Master's Theses

Date of Award

Summer 1942

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Education

Advisor

Dr. Homer B. Reed

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe the method and analyze the results of an experiment on substance memory. The term "substance memory,” as used in the present study, refers to the retention of general ideas derived from meaningful reading material in which the facts presented require some generalization and abstraction of meaning on the part of the reader. This type of memory is to be contrasted with "factual," or "verbatim" memory, in which the task is to retain specific, detailed facts stated in the reading material, and with rote memory, which involves the memory for illogical, disassociated, discrete units.

Rights

Copyright 1942 Leslie J. Briggs

Comments

Notice: This material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code).

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