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ERIC Number: EJ1237246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Translating for Practice: A Case Study of Recommendations from the Wakeful Rest Literature
Brandmark, Allison; Byrne, Meredith; O'Brien, Karly; Hogan, Kate; Daniel, David B.; Jakobsen, Krisztina V.
Teaching of Psychology, v47 n1 p92-96 Jan 2020
Translational research--a bridge between research in more controlled settings and application in more complex contexts--is an essential step in developing effective evidence-based practices. Yet, it is rare. Previous lab-based research has recommended wakeful rest (WR)--a relaxed state of mind in the absence of activity--as a classroom intervention to promote memory consolidation and improve both short- and long-term memory. We implemented the proposed WR intervention in a simulated classroom context. The results did not support the recommendations from studies in more controlled settings: WR did not improve participants' short- or long-term memory. We discuss the importance of translational research in applying promising principles to classroom settings before making recommendations for practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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