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ERIC Number: ED179953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Children's Awareness of Script-Inconsistent Story Information.
Pace, Ann Jaffe
Sensitivity to story information that conflicted with expectations was examined in kindergarten, second, fourth, and sixth grade children. The children either read or listened to stories about familiar events. One story was consistent with children's "scripts" for these events, while the other story contained script-inconsistent information. All participants were questioned about the stories immediately and one week later. Equivalent proportions of students detected the anomaly initially and at recall; but listeners had more difficulty noticing inconsistencies than readers. Older students recalled more story information, and they remembered consistent stories better than inconsistent stories. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979)