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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

3

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 43-46

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

1995

Abstract

This study examined whether different testing conditions hamper or enhance the ability to remember frequency of events. Subjects were presented a series of computerized sounds during the acquisition phase and estimated during the testing phase how many times they had heard each sound. Subjects were placed into one of four conditions: (a) no labeling, subjects simply listened to the stimuli; (b) labeling, subjects devised a description for each sound; (c) continuous distractor, subjects performed a simple mathematical task for the entire acquisition periods; and (d) intermittent distractor, subjects performed the mathematical task between the sounding of stimuli. Results indicated that subjects were able to estimate frequency of events fairly well; the more times a sound was played, the higher the subjects' estimates, F(4, 304) = 139.27, p = .000. The distractor conditions, however, did reduce the subjects' abilities to estimate stimulus frequency.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

4 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 3 no. 1 1995

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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