High- and low-frequency words are recalled equally well in alternating lists : evidence for associative effects in serial recall
Hulme, Charles, Stuart, George, Brown, G. D. A. (Gordon D. A.) and Morin, Caroline. (2003) High- and low-frequency words are recalled equally well in alternating lists : evidence for associative effects in serial recall. Journal of Memory and Language, Vol.49 (No.4). pp. 500-518. ISSN 0749-596XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0749-596X(03)00096-2
Three experiments investigate the effects of mixing items of different types in the same list. Experiments I and 2 compare the immediate serial recall of high- and low-frequency words in pure and alternating lists. In pure lists high-frequency words are better recalled, but in alternating lists the two types of words are recalled at intermediate, and identical, levels. Experiment 3 compares the recall of words and nonwords. In pure lists nonwords are recalled substantially less well than words. In alternating lists nonwords gain a substantial recall advantage compared to pure lists but are still less well recalled than words, which are recalled at identical levels in both mixed and alternating lists. The results refute item-based redintegration accounts of frequency effects in immediate serial recall and provide evidence for the importance of inter-item associative mechanisms. (C) 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Short-term memory, Word frequency -- Psychological aspects, Recollection (Psychology)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Memory and Language|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 500-518|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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