Recency effects in direct and indirect memory tasks

McKenzie W.A. and Humphreys M.S. (1991) Recency effects in direct and indirect memory tasks. Memory & Cognition, 19 4: 321-331. doi:10.3758/BF03197135

Author McKenzie W.A.
Humphreys M.S.
Title Recency effects in direct and indirect memory tasks
Journal name Memory & Cognition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0090-502X
Publication date 1991-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3758/BF03197135
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 19
Issue 4
Start page 321
End page 331
Total pages 11
Subject 3206 Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
3200 Psychology
Abstract In three experiments, subjects learned two lists under incidental conditions and were then given either a part-word or a word (extralist associate) cue. Each cue was related to one word in each list. Halfthe subjects were given production instructions (an indirect memory test), and half were given cued recall instructions (a direct memory test). When the interval between List 2 and the test was shortened, recency effects were found for part-word cues for both cuedrecall and production instructions. Little or no recency effects were found with word cues. These results are incompatible with a simple distinction between the types of memory trace or information-t-hat-are tapped by direct as opposed to indirect memory tasks. Possible causes for the recency effect and for the difference between word and part-word cues are discussed.
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