The Effect of Font Type on Memory for Instruction

Upchurch, Courtney (2017) The Effect of Font Type on Memory for Instruction. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Matthew Reysen from Psychology, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to determine whether or not one font type promotes superior memory retention for order over another. Participants were presented with one of three sets of instructions each displayed using a different style of font. They were asked to read the instructions and, following this, were provided with the instructions presented in a different, random order. Their task was to place the instructions back in the order in which they were originally presented. Results indicated that one font style led to better memory for order than the others. In addition, based on participant self-reports, one set of instructions was not perceived as being easier to follow than another. Overall, these finding suggest that the font style used to present instructions might contribute to the subsequent ability to remember the order of the instructions.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Upchurch, Courtney
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. Psychology
Thesis Advisor: Matthew Reysen
Thesis Advisor's Department: Psychology
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Courtney Upchurch
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 19:37
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 19:37
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/835

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