Journal article

The list strength effect in source memory: Data and a global matching model

Adam F Osth, Julian Fox, Meredith McKague, Andrew Heathcote, Simon Dennis

JOURNAL OF MEMORY AND LANGUAGE | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2018

Abstract

A critical constraint on models of item recognition comes from the list strength paradigm, in which a proportion of items are strengthened to observe the effect on the non-strengthened items. In item recognition, it has been widely established that increasing list strength does not impair performance, in that performance of a set of items is unaffected by the strength of the other items on the list. However, to date the effects of list strength manipulations have not been measured in the source memory task. We conducted three source memory experiments where items studied in two sources were presented in a pure weak list, where all items were presented once, and a mixed list, where half of th..

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