Memory Strength and Recency Judgments
Hintzman, Douglas L., Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
Two experiments were done to examine the effect of memory strength on numerical judgment of recency (JOR). In one experiment, the strong versus weak manipulation was defined by stimulus type (pictures vs. names); and in the other, it was defined by long versus short study durations of pictures. Two hypotheses were contrasted: (1) that strong items seem more recent than weak items (the activation hypothesis), and (2) that JORs are more accurate for strong items than for weak items (the accuracy hypothesis). Results of both experiments supported the activation hypothesis. On the basis of these and previous results, it is argued that recency is inferred partly from a memory's strength or …
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Publication information: Article title: Memory Strength and Recency Judgments. Contributors: Hintzman, Douglas L. - Author. Journal title: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. Volume: 12. Issue: 5 Publication date: October 2005. Page number: 858+. © Psychonomic Society, Inc. Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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