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The 7 plus or minus 2 rule was given by George Miller, who is considered to be one of the founding fathers of Cognitive Psychology. This rule is about the general processing limit of the working memory (or the short-term memory.)

John Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory and its Application in Instructional Design

In 1988, John Sweller proposed the Cognitive Load Theory, and discussed the effect of cognitive load on learning.  He had based his work on George Miller’s 7 plus or minus 2 rule, which states that short term memory has certain… Continue Reading →

The 7 plus or minus 2 Rule and The Chunking Principle

The 7 Plus or Minus 2 Rule by George Miller In 1956, George Miller gave the 7 plus or minus 2 Rule to define the limits of human memory. What this means is that the short-term memory, which is also… Continue Reading →

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