Involuntary Memorization

  • A. A. Smirnov
Part of the Monographs in Psychology book series (MOPSY)


We have examined the great influence exerted on memorization by mnemonic orientation. The very fact of its presence or absence and also the nature of the mnemonic tasks, their specific content, to a considerable extent determine the productivity as well as the qualitative nature of memorization.


Main Channel Initial Letter Subway Station Nonsense Syllable Main Orientation 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Smirnov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyAcademy of Pedagogical SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow State University and Moscow City Pedagogical InstituteRussia

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