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Why Do College Students Improve their Learning Performance Across Trials?
Turner, Sarah J.

2012, BA, Kent State University, College of Arts and Sciences / Department of Psychology.
The present study examined students' improvements across trials, and attempted to explain why these improvements occurred. Participants studied simple words paired with values which indicated how much that word was worth if correctly recalled. Their goals were to maximize their scores. The contributions of regulation of encoding, retrieval, study time and output order were evaluated. Improvements were found to come from increased recall over time, rather than from differential attention to the higher valued items. Efficiency and learning to learn also played roles in participant's improvements across trials.
John Dunlosky, Dr. (Advisor)
David Riccio, Dr. (Committee Member)
Sara Newman, Dr. (Committee Member)
Christopher Waas, Dr. (Committee Member)
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