ERIC Number: ED256320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Using Imagery Training to Solve Puzzles.
Hortin, John A.
Two studies were conducted to train students to use imagery in their learning and to investigate whether such training would transfer to solving visual puzzles and verbal problems. In the first study, with 78 graduate students, 29 experimental-group subjects were given a lecture and slide presentation designed to teach about imagery. Both the experimental and control groups were given a visual-puzzles test, which had been compiled from various puzzle books, to measure their ability to solve visual puzzles. Results showed that imagery training does facilitate transfer to solving visual puzzles. In the second study, with 133 graduate student volunteers, 79 subjects in the treatment group again received a lecture and slide presentation on imagery training. The treatment and control groups were administered the Visual Thinking for Verbal Problems Test, an eight-item test, to measure their ability to solve verbal problems using imagery techniques. Results indicated that if subjects are given imagery training, they will be able to use imagery for solving verbal problems. Seven references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Anaheim, CA, January 17-23, 1985). For entire proceedings, see IR 011 621.