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Cognitive structures in human story comprehension and memory by Perry W. Thorndyke

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Published by Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English


  • Comprehension.,
  • Memory.,
  • Storytelling -- Psychological aspects.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Perry W. Thorndyke.
SeriesThe Rand paper series ;, P-5513
LC ClassificationsAS36 .R28 no. 5513, BF325 .R28 no. 5513
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 174 p. :
Number of Pages174
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4196292M
LC Control Number80475100

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