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The serial position effect of free recall

Author: Bennet B Murdock Affiliation: U. Vermont
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Journal of Experimental Psychology, v64 n5 (1962): 482-488
Database:ScienceDirect
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The serial position curve is characterized by a steep, possibly exponential, primacy effect extending over the 1st 3 or 4 words in the list, an S-shaped recency effect extending over the last 8 words in the list, and a horizontal asymptote spanning the primacy and recency effect. The shape of the curve may well result from proactive and retroactive inhibition effects occurring within the list itself. (PsycINFO  Read more...
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Bennet B Murdock Affiliation: U. Vermont
ISSN:0022-1015
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 4924794890
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The serial position curve is characterized by a steep, possibly exponential, primacy effect extending over the 1st 3 or 4 words in the list, an S-shaped recency effect extending over the last 8 words in the list, and a horizontal asymptote spanning the primacy and recency effect. The shape of the curve may well result from proactive and retroactive inhibition effects occurring within the list itself. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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