Accession Number : AD0709590

Title :   THE PRIMACY EFFECT OF SINGLE-TRIAL FREE RECALL.

Descriptive Note : Tech. memo.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Bruce,Darryl ; Papay,James P.

Report Date : 30 JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : In three experiments using a single-trial free-recall procedure, subjects were sometimes presented a forget cue during a list, meaning that they were not responsible for recalling any of the words which preceded it, only those which followed it. Tests of memory showed consistently depressed retention of items immediately preceding a forget cue. This result was considered to be more in harmony with a rehearsal-buffer notion than a stronger-retrieval-cues position. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), LEARNING), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), VERBAL BEHAVIOR, STUDENTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MAGNETIC TAPE, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE