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Picture this! Effects of photographs, diagrams, animations, and sketching on learning and beliefs about learning from a geoscience text
Many studies have demonstrated that illustrating expository science texts with images that are interesting, but irrelevant for understanding the causal relations underlying scientific phenomena, can cause seduction effects ...
When is literal meaning inhibited? Evidence from nonsense in the metaphor-induced lexical forgetting paradigm
(American Psychological Association, 2018-07)
A common feature of metaphoric language processing is a conflict between literal and figurative aspects of meaning. A consequence of this is the need to select the most appropriate meaning amongst competing associates when ...
Closing the gap: connecting sudden representational change to the subjective Aha! experience in insightful problem solving
(Springer Verlag, 2018-01-18)
Two hallmarks of insightful problem solving are thought to be suddenness in the emergence of solution due to changes in problem representation, and the subjective Aha! Although a number of studies have explored the Aha! ...
Baseball fans don't like lumpy batters: Influence of domain knowledge on the access of subordinate meanings.
(SAGE Publications, 2016-11-08)
Two experiments investigated the effects of domain knowledge on the resolution of ambiguous words with dominant meanings related to baseball. When placed in a sentence context that strongly biased toward the non-baseball ...
Different Approaches to Assessing the Quality of Explanations Following a Multiple-Document Inquiry Activity in Science
(Springer Verlag, 2017-02)
This article describes several approaches to assessing student understanding using written explanations that students generate as part of a multiple-document inquiry activity on a scientific topic (global warming). The ...
Measuring Working Memory Capacity with the Letter-Number Sequencing Task: Advantages of Visual Administration
Working memory capacity (WMC) plays a major role in many applied contexts, and it is important to be able to accurately measure this construct. The current studies tested whether the modality of administration of the ...