Directed forgetting in a proactive interference paradigm

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Xiaoming Li (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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R. Reed Hunt

Abstract: "One explanation of the benefit of directed forgetting is the reduction of proactive interference (PI) from the first list during encoding of the next list. To explore this possibility, I used a forget instruction in a release from PI paradigm. The forget instruction did not reduce the PI on subsequent lists as measured by the immediate tests usually given in this paradigm in Experiments 1-3. The other variable manipulated in this study was the recall tests. A reverse test effect was found on a final recall measure in Experiment 2. Immediate recall tests in a PI paradigm may already serve as an implicit forget cue to the participants. This finding has implications for both directed forgetting and proactive interference research."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

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Language: English
Date: 2006
directed forgetting, reduction, proactive interference (PI), recall
Explicit memory

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