Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-23265
Title: The Construction of Mental Maps Based on a Fragmentary View of Physical Maps: Picture and Text Materials
Author(s): Zimmer, Hubert
Language: German
Year of Publication: 2004
OPUS Source: Journal of Educational Psychology, 96 (3), 603-610;
SWD key words: Karte
Free key words: Kartenlernen
kognitive Karte
mentale Karte
Map Learning
Partial Map
Cognitive Map
Mental Map
DDC notations: 150 Psychology
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Participants acquired spatial knowledge of a fictitious island by studying either (a) a complete physical map, (b) a sequence of part maps each showing the outline of the island and a subset of the landmarks, or (c) a sequence of sentences each describing a part map. During test, they verified the direction between 2 landmarks. Spatial knowledge in the fragment condition was as high as in the complete map condition, and both were better than the text group. Response times showed a distance effect. Additionally, spatial relations really presented were judged faster than inferred relations. The author replicated these results in a condition in which only relative spatial information could be used. These results suggest that simultaneity is not critical for obtaining a map advantage in spatial learning and that the mental representation of the map is structured. This document contains the 27 part maps and the corresponding text sentences that were used in the conditions (b) and (c) described above.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-psydok-4564
Date of registration: 17-Jun-2005
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Department: HW - Psychologie
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