ERIC Number: EJ532190
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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"That's Just How It Was": The Effect of Issue-Related Emotional Involvement on Reading Comprehension.
Gaskins, Robert W.
Reading Research Quarterly, v31 n4 p386-405 Oct-Dec 1996
Investigates effects of issue-related emotional involvement on reading comprehension. Notes that three groups of eighth graders read silently about a basketball game that ended in a fight--two groups were highly emotionally involved with the teams while the third group was emotionally uninvolved with the teams. Finds that emotional involvement can have an important impact on how readers interpret texts. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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