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The effect of the length of to-be-remembered lists and intervening lists on free recall: A reexamination using overt rehearsal

Ward, G and Tan, L (2004) 'The effect of the length of to-be-remembered lists and intervening lists on free recall: A reexamination using overt rehearsal.' Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 30 (6). 1196 - 1210. ISSN 0278-7393

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Abstract

In 3 experiments, the authors investigated the effects of to-be-remembered (TBR) and intervening list length on free recall to determine whether selective rehearsal could explain the previous finding that recall was affected only by TBR list length, hi Experiments 1 (covert rehearsal) and 2 (overt rehearsal), participants saw 5- and 20-word lists and had to recall the list prior to that list presented list. In Experiment 3, either 1 or 2 lists were presented, and recall of TBR list was postcued. Recall proportion decreased with increased TBR list length. Moreover, the authors found extended recency effects when recall was replotted by when words were last rehearsed (Experiments 2 and 3) and an effect of intervening list length when rehearsal was reduced (Experiment 3).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
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Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2015 20:39
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 11:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13216

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