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ERIC Number: ED098538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 13
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The Distinction Between Perceiving and Memorizing in Elementary School Children.
Yussen, Steven R.; And Others
Thirty-two children each in grades 1-5 participated in an experiment designed to replicate and extend a study by Flavell and associates (1972) which hypothesized that "memorizing and perceiving are functionally undifferentiated for the young child, with deliberate memorization only gradually emerging as a separate and distinctive form of cognitive encounter with external data." Children at all ages showed this differentiation by studying differently and recalling more items when instructed to "remember" a list of pictures than when instructed to "look" at a list. The failure to find age trends in differential responding contradicted findings in the earlier study and was explained in terms of slight differences in experimental procedures. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1974)