Long-term recency is not found on a recognition test

Arthur M. Glenberg, Thomas A. Kraus

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Presented 48 undergraduates with CVC syllables and tested memory for the syllables using forced-choice recognition and free-recall tests. Large long-term recency effects were found on the free-recall tests but not on the recognition tests. Results disconfirm the decay hypothesis and support the suggestion that long-term recency is due to using contextually based retrieval cues on the free-recall test. (11 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-479
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning and Memory
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 1981
Externally publishedYes


  • recognition vs free recall tests, long term recency effects for syllable memory, college students

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  • General Medicine


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