Professor Jan Keenan

Keenan's Software for Memory & Cognition Janice Keenan's Computing Laboratory in Memory and Cognition© Version 3.2.2 for Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT. This package consists of:
  • 10 classic experiments in cognitive psychology,
  • a student manual that gives the background on the experiments as well as exercises for the student to perform on the data, 
  • an instructor's package for examining the data.

The following experiments are implemented in this release:

  • Levels of Processing I (Craik & Tulving, 1975)
  • Levels of Processing II (Craik & Tulving, 1975)
  • Encoding Specificity I
  • Encoding Specificity II (Thomson & Tulving, 1970)
  • Encoding Specificity III (Watkins & Tulving, 1975)
  • Semantic Memory (Smith, Shoben, & Rips 1974)
  • Constructive Processes I (Schallert, 1976)
  • Constructive Processes II (Keenan & Kintsch, 1974)
  • Constructive Processes III (Harris, 1977)
To install this release:
  1. Uninstall any previous versions of MemCog. Do not uninstall shared files. Ignore any errors.
  2. Download the MemCog3-2-4.exe (2816 kbytes) self-extracting archive to a temporary directory.
  3. Run the program you just downloaded. Click Unzip and then click Close. This will add several other files to your temporary directory.
  4. Run the setup.exe file that gets created in your temporary directory. The first time you do this, Setup may require you to reboot your system. If it does, reboot and then run Setup again.
  5. Ignore any access violation errors that occur when setup attempts to install .DLL or .OCX files.

Instructors may also want to install the MemCog Instructor Package, which contains two utilities: GetMemCogLog and ConfigureMemCog. When suppied with an appropriate URL and password, GetMemCogLog lists logs of dates and student IDs for data postings to the Web. ConfigureMemCog sets a variety of parameters for the MemCog programs.

To install the MemCog Instructor Package:
  1. Uninstall any previous versions of the MemCog Instructor Package. Ignore any errors.
  2. If you have not already done so, install the latest version of MemCog.
  3. Download the MemCogInstructor3-0-2.exe (392 kbytes) self-extracting archive to a temporary directory.
  4. Run the program you just downloaded. Click Unzip and then click Close. This will add several other files to your temporary directory.
  5. Run the setup.exe file that gets created in your temporary directory.

The manual, which gives an extensive description of the theory behind each experiment and a set of exercises for students to perform on the data, may be downloaded or displayed by clicking on the relevant chapter:

Note: Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® is required to view these documents.

If you would like to try posting results to the Web, please contact Bob Stocker (bstocker@du.edu) for a suitable class name and passwords. Also, please contact Bob if you discover any program bugs or have suggestions about changes in the program design.

 

 

Revised 11/2002.
Copyright © 1999, 2001 Janice M. Keenan

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