Verification processes in recognition memory: The role of natural language mediators

PHILIP H. MARSHALL, RANDOLPH A.S. SMITH

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Abstract

The existence of verification processes in recognition memory was confirmed in the context of Adams' (Adams & Bray, 1970) closed‐loop theory. Following a session of learning 100 CVCs by either a mediation or rote strategy, subjects' recognition was tested. Retention of items, learning strategy, and possible NLMs were assessed, as was the confidence associated with each decision. The expectation was that the data would reveal consistent internal relationships supporting the position that natural language mediation plays an important confirmatory role in recognition performance. The data are relevant to discussions of the relationship between recognition and recall, and the existence of retrieval processes in recognition memory. 1977 The British Psychological Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-188
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Psychology
Volume68
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1977

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