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Contrasting aware and unaware memory for written discourse

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Forty-seven high school students read three expository texts, attempted to detect words seen, inferred, and unrelated in a rapid-exposure perceptual identification task ('unaware memory'), and completed true/false literal and inferential comprehension tests ('aware memory') after reading each text. Results indicated that seen and inferred words were better perceived than unrelated, but that there was no relationship between performance on the perceptual and comprehension tasks. Both correlational and cluster analyses revealed a complete separation of performance patterns on these tasks, raising issues concerning both current theoretical accounts of aware and unaware memory and the applicability of perceptual identification tasks to ordinary learning contexts. �� 1987.

Publication Date


  • 1987

Citation


  • Freebody, P., & Carroll, M. (1987). Contrasting aware and unaware memory for written discourse. Acta Psychologica, 66(2), 115-125. doi:10.1016/0001-6918(87)90028-X

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0023446185

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 115

End Page


  • 125

Volume


  • 66

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Forty-seven high school students read three expository texts, attempted to detect words seen, inferred, and unrelated in a rapid-exposure perceptual identification task ('unaware memory'), and completed true/false literal and inferential comprehension tests ('aware memory') after reading each text. Results indicated that seen and inferred words were better perceived than unrelated, but that there was no relationship between performance on the perceptual and comprehension tasks. Both correlational and cluster analyses revealed a complete separation of performance patterns on these tasks, raising issues concerning both current theoretical accounts of aware and unaware memory and the applicability of perceptual identification tasks to ordinary learning contexts. �� 1987.

Publication Date


  • 1987

Citation


  • Freebody, P., & Carroll, M. (1987). Contrasting aware and unaware memory for written discourse. Acta Psychologica, 66(2), 115-125. doi:10.1016/0001-6918(87)90028-X

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0023446185

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 115

End Page


  • 125

Volume


  • 66

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication