Contributions to Education Volume 54

Contributions to Education Volume 54

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...test, the whole process was the same as in the memory-fatigue test, except that the time spent in adding eight columns of ten single numbers, and writing the answer under each column, and the time spent in associating antonyms with the given words were taken before and after the mental multiplication. - A word must be added to explain the use of the rest period. In the ten-minute rest period, the subject remained in the experimental room and was allowed to do no mental work and spent the time in conversation with the experimenter. In the sixty-minute-rest-period test some subjects went to take luncheon and others spent it just as they did with the ten-minute rest. In the one-hundred-eighty-minute-rest-period test, it was impossible to keep the subjects from doing something. The subjects who took this length of rest were a professor and an instructor who had to spend some part of the time for teaching. Compared with the intense and most concentrated mental work like mental multiplication, however, the time they spent in customary class-room work was like a rest. The summary of the results of Experiment IV is given in Table VIII. C. D. T. remembered all syllables in the second trial. So in the fourth trial, only one and a half minutes was given instead of two minutes for memorizing ten nonsense syllables; and yet the subject remembered all syllables as easily as before. For the second list we shortened the time to one minute. Therefore, the number of syllables in the table is that which he memorized in only two minutes and a half. Introspective reports of the subjects: After the experiments each subject answered the following questions: 1. How did the subject feel after the long mental work? 2. What made the time taken for multiplying one...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236645243
  • 9781236645241