there was a significant interaction between intrinsic arousal and white noise (p less than .0001). There was also a significant interaction between intrinsic arousal and retention level (p less than .0035), and between white noise and retention interval (p less than .0002). The results were discussed in terms of action decrement and inverted-U models of arousal and learning. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico