Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Título : The decorative images' seductive effect in e-learning depends on attentional inhibition
Autor : González, Federico M. 
Saux, Gastón 
Burin, Débora 
Fecha de publicación : 2019
Editorial : Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Cita : González, F. M., Saux, G., y Burin, D. (2019). The decorative images seductive effect in e-learning depends on attentional inhibition [en linea]. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 35(3), 166-178. Disponible en:
Resumen : Abstract: Two studies sought to replicate and extend the seductive effect of decorative pictures in expository text comprehension to an e-learning environment. In the first study, undergraduate students read and answered questions about two texts, with and without decorative, irrelevant images, in an e-learning course. The presence of decorative images had a small detrimental effect on comprehension. In the second study, participants read more difficult texts (low prior knowledge texts in multiple screens) and completed working memory and inhibitory ability tests. A significant interaction between comprehension and perceptual/attentional inhibitory ability was found: Participants with lower inhibitory capacity were affected by irrelevant pictures. In conclusion, evidence supported the hypothesis of a detrimental effect of irrelevant, decorative images on comprehension in e-learning, particularly for students with low attentional inhibition.
ISSN : 1449-5554
Disciplina: PSICOLOGIA
DOI: 10.14742/ajet.4577
Derechos: Acceso abierto
Appears in Collections:Artículos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
decorative-effect-attentional-inhibition.pdf1,43 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Jan 20, 2023


checked on Jan 20, 2023

Google ScholarTM



This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons