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Memory for Incomplete Tasks: A Re-examination of the Zeigarnik Effect *

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  title={Memory for Incomplete Tasks: A Re-examination of the Zeigarnik Effect *},
  author={Colleen Seifert and Andrea L. Patalano},
  year={1991}
}
An important feature of human memory is the ability to retrieve previously unsolved problems, particularly when circumstances are more favorable to their solution. Zeigarnik (1927) has been widely cited for the finding that interrupted tasks are better remembered than completed ones; however, frequent replications and non-replications have been explained in terms of social psychological variables (Prentice, 1944). The present study examines differences in memory for tasks based on completion… 

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