Accession Number : ADA308305

Title :   Comparing Performance on Implicit Memory Tests.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 92-31 Dec 95,

Corporate Author : RICE UNIV HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Roediger, Henry L., III

PDF Url : ADA308305

Report Date : 15 OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : AFOSR Grant F4962O-92-J-0437 has provided support for the past three years on nine different lines of research. The first six of these are concerned with priming on implicit memory tests, which was the focus of the grant. The last three topics described below (the experimental basis of serial position effects and two laboratory paradigms for studying the development of false memories) were new research directions generated during the course of the grant. With regard to the main thrust of the grant, we believe we have made progress in understanding (a) the role of imagery in affecting priming on perceptual implicit memory tests; (b) the effect of distinctive or high priority events on implicit memory tests; (c) the specificity of priming on implicit memory tests; (d) the role of repetition in affecting implicit memory tests; and (e) work directed at the issue of whether implicit memory tests are 'contaminated' by conscious recollection. During the past three years the grant has supported publication of 12 journal publications (counting in-press articles), 7 book chapters, and the presentation of 16 convention presentations by me and my students. Several more papers are currently being prepared for submission.

Descriptors :   *COGNITION, *MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), *MEMORY DEVICES, *LEARNING, *EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, TEST AND EVALUATION, REPETITION RATE, MODELS, STUDENTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), INHIBITION, VERBAL BEHAVIOR.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE