Basic and Applied Memory Research: Practical Applications - Vol. 2

By Douglas J. Herrmann; Cathy McEvoy et al. | Go to book overview

training improves performance shows that the memory deficit also concerns a production aspect, which is not irreversible. By contrasting two different types of mnemonics (Experiment 2) we were able to verify that imaginal strategies are equally useful for elderly people, but that specific differences and preferences may be found between subjects. Nevertheless, an imaginal and effortful type of mnemonic like the loci method also can produce positive effects. Furthermore, our elderly subjects were able to maintain long-term recall of items learned through mnemonics. In our opinion, the particularly satisfactory results obtained in Experiment 2 (as compared to results quoted in the literature) are due to the sufficient length of training.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The research was partially supported by a national CNR grant (progetto finalizzato invecchiamento) to the Unit directed by M. Cesa Bianchi, University of Milano. The authors are deeply indebted to F. Capitanio, A. Cavallarin, G. Pavan, and I. Perin for their help in data collecting.


REFERENCES

Cavallarin, A., Perin, I., Pavan, G., De R. Beni, & Cornoldi, C. ( 1990). "L'uso di questionari di autovalutazione nello studio dera memoria degli anziani ed il ruolo degli aspetti metacognitivi [The use of self-assessment questionnaire in the study of aged memory and the role of metacognition]". In D. Salmaso e P. Caffarra (Eds.), Le funzioni cognitive nell'invecchiamento (pp. 93-99). Milano: F. Angeli.

Cavanaugh, J. C., & Morton K. R. ( 1988). "Older adults' attribution about everyday memory". In M. M. Gruneberg, P. E. Morris, & R. N. Sykes (Eds.), Practical aspects of memory: Current research and issues (vol. 1, pp. 209-214). London: Wiley.

Cermak, L. S. ( 1980). "Comments on imagery as therapeutic mnemonics". In L. W. Poon, J. L. Fozard , L. S. Cermak, D. Aremberg, & L. W. Thompson (Eds.), New directions in memory and aging (pp. 507-510). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Cornoldi, C. ( 1988). "Why study mnemonics?" In M. M. Gruneberg, P. E. Morris, & R. N. Sykes (Eds.), Practical aspects of memory (vol. 2, pp. 397-402). Chichester, England: Wiley.

Cornoldi, C., & De R. Beni ( 1989). "Ciò che gli anziani pensano della loro memoria [What elderly people think about their memory]". In A. Dellantonio (Ed.), Ricerche psicologiche sull'invecchiamento (pp. 20-36). Milano: F. Angeli.

De R. Beni, Moe, A., & Cornoldi, C. ( 1994, August). The oral effect of loci mnemonics. Paper presented at the Third Practical Aspects of Memory Conference, College Park, MD.

Dixon, R. A. ( 1989). "Questionnaire research on metamemory and aging: Issues of structure and function". In L. W. Poon, D. C. Rubin, & B. Wilson (Eds.), Everyday cognition in adulthood and late life. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Dixon, R. A., & Hertzog, C. ( 1988). "A functional approach to memory and metamemory development in adulthood". In F. E. Weinert & M. Perlmutter (Eds.), Memory development across the life-span: Universal changes and individual differences. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

-252-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Basic and Applied Memory Research: Practical Applications - Vol. 2
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 502

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.