Publication Date

1999

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Magliano, Joseph P.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Comprehension||Memory||Learning, Psychology of||Multimedia systems||Interactive multimedia||Visual perception--Psychological aspects

Abstract

The extent to which illustrations influence the representation of text information in memory was examined. Participants either read passages in which target sentences were or were not embellished with an illustration depicting what the text described. The participants? recognition for the targeted sentences were then tested either immediately following the presentation of the texts or one week later. The results most strongly supported a situational effect, whereby the illustrations enhanced participants? memory for the situation being described in the text more so than for other types of representations.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

vi, 90 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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