Judgments of recency and their relation to recognition memory.

  title={Judgments of recency and their relation to recognition memory.},
  author={Douglas L. Hintzman},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  volume={31 1},
Subjects went through a list of 550 high- and low-frequency words (Experiment 1) or concrete and abstract words (Experiment 2) in which individual items were repeated at lags of 5 to 30 other items. They made old versus new recognition decisions on each word and followed each "old" response with a numerical judgment of recency (JOR). Recognition judgments displayed the mirror effect. Conditionalized on recognition, JORs were shorter for low-frequency words than for high-frequency words, and… CONTINUE READING

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