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ERIC Number: EJ1004935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
The Use of Flashcards in an Introduction to Psychology Class
Golding, Jonathan M.; Wasarhaley, Nesa E.; Fletcher, Bradford
Teaching of Psychology, v39 n3 p199-202 Jul 2012
Four hundred fifteen undergraduate students in an Introduction to Psychology course voluntarily reported their use of flashcards on three exams as well as answered other questions dealing with flashcard use (e.g., when did a student first use flashcards). Almost 70% of the class used flashcards to study for one or more exams. Students who used flashcards for all three exams had significantly higher exam scores overall than those students who did not use flashcards at all or only used flashcards on one or two exams. These results are discussed in terms of retrieval practice, a specific component of using flashcards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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