Journal article

Dual processes in recognition: Does a focus on measurement operations provide a sufficient foundation?

MS Humphreys, S Dennis, KA Chalmers, S Finnigan

PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW | PSYCHONOMIC SOC INC | Published : 2000

Abstract

Current theoretical thinking about dual processes in recognition relies heavily on the measurement operations embodied within the process dissociation procedure. We critically evaluate the ability of this procedure to support this theoretical enterprise. We show that there are alternative processes that would produce a rough invariance in familiarity (a key prediction of the dual-processing approach) and that the process dissociation procedure does not have the power to differentiate between these alternative possibilities. We also show that attempts to relate parameters estimated by the process dissociation procedure to subjective reports (remember-know judgments) cannot differentiate betwe..

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