Accession Number : AD0479522


Title :   PRESENTATION TIME AND PROACTIVE INTERFERENCE IN THE SHORT-TERM MEMORY FOR CONSONANT UNITS OF VARYING SIZES.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Cofer, Charles N ; Davidson, Elmer H


Report Date : Dec 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : Two experiments are reported with respect to the short-term memory for consonant units varying in size. Methods were used such that time to read each unit was adequate and such that retention could be measured without PI. At all of the retention intervals used (0-, 3- and 18- sec) there were no retention differences of any magnitude between 1- and 3- consonant units when PI was eliminated by examining only the first test of the series. Later tests showed more forgetting for 3- than for 1- consonant units, presumably because of greater susceptibility to PI. Although 5-consonant units were employed in both experiments, it is believed that they were inadequately learned and that the data for them cannot be interpreted. (Author)


Descriptors :   *VERBAL BEHAVIOR , *MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY) , *RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , TEST METHODS , LEARNING , PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS , INHIBITION


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE