Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Leroy Metze, James Sanders, Daniel Roenker

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


Three population samples of college students were found to be similar on two stratifying variables, general intelligence and knowledge of conditioning principles, before viewing a time-compressed or non-compressed videotape presentation. The amount of unprompted information recalled did not differ significantly between the time-compressed and non-compressed treatment conditions. Additionally, neither treatment condition differed significantly on a multiple-choice posttest, although both groups did differ significantly from a control group that did not view the videotape. No significant difference was found between the time-compressed and non-compressed groups on their ratings of Quality of Narrator, Interest Level of Topic, and Overall Quality of Videotape Presentation. The time-compressed group rated their presentation as significantly faster than the non-compressed group.


Cognitive Psychology | Experimental Analysis of Behavior | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences