ERIC Number: ED122468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Familiarity and Relational Effects in Verbal Elaboration.
Turnure, James E.; Thurlow, Martha L.
The effects of five verbal elaboration conditions on the paired associate learning of 50 elementary-aged educable mentally retarded children were investigated. Four of the conditions, crossing functional and positional relations in familiar or unfamiliar events, were included in a two-factor design (type of relation x familiarity); the fifth (nonsense condition) was included as an outside control. Ten Ss were tested in each condition. The dominant finding was a significant interaction between type of relation and familiarity, with positional-unfamiliar elaborations being the least effective in the two-factor design. The nonsense condition produced the poorest performance levels across the five conditions, especially for Ss identified as being more severely retarded. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Meeting, (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)