Comprehension and Use of Information

  • Timothy A. Salthouse
Part of the Springer Series in Cognitive Development book series (SSCOG)


It is conventional to make a distinction between learning and memory when reviewing research related to the understanding and retention of previously presented information. The two processes are obviously related, because both are necessary to infer the existence of either, and thus the basis for the learning-memory distinction is often arbitrary. For example, Craik suggests that:

... “learning” may be thought of as referring to the acquisition of general rules and knowledge about the world, while “memory” refers to the retention of specific events which occurred at a given time in a given place. (1977, p. 385)


Young Adult Prospective Memory Semantic Memory Related Word Test Sentence 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy A. Salthouse
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbiaUSA

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