Studies in retention.

  title={Studies in retention.},
  author={Herbert F. Spitzer},
  journal={Journal of Educational Psychology},
  • H. F. Spitzer
  • Published 1 December 1939
  • Education
  • Journal of Educational Psychology
The importance of retention is shown by the fact that growth or improvement in skills, knowledges, and attitudes is dependent upon the learner's retention of the effects of previous experience. The use of recall as an aid to retention has been emphasized by theorists on methods of study and by investigators in the field of memory. The lack of experimental evidence on the effect of recall on retention where conditions approach those of actual schoolroom practice prompted this investigation. The… 

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