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| Published: January 30, 2017

Comparative Study of Visual & Auditory Memory between Psychology & Non-Psychology Students: Testing a Stream Hypothesis

Dr. Rajendra Kumar Sharma

Associate Professor & HOD, Department of Clinical Psychology, Amity University Gwalior, M.P, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mr. Vikas Sharma

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Amity University, Gwalior, M.P, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.029/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.029

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Background and Objectives: The process of retention and storage of any kind of information is known as Memory. Present study was conducted to compare the Visual & Auditory Short term memory (STM) in Psychology & Non psychology Students. Materials and Methods: After appropriate consent from students and department. The study comprised of 60 students (30 Psychology, 30 non-psychology/other stream students ) aged 16-20 years of Amity University Gwalior, M.P included ,students having infirmities (Visual or Auditory) were excluded. Reaction time for audiovisual exposures to recalling is noted in all ten subtests. Results: There is a strong difference between the retention and storing capacity of visual STM and auditory STM among both groups. Results: There is a strong difference between the retention and storing capacity of visual STM and auditory STM (p<0.001) between both groups. The mean reaction time is more for long words/sentences than short words. Short words are remembered more accurately than long words by both groups. Interpretation and Conclusion: The visual STM has a short mean reaction time and more accuracy than auditory STM. STM and working memory plays an important role in the learning processes of both groups of undergraduate students.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.029/20170402

10.25215/0402.029

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017