Familiarity Breeds Attempts: A Critical Review of Dual-Process Theories of Recognition.

  title={Familiarity Breeds Attempts: A Critical Review of Dual-Process Theories of Recognition.},
  author={George Mandler},
  journal={Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science},
  volume={3 5},
Recognition memory and recall/recollection are the major divisions of the psychology of human memory. Theories of recognition have shifted from a "strength" approach to a dual-process view, which distinguishes between knowing that one has experienced an object before and knowing what it was. In this article, I discuss the history of this approach and the two processes of familiarity and recollection and locate their origin in pattern matching and organization. I evaluate various theories in… CONTINUE READING

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