Concrete Nouns over Abstract

A hypothesis that is covered is for the recognition of concrete nouns and abstract noun pairs; which states that concrete noun pairs are easier to recall then abstract noun pairs.   An experiment was conducted to examine rather concrete noun pairs are easier to recall than abstract noun pairs.   All participants were presented with pairs of concrete nouns and abstract nouns and then told to recall the word to which it was paired. After this it was established that concrete noun pairs were recalled more than abstract nouns. The experiment concluded the hypothesis to be true.

Concrete Nouns over Abstract Nouns Recognition
Researchers have looked at the use of concrete nouns over abstract nouns and the ability of pairings being recalled.   Allan Paivio (1965) backed up concreteness recall by the conceptual peg hypothesis which states that compound word images that combine pairs are formed during a presentation.   For example if presented with the pairing baby- bottle you would be able to recall when showed the word baby, bottle because you were able to conduct an image of a baby holding a bottle.   This increases the chances of recalling concrete nouns.   Hypothesis for this was the concreteness was high in imagery it was known to have a higher recall rate. Is this due to concrete words being easier transcribed into imagery form?   We will take a look at the past experiments to help answer these questions.
Paivio(1965) looked at all outcomes for pairings concrete- concrete, concrete-abstract which can be a clock paired with time, abstract-concrete which can be love paired with men,   and abstract-abstract pairings which can be viewed as happiness paired with love.   Findings showed that the mean for abstract-abstract was 6.05 and concrete-concrete was 11.41 proving that concrete-abstract nouns were easier to recall when paired.
Richardson (1985) also performed an experiment similar to Paivio (1965) except his participants were instructed to think of mental...