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ERIC Number: EJ774880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0749-596X
Level of Discrimination for Recognition Judgments Reduced Following the Recognition of Semantically Related Words
Ngo, Catherine T.; Sargent, Jesse; Dopkins, Stephen
Journal of Memory and Language, v57 n3 p415-436 Oct 2007
Participants read lists of words and then made recognition judgments to pairs of words, each of which consisted of a prime word and a test word. At issue was the effect of a semantic relationship between the prime word and the test word on the recognition judgment to the test word. Under standard recognition conditions, semantic priming impeded correct recognition judgments to new test words and had no effect on recognition judgments to old test words. The overall effect was to reduce the level of discrimination for recognition judgments to the test word. Under conditions in which familiarity assessment would be expected to play a greater role in judgments to old test words, semantic priming facilitated those judgments. The results are explained in terms of a dual process account of recognition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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