ERIC Number: EJ1056086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Part-Set Cuing Facilitation for Spatial Information
Cole, Sydni M.; Reysen, Matthew B.; Kelley, Matthew R.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v39 n5 p1615-1620 Sep 2013
Part-set cuing "inhibition" refers to the counterintuitive finding that hints--specifically, part of the set of to-be-remembered information--often impair memory performance in free recall tasks. Although inhibition is the most commonly reported result, part-set cuing "facilitation" has been shown with serial order tasks. The present study examined the influence of part-set cuing for spatial locations using novel methods and materials. Participants viewed the construction of Snap Circuit objects and then attempted to reconstruct the objects in either the presence or absence of part-set cues. Two experiments revealed robust part-set cuing facilitation on the spatial memory tasks. Generally, these results are consistent with the predictions of the retrieval strategy disruption hypothesis (e.g., D. R. Basden & Basden, 1995) and the 2-and 3-mechanism accounts of part-set cuing (Bäuml & Aslan, 2006; Bäuml & Samenieh, 2012).
Descriptors: Cues, Spatial Ability, Task Analysis, Memory, Prediction, Recall (Psychology), Inhibition, Interference (Learning), Introductory Courses, Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Computer Software
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