ERIC Number: ED080968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Memory Judgments. Final Report.
Hintzman, Douglas L.
The usefulness of the method of memory judgments as a tool for studying human memory was explored in this research. The first experiments involved the nature of the information about when an event occurred, the spacing of repetitions of an event, and presentation modality of an event. Results suggested that time and spacing are represented in memory by contextual associations, while modality is represented, in addition, by a literal copy of the perceptual experience. A second group of experiments involved the effect of the spacing of repetitions on retention. They suggested that the locus of the effect is on the second of two presentations of the event and that the effect is primarily a function of duration of the spacing interval. The third group of experiments involved memory for the duration of an interval. Judgments of duration were not found to be related in any simple way to standard recall or recognition measures of memory for events during the interval. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Dept. of Psychology.