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Examining the Effects of Visual and Verbal Thoughts on Reading Outcomes

EasyChair Preprint no. 6153

10 pagesDate: July 26, 2021


Little research has examined the phenomenological experiences of reading. We investigated whether perspective-taking influenced readers’ experiences of visual and verbal thoughts and how they related to comprehension and transportation. Participants (n=147) received perspective-taking or control instructions, then read a narrative while being periodically asked to rate their thought characteristics. There were no main effects of condition. Visual imagery was positively associated with comprehension and transportation; conversely, verbal-thinking was negatively associated with comprehension but not transportation.

Keyphrases: perspective taking, reading comprehension, Transportation, verbal-thinking, visual imagery

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  author = {Püren Öncel and Sarah D. Creer and Caitlin S. Mills and Laura K. Allen},
  title = {Examining the Effects of Visual and Verbal Thoughts on Reading Outcomes},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 6153},

  year = {EasyChair, 2021}}
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