Listening comprehension as a function of cognitive complexity: A research note

Michael Beatty, Steven K. Payne

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Implicit in the conceptualization of listening as human information processing is the assumption that comprehension is dependent, in part, upon an individual's level of cognitive complexity. That assumption u>as tested in two separate studies. Results indicate that high-complex subjects comprehend more listening material than do their cognitively simpler counterparts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-89
Number of pages5
JournalCommunication Monographs
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Language and Linguistics

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