Memory for script actions: effects of relevance and detail expectancy.

@article{Maki1990MemoryFS,
  title={Memory for script actions: effects of relevance and detail expectancy.},
  author={Ruth H. Maki},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={1990},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={
          5-14
        }
}
Script actions that varied both in relevance to the script and in the expectancy of their details were developed. In Experiment 1, recall of these actions was tested. Actions of medium relevance were recalled better than actions of high or low relevance, whether or not details were presented. However, the unexpected details themselves were recalled better than the expected details. In Experiment 2, recognition was lowest for high-relevance actions but medium- and low-relevance actions did not… CONTINUE READING