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Author Peterson, Daniel J
Title Enactment and retrieval
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Descript 56 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 47-05, page: 3071
Adviser: Neil Mulligan
Thesis (M.A.)--The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
A number of memory phenomena are modulated by experimental design, with the effect (e.g. of bizarreness, generation, perceptual interference) occurring in recall for mixed-list but not pure-list designs. These effects have other similarities and have been treated in common theoretical frameworks, some focusing on encoding others on retrieval. The typical paradigm for examining design effects confounds encoding and retrieval contexts, making it difficult to compare these accounts. McDaniel et al. (2005), using a new paradigm, concluded that retrieval processes contribute to the bizarreness effect. This paradigm was applied to the related enactment effect. Participants were presented with two pure study lists, and later recalled the lists separately (inducing pure retrieval sets) or recalled the lists together in a single test (inducing a combined or mixed retrieval set). In three experiments, the combined recall condition consistently failed to enhance the size of the enactment effect. The results provide no support for the retrieval account of these two variables but are generally consistent with encoding accounts
School code: 0153
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 47-05
Subject Psychology, Cognitive
Alt Author The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Psychology
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