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Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Homer B. Reed
The general problem of the experiment was to investigate the influence of abstractness on the formation and retention of concepts . The specific problems were the following: (1) How does abstractness influence the number of promptings required to learn and relearn concepts? (2) What is the relation of abstractness to the percentage of consistent concepts learned and retained? (3) What is the relation of the number of promptings required to learn and relearn consistent or correct as compared with inconsistent or incorrect concepts? (4) What are the individual differences in the method of learning and relearning highly abstract concepts?
Copyright 1949 Ruth Baker Hines
Hines, Ruth Baker, "The Formation and Retention of Concepts in A Function of Their Abstractness" (1949). Master's Theses. 424.