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Stress vid inlärning: Inlärningslängd och behållning
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Retreival practice is a learning method that has been shown to yield better retention than other learning methods. Research has also shown that stress has a negative impact on the capacity of working memory and long term memory. A study was, therefore, conducted to examine how stress affects the time needed for studying and the retention of 25 Swahili-Swedish translation equivalents with retrieval practice as learning method. Twentysix subjects learned the words in alternated study-/testperiodes and where then subjected to a final test three days later. Due to previous research about stress it was expected that the subjects in the experimental group would need more time to learn the words and also perform worse on the final test. As expected, the subjects in the experimental group did need more study-/testperiodes than the subjects in the control group, while there where no significant differences in the retention. This might be due to over learning in the experimental group or the fact that the selected stressor, noise, imposed a larger load on the phonetic loop. An explanation to the similarity in retention may be that the perceived stress didn’t reach the stress level, which, according to Yerkes-Dodsons law, would indicate a degrading performance. Keywords: retreival practice, learning, stress, working memory

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, återgivningsträning, inlärning, stress, arbetsminne
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-53082Local ID: a28f4b1d-eacf-44bc-b66c-490e5ad62a29OAI: diva2:1026455
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Psychology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20140816 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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