Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Richard Wikoff

Second Advisor

Dr. Kessler


The Educator and the Educational Psychologists are actively truing to improve education. In order to do this research has investigated many phases of education. Learning is probably the single most important area being investigated. Both the teacher and the student would like to know what methods and techniques are best for optimal learning. Verbal learning experiments such as those dealing with massed and space practice have helped in answering this question. However there are still many questions unanswered.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Psychology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright William B. Todd July, 1969