Accession Number : AD0769389

Title :   Effects of High and Low Frequency Differentials on Verbal Discrimination Learning.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Kemlein,Donald Fleetwood

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : Two experiments were conducted to examine the effects of two background frequency differentials on verbal discrimination learning. Two 16-item word lists were constructed. In the high differential (HD) list were word pairs in which the relative background frequency of the two words in each pair was at least five to one. The low differential (LD) list was made up of word pairs in which the frequency differential was two to one or less. The experiments investigated the difference in learning rates between the HD and LD conditions. High frequency word correct (HL) and low frequency word correct LH) conditions were also examined. The HD condition was found to be easier to learn than the LD at the .10 level of significance; the HL CONDITION WAS SIGNIFICANTLY EASIER THAN THE LH at the .05 level. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*Learning, *Verbal behavior), Background, Frequency, Analysis of variance, Theses

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE