Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
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.
Copyright 1979 John W. Shuart, Jr.
Shuart, John William, Jr., "Semantic Satiation in a Word Pronunciation Task" (1979). Master's Theses. 1764.