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Mnemonics, testing, and creativity : creative thinking and effectiveness of learning method

Show simple item record Krull, Sarah R. A. 2019-12-05T18:14:30Z 2019-12-05T18:14:30Z 2019
dc.description.abstract Much research has been done on various techniques for increasing learning, and both testing and mnemonics such as the keyword method have been proven effective. We addressed whether people high and low in creativity benefit more or less from test practice as compared to a mnemonic strategy. We had participants study twenty Lithuanian-English word pairs. Then participants either restudied the words, received test practice by being given the cue and attempting to recall the target, generated a mnemonic linking the cue to the target, or received no extra practice with the words. After a final test over all twenty words, participants completed Remote Association Triad (RAT) problems (Bowden and Jung-Beeman, 2003) which required participants to find the relationship between three words (e.g., “Cold” is related to “Sore, Shoulder, Sweat”), and yields an index of creativity. Our hypothesis that the effectiveness of different study methods would differ across groups failed to achieve significance, and, surprisingly, so did the expected testing effect. One interesting finding did emerge: higher creativity, as measured by RAT performance, benefited participants regardless of the method employed in studying. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Kalif E. Vaughn, Faculty mentor en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Northern Kentucky University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nysa, the NKU Journal of Student Research;v. 1, Fall 2018
dc.rights Copyright retained by author en_US
dc.subject Learning ability en_US
dc.subject Mnemonics en_US
dc.subject Learning, Psychology of en_US
dc.title Mnemonics, testing, and creativity : creative thinking and effectiveness of learning method en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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    This journal features student research, scholarship and creative activity. The first volume was digitally published in December 2018, being released as Volume 1 Fall 2018.

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