ERIC Number: ED054234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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Remembering--Memory Searching and Memory Checking. Final Report.
Hart, Joseph T.
A series of pilot and regular experiments were conducted to investigate memory checking processes. The first set of experiments developed a set of six different tests for the measurement of memory checking. Correlational studies of these tests demonstrated that they could be used reliably and that the different tests are measuring the same basic processes. The second set of experiments examined the correlations between memory checking and other measures of personality and cognition. No important relationships between memory checking and other individual differences were found. The third set of experiments related memory checking to the clinical meaning of repression. It was found that subjects who underwent an intensive abreactive form of psychotherapy showed significant and lasting increases in their memory monitoring scores. A psychophysiological theory of the meaning of memory monitoring was developed to explain these clinical findings. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Irvine.