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Landrum, R. Eric; Gurung, Regan A. R.; Amsel, Eric – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
We compared the performance of senior psychology majors, introductory psychology students, and similarly aged individuals with no college psychology on seven different outcome measures including multiple-choice knowledge tests, attitudes, and open-ended scenarios requiring qualitative responses. On all measures, both senior psychology majors and…
Descriptors: Psychology, Academic Achievement, Introductory Courses, Majors (Students)
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Wojcik, Erica H. – Language Learning and Development, 2017
Two experiments investigated two-year-olds' retention and generalization of novel words across short and long time delays. Specifically, retention of newly learned words and generalization to novel exemplars or novel contexts were tested 1 min or 1 week after learning. Experiment 1 revealed successful retention as well as successful generalization…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Generalization, Vocabulary Development, Retention (Psychology)
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Kaushanskaya, Margarita; Yoo, Jeewon; Van Hecke, Stephanie – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2013
Purpose: The goal of this research was to examine whether phonological familiarity exerts different effects on novel word learning for familiar versus unfamiliar referents and whether successful word learning is associated with increased second-language experience. Method: Eighty-one adult native English speakers with various levels of Spanish…
Descriptors: Phonology, Familiarity, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension), Adults
Gordon, M. Cristina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In 1989 the North Central Higher Learning Commission joined a growing movement to improve learning and classroom assessment. The movement called for a more inclusive type of assessment that involves tasks other that learning for testing. The Association of American Colleges and Universities agreed and proposed new Principles of Excellence…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Psychology, Experimental Groups, Educational Change
Tetlan, W. Lou – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study examined whether the design of textbook material affects comprehension and memory of textbook material under certain cognitive conditions for proficient and remedial readers. Using quantitative and qualitative research methods, format was found to significantly affect comprehension and memory. Proficient Male scored significantly…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Textbook Content, Technical Institutes, Textbooks
Ertl, Mark A. – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of initial touch speed achievement of fifth grade keyboarding students on their touch keyboarding skill retention in seventh grade. This was a longitudinal study generating quantitative data. The subjects for this study were 132 seventh grade students from a suburban middle school in…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Timed Tests
CHRISTENSEN, VIRGIL EARL – 1964
A PRETEST, POST-TEST, AND RETENTION TEST OF 481 SOPHOMORE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN 33 WISCONSIN HIGH SCHOOLS OFFERING VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE WERE CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF INDIVIDUAL, HOME-FARM SITUATION, AND STUDENT SUPERVISED FARMING EXPERIENCE DIFFERENCES UPON ACQUIRING AND RETAINING LEARNING IN VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE CLASSROOMS. EACH…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Agricultural Education, Animal Husbandry, Educational Testing
KLAUSMEIER, HERBERT J.; AND OTHERS – 1959
A COMPARISON OF THE LEARNING EFFICIENCY IN ARITHMETIC OF MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN AND CHILDREN OF AVERAGE AND HIGH INTELLIGENCE WAS MADE. THIS STUDY TESTED FIVE HYPOTHESES--(1) UNEVEN PHYSICAL GROWTH ACCOMPANIES LOW EFFICIENCY IN LEARNING ARITHMETIC, (2) SLOW PHYSICAL GROWTH ACCOMPANIES LOW EFFICIENCY IN LEARNING ARITHMETIC, (3) THE LEVEL OF…
Descriptors: Achievement, Arithmetic, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students
CALFEE, ROBERT C. – 1966
THE EFFECTS OF INTERPOLATED ITEMS ON THE LEARNING AND RETENTION OF INDIVIDUAL STIMULUS-RESPONSE (S-R) UNITS IN PAIRED-ASSOCIATE LEARNING WERE INVESTIGATED. EXPERIMENTS WERE DESIGNED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF INTERFERENCE PRODUCED BY OTHER ITEMS WHICH OCCUR NATURALLY WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF A STANDARD PAIRED-ASSOCIATE TASK. IN ADDITION, SEVERAL…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Learning, Learning Processes, Learning Theories