The Interactive Effects of Imagery Learning Strategy and Originality on Learning and Long-Term Retention

  • Ruey-Yun Horng


The purpose of this study was to investigate the interactive effects of imagery learning strategies and students’ originality in learning and retention. Imagery learning strategies in this study were: experimenter-provided (EP), subject-generated (SG), and control group (CG). In the experimenter-provided imagery learning condition, the experimenter provided the students with linking images of the paired-associate list and were instructed to use such images to help them learn. Students in the self-generated imagery learning condition were instructed to form a linking image of their own to the stimulus and response term pairs of the paired-associate list. Students in the control group received no imagery instruction. They were simply told to study the paired-associate list for later recall.


Imagery Condition Imagery Instruction Noun Pair Creative Person Imagery Rating 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruey-Yun Horng
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  1. 1.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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