ERIC Number: ED097665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Sources of Facilitation in Learning Conceptually Structured Paired-Associate Lists.
Underwood, Benton J.; And Others
The concepts in a hierarchically structured list consisting of 24 number-word pairs were aligned systematically with position and numbers, or with the number stimuli only. Some lists involved an alignment appropriate to only the lowest conceptual level. Other lists were completely unstructured when viewed in terms of either position or number. The lowest-level concepts in the hierarchy were most heavily involved in learning, although the concepts at the higher levels had a small influence. When the hierarchy was aligned with the number series only, the structure was apparent to the subject but his learning was not greatly influenced. Conceptual structure facilitates learning most effectively with a constant order of the instances of the concepts. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Dept. of Psychology.