GRE Subject Test: Psychology : Theories on Memory

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Example Question #1 : Theories On Memory

When asked to recall a list of ten items, a person influenced by the recency effect but not the primacy effect would most likely accurately recall which of the following?

Possible Answers:

Items 2, 5, 7, and 10

Items 7, 8, 9, and 10

Items 1, 2, 3, and 4

Items 4, 5, 6, and 7

Items 1, 2, 9, and 10

Correct answer:

Items 7, 8, 9, and 10

Explanation:

The recency effect refers to a tendency to better recall the last items of a list, possibly because they are stored in a person's short-term memory; the primacy effect refers to a tendency to better recall the earliest items of a list, possibly because the person has had additional time to rehearse each one as it enters his/her long-term memory.

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