Accession Number : AD0267533

Title :   KINDS OF CATEGORIES AND CLUSTERING IN FREE RECALL

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV N Y

Personal Author(s) : MARSHALL,GEORGE R. ; COFER,CHARLES N.

Report Date : JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Two experiments involving the clustering of nouns in the category clustering situation are described. In one, the breadth of categories and, in the other, the abstract-concrete dimension of categories were studied. Narrow categories were more conducive to clustering than broad ones, an effect due mainly to very strong clustering in one of the narrow categories. No significant differences were found in clustering on the basis of concrete and abstract categories but, as in the case of category breadth, variability in the extent of clustering for the different categories within the abstract and concrete sets was substantial. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), *STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, *VOCABULARY, LEARNING, SACCHARIDE PHOSPHATES, VERBAL BEHAVIOR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE