The effects of part set cuing on automatic and controlled processes

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Timothy Darin Matthews (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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R. Reed Hunt

Abstract: Past studies of part set cue inhibition have provided little clue as to the possible relationship between this effect and controlled/conscious and automatic memory processes. In this study, an attempt to link directly the inhibitory effect of part set cues to conscious/controlled or automatic processes was attempted. Several different experimental methodologies were used across three different experiments to examine this issue. In Experiment 1, using the process dissociation procedure (Jacoby, 1991), part set cues were found to decrease estimates of controlled processes while estimates of automatic processes remained unaffected. In Experiment 2, the use of the independence remember/know procedure (Jacoby, Yonelinas, & Jennings, in press) produced similar results. Estimates of controlled memory were found to decrease in the presence of part set cues, and the automatic estimates were not influenced by the presence of part set cues. Furthermore, the claim that conscious processes were indeed manipulated independently of automatic processes was corroborated in both experiments by the use of marker variables known to effect conscious but not automatic processing.

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Language: English
Date: 1995
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