Re-exposure to studied items at test does not influence false recognition

Michael D. Dodd, Erin D. Sheard, Colin M. MacLeod

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Abstract

In two experiments, we investigated whether re-exposure to previously studied items at test affects false recognition in the DRM paradigm. Furthermore, we examined whether exposure to the critical lure at test influences memory for subsequently presented study items. In Experiment 1, immediately following each studied DRM list, participants were given a recognition test. The tests were constructed such that the number of studied items preceding the critical lure varied from zero to five. Neither false recognition for critical lures nor accurate memory for studied items was affected by this manipulation. In Experiment 2, we replicated this pattern of results under speeded conditions at test. Both experiments confirm that exposure to previously studied items at test does not affect true or false recognition in the DRM paradigm. This pattern strongly suggests that retrieval processes do not influence false recognition in the DRM paradigm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-126
Number of pages12
JournalMemory
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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