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The name game: using retrieval practice to improve the learning of names.

Morris, Peter E. and Fritz, Catherine O. (2000) The name game: using retrieval practice to improve the learning of names. Journal of Experimental Psychology Applied, 6 (2). pp. 124-190. ISSN 1076-898X

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Abstract

In medium-sized groups such as classes, it is often desirable that the members become acquainted with one another. Toward this end, various methods of introducing group members are often used, with only anecdotal evidence for their effectiveness. The name game is a method for introducing group members that is based on the principles of retrieval practice. The authors compared 2 versions of the name game with a widely used introductory method--pairwise introductions--and found that the name game participants were much better at remembering one another's names after 30 min, 2 weeks, and 11 months. A second experiment tested the contribution of retrieval practice by comparing 2 versions of the name game with a procedure that was matched for number of repetitions and time spent on the task. Again, the name games were superior.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Experimental Psychology Applied
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 18865
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 05 Nov 2008 11:17
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:22
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/18865

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