Disentangling encoding versus retrieval explanations of the bizarreness effect: implications for distinctiveness.

@article{McDaniel2005DisentanglingEV,
  title={Disentangling encoding versus retrieval explanations of the bizarreness effect: implications for distinctiveness.},
  author={Mark A. McDaniel and Courtney C. Dornburg and Melissa J. Guynn},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={270-9}
}
Recall effects attributed to distinctiveness have been explained by both encoding and retrieval accounts. Resolution of this theoretical controversy has been clouded because the typical methodology confounds the encoding and retrieval contexts. Using bizarre and common sentences as materials, we introduce a paradigm that decouples the nature of the encoding context (mixed vs. unmixed lists of items) from the retrieval set (mixed vs. unmixed retrieval sets). Experiment 1 presented unmixed lists… CONTINUE READING

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