First-Letter Mnemonics: Dam (Don't Aid Memory)

Les Carlson, John W. Zimmer, John A. Glover

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Abstract

A review of the first-letter mnemonic literature revealed inconsistent results and a series of interesting areas for additional study. The current study examined the effect on male and female Ss (N = 72) of first-letter mnemonics in five conditions, training plus S-generated mnemonics, training plus E-generated mnemonics, a replication of Bower's pegword system plus first-letter mnemonics, the pegword system alone, and a control condition. No facilitative effect was observed for first-letter mnemonics on either immediate or delayed recall, despite the Ss' reports of correct use of the mnemonic devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of General Psychology
Volume104
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1981

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First-Letter Mnemonics : Dam (Don't Aid Memory). / Carlson, Les; Zimmer, John W.; Glover, John A.

In: Journal of General Psychology, Vol. 104, No. 2, 04.1981, p. 287-292.

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Carlson, Les ; Zimmer, John W. ; Glover, John A. / First-Letter Mnemonics : Dam (Don't Aid Memory). In: Journal of General Psychology. 1981 ; Vol. 104, No. 2. pp. 287-292.
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