The Effectiveness of Encoding Strategies in Verbal Memory Span in Healthy Adults

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146911
Title:
The Effectiveness of Encoding Strategies in Verbal Memory Span in Healthy Adults
Author:
Reyes, Rebecca
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This project aimed to determine the most effective memory encoding strategy in typically developing adults. Four groups of subjects were given instructions using one of four encoding strategies: visual, semantic, spatial, and combined. We measured total short-term memory and long-term memory retention to determine how strategies affected learning across time. All encoding groups showed an advantage in memorizing 40 word-lists for verbal long-term recall and encoding effects were consistent across time. However. visual and semantic encoding strategies were most effective in supporting verbal short-term and long-term memory, while combined and spatial encoding strategies were least effective.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Effectiveness of Encoding Strategies in Verbal Memory Span in Healthy Adultsen_US
dc.creatorReyes, Rebeccaen_US
dc.contributor.authorReyes, Rebeccaen_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis project aimed to determine the most effective memory encoding strategy in typically developing adults. Four groups of subjects were given instructions using one of four encoding strategies: visual, semantic, spatial, and combined. We measured total short-term memory and long-term memory retention to determine how strategies affected learning across time. All encoding groups showed an advantage in memorizing 40 word-lists for verbal long-term recall and encoding effects were consistent across time. However. visual and semantic encoding strategies were most effective in supporting verbal short-term and long-term memory, while combined and spatial encoding strategies were least effective.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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