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Category repetition and false recognition: Effects of instance frequency and category size.

Dewhurst, S. A. (2001) Category repetition and false recognition: Effects of instance frequency and category size. Journal of Memory and Language, 44 (1). pp. 153-167. ISSN 0749-596X

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Abstract

Three experiments investigated the basis of false recognition errors caused by category repetition. The subjective nature of the false alarms was measured by asking participants to make “remember-know” decisions to each item they judged as “old.” Experiment 1 replicated the finding by Dewhurst and Anderson (1999) that false remember responses to nonstudied category members increased with the number of items from the same category that were presented at encoding. Participants in Experiment 2 made more false remember responses to category members of high instance frequency than to members of low instance frequency. Participants in Experiment 3 made more false remember responses to members of small categories than to members of large categories. These findings support the view that the false positive remember responses result from associative responses made to items presented at encoding.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Memory and Language
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: category repetition ; false memories ; recognition
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 3577
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2008 15:14
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:55
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3577

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