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ERIC Number: EJ917075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
Recollection but Not Familiarity Differentiates Memory for Text in Students with and without Learning Difficulties
Mirandola, Chiara; Del Prete, Francesco; Ghetti, Simona; Cornoldi, Cesare
Learning and Individual Differences, v21 n2 p206-209 Apr 2011
The present research was aimed at investigating recognition memory and recollective experience for a text in adolescents with and without learning difficulties. Adolescents (age 15 to 19) with learning difficulties were selected based on their performance on a standardized test for text comprehension and on the teachers' evaluations of their school achievement. In a recognition memory paradigm for text, "poor learners", compared to a control group, were less able to recognize whether target sentences appeared in a previously heard narrative, thus producing fewer hits and more false alarms. Further, "poor learners" were less likely to associate Remember judgments to the target sentences, whereas both groups associated a similar level of Familiar responses to the old items. These results show that students with learning difficulties have a less subjectively compelling memory experience related to a complex text. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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