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Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Roseann Hannon

First Committee Member

David Wilder

Second Committee Member

Gary Howells


The effectiveness of errorless learning, trial-and-error learning (i.e., errorful learning), and a traditional method for recalling face-name associations was compared in early Alzheimer's disease patients. Alternating treatment designs were used to assess method effects for each participant. Face-name associations were learned using pictures from the Rivermead Behavioral Memory Test, six pictures for each of the three learning procedures. The results of the study showed that the errorless learning procedure had a larger number of face-name associations learned in 2 out of the 3 participants, compared to the trial-and-error learning and the traditional method.




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