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This quantity, one in a sequence, offers with the constitution of developmental idea, recursive platforms, kid's iconic realism, the function of cognition in realizing gender results, the advance of processing velocity in early life and youth and extra.

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Moreover, Gottschalk ( 1965) found significantly better performance for temporal end items (61 % ) as compared to middle items (39%) for her 5-year-old subjects, even though it was the left-to-right spatial order that had to be reconstructed. The evidence so far is clearly consistent with the third prediction derived from the synchrony model. 3. 18 Daniel B. Berch 4. Healy’s Pattern Hypothesis Although Healy’s findings have generally supported the synchrony model, she has elaborated on the specific relationship between spatial and temporal coding.

That is, retention of the first item on the shift trial should improve relative to that of a control condition tested on the primacy item in a horizontal arrangement. Rosner found no improvement for either the experimental or the control condition. She concluded that her results sup- 38 Daniel B. Berch ported the contention of Atkinson et al. (1964) that young children do not encode the spatial locations of the items in this task. One rather obvious problem with this conclusion is that Rosner tested for the effect of spatial cues solely at the primacy position.

A thorough analysis of all the studies purporting to test Paivio’s theory is clearly beyond the scope of this contribution. Moreover, in a review of studies designed to test Paivio’s theory, R. E. Anderson (1976) suggested that a direct comparison of performance with pictures and words is unwarranted, given our present state of knowledge regarding the comparability of these two form classes with respect to various dimensions. Specifically, she noted that it is almost impossible to equate pictures and words on most psychological dimensions, such as interitem similarity.

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