ERIC Number: ED097666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Associative Loss in Unlearning: An Alternative Explanation.
Underwood, Benton J.; Reichardt, Charles S.
The purpose of this study was to gather evidence relative to the proposition that matching (recognition) performance for A-B pairs following an unlearning paradigm cannot be used to infer associative loss. The alternative was to assume that matching performance is based on frequency information which is independent of associative information. The A-D and A-Br paradigms were used, and the expected difference in matching performance was found. This difference was correlated with a difference in the precision of frequency information for A-B pairs as would be expected if frequency mediated matching performance. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Dept. of Psychology.