Expert Knowledge, General Abilities, and Text Processing

  • Wolfgang Schneider
  • Joachim Körkel
  • Franz E. Weinert


Although it has been recognized for some time that memory performance is highly dependent on the developing knowledge base, systematic studies on the impact of task-relevant prior knowledge on memory behavior and performance have only been carried out in the last decade. The findings have been so striking that in recent descriptions of memory development knowledge base or domain-specific knowledge has been considered an extremely important source of memory development (e.g., Bjorklund, 1985, 1987; Chi & Ceci, 1987; Ornstein & Naus, 1985; Schneider & Pressley, 1989; Siegler, 1986).


Expert Knowledge General Ability Text Processing Metacognitive Knowledge Declarative Knowledge 
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  • Wolfgang Schneider
  • Joachim Körkel
  • Franz E. Weinert

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