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ERIC Number: ED177472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Explicit and Implicit Recall Cues in the Study of Inference.
Singer, Murray
The study was designed to determine whether inferences about implied elements are drawn during sentence comprehension. A cued recall procedure was employed. It was argued, for example, that if one computes the use of a hammer when "the worker pounded the nail" is encountered, that "hammer" should effectively cue the recall of the sentence; while a corresponding low preference instrument, like "rock," should not. In two experiments this pattern of results did not emerge. However, norms that measured the strength of association from instrument cues to their corresponding actions did predict performance. A third experiment examined implied agents and patients as well as instruments, with similar results. It was concluded that the effectiveness of an implicit recall cue does not prove that the corresponding inference had been computed earlier. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Pyschological Association (86th, Toronto, Canada, August 1978)