Merrill-Palmer Quarterly - Journal of Developmental Psychology
Two studies were conducted to determine how well story grammar predicted recall of televised stories. In Experiment 1, preschoolers viewed a non-narrated televised story from "Sesame Street." In Experiment 2, preschoolers and adults were administered a narrative via television or radio. In both studies, subjects' retention reflected recall of nodal information, regardless of medium of input.
Hayes, Donald S. and Kelly, Suzanne B., "Sticking to Syntax: The Reflection of Story Grammar in Children's and Adult's Recall of Radio and Television Shows" (1985). Psychology Faculty Scholarship. 12.
Hayes, D.S., & Kelly, S.B. (1985). Sticking to Syntax: The Reflection of Story Grammar in Children's and Adult's Recall of Radio and Television Shows. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly-Journal of Developmental Psychology, 31, 345-360. Available on publisher's site at http://wsupress.wayne.edu/journals/merrill.htm
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