Relevant Reading List #4: Academic Article Series

Emotional Arousal and Learning


A unique occupation like teaching requires unconventional preparation.  The Relevant Reading Lists are a series of resources that when read together convey a similar message imperative to teaching.  The resources listed are not included in typical teacher preparation programs. The Pragmatic TV Teacher feels they should be.  Reading these will make you a better educator

Emotion has a central role in how and what we remember.  Incorporating small emotional cues during your lesson will help your students learn and retain content.  These resources are for educators looking for a small change to increase student learning.


 Nielson, Kristy A., and Mark Powless. "Positive and negative sources of emotional arousal enhance long-term word-list retention when induced as long as 30min after learning." Neurobiology of learning and memory 88.1 (2007): 40-47.

 Steidl, Stephan, Fathima Razik, and Adam K. Anderson. "Emotion enhanced retention of cognitive skill learning." Emotion 11.1 (2011): 12.

 Nielson, Kristy A., and William Lorber. "Enhanced post-learning memory consolidation is influenced by arousal predisposition and emotion regulation but not by stimulus valence or arousal." Neurobiology of learning and memory 92.1 (2009): 70-79.

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