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Removing Seductive Details from Science Texts Facilitates Effective Retrieval Practice

EasyChair Preprint no. 3808

9 pagesDate: July 10, 2020

Abstract

In previous research, participants engaged in retrieval practice, or simply reread, texts containing seductive (interesting but irrelevant) details. Participants retained more information after retrieval practice, but only for seductive details, not important information. Here, we conducted the same comparison after removing seductive details from the texts. Participants retained significantly more important information after retrieval practice compared to rereading. Seductive details seem to affect processing both during reading and in retrieval practice engaged after reading.

Keyphrases: relevance, retrieval practice, seductive details

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
@Booklet{EasyChair:3808,
  author = {Justin Barnwell and Scott Hinze and Michael C. Mensink},
  title = {Removing Seductive Details from Science Texts Facilitates Effective Retrieval Practice},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3808},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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