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
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..View full abstract