Accession Number : AD0702503

Title :   ASSOCIATIVE INTERFERENCE THEORY AND SPONTANEOUS RECOVERY.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR HUMAN PERFORMANCE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Martin,Edwin

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : A brief historical explication of associative interference theory is presented. Then reanalyzed retroactive-interference and spontaneous-recovery data from the literature are shown to deny the central premise of this theory. The alternative list-differentiation theory is then historically summarized and new data presented that argue its inadequacy. The current theoretic emphasis on functional stimulus encoding is noted. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, *WORD ASSOCIATION), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), INTERFERENCE, VERBAL BEHAVIOR, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), RECALL, CODING, LINGUISTICS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE