ERIC Number: ED144044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Simultaneous Acquisition of Multiple Memories.
Underwood, Benton J.; Malmi, Robert A.
This study investigated verbal learning when separate tasks were presented simultaneously, with variations in the number of tasks specified to be learned and in the number of tasks presented. Results indicated that the effect of certain independent variables was similar to the effect found when tasks were learned singly. The spacing effect, for example, occurred under a wide variety of conditions. There was no measurable forgetting over several minutes for any of the tasks. Some incidental learning occurred, as did some differential encoding. The rate of acquisition of any one task decreased as the number of other tasks to be learned increased. The effects of variations in study time are also discussed. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Dept. of Psychology.
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