Effect of spacing presentations on retention of a paired associate over short intervals.

Abstract

3 experiments varying the interval between 2 presentations of paired associates were reported. Other pairs filled the spacing and retention intervals. Pairs consisting of a word and a number as well as pairs consisting of 2 words showed a superiority at 8 sec. and longer retention intervals when presentations were spaced. Increasing the spacing interval beyond 8 sec. did not increase recall, when a 2-sec. rate of presentation was used. A 2-factor explanation of the findings was suggested, in which cue learning was the major factor influencing recall at longer retention intervals, while a 2nd factor was confounded with cue learning at short retention intervals.

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@article{Peterson1963EffectOS, title={Effect of spacing presentations on retention of a paired associate over short intervals.}, author={Linda R . Peterson and Richard Wampler and Mathew Kirkpatrick and Danna Saltzman}, journal={Journal of experimental psychology}, year={1963}, volume={66}, pages={206-9} }