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ERIC Number: EJ883447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
Intentional Forgetting, Anxiety, and EFL Listening Comprehension among Chinese College Students
Yang, Xiaohu
Learning and Individual Differences, v20 n3 p177-187 Jun 2010
Intentional forgetting refers to impaired memory arising from an instruction to forget unwanted material. Intentional forgetting yielded with a list-method task is often interpreted as evidence for retrieval inhibition. This paper presents a study on the relationships among intentional forgetting, anxiety, and EFL listening comprehension among Chinese college students. Two experiments were conducted in which participants with different anxiety levels and EFL listening comprehension abilities finished list-method tasks of intentional forgetting with different experimental designs. The results indicated that intentional forgetting was negatively related to anxiety, but it bore no direct relation with EFL listening comprehension when the confounding effects of intentional remembering and anxiety were controlled. It is argued that the role of intentional forgetting in different learning activities should be considered in a domain-specific way and that certain strategies might be used to control emotions triggered in SL/FL learning. (Contains 3 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China