Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Homer B. Reed
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.
Copyright 1942 Leslie J. Briggs
Library Call Number
LD2652 .T5 P7 B74 1942
Briggs, Leslie J., "The Curve of Forgetting For Substance Material" (1942). Master's Theses. 356.