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Jones, Robert S. P.; Vaughan, Francis L.; Roberts, Mary – American Journal on Mental Retardation, 2002
Comparison for memory for spatial location of 30 persons with and 30 persons without mental retardation found the control group recalled more intentionally learned than incidentally learned locations. The experimental group performed better after incidental learning than after intentional learning and scored as highly as controls on incidental…
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Cognitive Mapping, Incidental Learning
Burack, Jacob A.; Zigler, Edward – American Journal on Mental Retardation, 1990
When 40 organically mentally retarded, 33 familial retarded, and 35 nonretarded school-age children were compared on 2 tasks of intentional memory, with mental age being covaried, the nonretarded children performed best, followed by the familial group. The 3 groups did not differ on a task of incidental learning. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Family Influence, Incidental Learning