An expectancy model for memory search.


A model for memory search is proposed in which S first forms an "expectancy" regarding the item to be tested on the next trial, then carries out a memory search. It is proposed that an expected item is encoded faster (or perhaps responded to more quickly), but the memory scanning process for expected and nonexpected items is otherwise identical. Assuming a… (More)
DOI: 10.3758/BF03198130