Evaluation of Experimenter-Supplied and Subject-Originated Descriptive-Story Mnemonics in a Free-Recall Task

@inproceedings{Buonassissi1972EvaluationOE,
  title={Evaluation of Experimenter-Supplied and Subject-Originated Descriptive-Story Mnemonics in a Free-Recall Task},
  author={Joseph V. Buonassissi and Kenneth A. Blick and John L. Kibler},
  year={1972}
}
The effectiveness of a mnemonic technique as an aid to free recall is greatly influenced by whether or not the mnemonic scheme is E-supplied or S-originated. Kibler and Blick (1972) found that an E-supplied first-letter mnemonic technique excelled S-originated ones as an effective aid to free recall. In contrast, Bobrow and Bower (1969) using a paired-associate task and a mnemonic similar to the descriptive story found the S-originated scheme to be superior. The purpose of this present… CONTINUE READING