Long-term effects of testing on the recall of nontested materials

@article{Chan2010LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term effects of testing on the recall of nontested materials},
  author={Jason C. K. Chan},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2010},
  volume={18},
  pages={49 - 57}
}
  • J. K. Chan
  • Published 1 January 2010
  • Psychology
  • Memory
Testing, or memory retrieval, is a powerful way to enhance long-term retention of studied material. Recent studies have shown that testing can also benefit later retention of related but nontested material (a finding known as retrieval-induced facilitation, Chan, McDermott, & Roediger, 2006), but the long-term consequences of this benefit is unknown. In the current experiment three retention intervals—20 minutes, 24 hours, 7 days—were used to assess the effects of testing on subsequent recall… 
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