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ERIC Number: EJ860153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0278-7393
Examining the Relationships among Item Recognition, Source Recognition, and Recall from an Individual Differences Perspective
Unsworth, Nash; Brewer, Gene A.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v35 n6 p1578-1585 Nov 2009
The authors of the current study examined the relationships among item-recognition, source-recognition, free recall, and other memory and cognitive ability tasks via an individual differences analysis. Two independent sources of variance contributed to item-recognition and source-recognition performance, and these two constructs related differentially to other memory and cognitive ability constructs. The results are in accordance with a dual-process theory of memory retrieval in which a familiarity process can support judgments of previous occurrence and a more strategic recollection process is needed for controlled search of long-term memory. Furthermore, the authors offer additional evidence in favor of a dual-process model by showing validity for these two unique sources of variance. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia