Bible Study that Sticks

Bible Study that Sticks

New research in cognitive psychology shows us how to help people remember what they read.
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This science-related interview was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. Opinions expressed do not reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.

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Carrier, L.M., Rosen, L.D., Cheever, N.A. & Lim, A.F. (2015). Causes, effects and practicalities of everyday multitasking. Developmental Review, 35, 64-78.

Cherry, E.C. (1953). Some experiments on the recognition of speech, with one and with two ears. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 25, 975-979.

Graesser, A.C., Singer,M. & Trabasso, T. (1994). Constructing inferences during narrative text comprehension. Psychological Review, 101, 371-395.

Kintsch, W. (1988). The role of knowledge in discourse comprehension: A construction-integration model. Psychological Review, 95, 163-182.

McDaniel, M.A., Hines, R.J. & Guynn, M.J. (2002). When text difficulty benefits less skilled readers, Journal of Memory and Language, 46, 544-561.

Ozuru, Y., Dempsey, K., McNamara, D.S. (2009). Prior knowledge, reading skill, and text cohesion in the comprehension of science texts. Learning and Insruction, 19, 228-42.


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