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ERIC Number: ED140119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 10
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The Effects of Presentation Variables Upon Clustering and Recall Performance in the Elderly.
Aiello, D. Robert; Rogers, C. Jean
Forty elderly adults were required to memorize a list of 15 simple nouns belonging to three separate categories. The arrangement of the list of nouns (randomized or completely categorized) and instructions (instructed that the nouns could be in terms of categories or not instructed) were manipulated as factors. Individuals participating in the categorized-instruction condition recalled an exceptionally high percentage of nouns and demonstrated a high degree of category clustering of those nouns. The results of the study were interpreted as indicating that the elderly person's performance when dealing with to-be-recalled stimulus material varies as a function of the organizational demands placed upon him. (Author)
Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association (Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 29-May 1, 1976)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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