Thread Tools  
Stacie
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Pedro, CA
Stacie is on a distinguished road Posts: 46
This experiment is based on the following paper:

Bousfield, W. (1953). The occurrence of clustering in the recall of randomly arranged associates. Journal of General Psychology, 49, 229-240. Reprinted with permission from the Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation. Published by Heldref Publications, 1319 Eighteenth Street, Washington, DC, 20036-1801. Copyright 1953.

Introduction

During the 1950s and 60s many psychologists provided dramatic evidence that people are not passive learners simply forming associations between stimuli, but take an active role to find ways to make the information they are learning more memorable. One of the classic studies of this kind was conducted by Bousfield. In a previous study he noticed a tendency among subjects to cluster related items during free recall of word lists. For example, in a list of birds, hawk, eagle, vulture, and duck, turkey, chicken, goose, may be clustered together. In this study Bousfield presented subjects with unrelated lists of words to see if during recall they would to organize their answers in categorical fashion.

More

The full text describing the experiment is available here.

The experiments are available below.
Attached Files
File Type: zip bousfield_win.zip (33.7 KB, 166 views)
File Type: zip bousfield_mac.zip (55.1 KB, 52 views)
Last edited by Hisham; November 18th, 2009 at 07:41 PM..
Reply With Quote
Thread Tools
Posting Rules
Forum Jump:
Copyright Cedrus Corporation, 1991-2014.
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:33 AM.