while to have pushed organizational ideas off center stage. In our review of this literature, we have recast some of the organizational ideas in terms of a network of reactivated semantic associations which are used in encoding list items and in cuing their retrieval in inter-related clusters. Our review concluded by showing how a subtle organizational influence, the Yes/No effect in free recall of semantic associates, could be found as predicted by our associative analysis of the standard LOP experiment.
The thematic path of research we have traced is just one of many our field will associate with George Mandler. He has been a powerful, influential force for the past 35 years in determining the direction of research on human memory. The body of his memory research work, alongside his many other provocative writings on philosophy of mind, emotion, and value, stands as eloquent testimony to the generative originality of this brilliant scientist. We are much in his debt for having stimulated and guided our collective research enterprise.
The first author's research is supported by an NIMH grant MH-13950 and grant AFOSR 87-0282 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. David Bryant is a graduate student at Stanford University. It is fitting that his undergraduate training was at the University of Toronto, an institution where George Mandler worked in the 1960s. During that time, Bryant worked with Endel Tulving, an important collaborator with Mandler on the organizational approach to memory.
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