ERIC Number: EJ388079
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Effect of Interest on Attention and Learning.
Shirey, Larry L.; Reynolds, Ralph E.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v80 n2 p159-66 Jun 1988
The effects of interest on the allocation of attention to, and the learning of, written material were investigated, using 23 undergraduates. Results indicate that interesting sentences were learned better, but they were allocated less attention. Students used some strategy other than attention to learn interesting material. (TJH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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