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Whiffen, Joshua W.; Karpicke, Jeffrey D. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2017
The episodic context account of retrieval-based learning proposes that retrieval enhances subsequent retention because people must think back to and reinstate a prior learning context. Three experiments directly tested this central assumption of the context account. Subjects studied word lists and then either restudied the words under intentional…
Descriptors: Learning, Recall (Psychology), Retention (Psychology), Prior Learning