Assessing temporal associations in recall: a new take on the strategy disruption account of the part-set cuing effect

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Namrata Godbole (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Peter Delaney

Abstract: Presentation of cues during recall impairs recall of non-cued items (part-set cuing effect). Assessment of retrieval strategies (i.e. temporal associations) within the part-set cuing paradigm can lead to a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying the poorer recall of non-cued items. Research has shown that randomly ordered cues lead to greater memory impairment than cues presented in the original order of the list. These findings support the strategy disruption account, which proposes that cues disrupt participants' original retrieval strategy. In the present study, I used the part-set cuing paradigm to investigate the nature of this disruption. While the results lent support to the strategy disruption account, they also provided a new perspective, which focuses specifically on the disruption in the use of temporal context during cued recall.

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Language: English
Date: 2012
Part-set cuing effect, Retrieval strategies, Strategy disruption account
Recollection (Psychology)
Memory $x Testing
Cognitive psychology

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