Familiarity and personal experience as mediators of recall when planning for future contingencies.

@article{Klein2012FamiliarityAP,
  title={Familiarity and personal experience as mediators of recall when planning for future contingencies.},
  author={Stanley B. Klein and Theresa E Robertson and Andrew W. Delton and Moshe L Lax},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={240-5}
}
In this article, we demonstrate that planning tasks enhance recall when the context of planning (a) is self-referential and (b) draws on familiar scenarios represented in episodic memory. Specifically, we show that when planning tasks are sorted according to the degree to which they evoke memories of personally familiar scenarios (e.g., planning a picnic), recall is reliably superior to tasks that fail to do so (e.g., planning an Arctic trek). We discuss the implications of these findings for… CONTINUE READING
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