Master's Theses

Date of Award

1979

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

Advisor

Robert Markley

Abstract

72 subjects read aloud two lists of words, constructed to assess the effects on elapsed reading time of contextual vs. random arrangement, intact vs. visually degraded stimuli, and including three conditions designed to elucidate the effects of word repetition on these variables. The data were analyzed to evaluate the extent of semantic priming and semantic satiation produced, and were examined to determine the contribution of the encoding stage of word processing to these effects. Semantic priming effects were found in several groups. An expected interaction between semantic relationship and visual quality of the stimuli was not found. Evidence regarding the possibility of semantic satiation in one of the degraded conditions was discussed, and the role played by the encoding stage of processing was evaluated.

Rights

Copyright 1979 John W. Shuart, Jr.

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