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ERIC Number: ED134981
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Rate-Dependent Characteristics of Children's Immediate Recall Following an Auditory Presentation.
Gounard, Beverley Roberts
Forty-eight grade-three children and 48 grade-eight children were presented respectively with six- and eight-letter sequences for written free recall. The older children, as had adult subjects in previous studies, showed a greater tendency to recall serially with a four-letters-per-second presentation rate than with a half- or one-letter-per-second rate. Grade-three children, however, showed evidence of serialness in their recall with all three presentation rates. The results are consistent with the hypothesis that there is an auditory-specific store enduring for perhaps 15 to 20 seconds which holds relatively unprocessed material according to the initial temporal organization. Operation of this store would be most evident when the opportunity or ability to rehearse and recode are minimal, that is, in older children's and adults' recall with a fast presentation rate and in young children's recall with all rates. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the 1972 Canadian Psychological Association Meeting