ERIC Number: EJ543834
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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The Role of Interest in Learning from Scientific Text and Illustrations: On the Distinction between Emotional Interest and Cognitive Interest.
Harp, Shannon F.; Mayer, Richard E.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v89 n1 p92-102 Mar 1997
Two experiments involving skilled readers (159 college students) explored the benefits to student attitude and content retention of adding emotional interest, through seductive text, or cognitive interest, through signals for structural understanding, to scientific text. Results support the benefits of cognitive over emotional interest. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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