Mediational construction vs. mediational perception in paired-associate learning

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Psychonomic Science, ISSN: 0033-3131, Vol: 17, Issue: 4, Page: 220-221

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Leroy H. Pelton
Springer Nature
Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Psychology
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Noun paired associates were presented for one study trial under instructions to construct sentences containing the pairs (construction), to listen to and to repeat ready-made sentences containing the pairs (perception), or merely to read the pairs aloud (control). Recall was greater for construction than for perception. Recall in the construction group was not significantly greater than in the control group, and it was conjectured that this might be due to spontaneous mediational construction in the latter group. The hypothesis that the construction of mediation by the S himself is more effective than the perception of a ready-made mediational link was supported. © 1969, Psychonomic Journals, Inc.. All rights reserved.