ERIC Number: ED120672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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The Role of Stimulus Concreteness and Visual Attentional Training in Children's Pictorial Paired-Associate Learning.
Snowman, Jack; Cunningham, Donald J.
Ninety-nine preoperational stage children learned 24 pictorial paired-associates at one of three levels of concreteness: low detail line drawings, high detail line drawings, high detail line drawings with a verbal prompt. Within each of these groups, one-third of the subjects received either visual attentional training, no training, or were engaged in an unrelated activity. Recognition of the appropriate response member was the main criterion. The results supported Evertson and Wickers' (1974) notion of a concreteness continuum along which pictorial stimuli can be ordered. The attentional training factor was not significant, indicating that the visual attention of preoperational stage children could not be improved using the methods employed here. (Author)
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