List-method directed forgetting can be selective: evidence from the 3-list and the 2-list tasks.

@article{Kliegl2013ListmethodDF,
  title={List-method directed forgetting can be selective: evidence from the 3-list and the 2-list tasks.},
  author={Oliver Kliegl and Bernhard Past{\"o}tter and Karl-Heinz B{\"a}uml},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={452-64}
}
When people are cued to forget previously studied irrelevant information and study new information instead, such cuing typically leads to forgetting of the precue information. But what do people forget if, before the forget cue is provided, both irrelevant and relevant information have been encoded? Using relatively short item lists, we examined in a series of three experiments whether participants are able to selectively forget the irrelevant precue information, when relevant and irrelevant… CONTINUE READING

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