Cuing effects in short-term recall

Tehan, Gerald and Humphreys, Michael S. (1996) Cuing effects in short-term recall. Memory and Cognition, 24. pp. 719-732. ISSN 0090-502X


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[Abstract]: Past research indicates that short-term memory can be immune to the effects of Proactive Interference. Past research also indicates that immunity to PI is found only in those circumstances where phonemic representations of to-be-remembered items are present and provide discriminative information. The first three experiments demonstrate the existence of a further boundary condition. PI is only observed if interfering and target items are subsumed by the same cue. This finding suggests that short-term recall, like long term recall is cue dependent. Cuing effects are further explored in two experiments that manipulate category dominance. The finding that category dominance effects parallel PI effects strongly suggests that retrieval cues play a critical role in short-term recall.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:54
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: cuing effects, short-term recall, short-term memory
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology

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