Imagery and Sentence Learning

TitleImagery and Sentence Learning
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1971
AuthorsAnderson, R. C., & Hidde J. L.
JournalJournal of Educational Psychology
Date PublishedDecember
ISBN Number1939-2176
KeywordsExperimental Instructions, Human, Imagery, imagery vs. pronounceableness ratings & imagery instructions, sentence learning, Sentences, Verbal Communication, Verbal Learning
AbstractTold 24 undergraduates that they were helping norm materials for a future experiment. Ss either rated the pronounceableness or the image-evoking value of 30 sentences. After 1 presentation of the sentences, a surprise test was administered in which s attempted to recall the verb and object of each sentence given the subject noun as a retrieval cue. Ss who rated imagery recalled over 3 times as many words as those who rated pronounceableness it is argued that imagery instructions facilitated learning by causing ss to process the sentences in a meaningful fashion. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)