Incidental and intentional mediators in paired associate learning

H.H. Ellermann, F.L. Engel, E.L. Free

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    Abstract

    Incidental mediator links, such as spatial or temporal context cues, frequently facilitate S-R learning. Also, a variety of intentional applied mnemonic mediators are known to support S-R learning. Experimental investigations are reported meant to quantitatively assess the separate and combined effects of response location and S-R category name, as representatives of incidental and intentional mediators rcspeclively, on the learning scores of S-R pairs. Combined and in isolation, the two factors enhanced the learning scores. Ceiling effects in the learning scores prevented a decision on the precise nature of the interaction between the two variables.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)85-94
    JournalIPO Annual Progress Report
    Volume24
    Publication statusPublished - 1989

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