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MSU Graduate Theses

2015

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Climbing The Taxonomy Ladder With Help From The Keyword Method, My Quoc Vu May 2015

Climbing The Taxonomy Ladder With Help From The Keyword Method, My Quoc Vu

MSU Graduate Theses

The keyword method is a mnemonic device used to improve memory. The purpose of this study is to examine whether the keyword method can facilitate higher-order learning and whether the interactive image component of the keyword method is necessary. Participants were asked to study 18 psychologists and their concepts. Undergraduates were randomly assigned to one of four conditions: an own best method control group, and three variations of the keyword method. The variations in the keyword method were related to the "interactive imageā€ aspect of that strategy. The dependent measures measured whether the keyword method can facilitate higher order-learning levels ...