Research Repository

Examining the relationship between free recall and immediate serial recall: The serial nature of recall and the effect of test expectancy

Bhatarah, P and Ward, G and Tan, L (2008) 'Examining the relationship between free recall and immediate serial recall: The serial nature of recall and the effect of test expectancy.' Memory and Cognition, 36 (1). 20 - 34. ISSN 0090-502X

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

In two experiments, we examined the relationship between free recall and immediate serial recall (ISR), using a within-subjects (Experiment 1) and a between-subjects (Experiment 2) design. In both experiments, participants read aloud lists of eight words and were precued or postcued to respond using free recall or ISR. The serial position curves were U-shaped for free recall and showed extended primacy effects with little or no recency for ISR, and there was little or no difference between recall for the precued and the postcued conditions. Critically, analyses of the output order showed that although the participants started their recall from different list positions in the two tasks, the degree to which subsequent recall was serial in a forward order was strikingly similar. We argue that recalling in a serial forward order is a general characteristic of memory and that performance on ISR and free recall is underpinned by common memory mechanisms. Copyright 2008 Psychonomic Society, Inc.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2011 16:40
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:22
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1616

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item