Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Eakin, Deborah K.

Committee Member

Giesen, J. Martin

Committee Member

Williams, Carrick C.

Date of Degree

1-1-2012

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Psychology (Experimental)

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Psychology

Abstract

Recent literature suggests that typical forms of encoding (i.e., elaboration) are obsolete as compared to rating words based on survival relevance (Nairne, Thompson, and Pandeirada, 2007). Information encoded using survival ratings have produced superior recall despite manipulations to quell its effect. The current study examined whether survival processing is protected against forgetting. Our results suggest that targets studied under survival processing are not immune from retrieval blocking and RI effects. No effects of survival processing were obtained.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/20545

Comments

retroactive interference||interference||forgetting||memory||survival processing||adaptive memory

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