ERIC Number: ED140128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Age and Intrastimulus Organization on Recognition Memory of Information in Complex Pictures.
Luszcz, Mary A.
Recognition memory of components of complex pictures was assessed developmentally for kindergarteners, third and sixth graders, and college students. It was assumed that the relations among items in multi-component line drawings are constrained by at least two organizational dimensions, structure and content, which influence retention of pictured information. Each subject viewed slides of structurally integrated and unintegrated versions of coherent and anomalous scenes. One component in each scene served as a target on a yes/no recognition test. With regard to the organizational dimensions, the results showed clear effects of scene content across developmental levels. Developmental differences were observed in two aspects of the recognition memory task: Kindergarteners used more conservative response criteria than older subjects, and the recognition accuracy of college students was superior to that of the children. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, June 9-11, 1976) ; Tables may be marginally legible due to small type of the original document