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Test-induced priming impairs source monitoring accuracy in the DRM procedure.

Dewhurst, Stephen A.; Howe, Mark L.; Knott, Lauren M.


Mark L. Howe

Lauren M. Knott


Three experiments investigated the effects of test-induced priming (TIP) on false recognition in the Deese/Roediger-McDermott procedure (Deese, 1959; Roediger & McDermott, 1995). In Experiment 1, TIP significantly increased false recognition for participants who made old/new decisions at test but not for participants who made remember/know judgments or were given diagnostic information to help them avoid false recognition. In Experiment 2, a TIP effect was observed with old/new recognition but not when participants were required to remember whether study items were spoken by a male or a female speaker. In Experiment 3, false recognition increased when critical lures were preceded by 10 studied items but not when preceded by 5 studied and 5 unstudied items from the same list. These findings suggest that TIP increases false recognition by disrupting source monitoring processes.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 1, 2011
Journal Journal Of Experimental Psychology-Learning Memory And Cognition
Print ISSN 0278-7393
Electronic ISSN 0278-7393
Publisher American Psychological Association
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 37
Issue 4
Pages 1001-1007
Institution Citation Dewhurst, S. A., Howe, M. L., & Knott, L. M. (2011). Test-induced priming impairs source monitoring accuracy in the DRM procedure. Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition, 37(4), (1001-1007). doi:10.1037/a0022961. ISSN 0278-7393
Keywords Test-induced priming; False recognition; DRM procedure; Creating false memories; Remembering words; Illusory memories; Recognition recall lists; Illusions
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