ERIC Number: ED269751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Stories, Scripts, and Scenes: Aspects of Schema Theory.
Mandler, Jean Matter
An expansion of three lectures on schema theory given at the University of Alberta as part of the MacEachran Memorial Lecture Series, this book is intended for students and researchers interested in the schemata that organize knowledge of stories, events, and scenes, and to serve as an introduction to the elements of schema theory and the organization of common knowledge. The first section of the book discusses types of mental structure, including categorical, matrix, serial, schematic, and story structure. The second section deals with story schemata and processing, including the psychological reality and psychological validity of a story schema, and hierarchical structure and the "levels effect." The third section discusses the nature of scripts and scenes--including the structure of event and scene schemata, and script and scene structure and processing--and draws some conclusions regarding the shortfalls in knowledge about the schematic structure of scripts and scenes. (HTH)
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers, 365 Broadway, Hillsdale, NJ 07642 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A