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Transfer refers to the ability to extend (transfer) learning from one situation to another. For example, knowing how to play the piano doesn’t (I assume) help you play the tuba,...
Elaborative interrogation is a strategy to help you remember meaningful information. The idea behind the strategy is that relevant prior knowledge is not always readily...
Graphic summaries are summaries that reorganize the text. Two examples of graphic summaries are outlines and graphic organizers. In an outline, topics are listed with their subtopics in a linear...
The use of worked examples We're all familiar, I'm sure, with the use of worked-out examples in mathematics teaching. Worked-out examples are often used to demonstrate problem-solving processes...
Do experts simply know "more" than others, or is there something qualitatively different about an expert's knowledge compared to the knowledge of a non-expert? While most of us...

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Subliminal learning achieved notoriety back in 1957, when James Vicary claimed moviegoers could be induced to buy popcorn and Coca-Cola through the use of messages that flashed on the...
Retrieval practice, as its name suggests, is a simple strategy that involves retrieving the target information one or more times prior to testing. It is not the same as...
Does photographic memory exist? "Photographic" or eidetic memory is said to occur in some 8% of children, but almost all of these grow out of it. The phenomenon is extremely rare...
Distributed practice more effective than massed practice It has long been known that spacing practice (reviewing learning or practicing a skill at spaced intervals) is far more effective...
Research has found that people are most likely to successfully apply appropriate learning and remembering strategies when they have also been taught general information about...