publication . Article . 2016

Memory for biopsychology material presented in comic book format

Paul A. Aleixo; Krystina Sumner;
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  • Published: 26 Aug 2016 Journal: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, volume 8, pages 79-88 (issn: 2150-4857, eissn: 2150-4865, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This study investigated the influence of format of presentation on memory for undergraduate level Biopsychology material. Ninety participants read either seven comic book pages from Aleixo and Baillon (2008) explaining the rudiments of sleep, the same material presented in text only format or seven pages where the original images were replaced with random incongruous images. Participants were tested on the material using ten multiple-choice questions. Results showed significantly higher memory scores in the comic book condition compared to both the text only and the incongruous comic condition. Furthermore, the text only version showed significantly higher memor...
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free text keywords: Psychology, Multimedia, computer.software_genre, computer, Linguistics, Dual-coding theory, Comics, business.industry, business
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