Using knowledge maps and scripted cooperation to inform college students about patterns of behavior related to recurring abuse of alcohol

Sandra M. Dees, Donald F. Dansereau, Jennifer L. Peel, Kevin Knight, Jeannie G. Boatler, Monna Loftis

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Abstract

Objectives of this study were to determine the effectiveness of using a specific information format-graphic representations called knowledge maps-and an information processing strategy-scripted cooperation-in teaching college students about behavior patterns that underlie recurring abuse of alcohol. Participants in this three-session, 6-hour study were 111 Texas Christian University students recruited from undergraduate psychology classes. Participants were randomly assigned to one of two materials format conditions (map vs. text format) and to one of two processing strategy conditions (individual processing vs.scripted interaction with a partner). Results indicate that map format facilitated recall of the pattern information: processing with a partner appeared to enhance perception of the multidimensional nature of behavior that supports alcohol use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-318
Number of pages12
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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