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dc.contributor.advisorSvinicki, Marilla D., 1946-en
dc.creatorHe, Jingjieen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-08T16:53:46Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-08T16:53:46Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3074en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractCategorizing knowledge into different disciplines and units may block knowledge within separate “folders”, which could limit its later retrieval and transfer to new contexts. To test this hypothesis, two experiments had been conducted. In one experiment, participants memorized a list of words with or without cuing which category these words belonged to. One week later, they were asked to recall all the positive adjectives, which required them to retrieve words that came from different categories. In the other experiment, participants read exactly the same story but embedded in two different subject domains or no context. A survey report was presented to test whether people from different contexts would have different transfer effect. The current study replicated previous results that successful transfer was hard to observe in the laboratory settings without explicit prompts. The memory test and transfer task in this study were too difficult and resulted into to the poor performance of the participants. The initial hypothesis had been neither supported nor rejected. To test the hypothesis, future studies could reduce the time interval between study and test, and modified the transfer task to lower the difficulty of the experiment.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectCategorizationen
dc.subjectClassificationen
dc.subjectTransfer of learningen
dc.subjectInformation retrievalen
dc.subjectContext-dependent effecten
dc.subjectContext-dependent memoryen
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.titleBreak down the walls : how the “folder effect” influences the transfer of learningen
dc.date.updated2011-07-08T16:53:53Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3074en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMarkman, Arthuren
dc.description.departmentEducational Psychologyen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Psychologyen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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